Yu-Kai Chou | Gamify Your Life (Episode #272)

“If you want to accomplish uncommon things, you need to live everyday of your life uncommonly. If you spend your day like everyone else, you will end up like everyone else.” -Yu-Kai Chou

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Gamification. What is it exactly? It sounds like a concept from the future. Gamification is something not many of us know about but it’s not from the future. In short, it is the science and art of applying fun, exciting and addictive elements of games into non-game activities like work.
YuKai Chou, who happens to be the number one Gamification guru is here to talk on this topic. He is a full time consultant and speaker who developed “Octalysis”, a complete gamification framework that helps us understand a great deal about everything we do in the various areas of our lives.
On this episode of The Art of Charm, YuKai joins us to discuss:
  • What is gamification and why is it important?
  • How does gamification apply to our reality?
  • How can gaming become productive, and life become more like a game?
  • The 8 core drives of gaming and how they apply to pretty much everything we play
  • How to turn your life into a game (or recognize that it is one already)
  • How to identify what you want to do in your life and how to build a game plan to achieve mastery
  • How to optimize for motivation and persuasion in every area of your life
  • How to build a personal brand in a new niche
  • How to hit your “first major win” state
Tune in as YuKai lets us in on the secret steps to change everything we do and shows us how to be passionate about the mundane things we normally would be bored with.

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AJ Harbinger is one of the world’s top relationship development experts. His company, The Art of Charm, is a leading training facility for top performers that want to overcome social anxiety, develop social capital and build relationships of the highest quality. Raised by a single father, AJ felt a strong desire to learn about relationships and the elements that make them successful. However, this interest went largely untapped for many years. Following the path set out for him by his family, AJ studied biology in college and went on to pursue a Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the University of Michigan. It was at this time that he began to feel immense pressure from the cancer lab he worked in and began to explore other outlets for expression. It was at this point that The Art of Charm Podcast was born.

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