Podcast EP 07 – 3 Ways to Make Work More Like a Game

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Welcome to episode 07 of the ClassicallyTrained Pocast – THE source for Life and Leadership Lessons from Video Games.

In this Episode I look at 3 ways that you can make work more like a game (hint: it does NOT involve singing about a … Continue reading

Boost Your Productivity with a Final Fantasy Inspired Coffee Elixir

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The Elixir in the Final Fantasy Game Series is an extremely valuable and rare item, that in most cases completely restores your health and magic points. It would be great if something like this existed in reality – imagine the benefits it could have in productivity! I can only imagine that a product like this would not be FDA approved, nor would it be recommended for daily use.

However, I have discovered the recipe inspired by the Final Fantasy Elixir drink that … Continue reading

Podcast EP 06 – Interview with David Hayter

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This week’s episode features an interview with the man, the myth, and the legend: David Hayter!

David Hayter is a talented actor, voice actor and screen writer for movies such as X-Men, X-Men 2, as well as co-writer for the Scorpion King and Watchmen. He is well known by gamers as the voice of Solid Snake in Metal Gear Solid 1-4, Smash Brothers, and many other spin off games. You can follow him on twitter HERE.

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Metal Gear Solid Customer Service Training With CQC

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Customer Service jobs can be very challenging, but that is usually due to just a few customers. I have spent several years working in the hospitality industry. I have worked as a waiter and expeditor in a fine dining restaurant, and worked at the front desk of a luxury boutique hotel. I’ve even worked in a call center, both on … Continue reading

Podcast Episode 05 – Why Leadership, Lifehacks, and Video Games?

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In this episode of the ClassicallyTrained podcast, I answer the question of how this site & show came to be.

I also answer:

Why Video Games AND Leadership? What I do when I am not writing about video games and life lessons Why I am … Continue reading

Multitaskers Are Liars, Or Your Brain Is A Processor, Not A Memory Card.

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Multitaskers Are Liars. All of them. Sorry, it is just not possible. If you say you can multitask, you are lying. I don’t care what you say, it is impossible to dedicate 100% of your attention to more than one thing at a time. I’ve entered into some crazy debates with sincere people (or is that sincere debates with crazy people?) who whole heartedly believe that you can multitask in the fullest sense of the word.

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Podcast Episode 04 – Video Games and Conflict

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