Are Video Games a Waste of Time?

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As a Gamer for over 30 years, I have often heard critics of video games dismiss the hobby as a waste of time.

Wait, more like a “HUGE waste of time.”

This became even more obvious once I graduated college and started working in a professional role. I felt like I had to keep the fact that I enjoyed video games a secret. I thought to myself, “Sure it’s okay to play golf all day Saturday … Continue reading

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 24: Updates Galore

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All sorts of updates galore and exciting news!!

Links to stuff mentioned in this episode:

TEDxBocaRaton

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Jane McGonigal‘s TED Talks

Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

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What I’ve Been Playing

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds – Nintendo 3DS

Super Mario Land 3D

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse

What I’ve Been Reading

The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth

How the World Sees You: Discover Your Highest Value Through the Science of Fascination

Parenting the QBQ Way, Expanded Edition: How to be an Outstanding Parent and Raise Great Kids Using the Power of Personal Accountability

The Book Has Arrived

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After what seems like a lifetime, it is finally here: The paperback version of my book (Kindle version available 3/28).

Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life

Here’s what others are saying about the book:

“This book is a great guide for those who are master gamers at home and wish to be as influential and competent at work. You’ll be amazed at how much you already know and how easy it will … Continue reading

Replay of Mastering The Game Q & A with GDL Entertainment

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Special thanks to Chris Hatala of GDL Entertainment for having me on his show – he asks some really great questions as we dig into content from Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life – check out the video HERE

Be sure to check out the official Games Done Legit Website for information about their professional gaming event services and more great interviews.

Mastering The Game: Introduction

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I’m so excited to share with you the introduction chapter to my new book – Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life. The full book will be available in March 2015 on Amazon. To stay updated on launch date and more, please subscribe here or on the book’s site: allegamy.com.

Now please enjoy the Introduction chapter from Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can … Continue reading

It’s Your Turn: Level 1

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2015 is my year.  It’s actually your year as well (in case you don’t know).

It’s time to ship.

Earlier this year I participated in Chris Brogan’s My 3 Word exercise, where participants choose three words to define their year. My words for 2015 are Share, Shift, and Ship.

Anything sound familiar about word #3?

Seth Godin’s book: What To Do When It’s Your Turn (and it’s always your turn) gave me the needed kick … Continue reading