Monthly Archives: February 2016

Scoring SuperBetter to Win Your Life

Completing our series on getting superbetter — for now! In the last set of blog posts here, I’ve examined the 7 Gameful Rules of SuperBetter. Applying those rules to any struggle in life can help you develop the resiliency needed to rise up … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #7: Go for an Epic Win!

Gameful rule #7 in our series of  for getting SuperBetter I cannot adequately describe the elation I felt back in 2012 parking my old truck and walking in to meet my friend, James, for a beer. Shoulder surgery had left me completely unable to … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #6: Adopt a Secret Identity

Another in our series of gameful rules for getting SuperBetter Shhh! Don’t tell anyone, but I used to be Redwing Dreamseeker. I played my first round of SuperBetter 4 years ago after I had shoulder surgery to repair a major rotator cuff injury, and had months of … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #5: Recruit Allies

Another in our series of gameful rules for getting SuperBetter “Would you like to play a game?” Let’s face it: you’re going to need help in your push to get superbetter. Everybody needs help — I do, you do, everybody does. … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #4: Seek Out and Complete Quests

Continuing our series on getting superbetter… So far I’ve talked about the first 3 gameful rules Jane McGonigal gives us for playing SuperBetter: Challenge yourself. Find and activate Power-ups. Identify and battle the Bad Guys. Rule #4 starts to put it all together … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #3: Battle the Bad Guys

Part of a series on the gameful rules for getting superbetter… He waits till way past dark and I am alone. He won’t approach me but rather lurks in the corner as I try to skirt through that area without … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #2: Power-Up!

Part 3 of a continuing series on getting superbetter Anytime you’re facing a challenge, you could use a bit of a boost. That’s why Jane McGonigal follows up her first gameful rule in SuperBetter (Challenge yourself) with gameful rule #2: Collect … Continue reading

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SuperBetter ’16 — Rule #1: Challenge Yourself

Second in a series of posts about getting superbetter Picture your worst enemy standing directly in your path just ahead. Your heart starts to pound and your breath quickens. Your pulse races and your muscles tense. Your thoughts focus like a … Continue reading

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So SuperBetter ’16

So, I finally got around to reading SuperBetter, the latest book by games guru and futurist, Jane McGonigal. McGonigal launched SuperBetter, the free public game for improving personal resiliency, back in 2012, fresh on the heels of her 2011 best-selling book, … Continue reading

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