This Amazing Organization Supports Our Deployed Gamers

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Today’s post is a special recognition in honor of Veterans Day, celebrated on November 11th as a national day of recognition for the men and women who have served in the U.S. Military. I would like to express my gratitude for the sacrifices of the men, women, and families who have given so much for the sake of others. If you, or someone you love, have served in the U.S. Armed Services – thank you.

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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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How Video Games Can Help Us Lead Change. I’m Even Using This Method to Get Out of Debt!

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Debit: Two cars, a house, student loans, Best Buy and two Macy’s credit cards. My wife and I had just accepted the fact that these monthly payments would continue as far as we could see into the future.

Until we were presented with a thought process that challenged us to change our ways. But change is really hard, even when we really, really want to make it happen. Change is needed for … Continue reading

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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Finding Meaning – Robin Williams Video Games and Zelda

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It’s often sad to hear of a person’s unexpected passing, life is short, no matter how long it lasts.

I was reminded of this yet again with the passing of Robin Williams yesterday. Now, I’ll admit, while I was not the biggest Robin Williams fan, I really did enjoy much of his work. Of course there are many areas where my views about the world differ, but I enjoyed many of his great performances, in particular Dead Poets … Continue reading