Category Archives: Business

The Category Business changed to Self-Gamification and Business.

Self-gamification is the term I use for the gameful approach I use to project, time and my life’s management.

I try to approach all areas of my life gamefully, and this includes my work and my business. Therefore all former Business blog posts remain in this category. Apart from that, I moved the 5 Minute Perseverance blog posts into this category.

One Minute Read from the Turn Your No Into Yes

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Here is the eleventh and last (for now) blog post in a series featuring videos on YouTube, where I read from one of my motivational books for one minute. Next week, I will start sharing another series of videos featuring my books.

In this video, I read from my book Turn Your No Into Yes: 15 Yes-or-No Questions to Disentangle Your Project.

I am reading from the short chapters titled “9. A Checklist for Your Project” and “10. Free Space in Your Checklist.”

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

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Excerpt from the Turn Your No Into Yes

9. A Checklist for Your Project

Question 9:
Have you created a checklist for your project?

If not, do it. By now you will have gathered enough information to do so. And remember this checklist is a living document. Keep it close at hand and update it as soon as you think it time to do so. Don’t leave it for later. Follow your first impulse. The short updating of one point takes much less time than trying to get all the points together later. And it is always more accurate.

10. Free Space in Your Checklist

Question 10:
Have you left space to add more items or make changes?

If not, find the best format suitable for you and your customer and rewrite the checklist, allowing for the possibility of additions and changes.

And remember that along the way you might discover a new way of doing it. Don’t judge yourself for not having thought of it earlier. Just do it. Even returning to an earlier approach is a step forward, not backward.

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The next step

To take the next step in boosting your entangled projects (and we all have those once in a while), I invite you to read Turn Your No Into Yes. 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 four of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and three in the posts solely for subscribers. Turn Your No Into Yes will appear later this year or sooner upon explicit request from the subscribers.

I wish you a beautiful, productive, fun, creative, and gameful day!

One Minute Read from the Take Control of Your Business

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Here is the tenth blog post in a series featuring videos on YouTube, where I read from one of my motivational books for one minute.

In this video, I read from my book Take Control of Your Business: Learn What Business Rules Are, Find Out That You Already Know and Use Them, Then Update Them Regularly to Maximize Your Business Success.

I am reading from the chapter titled “T – Terminating Your Product or Service, When and How to Do This.”

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

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Excerpt from the Take Control of Your Business

This business rules type is often forgotten or ignored. Not many want to think about terminating the existence of their product or service, hoping it will be there forever.
But it won’t. At least not in its very first shape or version. Besides, the updates might be so crucial that at some point you will have something entirely new and different than merely an upgraded product or service.

I can guarantee that sooner or later you will need to discard one (and most probably more) of your products or services or various parts of them.

What do you have to know then?

In this case, as before, the answer becomes clear as soon as you focus your attention on your customers’ interests.

When you do this, the following important question appears:

How will the termination of, or a significant change in, your product or service affect your customers?

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The next step

To take the next step in maximizing your business success, I invite you to read Take Control of Your Business. 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 four of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and three in the posts solely for subscribers. Take Control of Your Business will appear later this year or sooner upon explicit request from the subscribers.

I wish you a beautiful, productive, fun, creative, and gameful day!

Reducing Social Media Presence

Weissenhäuser Strand, Germany

Here is a call-out to those, who follow me here on my blog but don’t follow me on social media, or who haven’t seen this message on Facebook or LinkedIn.

During the past three weeks, I had one of the most beautiful summer vacations one can have. First, my husband, our children, and I spent a week at the Weissenhäuser Strand resort in Germany. After that, we came back home to Aalborg, Denmark, and spent the rest of the holidays here and the vicinity with my husband’s closest relatives from Germany, as well as with my relatives living in Denmark coming for a visit for a reunion party. It was amazing, rejuvenating, and fun.

During these holidays, I realized how much I enjoyed being off-social-media most of the time. I also realized that I kept some of my social media accounts not because I enjoyed being there, but because I thought I had to (especially for my business). After recalling that I am free to make choices, which are suitable for me right now, I decided to reduce my presence on social media and enjoy being where I am, including enjoying writing and reading more.

That is why I chose to deactivate my Instagram and Twitter accounts. You can still reach me through my e-mail, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Quora accounts. You can find links to these media in the header of this website and also in the contact (for the e-mail address).

You can also find me on Goodreads if you are interested in books I have read or am reading now. However, I am not that often there and don’t participate in any chats or conversations.

If you are curious in the books, I recommend reading then check out my Recommended Reading List.

Have further on a beautiful summer!

P.S. Don’t forget to check out my latest book, the Self-Gamification Happiness Formula, by clicking here or on the image below:

Take Control of Your Business in 3D

The amazing editor and cover designer for my books, Alice Jago (@shorelinesdesigns), has created fantastic 3D images for all of my books (including those available for sale and the one I am finishing right now 😊). I want to share these images one-by-one with you and include a quote from each of the books.

Here is a quote from Take Control of Your Business:

“Understanding the concept of business rules is vital for the efficiency of your business. It allows you to bring all the decisions made throughout the life span of your product or service, including all decisions about processes, into one consistent knowledge base. The key is to start recording all decisions as early as possible — even as soon as the idea of your product or service first appears — and keep track of them in a consistent manner.”

For the full list of my books go to Books.

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Optimist Writer is Three Years Old

Three years ago Optimist Writer was officially born. Three years of age are the children when they go to kindergarten in Denmark. So this business baby of mine has reached its kindergarten years. What an adventure!

Here is what I have written in a free little ebook I called Turn Your No Into Yes: 15 Yes-Or-No Questions to Disentangle Your Project when Optimist Writer was less than half a year old:

“Whatever your project is, you have the ability to turn it into a valuable and enjoyable game, gathering many unforgettable experiences.

Every project, however tiny, if given enough attention and peeled off worries, can bring inspiration and eagerness to do more, to create more.”

That is still very true. Ok, worries aside. Here is to many more adventures and years of the Optimist Writer. I mean, isn’t it fantastic that among many other fun projects I get to write and teach about optimism, mood uplifting and increase of motivation?

A great and brilliant day to anyone who reads this message! 🙂

 

Copyright © 2018 by Victoria Ichizli-Bartels

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If you are looking to turn your life into fun games, then click on the link or the figure below and enroll in the online video course Motivate Yourself by Turning Your Life into Fun Games.

If you would like to motivate yourself or someone else to persevere through a task or activity then read 5 Minute Perseverance Game: Play Daily for a Month and Become the Ultimate Procrastination Breaker.

If you struggle with your writing process and could use a cheer from a colleague, who might have gone through similar challenges, then I invite you to check out the book:

and join the facebook group with the same name “Cheerleading for Writers.”