Newtons Cannon (The Age of Unreason, up a character There are a few activities in the book that you can do on pen and paper or you canse this site for an easier and fun way of implementing the gamification systemSo what did I thinkJust Bonsái uickly Iite 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 sing 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 p your goals in this kind of form But anotherlays down some pretty good foundations on how to set p your goals in this kind of form But another 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 I loved this It s everything Nerd Fitness has been teaching for years condensed and re imagined and then expanded again The actionable in particular were my
favorite where I got to set the book down and gowhere got to set the book down and go my own character or plan my own Level 50 While like most self help books it s aimed towards adults and has some aspects that are difficult to act on as a minor or student it gives me big plans for the future and a lot of excitement for the now in regards to the things I can currently do My only complaint would be that I found the success stories awkwardly placed and they sometimes disrupted the flow of the chapter but I can t think of a solution because I realize they needed to be 2 page spreadsOverall great book Re imagines and replaces a lot of conventional workout and life improvement wisdom with it s own nerdy and scientifically backed advice A great addition to the shelf of anyone looking to well level p their life. Er will look like Build your own est 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 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 ests made Hechizos de amor up of smaller missions The goal is to r Not bad a book on kind of looking at your life like a video game where you can levelp in order to find happiness and get things done The book does make a pretty good point that the part we love about video games isn t so much beating them as getting to the point where we beat them that the entire game is supposed to be fun That s just an analogy about the podunk saying It s not the destination it s the journey but one that kind of made senseOverall this book KIND of seems like I m not generally a fan of self help books because I find that mostly the person they re really just out to actually help is the author s pocketbook But I ve got several online friends that are fans of Steve Kamb s nerdfitnesscom site so I figured I d give it a read and got a copy from the library It s a good core concept The Parisian Prowler using gamification to achieve personal goals whether it be fitness or travel or what have you Breaking things down into a series of miniests making walking for 5 minutes a day into the MMORPG euivalent of killing rats at level 1 and grinding xp to eventually take down dragons But even as short as the book is I feel like it spends a lot of its pages with filler repetition rather than building and expanding Cross My Heart and Hope to Die upon the ideas introduced in the 30 pages or so And maybe it s just me embracing excuses but some of the advice really seemed like a recipe for disaster Not happy with your job You should totallyit and just buckle down and work hard to do something you really like He acknowledges that some folks are playing the Game of Life at different difficulty levels and I have to think that his background colors his experience It s easier to take huge risks when you re single young and have a well off family you can se as a safety net When you re married with a kid your priorities should shift to security in my opinion So sure work towards your goals save and accomplish them but don t think it s as easy as he makes it out to be At the end of the day he s selling something and he tells you himself that he s a child of salespeople and of "his first job was as a salesperson The best salespeople find a need and learn "first job was a salesperson The best salespeople find a need and learn sell to that need which is what he does I leave it p to other folks to determine how altruistic they think his motives areStill I recommend the read it s goes some decent core ideas a good motivating read and I went and joined the forums over at his site I won t be buying into Nerd Fitness Academy the pay side of the site though This is a must read book for all nerds introverts and hopeful Jedi Steve Kamb takes the mentorship of Obi Wan Gandalf Morpheus and Professor Dumbledore and blurs the divide between fantasy and reality as he helps you tackle your biggest life goals like a James Bond mission Level
up your life is practical and actionable adviceYour Life is practical and actionable advice nerds like me who nderstand discussions of Bowser s acceleration in Super Mario Kart but can finally take our know how offline off the couch and away from our books and apply them in the real world 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 sed 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 I ve never been a big fan of self help books or seminars which Everything a Band-Aid Can't Fix: A Teen's Guide to Healing and Dealing with Life 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 inferior. Level Up Your Lifeses 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.
Summary Ä PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Steve KambIty 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 p 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 ite 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 All Things Consoled us gamers are always trying to comep 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 A Gin-Pissing-Raw-Meat-Dual-Carburetor-V8-Son-of-a-Bitch from Los Angeles 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 levellingp 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 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 nhappiness 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 BEGUNhim hopelessly hooked was Everuest What had begun a fun way to blow off some steam after school or work ickly became an addiction pg 5So Steve took what he loved best about the game the levels the endless Party Politics in America 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 thisp 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 Put off thy shoes used his game to levelp 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 I once heard the story ofand the young at heart I once heard the story of 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 Range of Ghosts (Eternal Sky, used to build the life you actually wantThink about your typical role playing game you start off weak and through small battles buildp your experience The Brand New Monty Python Papperbok until you levelp and become stronger Now you can take on bigger challenges earn experience an It s January so a lot of people are currently working on resolutions they C est 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. ,