The business of being a creative is a challenging one. With the market becoming ever more competitive and more people entering the industry, it's becoming increasingly more important to learn new strategies to help us not only compete, but dominate. In this video I will share three principles that I learned from playing video games that helped form my mindset on business and how it can help you improve your business in 2018.
While I can admit that games are an unconventional way to learn business principles, I can honestly say looking back that the origins of my determination to compete as an entrepreneur came from my love for video games. It taught me early on that failure was only permanent if you allowed it to be. If you played video games in the past, maybe you'll commiserate with the experience of playing through a level for 20 minutes only to lose and have to start the entire level over from the beginning. Did you give up and choose to not play the game again? Of course not. If you were like me, you probably walked away for a few minutes, grabbed a Mountain Dew, and came back with new found vigor and determination to beat the level and eventually beat the game.
This is just one of the principles and ideas that I share in this video. I truly believe that when photographers begin to adopt the mindsets discussed that it'll put you on the road to putting the days of being a "starving artist" in the rear view mirror.
What concepts have you learned about business and entrepreneurship from playing video games? I'd love to hear your experiences in the comment section.