Obviously, I was very excited for him, and my entrepreneurial/artistic mind was swimming. So I asked him about the process of creating the game. How did he bring it from inspiration to implementation to a real, live product?
“Honestly, I couldn’t believe that there wasn’t a game out there like this,” he said, “So really, I just created the game that I wanted to play.”
This is the perfect example of what’s popularly known as, “scratching your own itch”, or solving your own problem.
Many of us want to start something. If it’s not a board game, then it’s a blog, or a business, or an independent film. So often though, we tell ourselves that we just don’t have any ideas. We don’t know where to start.
Scratch your own itch.
Create the game that you would want to play.
Write the blog that you would want to read.
Make the movie that you would want to watch.
Start the business that you would be a customer of.