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Free Speaking Game for the Cheerleading for Writers

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Here is the ninth 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 my book Cheerleading for Writers: Discover How Truly Talented You Are.

I am reading from the chapter titled “L – Life, Libel, and Liability.”

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

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Excerpt from the Cheerleading for Writers

Some questions for contemplation: What are your experiences with writing your truth and taking care of people so that no-one sees your writing as libel? What balancing acts have you done in your writing? And how did this creative discomfort feel for you?

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The next step

I hope you enjoyed watching this little creativity game.

Since we all need a little cheering up from time to time, I invite you to read Cheerleading for Writers and discover what it can do for you. 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 eight of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and seven in the posts solely for subscribers. Cheerleading for Writers will appear later this year or sooner upon explicit request from the subscribers.

I wish you a beautiful, creative, cheerful, and also gameful day!

Free Speaking Game for the Gameful Mind

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Here is the eighth 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 my book Gameful Mind: Solve the Puzzle of Your Enigmatic Subconscious (Book 5 in the “Gameful Life” series).

I am reading chapter (puzzle piece) 41, “Resistance.”

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

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Excerpt from the Gameful Mind

In this video, I read a quote:

“The chicken or the egg causality dilemma is commonly stated as the question, ‘which came first: the chicken or the egg?’ The dilemma stems from the observation that all chickens hatch from eggs and all chicken eggs are laid by chickens.” — Wikipedia

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The next step

I hope you enjoyed watching this little creativity game. If you want to find out more about the gameful nature of your mind and especially your subconscious, then I invite you to read Gameful Mind. 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 seven of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and six in the posts solely for subscribers. Gameful Mind will appear later this year or sooner upon explicit request from the subscribers.

I wish you a beautiful and gameful day!

How to Approach Project Management Gamefully

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In early 2020, I published a book called Gameful Project Management that resonated positively with its readers. Here are some of the reactions to it:

This year, I created an online course with the same title, Gameful Project Management, with the following opening in its description, which mirrors well the reason why I created this course and the book it is based upon:

Projects are the building blocks of our professional and personal lives. So, to live joyfully, we need an enthusiastic approach to our projects. In other words, we need to enjoy working on our projects and the processes of their management.

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To celebrate the launch of this course, I have a special offer for you.

You can enroll for the current best price of $9.99 instead of its regular $199.99.

The offer stands only until April 24, 2021, 11:48 PM PDT.

Enroll today and see you there! 😀

Click on the image or link below to enroll:

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Link: https://www.udemy.com/course/gameful-project-management/?couponCode=0F582870935BDA313322

Code for your coupon: 0F582870935BDA313322

What Approaching Fear Gamefully Means

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The combination of awareness (that is, non-judgmental seeing), kaizen, and gamification, which make up Self-Gamification, can help us to master fear in a light and enjoyable way — in a gameful way.

A quick reminder. This gameful way doesn’t mean that you need to be in denial and overly cheerful.

We’ve all got upset or even angry at least once in our lives if we didn’t win a game or didn’t reach a level we wanted, or bumped into a wall in a car racing game. The difference between real-life projects and games is that, in games, we don’t stay upset for too long. If we observe that we are, then we stop playing the game. To continue playing, we need to put the upset aside and focus our attention on the next move in the game. Or on another game. In a real-life situation, we can do the same: acknowledge the upset and move on.

Gameful Isolation: Making the Best of a Crisis, the Self-Gamification Way

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Free Speaking Game for the Gameful Isolation

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Here is the sixth 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 Isolation: Making the Best of a Crisis, the Self-Gamification Way (Book 3 in the “Gameful Life” series).

I am reading a paragraph from chapter “11. Appreciate It.”

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

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The prompting paragraph from Gameful Isolation

In Self-Gamification, there is all that, of course, but there is also something else, which is much more important than accountability, assessment of your progress, or rewards.

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The next step

If you want to find out how you can support yourself during these times of crisis with considerably less effort than you might expect, then I invite you to read Gameful Isolation. It can support you on your journey in these insecure and unpredictable times. 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 (soon more) of my books there — one upon subscription or one-time support and five in the posts solely for subscribers. Gameful Isolation will appear later this year or sooner upon explicit request from the subscribers.

I wish you a beautiful, resourceful, and gameful day!