It’s tough being an entrepreneur. You sacrifice an enormous amount of your life to bringing your work to life, leaving little space for free time and even less for games.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. The reason for this is there are certain games that are fun and help you improve your entrepreneurial skill.
We’ve picked three great games and explained how they make you a better entrepreneur.
Poker might just be the most played card game on the planet. It has fans across the world and with good reason. It’s simple to play, offers you the chance to win some cash, and lets you develop some important skills. Entrepreneurs would be wise to give it a try.
The main benefit entrepreneurs get from poker is that it improves your ability to get your message across in a convincing way. This is because you have to represent the strength of your hand and make other players believe it’s as strong as you’re presenting it.
You can practice your poker skills at a cardroom such as PokerStars, or at a gambling site like GentingBet Casino. OnlineCasino's review of GentingBet explains what the poker offering of the site is like, including listing some of the top games you can play.
Suduko was a craze during the first decade of the 2000s. People across the globe began to play this classic mental puzzle and it made its way into national news publications. It’s understandable. Why? Because it enhances your ability to think logically.
Entrepreneurs practise their logical thinking when they play Sudoku by filling the game’s grids with the correct number. This is an important skill that can be used to improve the way you plan the finances around how your business will grow.
There are a huge number of sites you can use to play free Sudoko games. Web Suduko is one of the best. It advertises that there are billions of games for you to play, with these ranging from beginner to advanced levels of skill.
Football Manager is a sports game that inspires a level of devotion that has led it to be cited in some divorce cases (seriously). Putting the threat to relationships aside, it’s a game that helps you to develop an important entrepreneurial skill – having a clear vision for the future.
Running a business is involves many things, some are unique to your company and others are key to any organisation. Having a clear vision for the future combines both these things.
Football Manager helps you to practise this skill by literally outlining a vision for you to follow.
This gives you some ideas for how to pick out KPIs and goals for your business. It also encourages you to have the drive to deliver on them, by making you aware of the consequences of failing to match these ambitions – you get sacked if you fail.
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Poker, Sudoku, and Football Manager are all very different games but they can all help you to develop your entrepreneurial skill, so long as you take them seriously and use them as a training exercise.
So try them all now and you’ll find that you’re more convincing, better at logical thinking, and have a firmer grasp of the drive needed to deliver a unique vision.