I attended the kick off meeting for my new client last day. As we went along the meeting, the owner of the business (he’s running a family business in retailing industry) mentioned that, he learned a lot of strategies from playing an online game Clash of Clans, which I used to play.
Im not a 24/7 player of any games, specially the one that can only be played using an android phone
because I dont own one. But my colleagues influenced me to play COC and now Im hooked.
There are things changed after I started playing COC, like the number of hours I read a book
diminished because I spent more time playing than reading, it eats my time, but there are a lot of lessons I learned from playing.
The Defense and Resources - tips from my co-players: Protect your defense first, before protecting
your resource. I dont know how it makes me feel ironic about it. Because the only way I could have my defense is through the resources I have. So If I protect first my defense, and neglect my resources, I couldn’t have produced my defense. I guess what’s they’re trying to say is to maximize my
resources, and once it is established, I should protect my defense so I will not be easily attacked. How could we relate that in real life? Know and value your source. The source of your strength, your joy, your passion, your great love; God. And then protect your standard in life because that will make you strong when the enemy attacks.
The Troops - I remember my conversation with my brother when he asked me why he could not get
the ununsed/undefeated troops back after the battle. During my first match, I asked the same question. I couldn’t get any answers except for the joke that once we've let go of something, we couldn't
never have it back. Funny as it is. You've invested time, effort, money to some people in your life, you let them go. And as much as you want them back, you cant. And you move on. But the good thing about letting them go, you learned to do better next time.