"You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games – like dancing, driving, running, and sex – but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.
Most importantly, successful players put their time into the right things. Later in the game money comes into play, but your top priority should always be mastering where your time goes.”
This post from one of my favorite Internet people, Oliver Emberton, is great. Sure, life really can’t be boiled down so easily but this is a fun pseudo strategy guide framed around cute video game tropes.
I found the section on “Finding A Partner” to be particularly accurate:
"Attraction is a complex mini-game in itself, but mostly a byproduct of how you’re already playing. If you have excellent state and high skills, you’re far more attractive already. A tired, irritable, unskilled player is not appealing, and probably shouldn’t be looking for a relationship.
Early in the game it can be common to reject and be rejected by other players. This is normal, but unfortunately it can drain your state, as most players don’t handle rejection or rejecting well. You’ll need to expend willpower to keep going, and willpower is replenished by sleep, so give it time.”
Go check out the whole post, which is full of great illustrations and fun, video game-laden writing.
HAPPY WEEKEND! Here’s a fun read to bring you out of the work week.
Cutest baby ever. (If I don’t say so myself.) Thanks @rhanlon13 + @francieladkins Love. The. Outfit.
@ladyavance met @macklemore at lunch, he wears his granddads clothes. (at Preston Center Pavilion/Square)
Ever waited this long for a burger? Only for @ladyavance join us @gregacrooks (at Hopdoddy Burger Bar)
Delayed at #sfo? only way to spend an hour. @anchorsteam (at Napa Farms Market)
Girls. #savannahryan @ladyavance
Morning flight headed up to a snowy Chicago. Home for dinner.
Be the reason. #smiles
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Talent alone doesn’t make a great team. You need faith in your colleagues and alignment behind a common goal, believes retired four-star General Stanley McChrystal. Read more #GSBVFTT leadership insights from McChrystal’s Stanford GSB View From The Top Series talk: http://stnfd.biz/t50Wt
Trust and a shared purpose. #team #leadership