Small Steps Go Places, The Beginning


Making a transition, whether it be taking on a new role, traveling to an unfamiliar place, or beginning a different experience can feel overwhelming if one takes the entire transition in one gulp.  Anyone who has made a public faux pas, presented information that they thought was correct when it wasn’t, or been stumped by a situation that everyone else seems to understand knows how small and flawed the ego can end up feeling.  And, how for some people, the experience is enough to put an end to making a successful transition.  Small Steps Go Places was born in one of those moments for me.

Personally, I have jumped into many situations and mulled my way through.  What I learned is that breaking a transition into manageable steps, doing the work necessary to make wise decisions, and using the grit that everyone possesses is the better way.  And, for me most importantly is creating an amusing method for doing this.

Games make us happy because they are hard work that we choose for ourselves, and it turns out that almost nothing makes us happier than good, hard work.
— (p.20, Jane McGonigal, Reality is Broken)

I began the process of creating a game to help with a transition in 2013, and subsequently a company was born.