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Playing to your Strengths - What are you best at?

07-12-2011, 09:29 AM
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Playing to your Strengths - What are you best at?

I wrote this blog entry a few weeks ago Playing to your strengths and it really helped me reflect on what we can and can't do.

So what are you best at? What do you wish you could do better? Would you ever seek help?
07-12-2011, 04:37 PM
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My strengths are certainly coding and overall design. I enjoy game development and programming, and I also like creating, expanding, and detailing ideas, concepts, and design for projects.

I am by no means graphically talented, and I stay away from that. It would take me 4 times as long to create something that is 10x worse than what any decent designer can produce. I wish I was somewhat better in design, but personally I like having the opposing opinions and ideas that a second person would provide, and wasting my time trying to churn out graphics myself is the same as spending a lot of money on great graphics except the end result from me doing it would suck every time. lol.

That being said, I would always outsource my graphics needs for any future and current products. I will also usually always outsource audio. I never knew how much work went into audio and music before Goop, and it's a lot of work.

I wish also that I was better at marketing, but I think that will come with time, trial and error, persistance, as well as luck.
07-13-2011, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Sinecure Industries View Post
I wrote this blog entry a few weeks ago Playing to your strengths and it really helped me reflect on what we can and can't do.

So what are you best at? What do you wish you could do better? Would you ever seek help?
We're complete opposites over here, big on the programming and business side, not so hot on the graphics..

I propose a joint venture

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07-13-2011, 08:23 AM
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Originally Posted by Attollos Technologies View Post
We're complete opposites over here, big on the programming and business side, not so hot on the graphics..

I propose a joint venture
Yay!
07-13-2011, 08:25 AM
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Originally Posted by pchukwura View Post
I wish also that I was better at marketing, but I think that will come with time, trial and error, persistance, as well as luck.
That luck thing is always the trickiest part. I had an amazing plan for Acts of Kindness, follower through, great response on it... and it translated to 24 downloads.

Then again, perhaps playing to people's altruistic side to begin with wasn't the best idea...
07-13-2011, 09:08 AM
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Great post Sinecure Industries, and I agree with you!