So over the past couple of months, I’ve had to face a growing problem with me: I have too many ideas!
Like, this is getting ridiculous. Within 1 week I came up with two new games and short while later I came up with a mini-film I would like to make. At the same time, my work load from my 40hr/week job increased dramatically in late January and school semester started in full swing…makes me tired just thinking about it all. So that is why the blog hasn’t been getting the attention it needs.
I bet I’m not the only one with this issue, right? There are thousands of people in school, working, while having an ambitions that they would like to improve; so how do you deal with the overload? Well, from my experience as being a professional overload-er, the first thing I learned is to not get overloaded…
Sounds obvious right? But in fact it is very hard to do. In an age of technology we find so many things we want to do, and believe we can take on more than we really can. This forces us to have lists long enough to drive some insane. That is why it is important to cut down on that list and prioritize what is really the most important to you? A technique I’m trying right now is keep my list to a top-4. So I have at all times 4 high priorities that I hold myself responsible to. Anything else is just extra. This way every week I can look back and ask, “How well did I help these 4 priorities?”
For now, my 4 priorities is, my 40hr/week job, my education, my KSG company, and my home.
Now I did kindof cheat there…my KSG company can mean a lot of things, it could be making a game, or working with my artists, or even posting a blog post. So just saying “focus on my game company” is probably something not specific enough. If I just keep working blindly, I’ll never get anything put up on Kickstarter, or my social media will never grow, etc. This means I need to focus in on just a few projects/responsibilities if I want something to succeed.
What will those things be? Not sure yet. There is a key game I really would like to get on kickstarter soon, and I would like our social media to remain active. And as I mentioned, there is a mini-film I would like to make ~ completely unrelated to gaming, but when I get inspired about an idea, it is hard for me to focus on much else. No matter what happens, I’ll be sure to keep all of you in the loop, and continue to share some of the lessons I learn along the way.
Keep on gaming!