In 5 years, Steve Kamb has transformed himself from wanna-be daydreamer into a real-life superhero and actually turned his life into a gigantic video game: flying stunt planes in New Zealand, gambling in a tuxedo at the Casino de Monte-Carlo, and even finding Nemo on the Great Barrier Reef. To help him accomplish all of these goals, he built a system that allowed him to complete quests, take on boss battles, earn experience points, and literally level up his life.
If you have always dreamed of adventure and growth but can’t seem to leave your hobbit-hole, Level Up Your Life is for you. Kamb will teach you exactly how to use your favorite video games, books, and movies as inspiration for adventure rather than an escape from the grind of everyday life. Hundreds of thousands of everyday Joes and Jills have joined Steve’s Rebellion through his popular website, NerdFitness.com, and leveled up their lives—losing weight, getting stronger, and living better.
In Level Up Your Life, you’ll meet more than a dozen of these members of The Rebellion: men and women, young and old, single and married, from all walks of life who have created superhero versions of themselves to live adventurously and happily. Within this guide, you’ll follow in their footsteps and learn exactly how to:
• Create your own “Alter Ego” with real-life super powers • Build your own Epic Quest List, broken into categories and difficulty levels • Hack your productivity habits to start making progress • Train your body for any adventure • Build in rewards and accountability that will actually motivate you to succeed • Travel the world freely (and cheaply) • Recruit the right allies to your side and find powerful mentors for guidance
Adventure is out there, and the world needs more heroes. Will you heed the call?
About the Author
Steve Kamb is the force behind NerdFitness.com, which began as a simple blog that has since evolved into a worldwide community of nerds, average Joes, and desk jockeys helping each other make positive changes in their lives. He is lives in New York City, and hopes to one day become Captain America.
“Kamb's system is commendable for its specificity and practicality and lack of bland platitudes, but he also provides some poignant thoughts on living a meaningful life, namely that "happiness is a consequence of the things you do daily." — Publisher’s Weekly
“I stayed up all night in Qatar reading this! Steve Kamb is not only a real-life James Bond, he’s also written a damn good book.” — Chris Guillebeau, NYT bestselling author of The Happiness ofPursuit and The $100 Startup
"This is a +5 book of awesome and your Konami Code to getting more fit and finding adventure. Dig in!" — Chris Brogan, CEO of Owner Media Group
"Steve Kamb is a real-life superhero. If you want to discover how to conquer your fears, lead a life of adventure, and become a legend, read this book. No matter where you are now, you're about to become 110% more awesome." — Abel James, Best-selling author of The Wild Diet and Award-Winning Creator of Fat-Burning Man
"Level Up Your Life isn't just a book, but a strategy guide that will get you as close to superheroism as you can get. Steve presents practical, tactical, and fun approaches to carve out a better path and a better story for your life — and he does so in a way that will make you say "GAME ON!" If you want to build a better story, a better character, and a better life, this book is your best bet." — Mike Vardy, Founder of Productivityist
"Who knew that the secret to leveling up your life was embedded in all those video games you played growing up? Steve reveals these hidden lessons and shows how to gamify your life so that the quest to reach your goals is just as fun as rescuing the princess. Press up, up down, down, left, right and then buy this book to get one heck of a cheat code for life." — Brett McKay, Founder of ArtofManliness.com
"Steve Kamb's made an art of making dieting and working out accessible to everyone. His concepts take intimidating concepts and breaks them down in a step by step format that has us "leveling up" our lives, becoming more self-confident and motivated in a positive feedback loop. As a long time reader of Nerd Fitness, I can say Steve's advice has helped me look at fitness in a new light. If you buy one fitness or self-development book this year, make it this one." — Matt Kepnes, New York Times best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day "I love Steve Kamb’s debut book, Level Up Your Life! It’s required reading for anyone who needs a funny, inspiring, and actionable guidebook on how to become a healthy-eating, physically fit super hero in real life. In fact, I achieved a lifelong goal of getting my first unassisted chin-up by following the tools and tips in this book!" — Michelle Tam, New York Times-bestselling author of Nom Nom Paleo: Food For Humans
“Want to 'Level Up Your Life'? In his new book, Nerd Fitness founder Steve Kamb turns to video games and other geeky pursuits to show you how....Kamb takes a fresh approach to the self-help and fitness category, walking you through the steps needed to make your life more epic in an extremely geek-friendly way.” — Cnet