Motivate Yourself by Turning Your Life Into Fun Games
What you'll learn
- Gamify any or (if you wish) all areas of your life, including management aspects, without having to delve into gamification and psychological research.
- Design captivating self-motivational games following an anthropological (non-judgmental) approach to observing your behavior towards projects and activities.
- Accelerate progress towards achieving set goals by slowing down - i.e. by identifying and taking the smallest and most effortless steps possible towards those goals.
- Develop a playful mindset while approaching everything with excellence.
- Turn self-motivation and self-gamification into a habit and inspire others to do the same.
- There are no specific requirements before starting this course. This course is the foundation for anyone who wants to turn their life into a series of engaging, fun, and uplifting games.
- The approach I share with you in this course brings together three brilliant and established methods. I will recommend reading of some additional materials (mainly books) that you would need to pay for, should you wish to learn more about these three topics. Doing so is entirely optional, however.
Learn how to motivate yourself by practicing self-gamification, a unique self-help approach to implementing game-design elements into your life.
Master three skill-sets to be successful in your self-motivational game design, your projects, and your life
- See yourself, the world around you, and your thought processes non-judgmentally like an anthropologist would do.
- Identify your dreams and goals, and make progress in them, one small and effortless step at a time, the kaizen way.
- Apply gamification, that is see whatever you are up to as a game; then design, play, and improve your games, and learn to appreciate every step on the way by giving yourself points, badges, and other small non-material rewards.
Apply anthropology, kaizen, and gamification together to practice self-gamification, a unique approach to increase motivation and a sense of well-being
Before motivating anyone else, you might want to master self-motivation.
And since motivation should in principle lift someone up enough to drive them to doing what they want or need to do, you would want no less for yourself.
In this course, you will learn how to motivate yourself in a gameful way, without having to delve into gamification and psychological research.
Contents and Overview
This course contains 7 sections, 39 lectures, and about 2 hours of content. Sections 3 through 6 include activities building upon each other. The course offers three articles and references to multiple resources, which would allow you, should you wish, to deepen your knowledge of the techniques discussed in this course.
The course is designed for anyone who wants to succeed in what they do, and to enjoy the process. It applies to non-gamers, gamers, gamification designers, and also those who already gamify some aspects but would like to extend that to all areas of their lives.
This course will show you how to turn your life into fun and engaging games without having to study gamification or psychology in detail. You can also use this course as a practical introduction to personal gamification.
By the end of this course you will be able to observe yourself, the dynamics of the world around you, and your thought processes, non-judgmentally, as an anthropologist would do. You will identify the activities you escape from and those you escape to, when you procrastinate about something.
You will then identify big goals, and the tasks for your to-do lists between you and those goals. You will learn what your next, most appropriate step should be toward accomplishing items on your to-do lists. You will discover that with small, effortless steps you will achieve your goals more quickly and in a more fun, and often surprising way, than the large and often difficult jumps you might have relied on in the past.
And finally, you will learn to see your projects and activities as games. You will give yourself points, or badges, for the steps you take on the way, and discover that doing so will help you to create a habit of acknowledging and enjoying each moment in life, in a way you’ve never done before.
You will discover that by continually honing these three skill sets you will be able to solve any dilemma or problem that comes your way. You will learn how to design your project games to enable steady progress, have fun with what you do, and relax along the way.
Who this course is for:
- Non-gamers: persons who play games very occasionally and prefer to spend their free time doing activities other than games, but who wish to turn projects they either want or need to accomplish into fun games - without having to delve into gamification and psychological research to start playing right away.
- Gamers: persons who play games (often video games) on a regular basis, sometimes for many hours a day, and who would like to enjoy everything else they do, also after they’ve stopped playing their favorite games.
- Gamers and non-gamers who consciously gamify some of their activities and would like to know how to extend gamification to other areas of their lives.
- Gamification designers who would like to know the personal skills users of their frameworks require to obtain maximum benefit from their products.
Victoria Ichizli-Bartels is a writer, coach, and consultant with a background in semiconductor physics, electronic engineering (with a Ph.D.), information technology, and business development.
While being a non-gamer in the traditional sense, Victoria came up with the term Self-Gamification, a gameful and playful self-help approach bringing anthropology, kaizen, and gamification-based methods together to increase the quality of life.
She approaches all areas of her life this way. Due to the fun she has, while turning everything in her life into games, Victoria intends never to stop designing and playing them. Inspired by a tip from friends, she now likes to call herself a “life-gamer.”
Victoria is the author of many books, a top writer in Gaming and Ideas on Medium, and an online course instructor on turning life into fun games.
Victoria was born and grew up in Moldova, lived in Germany for twelve years, and since 2008, lives in Aalborg, Denmark, with her husband and two children.