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Feel like I am at an alchoholics anonymous convention where for many years I have denied that I have a problem but then the moment hits you like a train....you are addicted to games.

I'm on the right side of 40 years old and in the process of launching a software company (dealing with audio composition software) whilst looking after my twin 1 year old girls (stay at home dad). But after being up all night from 3am with teething babies I found myself watching a video by the awesome MJ De Marco and a comment he made "if you play more than 5hrs of video games a week you are a not an Entrepreneur your are a Wa'ntrepreneurj" ust made me stand up.....walk to my recording studio outside.....uninstall every game....uninstall steam....delete all games from my 3 x 2TB backup hard drives. You see this guy has been my kind of wake up call and somewhat of a mentor to me.

Had I been more awake I think that I would have talked myself out of it with selfish comments like:

  • I need it to relieve stress
  • Justify to wife by saying that I don't drink, Smoke, Gamble or do drugs so playing games is not so bad?
  • It's my Hobby

But as I was so tired from being up all night with the babies I just instinctively knew what was the correct thing to do and to do it before I changed my mind. Then I found myself watching the Game Quitters YouTube channel which just confirmed everything for me.

Quite emotional really even at my age, I know now that to start a succesfull business you have to be on it ALL the time, as it is now my wife does not work Fridays so I get Friday and Saturday (Sunday is family time) to concentrate on my business. Guess what I have been doing instead :(

Every evening after the girls have gone to bed and dinner has been finished I go out to the studio and play either Warthunder (WW2 Plane Game) or Mad Max (current thing) until about 1am. No work done on business and I am even sat in an amazing Edited by CaptainProton73

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Oh and credit where credit is due, Cam....great TED talk, really hit home for me. I will try to help here when I can but I am in the early stages of a 30 year addiction to gaming. Wow now I sound old.

Modern games are particularly not healthy either, like the Bliss point in food (just enough sugar to not overload but keep you hooked) gaming now keeps you on a constant cycle of making it just that bit easier for you to upgrade and keep you coming back. I even played Clash of the Clans on my ipoad, evn bought another iphone so I could play more. Spending money to upgrade non tangible items....really! Wife had a word with me, a very stern word with me over my addiction to Clash of Clans, I mean I was on it all day and even in bed. First thing I looked at in the morning, while I watched films and even on holiday.

Thinking about it I really have messed up haven't I?

Still....2 days in....many more to go.

I'm reading Pscho Psybernetics book at the moment which is really helping me a lot to understand myself.


Looks like my mid life crisis is going to be all about fixing those wasted years instead of a crappy sports car. If I can give my business the energy I gave all night gaming sessions then I will be ok.

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Hey! Thanks for joining us here, it's great to have you!

It seems you and Joe (wookieshark) have some things in common with inspiration coming from a newborn daughter. :)

I'm a fan of Psycho Cybernetics as well and MJ DeMarco's work. Great books and resources to have.

We've got your back so let us know if we can help at all.

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