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Level Up Your Life epub ✓ Hardcover Ë Level Up Your Life uses the principles of video games movies television comic books and pop culture to teach you how to transform your life in extraordinary ways and collect real world experiences that are just as amazing and fulfilling as the adventures of comic book heroes and video game characters LLevel Up Your Life uses the principles of video games movies television comic books and pop culture to teach you how to transform your life in extraordinary ways and collect real world experiences that are just as amazing and fulfilling as the adventures of comic book heroes and video game characters Learn how to design your own personal Epi I initially gave this book a lower rating out of embarrassment that my virtual shelves are becoming ever stuffed with self help books But there's no sense in bashing it for being what it sets out to beNominally the book deals with making improvements in any area of your life but as it grew out of the author's website Nerd Fitness it retains a strong bias towards health and fitness There's a decent chunk of world travel and a smattering of starting your own business too reflecting Kamb's own journey through lifeThese are of course all well represented sub genres of self help but this book's new twist is to approach life like a videogame considering the challenges you want to tackle in life as 'uests' made up of smaller 'missions' The goal is to repurpose the techniues that make games addictive and apply them to achieving the things you really care aboutIn that sense it's much in the same vein as Jane McGonigal's Reality Is Broken Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World but with the advantages if you consider them to be so of being much shorter and directly instructionalIt's too early to say whether I'll see any long term benefits from adopting the strategies from this book but I've started giving it a try and so far it has at least added a little bit of extra fun to my workouts

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Er will look like Build your own uest lists Hack your productivity habits and willpower to build momentum Build in rewards and accountability Add members to your party expanding your community Find your own personal Yoda or Morpheus ie mentor to help you along the way Restart and earn Extra Lives how to keep going when you get scared or stuc It’s January so a lot of people are currently working on resolutions they vowed to do this new year So what better way to start off the year than with one of those ‘self help books’ that will help me achieve my goals if I just follow the methods put forward by the authorI discovered Steve Kamb and Nerd Fitness sometime last year while researching Intermittent Fasting I found the article to be really informative and it encouraged me to check out the rest of the site I stuck around for a while and discovered that lo and behold Steve Kamb had actually published a book called Level Up Your Life In a nutshell Level Up Your Life details how to achieve your goals and become a awesome person through gamification Gamification is basically a rewards based system to make some kind of changes For example someone wishing to lose 40kg of weight may implement a system where for every 5 kg of weight loss they can reward themselves with something like a new book or game Anyway Steve Kamb goes into a lot detail in his book Level Up Your LifeI think this book definitely appeals to those who have a strong interest in nerd culture and specific things within it Kamb uses a lot of examples from various pop culture icons such as Batman Jason Bourne and Katniss Everdeen to get his points across And honestly the examples work really well with the arguments that Kamb is makingAnother thing implemented well is that Kamb’s websites Level Up Your Life and Nerd Fitness allow you to make a character and set goals which you can assign points to to gain XP and essentially level up a character There are a few activities in the book that you can do on pen and paper or you can use this site for an easier and fun way of implementing the gamification systemSo what did I think?Just uickly I uite enjoyed this book and I got out of it than what I thought I wouldI feel like I’ve read a lot of the advice that was in here before and I did find it encouraging and it has put me on track for thinking about trying to achieve my goals using a gamification system I did feel like towards of the book I was starting to get a little tired of the book I think that’s because towards the end there was a lot of talk about nutrition and exercise and how it should be done I think that’s of a personal gripe where whenever I read a book about a particular subject I always get annoyed when an author mentions their specific way of eating and exercising and suggesting that people should do it that specific way That being said Steve Kamb does say that these are suggestions and that other things are worth trying as wellI think another thing that was starting to bother me by the end was the references to Jason Bourne I have no desire to be Jason Bourne I haven’t even seen those movies and I don’t care to and so I kind of just started switching off at those parts because I want to be me and not someone else That being said his point is that you should aspire to be the awesome person that you think you should be and not the mundane character that you areI didn’t find this book to be the most profound and inspiring book I have ever read but there was actually some good advice hidden between the pages I’m definitely keen on the gamification system and I think Kamb lays down some pretty good foundations on how to set up your goals in this kind of form But another thing that struck me in this book and most likely had the biggest impact on my thoughts was about how we choose who we spend time with and the memories we collect with those people It got me thinking about some of the people that I spend time with and how there are some of them that I dread spending time with because they’re just really negative people and I have absolutely no meaningful and happy memories with them On the other hand I have some wonderful friends that I have the best memories with and I feel like I just appreciate them so much after reading this bookAs I finish writing my thoughts on this book I have come to another realisation or lesson learned from this book In various places Steve Kamb says that we should find things that we love and those are the things that we find ourselves so immersed in that we lose track of time As I was writing this I found that I genuinely did lose track of time I do love writing and I do feel I could get lost in writing I just need to find the medium that suits me most For now I’ll settle with writing down what I thought of the books I read

Steve Kamb Ä Level Up Your Life book

Level Up Your LifeC uest of Awesome through advice on health fitness travel and financeAuthor Steven Kamb the foundercreator of NerdFitnesscom leads you on a journey to discover the kind of game you want to play including how to Develop a leveling structure Create a personal Origin Story every hero has a great origin story Determine what your Level 50 charact Short review It's a long pitch for his website nerdfitnesscom and levelupyourlifecomLong review Definitely makes me think about how to prioritize and motivate myself but the lack of any real direction on how to track or gamify your life is so glossed over and hyped that there are literally only a handful of pages explaining the character classes and tracking of points The other 99% of the book was just hyping your life is going to be so cool my life is so cool this guy changed his life around etcI can relate to the posts about most of the video games movies and books that he references but if you are younger or much older and never got into video games then most of this book is going to be lost on you I used to read his blog year ago but realized that he was just rehashing other people's content with a video gamemoviepop culture twist I feel a bit duped about this book but gave it 2 stars because it did piue my interest on how I approach my goal tracking