Experiencing GSummit 2012 in San Francisco

Jon Guerrera speaking at GSummit

Photo/Image By: GSummit 2012

Last week, I had the pleasure of speaking at GSummit, a conference on gamification and loyalty, which took place in SF. While there, I met a variety of inspiring entrepreneurs, accomplished executives, and unique companies (and the food was fantastic, no joke).

Although the conference had a strong focus on applying gamification to business, I had the privilege of talking about gamifying your personal goals (based on an experiment I conducted earlier this year). I brought new content that I had never blogged about, and I received a lot of great positive feedback. Below is a preview clip of my talk (the full version costs money, unfortunately).

Forget the Apps, Gamifying with Post-It Notes from on FORA.tv

This event was like a dream come true for me. The chairman of the conference happened to stumble upon my blog through a re-tweet of a tweet I randomly sent out on a Thursday night to someone I thought would never even see it. In other words, it was pure, dumb luck that I was given the opportunity to speak at this event. But nevertheless, it was like a dream come true. For those who have seen my public bucket list, it’s a dream of mine to get up on a stage and have something valuable to share to an audience of people. And I did … to an audience of 250+ people. Needless to say, this was an epic win in my life.

I might post a slightly modified version of my talk for you to enjoy, but in the meanwhile, here the main topics covered in the talk (some of which I’ve discussed on the blog, some of which I haven’t).

a) Habits (discussed in Unlimited Drive)

b) Kaizen (currently writing a post on this)

c) Apps & post-it notes (discussed in this post)

d) People and purpose (lightly discussed here)

e) How to use rewards correctly (post to come soon)

Thanks to everyone to helped me prepare for this moment! And although that week was amazing, I’m back to reality now and have a ton of work I still need to catch up on. But stay tuned for more great things in July!

About Jon Guerrera

I'm Jon Guerrera, a life hacker at heart and the man behind the scenes here at Living For Improvement. This blog documents all of my successes, failures, and lessons learned as I experiment with finding happiness and fulfillment. I also wrote an e-book. If you like what I write on the blog, you can grab a free copy by subscribing.