Your video game behaviour can be used to find success in real life.

The more you play the game of life according to the real you, the easier it is to achieve your goals.

However, more often than not, we lack the self-awareness to discover our strengths and weaknesses. Video games can help you discover what those are.

What Bill Gates, Paulo Coelho, Edward Kenway and Piracy have to do with penetrating a wider audience of your work.

Edward Kenway’s descendants became members of the two opposing factions of the Assassin’s Creed series.

His son became a Grandmaster of the Templar Order, while his grandson became a Master Assassin of the Brotherhood. It’s a long story, so I’m not going to get into the details of it. …

Build an audience through the Metal Gear series recurring antagonist and his selective application of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power.

Overlord, God of War, Assassin’s Creed: Rogue — it’s not uncommon to turn bad guys into protagonists.

Revolver Ocelot, the recurring antagonist of the Metal Gear series, demonstrated the application of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws of Power.

Kratos’ manly approach to failure accelerates your personal development.

When Atreus, missed his shot at hunting a deer, Kratos was enraged!

Now, this wasn’t because his son didn’t have the skills for hunting. It was because his son didn’t listen to him. He shot the arrow despite being told to hold off. …

The parallels between the game’s story and self-improvement.

Video games are made specifically for entertainment, but the Assassin’s Creed series goes a little beyond that.

There’s a lot of research behind the game’s creation. They’re known for their accurate references to history. …

Toddlers can see through your fake smiles.

I am now a parent, but I still get cranky (like a kid) if I don’t get what I want.

This happens whenever I’m torn between doing what I want and what my daughter wants. While I can justify I am doing the “mature” thing, she is still too young…

Look at it from the opposite perspective

Everything is important — or so it seems…

As the tasks in our to-do list pile up, the time we can spend on prioritizing our list goes down.

This pushes you to blindly act on every task on your list without really understanding its importance. But this is exhausting —…

Is it clever storytelling or was it an accidental result of bad planning?

I couldn’t stop thinking about Akame Ga Kill after watching the whole series on Netflix.

I shared my feelings with my fiancée. Then she goes, “It’s not real…”.

LOL, I knew that. But that’s exactly why I’m writing about it.

I want to understand why it’s taking me a while…

“I don’t think I’m getting paid enough to do what I do.”

This was the complaint from a coworker who’s been with the company for a long time. I’m sure she’s not the only one who feels this way. I (at some point in my career) felt that too. …

When there’s so much to do with so little time, you can’t help but feel overwhelmed.

This happens when our mental energy reserves run out. The more you think, the quicker you consume that energy.

One of the worst forms of “thinking” (in terms of mental energy usage) is worrying

RJ Reyes

I ramble about the intersection between video games and personal development. Other times career and side income generation. Sometimes on personal finance.

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