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20 Replies to “Let’s Play a Game”

  1. Hey Jeff,

    Thank you for reminding me this. I haven’t thought about it seriously, but I think I can do some gamification stuff for my clients.
    It’s been a month since I visited PLF live 2018. Sometimes I miss the energy of that place.
    Have a great weekend and please share other stories like this.

  2. Allen D’Angelo


    Thank you Jeff this is a great reminder for me to focus on progress and not in perfection for myself. As a consultant, it’s it’s a reminder to find new ways to do this creatively from my clients.. The Boy Scouts did this successfully with merit badges to give parents and kids something to strive for… ultimately Eagle Scout. MLM companies did this with diamond and silver levels of achievement for sales performance. I don’t think most entrepreneurs do this for themselves or their clients. As a consultant, I do everything in my power to get my clients to climb ladders and jump through hoops to reach higher levels of achievement because when I put things like weekly progress charts, levels, and rewards in front of them at weekly sales meetings they strive harder. Your skiing performance is so inspiring for me! Can’t wait to to see what you do next on those slopes!

  3. That is awesome, Jeff. Yes. I am using gamification with my patients. I am a cardiologist and it is kind of challenging at times to have people stick to their diets to improve their health. However, I am using incentives and a program of rewards to help people in my clinics. This is the BEST method that I have found to help my patients. Now, your video is helping me to extend this to other areas of my practice. Thank you so much for your insight and commitment.

  4. Hi Jeff, thank you for the inspiration and idea around gamification. I can visualize the practical application of it to many things and turn dry, boring, tedious stuff into something more interesting, fun, playful and rewarding. Have a great week, cheers, David

  5. I couldn’t agree with you more, Jeff! My tagline reads: “The Journey to A Better Life™ Begins with a Single Step.” Your shiny little piece of “painted medal” may seem like a small and insignificant trinket to some. But really, it is a powerful and important reminder of all the little steps you’ve taken to get to where you are today. What you learned about yourself (and others) through this process … is priceless! And a good reminder for every one of us. Thanks for sharing.

  6. It’s always a joy to hear you talk about skiing, Jeff! I’m a skiier, too, and it is so great for me also, these past few years to be advancing by taking lessons.

    I’ve thought about trying NASTAR. Good to hear you’ve had so much fun with it. I love the idea of parlaying the game and play into serving your clients.

    I’m currently involved in a Biz + Play collaboration club with Jean Berry, and it is the program I’ve taken that I’ve stuck to the best, because it’s based on a game she created. I think it’s not just the recognition and the getting better, but the actual FUN as well.

    I always enjoy your videos. Thank you for putting out so much inspiring and informative stuff.

  7. Gloria Hamilten


    Wow, this is a real eye-opener for me. I’m not a competitive person other than with myself, each day to become a better person than yesterday and to be progressively better at the work I do.
    When, at PLF, you talked about the Launch Spokesperson of the Year competition, I partly tuned off, as I clearly took a very narrow view of what “competition” serves.
    Jeff, thank you enormously for expanding my narrow view to a panoramic view of this aspect of life. It’s like I’ve been liberated from a prejudicial view that I never knew I had.

  8. Hey Jeff, back in the 70’s I used to be a pretty good plasterer. Then one day these really fast guys turned up on site (Check out SuperHod in Google) and proceeded to do houses in a third of the time it took me (man-for-man).
    I got very curious and chatted to them a bit about ‘how’ they got so fast and the theory was that they didn’t do it for the money, they just couldn’t handle anyone else being ‘faster’ or ‘better’ than them and by being so competitive their earnings automatically increased anyway 🙂
    So I took that onboard and started to treat work like a ‘sport’, I never let my standards slip but I made sure I strangled every second out of every working day in future, and guess what? I was the fastest Spread around by the end of the year, and NO! I wouldn’t let anyone ‘beat’ me in both quality ‘and’ quantity. The Money? It came rolling in as promised by default 🙂

  9. I llove that end sentiment…if there is no space then there is no vacuum to grow. This is a big problem for us and hearing it that way really hit me. Thanks!

  10. People engage in what matters to them. The more engaged the better the results will be. You have such good instincts and you follow them so well!!

  11. peter mutaftschiev


    Totally true!
    This also reminds me of Mary Poppins. “A spoon full of sugar makes the medicine go down”. Viewing work as a game is the sugar that helps go down through a lot of a-little-bit-boring tasks!

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