Level Up Your Life kindle ä eBook 9781623365400 ´ Steve Kamb

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Level Up Your Life kindle ä eBook 9781623365400 ´ Steve Kamb ´ 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 advLevel 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 Steve Kamb the creator of nerdfitnesscom offers behavioral games and community support to assist readers in becoming their best self It's the self help genre meets gamificationSteve was addicted to video games miserable at his job and disappointed with life I still love those games and movies and enjoy the entertainment they provide They're a part of who I am as a person The problem was that they had become a way to avoid the unhappiness in my real life while also allowing me to continue doing nothing about it pg xiThe game that had him hopelessly hooked was Everuest What had begun as a fun way to blow off some steam after school or work uickly became an addiction pg 5So Steve took what he loved best about the game the levels the endless uests the secrets and created an online community in which the members support each other to become the best whatever it is you want to be through just those thingsEssentially Steve takes the hero's journey as described by Joseph Campbell and crafts a way to implement that into your life through your own preferences Life is meant to be lived on your own terms pg 23 I picked this up because I recently read a behavioral game book and I wanted to see what the theory would look like in action Steve has done a solid job making his game completely customizableHe provides examples between the chapters of people who have used his game to level up their lives The results are impressive The truth is that most people fear change They themselves might want to change but don't want to put forth the effort and energy to make it happen pg 57With Level Up Your Life Steve gives readers the tools to make their lives into a game of their choosing Recommended for gamers and the young at heart

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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 I've never been a big fan of self help books or seminars which usually involve some dude shaking his fist at you while standing at a podium being paid 100000 for a 1 hour performance Pay me money and you get to walk across hot coals It's just mind over matter You wanna make a lot of moneywell now you can with my new book The self help industry is kind of a crock and lacks a certain credibility yet it's a billion dollar industry They all seem to be saying 'Buy this book' or 'Take this courseit'll make you all better'I think that self help bookscourses just reinforce perceptions of inferiority shame contradictions and creates far fetched expectations This book is all about gamification which is a term I recently learned from my spouse as she mentioned a local woman Tina Holland who gave a talk to a bunch of teachers about gamification in the classroom My spouse enjoyed the talk but she is not a gamer so its not really something that she chooses to apply When she told me about it I shook my head and agreed that I thought it was a great concept Kids love video games and they're all playing them 'Do your homework for a month and you gain an achievement' 'If you make it to the end of the school year without an F you level up'So knowing all that I decided to give this book a read I didn't expect much and figured I might jot down a few notes here and there and then look at myself in the mirror and say I'm good enough I'm smart enough and doggone it people like me But this book is actually uite fun and a bit of an adventure in itself to read There's a few chapters that seem a tad bit redundant and pretty much end the same way saying 'Ready to start Lets start on this adventure'I had never heard of Nerdfitnesscom so this whole thing was new to me As a Geek and avid gamer role playing and table top this whole concept immediately appealed to me I already think in gaming terms and the majority of us gamers are always trying to come up with our own gaming stats abilities alignments classes skills feats and whatever else The concept of the hero's journey is very appealing though I don't normally think of myself as the hero I'm like an anti hero like The Punisher or Ghost Rider or the Grey Jedi that walk the line but c'mon who doesn't like the hero's journey in books movies and games Just look at lil' Bilbo Baggins or Odysseus Luke Skywalker Batman Link from the Zelda games or even Neo from the Matrix I've enjoyed the books of Joseph Campbell and I can see his influence in this book as well as many others I've enjoyed over the yearsThis author put a lot of work into this book and the website Nerdfitnesscom and I'm glad to have read it and to be a part of it I'm already working on my profile and character sheet on the siteLoL and hopefully I'll join up with the Rebellion soon This book is full of specific tangible creative and fun advice and tactics that you can apply right away and the good thing is that it's like a yummy burrito that's wrapped in a blend of GeekNerd references to games movies books as well as a cool levelling up structure and that I can relate to I would highly recommend this for those that enjoy gaming and have looked at or considered the Paleo diet since that's a big part of it too

Steve Kamb À 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 I once heard the story of a man who in the moments before he was to commit suicide decided that instead of ending his life he could instead treat his remaining existence as a big experiment without regard for the conseuences What's the worst that could happen He could die sure But that was his intended goal just a few moments agoLevel Up Your Life is a self development framework based around how computer games are designed to be addictiveWhat would it be like if you applied those very same tactics to make your life awesomeThe same sneaky tactics that get you to spend just another 5 minutes playing can also be used to build the life you actually wantThink about your typical role playing game you start off weak and through small battles build up your experience until you 'level up' and become stronger Now you can take on bigger challenges earn experience and continue to get better Sounds a lot like self development to meDon't expect this book to bring any ground breaking new self development ideas to the table But expect it to apply and explain those ideas in a way that lays out a framework that can motivate those interested in computer games and fantasy stories First we are going to rename Goals as uests much cooler And then we're going to chunk these uests down in to things that will earn us experience pointsuest Spend a day in Chile only speaking SpanishWe're going to need to be a level 20 bad ass to pull that one off So let's work out the challenges that will earn us experience pointsLearn one word of Spanish every day for 30 days 10 expPre book 10 lessons of Spanish 10expFind someone who speaks Spanish you can have coffee with once a week 20expRead a childrens book in Spanish 20expBook a flight to Chile 20 expSpend a day in Chile only speaking Spanish 50expLEVEL UP This simple gamification of life can have a profound effect One it chunks down big goals to a size that is manageable Two it has this interesting ability to remove self doubt When life is just a game you are free to fail and start againThe book covers many over elements like the Heroes Story Health Bar Multiplayer Mode build yourself a team Avatar Building Power Ups and returning home to teach others what you have learnedThere is a common thread of belief that run throughout the gamernerd culture and it works something like this I'm smarter than most other people I don't live up to my potential and the only reason I'm not successful is because I'm lazyThis belief system leads to a feeling of disappointment about how life has turned out Growing up on epic tales of adventure encourages an expectation that your life will naturally and effortlessly turn out the same Unfortunately it's easier to eat bad food form bad habits and escape in to fantasy land at the end of a hard day at work The drop in self esteem that comes from these behaviours further reinforces the cycleLevel Up Your Life gives you an opportunity to escape this pattern Learn the method join a community of like minded people then start small and build up those experience points And before you know it you'll be slaying dragons