It's funny how many of us spend more time learning how to play a video game or to hit a 7-iron than we do on taking our job search or productivity to the next level.
When we play games we compete and often play with a passion and intensity that drive us to get better and better. When we play with our buddies we can stay up all night but when we have nothing to do we can fall asleep by 10pm. What is it that makes this difference and can we bottle it so we can have some when we need it?
What if your work was fun? What if a job search was like a game? You have to put on your game face and treat rejection like you lost one of your lives in Call of Duty and move on. I love to pick up the phone and make cold call because it's like a game to me. It doesn't matter what you are are trying to accomplish if you are having fun and playing a game.
Enjoy yourself and all the people you come into contact with. Keep track of your activity, try to set a personal record or get everything crossed off your list within a certain time limit. By turning your challenges into a game you will find that your next level is there for the taking.