Video Game Quotes: Animal Crossing on Friendship

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Sometimes, all it takes is a good friend to remind you of all the things you like about your life.

– Kiki, Animal Crossing: City Folk

Relationships with others makes life significant – it’s often in those connections that we can find greater purpose. Having a good friend can do wonders for many areas of your life, even awareness of how great your life really is.

I know that it does not always feel amazing, but again, it’s the quality of those relationships that we have that underscore the value we see in each and every day.

Next time you feel a bit down, go see a friend. If you can’t go in person, make a phone call. There is magic in hearing another’s voice that a text message or email just can’t replicate.

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How Assumptions Interfere with Critical Thinking

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“We make decisions based on what we think we know.” – Simon Sinek

There is a common saying about assumptions: when you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.

Here’s the hard part: we make assumptions all the time.

One of my all-time favorite games is Castlevania: Symphony of the Night. In this game you play as Dracula’s son, Alucard, who enters his father’s castle to stop him from terrorizing humanity. This entry in the CastlevaniaContinue reading

Video Game Quotes: Legend of Zelda on Being a Hero

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As I thought, you have the power of the Hero inside you.

– Princess Zelda

Being the hero is something we all get a chance to do when we play video games. In life, we do not always feel so heroic. But it does not have to be that way. Being a hero is about mindset, beliefs, behaviors, and actions.

Being a hero is not something that you must wait for, complete a degree to obtain, or have a certain type of job to receive. Being a hero is something we all can do. It’s not always glamorous, and it seldom receives the attention it should, but we can all be a hero to someone else.

The thing about true heroes, is they are selfless. There are a lot of things that you can do to be a hero, but ultimately, you must do something for someone else.

Speak up. Stand up.

Take action. Stand firm.

Being a hero is not easy and it probably will be uncomfortable. It can also be lonely at times. But in the end, it is worth it for the difference you will make in the world around you and in the lives of others.

Who will you be a hero for today?

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What Asteroids Can Teach You About Being A Rich Employee

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Asteroids happens to be a video game that James Altucher (Choose Yourself) mentioned recently, so I can’t help but take up the challenge to discuss how his latest book The Rich Employee aligns with principles found in the video game Asteroids.

If you don’t already know who he is, James Altucher is basically the uncle or neighbor I’ve always wanted. He’s eccentric, honest, and redefines “Thinking outside of the box.” He also … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Final Fantasy VII on Strength

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Strength without determination means nothing…and determination without strength is equally useless.

– Godo Kisaragi (Yuffie’s Father), Final Fantasy VII

What have you quit? Where have you given up? Did you allow your dreams to die, or did others choke them?

Often, those who win (at life, in video games) simply keep trying longer than others who quit. Failure is only final when give up.

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Podcast EP 32: Carrie Dieterle Insomniac Games Human Resources

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Carrie Dieterle is Chief People Officer at Insomniac Games, Inc. She is part of the senior leadership team, and is responsible for creating a comprehensive human resources vision, strategy and organization to support the achievement of the company’s mission, objective and short and long term goals through a culture focused on attracting, developing and retaining individuals to support continued growth and excellence. She is also the most fun Human Resources Professional I’ve ever spoken with.

Join us as we talk about:

  • What the employment experience is like at Insomniac
  • How to create a great experience for employees
  • Insomniac’s track record as a top employer with Forbes
  • Transparency & Trust in the workplace
  • CEO Ted Price’s AMA’s
  • How to nurture culture in an organization
  • Carrie’s best career advice
  • The value of Mentorship
  • …and more!

How Video Games Teach Us How To Succeed

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Video games often get a bad rap for being a waste of time, contributing to antisocial behavior, or even inspiring terrible violence. Often overlooked is their potential as an unrivaled source of learning and an untapped mechanism for teaching life principles.

In fact, I believe that many people who enjoy video games are routinely practicing desirable traits that can lead to real world success, if they are correctly applied. The one trait that is … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Resident Evil 4 on Money

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“Faith in money will lead you nowhere…”

–  Leon S. Kennedy, Resident Evil 4

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Want to take things further? Check out Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

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5 Lessons In Fatherhood From The Video Game Journey

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The video game Journey by ThatGameCompany is one of the most amazing video games that I have ever played… and you can trust me, I have played thousands of different video games.

At its heart, the video game is a metaphor for the Hero’s Journey framework that many narratives capture, both ancient and modern. The call to adventure, a challenge or ordeal, transformation, and the hero’s return. It’s the story of Homer’s Odyssey, Lord of the Rings, Star … Continue reading

Video Game Quotes: Donkey Kong Country on Change

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Back in my day, we used to have REAL gameplay… We didn’t have any of this fancy 3D stuff!

– Cranky Kong

 Dealing with change can be difficult. We prefer what is familiar over what is comfortable. and we prefer what is comfortable over what is better.

It is natural to resist change, especially if you do not understand why the change is happening or if the future seems uncertain.

But change is the new normal.

How will you deal with change as a leader, employee, spouse, or parent? When others are involved, our response to change has a ripple effect. As a leader, we can hold back an entire organization. As an employee, we can derail important initiatives at our organization, as a spouse we can frustrate and alienate our spouse, and as a parent we can exasperate our children.

Change is hard.

But it is required if we ever want to grow or become better.

You don’t become better at anything by staying the same.

Change management is one of the skills that video games teach us. Find out more in Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life. 

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