Connecting the Dots – Video Games and Learning Pt 1

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This post is an excerpt from the book Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

When I asked best-selling author Simon Sinek what he had learned from video games, he offered an interesting reply: “It’s difficult to know where our lessons come from.” Part of what I believe makes understanding where learning comes from it so difficult is that it … Continue reading

Podcast EP 15 Interview with John G Miller QBQ, Personal Accountability, and Video Games

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John G. Miller, author of: QBQ! The Question Behind the Question, Flipping the Switch, Outstanding! 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional, and Co-author of Parenting the QBQ Way.

In this episode we talk about:

  • What is the QBQ?
  • What are some myths surrounding personal accountability
  • 3 deadly traps that we fall into
  • The mindset that all winners have
  • A powerful phrase that can forever change your life (if you put it into action, daily)
  • And how most gamers already know HOW to do this – but not always WHERE or WHEN to do it

John’s Website: Qbq.com

Follow John on Twitter or  Facebook

 

Podcast EP 09 – Level Up In Real Life

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Episode 09 features more important life lessons from video games – the concept of leveling up.

The Importance of Leveling Up

Originating in role playing games, the idea of leveling up has become ubiquitous across all genres of video games. The is idea is that time, effort, and successes within games help us grow and progress, often represented by a level number.

 

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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 … Continue reading

Podcast: Interview with Simon Sinek

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In today’s ClassicallyTrained podcast, I am excited to share with you my interview with Simon Sinek –  best selling author and thought leader.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • The upside of video games
  • Simon’s visit to Nintendo headquarters
  • Why safety matters in gaming and innovation
  • An important key to success that Simon has noticed due to video game

Additional Resources:

Simon Sinek’s Books:

Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action

Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’’t

Simon Sinek’s Website:

startwithwhy.com

Twitter:HERE

Facebook:HERE

Simon Sinek’s TED Talks

Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe

How Great Leaders Inspire Action

To Download a copy of the Transcript of the interview with Simon Sinek, click here:  Click Here for Transcript

(Access to my other bonuses included as well!)

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Video Game Life Lesson: How to Find Yourself

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It happens to the best of us.

We get busy, life happens.

Dreams are forgotten, careers discarded. Real life sets in.

Somewhere along the way, we feel like we have lost ourselves.

This feeling’s strongest form, Amnesia, is often used as a plot device and many movies and videogames as well. There is something frightening, but also relatable about losing our … Continue reading

The Life Changing Time Management Technique You Can Learn From Tetris

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Tetris is a timeless classic.

Millions have indulged an obsession with dropping blocks to form an unbroken line. Even before Angry Birds and Candy Crush, non-gamers and gamers alike knew Tetris. Over 125,000 Million copies of the game have been sold.

Tetris is pretty amazing. It’s applications are near endless.

For example, did you know that Tetris can:

Help you stick to your diet? 

Help overcome Post Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Help strengthen, and even grow grey matter in your brain? … Continue reading