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I was a happy caterpillar. And I did what caterpillars do best – I consumed. Books, blogs, conferences, I gobbled them all. I was growing fat on ideas, but there was just one problem. I didn’t know I was a caterpillar. And a caterpillar can’t keep consuming forever, it was time to change.

I used to assume something magical happened in a cocoon. But, as I recently learned, the reality is much different. The fat caterpillar literally dissolves into mush. He consumes what he no longer needs and rebuilds himself from scratch. When ready, he must fight his way out of the cocoon. The struggle to escape is the final stage of his metamorphosis. Once he breaks free, he stands triumphant, inflating his wings, ready for flight.

For the caterpillar, this all happens in a handful of days, but for me, it took over 9 months. I huddled in my cocoon and dissolved into mush. I digested everything: the path of my career, why games work, the uniqueness of my family, the love of my wife. I spent a lot of nights, laying in the dark, staring at the ceiling. I had some false starts and made some products that failed, until I began to study the stories in my own life. I realized I didn’t want to do just one single thing. I wanted to combine it all: business, family, games, and life. I was rebuilding, and then I gave the best speech of my life. I broke through my cocoon. Metamorphosis complete. I had become Gigi, ready for flight.

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What Can Gigi Do For You?

Working side-by-side with talented peers and family, we develop applications, present lectures, and provide consultation. We help you create purple cows, design better games, and live a more fulfilled life. We are on a journey to discover wisdom, ready for flight.

Live. Game. Better.

 

6 comments
Christy Winstead
Christy Winstead

Hello,

As you can see, my name is Christy Winstead and I would like to speak to you about a post you made on February 9, 2013. I spent a good deal of time reading and re-reading that post, wanting to talk to you about it but not quite sure what I would say. Then life happened. So now I am back to wanting to get in touch with you regarding that post. Please let me know how to send you a personal note. I am grateful for the impact you have had on my life and also happy I have had a positive one on yours.

Thank you so very much.

japanmontrealexpat
japanmontrealexpat

Hi Curtiss, just sent you a LinkedIn invite. I have a 4th-year ODU MSVE student I'm trying to find part-time work for. I suggested Alion at first, but maybe your company might be a fit as well. Michel Audette.


Chriskoke
Chriskoke

Hello Curtiss, Enjoyed your video apps! I didn't see a way of contacting you so I'm posting a comment. I am working on a project that you may be interested in quoting... Please contact me at chris@7mindsets.com we have a about 50 educational videos that we would like changed to animation and wanted to see if that is a possible project you would be interested in? Thank you, Chris

Jlanier
Jlanier

I downloaded the Gratitude app on my iPad and there is no more content. Is there something I need to be doing. There was no update in apps. Please help, I love this app. Thanks