Comments on: Only A Game https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game Official blog of Red Sweater Software Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:36:49 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.1.1 By: Diederik Hoogenboom https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151787 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 18:32:48 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151787 It’s like playing a game for which the rules keep changing and you are too busy playing that you have no time learning them all.

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By: Michel Fortin https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151778 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 03:16:29 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151778 Interesting. I’m currently playing that game, and should be able to observe the initial results in a couple of days. Let’s hope they are good. :-)

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By: Jeff https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151777 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 03:14:00 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151777 Committed but not attached… New small business owner here and enjoying every minute of the good, the bad and the ugly.

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By: Cameron Desautels https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151775 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:22:51 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151775 Might I also suggest that you put quotes around “Only” in the title? =)

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By: Cameron Desautels https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151774 Thu, 17 Dec 2009 00:19:42 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151774 Love it. I completely agree.

It’s fun because you know your destiny is (largely) in your own hands. You know that you have the power to make an impact and you know that every ounce of reward is earned through *your* actions.

When you’re an anonymous face at a BigCo desk you never know exactly how much impact your contributions to the product made — there are too many factors to isolate it.

Best of luck (/skill!) in winning!

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By: Michaelb https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151773 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 22:46:18 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151773 Thanks Daniel,

It’s always feels good to hear it is possible
to have a goodtime with the game. Gives me
high hopes. But not false hope.

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By: Louis Gerbarg https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151771 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 21:50:56 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151771 I think the liberation of knowing you can afford to lose is a specific embodiment of a more general thing. Back when I worked for the fruit vendor, I sometimes had days that were frustrating for any number of reasons. But I was single, had no debt, and had enough money stashed away to maintain my lifestyle for several years with no changes. I didn’t NEED that job, and every time I had that sort of annoyance I would think to myself “If it is really that bad, I can just quit.” I didn’t quit out of frustration or anything like that, but I imagine that if I needed that job then every time one of those situations came up I probably would have felt trapped and it would have exacerbated things.

As an independent things are similiar. I don’t need any of the consulting clients I have worked with, so every time they do something frustrating to me I just have to decide if they are paying me enough for the grief, and if not I can walk away, I just don’t need their money that badly. In basically every case I have decided it was worth it, but I have never been in a situation where dropping the client was not an option and I felt I needed to acquiesce to whatever they threw at me.

Having control of a situation is a powerful thing. Being able to say “no” often makes it a lot easier to say “yes.”

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By: Jacob Gorban https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151770 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 21:26:35 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151770 Good post, Daniel.

I’ve joined the game full-time in August and enjoying it much.

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By: David A Teare https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151769 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 21:06:28 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151769 P.S: Not that Macs will cease to exist tomorrow, quite the opposite is going to happen, I am sure :)

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By: David A Teare https://red-sweater.com/blog/1049/only-a-game/comment-page-1#comment-151767 Wed, 16 Dec 2009 20:30:28 +0000 http://www.red-sweater.com/blog/?p=1049#comment-151767 Thanks for the great post Daniel!

I love the statement “Knowing you can afford to lose liberates your thinking”; this is so very very true. I’ve tried to do the same thing with my business to make sure even if the Mac ceased to exist tomorrow I would still be able to feed my family. It is very liberating indeed.

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