Welcome to Optimist Writer!
My name is Victoria Ichizli-Bartels. I am the author of 19 books, and I am also an instructor, coach, and consultant in the areas of Self-Gamification (= “life-gaming” = turning work and personal life into fun games) and S1000D (especially business rules).
I am also a life-gamer, turning any challenge, project, task, or activity
into fun games for myself.
Here is my invitation and challenge to you:
Invest in becoming your life’s best designer and player.
Save yourself the costs of seriousness and drama.
Gain resourcefulness, mastery, and fun.
I can help you learn to do this effortlessly and with fun, by applying Self-Gamification, the gameful self-help approach that brings together anthropology (awareness), kaizen (philosophy of small steps), and gamification (gamefulness and playfulness) into a powerful synergy and toolset.
To find out more,
check out all my books and
the online course below:
New since January 2021!
Book 5 in Series “Gameful Life”
Book 4 in Series “Gameful Life”
A Parable with Seven People, Seven Stories, Seven Lessons Learned
Book 3 in Series “Gameful Life”
Making the Best of a Crisis,
the Self-Gamification Way
This is a story about learning to navigate health conditions without judgment; making progress towards healing in small, incremental steps; and approaching those steps with a fun, gameful attitude.
Read the book and learn how to motivate yourself by practicing self-gamification — a unique self-help approach to implementing game design elements into your life.
Available also as an audiobook!!!
Motivate Yourself by Turning Your Life into Fun Games
Practice Self-Gamification, a Unique Self-Help Approach Uniting Anthropology, Kaizen, and Gamification
“Great tool for overcoming procrastination!”
Unpublished: August 23, 2017
More details and reasons for unpublishing: click on the image or here.
“A great book, couldn’t put it down.”
Between Grace and Abyss:
A Short Story
What will happen when a hopeful person
meets a grieving one?
“A deeply moving story,
very beautifully told.”
Series “A Life Upside Down”
“Read it one sitting –
held my interest completely.”
“Love & Espionage!
An engaging, thoughtful book!”