Category Archives: Discipline

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How To Have Maximum Daily Impact While Being a New Dad

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It’s been 22 days since the birth of our baby boy, which is also our first child.  While the birth event was exciting, exhausting, thrilling, scary and enlightening all at once I’m relieved that the dust has finally settled.  Back to our “normal” life, right?

My wife and I usually work from home so the need to always be home with the baby has really not been an issue.  We can drop whatever we’re doing to tend to the baby at a moment’s notice without having to pay for a costly babysitter.  The down side is that my wife, who is also as artist in our company, needs to constantly feed the little guy.  In fact, if she does get a chance to sit down and begin work on the computer it’s usually not much more than 10-20 minutes before the baby needs some kind of attention.

This leaves most of the work on my shoulders, which as the man of the house am happy to carry the workload.  Essentially, we’re going through a strange transition from a 2 person team to a 1.1 person team, for the time being.  Therefore, most of my experience in these past three weeks is really what life is like as a solo game developer, and what can be expected when one person has to do EVERYTHING. Read More

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Daily Focus Through Goal Setting

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As a creative multi-disciplined generalist, having laser like focus is an impossible pipe dream. If I focus on one thing for more than 3 days I get incredibly bored on whatever I’m doing.  Worst yet, it starts to feel like work, which stifles creativity.  I’ve been putting a lot of thought and practice into productivity lately and this is what I’ve found… Read More