We can win the Game of Life differently

By |2023-12-31T16:18:19+13:00October 12th, 2023|Marketing, Play, Productivity|

People feel life is meaningless when they don’t have goals, rules, and feedback. (These are the 3 attributes of games, according to Dr Jason Fox, that I describe in-depth in my short ebook Gamify Your Work.) Playing the game of life, and doing work that supports your lifestyle, is only made meaningful if we have goals to [...]

Choose Your Character in the Game of Life

By |2023-12-31T16:18:11+13:00September 28th, 2023|Blog, Play|

The singer Beyoncé Knowles has an alter-ego she calls Sasha Fierce. When she was young in her career, and nervous about a big show, she would internally decide it was not Beyoncé going onstage, it was Sasha Fierce. This character was brave, and strong, and confident. Assuming this persona allowed her to handle difficult challenges, because [...]

The Urgent vs the Important: How to Prioritize Your Time

By |2023-12-31T16:17:08+13:00June 22nd, 2023|Articles, Play, Productivity|

As the military general in charge of US operations in Europe during World War II, Dwight Eisenhower had many difficult days. He had to handle shifting priorities in complex, uncertain situations. His leadership was characterized by a keen understanding of the difference between urgency and importance. “What is important is seldom urgent and what is [...]

The 2 Types of Attention: Deep and Shallow

By |2023-12-31T16:16:44+13:00May 25th, 2023|Articles, Blog, Play, Productivity|

When the psychoanalyst Carl Jung was challenging the philosophy of Sigmund Freud, he needed complete focus. Freud had become the leading voice in psychiatry, and Jung supported him early in his career, because of their shared interest in the subconscious mind. But as Jung grew older, and saw more patients in his Zurich office, he [...]

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