Don’t you wish there was more to life than working the same old 9-5 job?
Do you sometimes wonder why your day’s couldn’t be spent doing more of what you enjoy?
I’d like to share with you how to start thinking outside the box and start looking at the bigger opportunities in life.
John vs. Tom is a concept I came up with to compare two types of people with one single common interest.
While John is a real person (me) Tom is a made up persona with specific traits based entirely around real people.
If you commonly play video games in your free time, you’re either a John or a Tom..
(Don’t worry, I’m not debating Player Unknown’s Battlegrounds vs. Fortnite.. I just thought the image seemed to fit)
You’ll have to read on to discover which.
Growing up I was always loved playing games with friends, I grew up through the era of most major gaming consoles starting with the Nintendo NES.
I got to experience playing every major console throughout the years as they came out, Sega Genesis, Super Nintendo, Gameboy, Nintendo 64, Dreamcast, Playstation, and Xbox..
You name it, I probably owned it and played games on it.
Growing up gaming was always one of the most exciting times for me as a form of entertainment.
In 1994 I remember playing through Final Fantasy 3 on Super Nintendo and being blown away by the story line and game play.
In 1995 I remember warping through the time machine in Chrono Trigger and thinking I’ve seen it all.
In 1996 I remember running around in a huge 3-D world in Super Mario 64 for the first time on Nintendo 64 and doing something similar to this:
In 1998 I remember the day I got The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and my neighbor Mike came over at 9pm at night in the middle of the week to watch me play for hours on end.
In 1999 I remember making my first Human Paladin in EverQuest while my friend guided me through the city of Qeynos killing rats and skeletons in a big 3-D world with hundreds of players.
I continued to experience moments like this throughout the years.
I’m 33 now and I still play games to this day, I still play with friends on weekends, online during the week at night..
But you know what I get to do that most gamer’s don’t get to do?
I can play video games whenever I want.
How you might ask?
While my closest friends I grew up gaming with all still work..
Being stuck unhappy in a 9-5..
I simply decided to take a different path.