Monthly Archives: March 2021

Free Speaking Game for the Gameful Healing

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Here is the fifth blog post in a series featuring videos on YouTube, where I read a paragraph from one of my motivational books and use it as a prompt to speak freely.

This idea was inspired by the free-writing exercise well-known among writers.  I used dice and timer to turn this free-speaking exercise into fun games. I hope you enjoy watching them and maybe trying out this gameful approach for yourself and tasks you want or need to tackle today.

In this video, I read from Gameful Healing: Almost a Memoir; Not Quite a Parable (Book 2 in Gameful Life series).

I am reading a paragraph from chapter “20. Fun.”

Here it is if you want to read along, prior, or afterward.

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The prompting paragraph from Gameful Healing

After exploring its various meanings while formulating and describing Self-Gamification, here is what I believe fun is. Fun equals full, wholehearted, and rewarding engagement.

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The next step

If you want to find out how I support myself in healing and dealing with my multiple health conditions by turning my life into fun games, I invite you to read Gameful Healing. It can support you on your journey of healing and well-being. Knowing that we are not alone is always helpful. To look at the book and buy it on Amazon, click on its title above or this image below:

If you want to see where else you can buy it, then go to the book’s page on this website here.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to my page, Optimist Writer, on ko-fi for $5 a month, and besides supporting what I do, you will also get access to all my motivational books, which I share there once a month or each time a book is out. Right now, you can get access to six of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and five in the posts solely for subscribers. Gameful Healing will appear later this year or sooner upon explicit request from the subscribers.

I wish you a beautiful and gameful day!

Free Speaking Game for the Gameful Project Management

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Here is the fourth blog post in a new series featuring videos on YouTube, where I read a paragraph from one of my motivational books and use it as a prompt to speak freely.

This idea was inspired by the free-writing exercise well-known among writers.  I used dice and timer to turn this free-speaking exercise into fun games. I hope you enjoy watching them and maybe trying out this gameful approach for yourself and tasks you want or need to tackle today.

In this video, I read from Gameful Project Management: Self-Gamification Based Awareness Booster for Your Project Management Success (Book 1 in series Gameful Life).

I am reading a paragraph from the chapter titled “Day 12: Gameful Project Management versus Serious Games.”

Here it is if you want to read along, prior, or afterward.

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The prompting paragraph from Gameful Project Management

The goal of Gameful Project Management is to turn any project, and the management of it, into fun, engaging games, of which you are both the designer and the player. Gameful Project Management assumes that you are open to the possibility of seeing projects and project management tasks (regardless of whether you claim to like them or not) as games. When you see what you do as games and each of its components as a game component, then you quickly realize how to modify those components so that your projects and project management “games” entice the players, in other words, everyone involved in them.

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The next step

If you want to level up in turning your management skills to gameful and playful, and with that save your company, team, project, family, and yourself the costs of seriousness and drama, then read Gameful Project Management: Self-Gamification Based Awareness Booster for Your Project Management Success. To look at the book and buy it on Amazon, click on its title above or this image below:

If you want to see where else you can buy it, then go to the book’s page on this website here.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to my page, Optimist Writer, on ko-fi for $5 a month, and besides supporting what I do, you will also get access to all my motivational books, which I share there once a month or each time a book is out. Right now, you can get access to six of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and five in the posts solely for subscribers. Gameful Project Management will be one of the next books I will share there.

To discuss the possibility of one-to-one or small team coaching, please contact me through one of the channels listed here.

Free Speaking Game for The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Turning Life into Fun Games

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Here is the third blog post in a new series featuring videos on YouTube, where I read a paragraph from one of my motivational books and use it as a prompt to speak freely.

This idea was inspired by the free-writing exercise well-known among writers.  I used dice and timer to turn this free-speaking exercise into fun games. I hope you enjoy watching them and maybe trying out this gameful approach for yourself and tasks you want or need to tackle today.

In this video, I read from The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Turning Life into Fun Games: A Compressed Version of the Self-Gamification Happiness Formula.

I am reading a paragraph from the chapter titled “What?”.

Here it is if you want to read along, prior, or afterward.

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A prompting paragraph from The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Turning Life into Fun Games

These could be, for example, watching TV or random videos on YouTube, reading a book for leisure, playing an online game, staying in bed, spending time on social media, surfing the internet, etc.

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The next step

To take this game to the next level, I invite you to read the book. To look at The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Turning Life into Fun Games and buy it on Amazon, click on its title or the image below:

If you want to see where else you can buy it, then go to the book’s page on this website here.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to my page, Optimist Writer, on ko-fi for $5 a month, and besides supporting what I do, you will also get access to all my motivational books, which I share there once a month or each time a book is out. Right now, you can get access to six of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and five in the posts solely for subscribers. The Who, What, When, Where, Why & How of Turning Life into Fun Games is one of the five.

Enjoy answering any question you receive or ask yourself in a gameful and joyful way!

One Minute Read from the 5-Year Edition of the 5 Minute Perseverance Game

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Today, I have a special addition to a series of blog posts featuring videos on YouTube, where I read from one of my motivational books for one minute.

My little book, 5 Minute Perseverance Game: Play Daily for a Month and Become the Ultimate Procrastination Breaker, will be soon five years old. Many things have happened since then. Without expecting that, turning life into fun games became a part of my career as a writer, coach, and consultant. To celebrate this occasion, I published a second edition of the book.

In this short video, I am reading the preface of the 5-Year Edition of the 5 Minute Perseverance Game. As with anything else in my life, I turned the reading into a fun little game, a 1 Minute Perseverance Game. 😀 I hope it is as much fun for you to watch as it was for me to make and play it.

Here is the excerpt I am reading in the video if you want to read along, prior, or afterward.

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Excerpt from the 2nd Edition of 5 Minute Perseverance Game

Welcome to the 5-year Edition of the 5 Minute Perseverance Game!

I can’t believe it’s been five years since I wrote and published this little book. It has been quite the adventure. Shortly after publishing, I began telling my friends about it, one of whom told me she had learned about the approach at its core at university. She called this technology “gamification.”

I thought — or maybe even asked out loud — “Gami-what?”

As soon as I got home, I researched the term online and was blown away by how much there was on gamification and the number of people applying game elements to “real-life contexts.”

Parallel with that, I discovered kaizen and started reading all I could on the subject. Step by step, I began to understand the three approaches or skill sets that formed the basis of the 5 Minute Perseverance Game: being present and studying ourselves as anthropologists do (Credits: Ariel and Shya Kane); breaking everything down into the smallest, most effortless bits possible (kaizen); and approaching everything with a gameful and playful attitude (gamification).

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Where to buy the book

To take a look at the new 5 Minute Perseverance Game and buy it on Amazon, click on its title or image above.

If you want to see where else you can buy it, then go to the book’s page on this website here.

Alternatively, you can subscribe to my page, Optimist Writer, on ko-fi for $5 a month, and besides supporting what I do, you will also get access to all my motivational books, which I share there once a month or each time a book is out. Right now, you can get access to five of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and four in the posts solely for subscribers. The first edition of the 5 Minute Perseverance Game is already available, and I will add the new edition within the next couple of days.

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Have a beautiful and gameful day! 😀