An Expert Shares How to Really Listen to Music and Change Your Life

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As I continue to explore the intersection of life, leadership, and video games, I would be terribly remiss if I did not speak about a key component and source of joy in my life: music.

Now at first, those not familiar with video games might find this to be a strange thought. In fact, if you are thinking about early games like pong and Continue reading

A Gamer’s Guide to Achieving Work Life Balance

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We all wear many hats, I know I have a few myself: Husband, Father, Brother, Son, Friend, Manager/employee, Entrepreneur/Blogger/Podcaster for ClassicallyTrained, Gamer…just to name a few.

I’m sure you have a few responsibilities of your own.

Everyone seems to be struggling to find work/life balance. And as far as I know, there is no Game Genie for achieving work life balance to give you … Continue reading

Life Lessons from Video Games: Skeuomorphism & Journaling

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Did You Remember to Save?

Since the days of battery based save systems on the NES, I’ve been an almost compulsive game saver. I find myself creating multiple save states in some games – at one point, I think I had 12 different save points for Metal Gear Solid 4, and my saves in Half Life 2 almost required their own indexed search … Continue reading

How to Keep People From Mashing Your Buttons

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I’ve seen many people handle situations very poorly when they don’t get their way.

Think about the last time that you were in a store or some other public place, and a small child was throwing a temper tantrum. Embarrassing, right? As uncomfortable as it is to watch a child have a small meltdown, it is even more problematic for an adult. Sure, there are less tears, screaming, and flailing of limbs – … Continue reading