Gamification: How to Level Up Your Life and Business

Comprehensive gamification course covering everything from principles to mechanics and the psychology behind game design
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Rating: 4.2 out of 5 (82 ratings)
5,585 students
1hr 28min of on-demand video
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Easily add game mechanics to your life and business
Increase productivity with game elements
Boost customer loyalty with psychological triggers
Achieve objectives faster and have fun at the same time


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Feeling bored, unproductive or stuck in a rut? Working 10 hours a day but aren’t really “feeling it”. 

You remember when things were fun and engaging but now you are hating every minute and feel you are missing out and should do something different?

It doesn’t always mean you need to change what you are doing but rather HOW you are doing it.

Even Picasso, Da Vinci and Eistein got bored of their work.


It taps into our core psychological triggers and helps us make progress and achieve our goals.

Gamification is the reason why you can play 16 hours straight and still look forward to doing it again tomorrow. That’s why you keep telling yourself: ANOTHER ONE. One more quest, one more hour, one more....

It’s the reason kids get hooked so fast. It's the reason Fortnite reached 200 million players.

All those game mechanics from badges to leaderboards to quests have the role to keep you playing...for hours and hours....

So why not use those exact elements to achieve your own personal or professional goals?

Look, I have over 5,000 hours of playing Dota 2 (I can send you my Steam Profile URL if you don’t believe me), not even going into detail with all the other games I’ve played along the years.

So you could say I’ve been a victim just as much as I’ve been a student of game design and game mechanics.

I’ve experienced first hand all the psychological triggers I’m going to share in the course that’s why I can attest what worked for me and for the 10,000,000 unique monthly players Dota 2 has.

On top of that in my freelance work I’ve consulted with several Fortune 500 organizations to integrate gamification into their workflow with great results.

So, who would you rather listen to? 

Someone who tells you the theory or someone who experienced 20,000+ hours of game mechanics and applied them to the world of business with success?

But getting back on track....

At the end of the day it’s not even about games. It’s psychology. It’s what makes you pull the trigger.

And this course goes over everything from how choice works, to cognitive biases and even advanced topics like the Skinner box which for you who don’t know what that's about, it loosely says something like this:

If you get a reward for your action just sometimes you are more likely to repeat that action than if you got the reward every time.

It's why loot boxes exist in games with great financial rewards for game developers.

Moving from psychology to practicality the course explains in detail all the core game mechanics of gamification. Things like badges, leaderboards, quests, goal setting and much more…

So by the end of the course you will not only know about game mechanics, you will have the ability to take action and get the results you are chasing easier with game mechanics.

And that’s the key word here…EASIER.

Because at the end of the day you already know what you want deep down inside.

All that you’re lacking is that extra drive, that push, that extra motivation to push you FROM PONDERING TO DOING.

And that’s my promise with this course, to help you find the right gamification elements you can apply to your life or business and MOVE FORWARD AND WIN.

And I’ve also made it simple for you:

This course is NOT:

  • 10 hours filled with boring presentations

  • stuck up approach where I give a one size fits all method

  • theory with no practical application

This course is just the exact mix of theory, examples and to-dos to get you to take action and reach your goals.

So either you want to:

  • get that promotion

  • improve your productivity

  • allocate more time to that hobby

  • make work fun again

  • not be bored out of your mind at work

  • grow your business while having fun

  • have customers be more loyal

  • boost repeat purchases

  • make progress on that impossible project

  • make the relationship with your loved ones more fun

  • live a more fulfilling and purposeful life


I’m looking forward to hearing you share your results from adding gamification to your life.

Who this course is for:

  • Professionals looking to boost their productivity
  • Entrepreneurs looking to increase their results
  • People looking to integrate game elements in their life or business


Digital Marketing & Productivity Enthusiast
Doru Catana
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 11,833 Reviews
  • 66,557 Students
  • 8 Courses

I’ve always been passionate about growing businesses

Started out working in a marketing agency, then went to freelancing, grew that into my own agency with a team of 6 managing hundreds of campaigns both big and small, then decided I can’t reach enough people that way.

So I decided to teach, but not just information void of practical application. But things you learn and then put to use the same day and get results.

Few years later the courses I created helped thousands of businesses and professionals all over the world, with Udemy alone having over 20,000 satisfied students.

My mission remains the same as it was when I started out, to impact in a positive way as many businesses and people passionate about results as I can.

And you can TEST my commitment to that mission quite easily!

 Simply reach out to me.

There is no question asked or comment unanswered by me personally within 24 hours of it being sent. Even if you are not a student I still try to help out as much as I can.

Watch my courses chronologically.

And see how they only get better and better both in expertise and format. Better design, cleaner audio, more research put in. MORE WORK.

Or my favorite

Put into practice what I teach and you will see the results I want all my students to get.

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