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Octalysis: Gamification & behavioural change
Within an hour I’d signed up to Octalysis Prime on a $1, 30 day trial:
- Looked at OP website
- Watched TED Talk
- Did a quiz to unlock the trial
- Internally screamed “Take my money!”
Wait, how did I end up signing up for yet another course?!
- On the subject of behaviour change, love this article: Habit Change Is Like Chess – Steve Pavlina
Steve Pavlina: Embrace your love of doing ALL the things!
My point is that you don’t have to go after the option that makes you the most money. You can pursue many different interests and still find a creative mix that allows you to earn money AND maintain an abundant lifestyle AND be happy AND make a difference. It’s a huge mistake to pursue money at all costs, especially if you have to sacrifice so many of the things you love doing. Do what you enjoy, and leave the extra money on the table.What If You Have Many Different Interests and Cannot Commit to Any of Them? – Steve Pavlina
^ This is very timely & sage advice for an overachiever recovering from work addiction… 😅
Outward flowing energy involves creation and giving. Inward flowing energy involves acquiring and receiving. Although these two energies may seem similar, they’re actually very distinct creatures.Polarity – Steve Pavlina
I’m wondering about this, because Steve argues that having outward flowing energy and inward flowing energy simultaneously will cancel each other out. Whereas, I think it’s human to have a bunch of stuff going on and I find it hard to accept that will lead to an overall decrease in energy. Having started studying Octalysis, I think that framework agrees. I’ll think more about this. It’s whirring around my brain a lot right now!
YNAB: You need a budget, especially if you have variable income: Here’s how
Interested in learning about variable income, but then also got curious about getting a month ahead of expenses too.
Getting a month ahead
That’s pretty ambitious for me at the moment, given I’m already saving 20% of my income into a freelance fund.
I’m not scrumping on spending either: I spent £1650 on learning & development last month and £200 on retreats and yin yoga.
I love how this video focuses on making small changes to gradually achieve this goal. And I’m motivated by the flexibility and calmness it provides. Budgeting with YNAB already eliminated so much money stress in the 3.5 years I’ve been using it.
- Put aside £10 for next month
- Get specific about what my freelance fund is and isn’t for
- Budget for tech expenses
- The Art of Possibility by Rosamund Stone Zander
- The Art of Possibility — Benjamin Zander Center
- The Broken Earth Series by N.K. Jemisin