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Level Up Your Life

How to Unlock Adventure and Happiness by Becoming the Hero of Your Own Story

This book can be downloaded and read in iBooks on your Mac or iOS device.


For the past 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, Steve's book, Level Up Your Life, is for you. He 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,, 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?

From Publishers Weekly

Jan 25, 2016 – Nerd Fitness founder Kamb draws inspiration from great heroes of geek canon to outline a life-improvement plan focused on taking risks, achieving goals, and becoming physically fit. His system, "The Epic Quest of Awesome," creates opportunities to "gain experience points, accomplish quests, complete missions," using the psychological rewards of gaming for motivation. While the missions are yours to create, Kamb provides some character archetypes for inspiration and a writing exercise to flesh out the specifics. He then lists a host of potential goals, ranging from the strictly physical to the financial and altruistic. As a fitness guru, his "Antifragile Playground Workout" detailing exercises that can be done anywhere, is particularly useful, as are his tips on "travel hacking." Throughout, Kamb draws parallels to South Park, The Matrix, Harry Potter, and a host of others. Star Wars characters illustrate the importance of interpersonal relationships, and Bill Murray's character in the comedy What About Bob? serves as an example for conquering anxiety. 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." 12 illus.

Customer Reviews

Level Up Your Life

Great read! What a fantastic way to approach life.


Awesome book that simplifies life in a way that anyone can relate and have fun while living this thing!

Level Up Your Life
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Self-Improvement
  • Published: Jan 12, 2016
  • Publisher: Rodale
  • Seller: Rodale Inc.
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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