Lesson 15 of 15
In Progress

Living the Creative Life

Matthew Colon May 11, 2022

As we reach the end of our time together, it’s time to ask the initial question again: Is this just a passing hobby, or are you committed for the long term?  If you are all in, what life habits are helpful or harmful to running the marathon? 

Key Principle

We need to think beyond the current project to habits of the creative life that will make us successful/excellent no matter what we aspire to do.

Key Verse

Proverbs 9:9‬
Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.


Discussion Questions

  1. What stood out to you from Bob’s talk?
  2. What was totally new to you?
  3. Bob hasn’t done anything amazing in the industry, just plods along grinding out adventure games then ho hum FPS games.  Does that concern you in following his advice?
    1. What about the alternative of Hero Worship that pervades business and game press?  Like if Rami from Vlambeer says something or Notch or Gabe it’s instantly gospel.  The smaller voices are rarely heard.  Is that a problem, or as it should be?
  4. What do you think about this think fast/slow applies to game dev?
  5. Do you think Time Tracking is important?
    1. What was Bob’s point about it?
    2. How is your time tracking?
  6. Did anything he said about creatives & addictions resonate with you?
  7. What is your hammock?
  8. At the end he speaks about a Creative Owner’s manual: find meaning in your work. How does Christianity apply to the owner’s manual and finding meaning?