Podcast EP 11 – Video Games and Engaging Flow at Work

Episode 11 of the ClassicallyTrained podcast is based on the article I wrote for FastCompany- Inspiration From Video Games To Get Into A Flow State At Work – you can read it HERE.

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Video games are often cited as one of the most quickly accessed sources of flow. Achieving a state of flow is part of what makes playing video games so enjoyable.

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Podcast EP 10 – Interview with Hans Van Vliet of 7Bit Hero

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Today’s interview is with Hans from 7bit Hero, he is the frontman for the bitpop band based out of Brisbane, Australia. The group’s music combines chiptune samples, old-school gaming, as well as live instruments to create an experience unlike any other. 7bit Hero has played notable shows including the EB Games Expo, and PAX AUS. Their song Come on. Stand out was nominated at the … Continue reading

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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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.

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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. … Continue reading

Podcast Episode 04 – Video Games and Conflict

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Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High, Second Edition

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

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Podcast Episode: Finding Meaning

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Welcome to the ClassicallyTrained Podcast – THE podcast for life and leadership lessons from video games.

In this episode I reflect on the events of the week, how to add value to your day, and share a most excellent quote.

Blog Post: Finding Meaning – Robin Williams Video Games and Zelda

Quote of the Week:

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Resources:

20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D. Smith

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl

 

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