I remember reading some time back about it and for the past few days the realization and understanding of this has got stronger.By game here I mean the business you are into or upto.
While there’s nothing abstract or profound about the thought but still I personally feel most people including me(till a while back) don’t tend to think on these lines. The point being simple, what’s the size of the game you are playing ? …Every business can be done/run in various sizes or scales, with or without the involved people realizing the current size and to what size can it extend to in the existing setup.
Consider these sample cases for a bunch of guys working together
Case 1: Game = small
Building products/softwares for small clients. ex: college students working part time to get some extra cash.
Case 2: Game = Medium
Building products/softwares for medium sized organizations
Case 3: Game = BIG
Building products/softwares for the some really big organizations or better for the web in general.
The point that I am trying to make here is that when you start a business you more often than not stay in the same scale and it’s your positioning in that particular scale what changes. So the switch from one scale(or game) to another is some thing that requires a lot of hard work, mind work, motivation, resources, time and more. Another crucial ingredient is what people fancifully call “moving in the right circles”, yes you have to be in the right place with right people at right time to make this transition.
The reason why most businesses that start in a scale tend to stay within their territories is because either they fail to realize this or they fail to achieve it.
Saying all this I feel that if someone consciously and repeatedly, rather religiously tries to make this transition of scales, the game can change unbelievably. Changing with it everything that’s involved including the mindset/thought process of the people involved and suddenly the concerned people find themselves amidst something which otherwise could have taken a lot of time if at all possible in their lives.
What’s even more exciting is the fun and excitement that comes during this whole process of changing the game.It magnifies the whole set up, everything scales up and the situation without you realizing changes you and the way you approach business and maybe life in general. It’s like a wave that comes and takes everyone whose ready, to an all together new and exciting place, giving those orgasmic “aha moments” for free.