I am now of the one of the millions of addicted gamers. True. I'm playing a game called Elvenar which is a fantasy city builder. A friend of mine introduced me to it and since then I've spent countless hours playing it.
It's time like this, I'm happy I've got a day job as that gives me a rest. It is truly addictive however in way it's a strategy game.
So it starts off very easy and progressively gets difficult. I'm on level two and this is where strategy comes in. And boy does strategy play a part.
I guess the aim is to build a big and powerful city where a owner or gamer can form alliances. I'm far from the level.
So in the beginning a gamer chooses to be human or elf, then from there starts to build. In each species you start from a village or hamlet status with primitive and rough looking dwelling to becoming a sophisticated looking city.
The key I've learn the hard way is to have as many houses as you can since that generates taxes and also wo…
Over this past week, I've being doing a lot of reflection because I went for a leadership course. My professional body held one for managers and because at some point I aspire to be one, I thought I would go along to see what it was all about.
It was excellent. We had two very good speakers and I left not only motivated but also equipped with tools that would help me. So my takeaways or understanding on a personal level was having a vision was very important. Well I'm the here and now person, especially over the last few years when circumstances were difficult and I was unable to think long term. It was more getting out of a situation.
However, when I reflected on this course, I realised we have visions. We are all VISIONARIES. Maybe not on a Steve Jobs level but we all think long term. Why? Because we all ASPIRE. We have ASPIRATIONS. From those aspirations come our visions. So I was happy in that thought. Yours may be different. But sometimes it's very overwhelming to th…
Another day. Another irrevelant cartoon but I have this app called Brushstoke and it gives this filter. Wore my winter coat and ended up sweating on the tube. Despite the foggy mornings the weather is mild and I look a bit silly all wrapped up.Got to work tired. On time. Well on the dot. Lots of emails back and forth. Not much to tell. Normal work stuff. Had lunch. A pastie - which is like a pie. Well it was leek and stilton pastie with lots of salad. Ate with my colleagues then went back to work. Didn't have dessert. My ipad keeps on giving me a storage full warning which means I'll need to start deleting pictures. I guess I could do that. Anyway, I'm feeling tired and lathergic so a colleague suggested I needed somewhere hot and away. I'm thinking Spain. Yeah that would be good, but when? Got Christmas booked off. Yeah, had to rush in there. The whole week off.Back to my day. Left work and walked to the station. I often walk to the station instead of taking the bu…