Small Steps Go Places, The Beginning

tumblr_mjco89cUVY1rkz363o1_1280.jpg

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, creating an easy-to-use blueprint that requires people to communicate with others who share the same experience, and continuing to improve that tool by listening to those who are using it, is the better way.  And, for me it is important create an amusing way for doing this; a game.

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.  In true "mull my way through" spirit I am surprised to find myself an entrepreneur.  I trademarked my company's name, became an S-Corp, have a CPA and production plan, an amazing designer, have attended several conferences and events, and I have INVENTORY!

Now, I need to determine my brand.  Small Steps began out of a need; I see this model can be applied to a range of types of that need. My brand is a much needed rudder. I can say with confidence that taking these many steps of progress has led me back to square one. My mantra is Small Steps Go Places.  They have, and they will continue.