I leave it up to other folks to determine how altruistic they think his motives are. Still, 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. Jan 12, Ember Isaac rated it it was amazing Shelves: read-and-kept. I loved this! It's everything Nerd Fitness has been teaching for years, condensed and re-imagined and then expanded again. The actionable parts in particular were my favorite -- where I got to set the book down and go make my own character, or plan my own Level 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 c I loved this!
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.
If you connect any smart-lights you have to Apple's Home app, like Philips Hue , you can control the entire system from your wrist. A lot of trying to be "cool" is about not rocking the boat, and going along with things that are tried and true. I want to be more and do more. That is a possibility you have to accept. If you're having one of those days , here are 41 quotes that will inspire you to pick yourself up and keep going. What if I end up hating it?
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 spreads. Overall, 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 up their life!
Mar 09, Elliott rated it liked it. My review is lower than it might have been had I not recently read Superbetter. They touch on very similar topics and, honestly, I think Superbetter does a better job. The elements of the system are more explicitly laid out and the system is more accessible and broad. However, that does not mean this book is bad.
Indeed, you might get a lot out of it. But maybe check both books out from the library and see which one speaks to you more before you buy. One thing this book has going for it is its pa My review is lower than it might have been had I not recently read Superbetter. One thing this book has going for it is its particular focus on fitness. For example, the game classes he describes are defined by physical traits. However, given how much it talks about travel and fulfilling work, it is positioning itself as more than a fitness book.
For example, "Level 50" is defined as a more comprehensive life goal. But if you want a gamification book with a fitness angle, this might be it. Jul 03, Becky rated it it was amazing. Okay, so, I'm not actually a nerd or geek - just a wannabe. The author's encouragement to "get a life" isn't actually written but implies it, while translating it into an exciting adventure.
As a Christian, I found several applications as well - after all, there are several Biblical references to extraordinary living such as a relentless athlete and soldier with Okay, so, I'm not actually a nerd or geek - just a wannabe. As a Christian, I found several applications as well - after all, there are several Biblical references to extraordinary living such as a relentless athlete and soldier with supernatural armor.
Great read with plenty of quotes and references for further study. Jan 06, Cory Huff rated it really liked it. I think I found the key to getting teenagers to think about their future. I've been following Steve's blog almost from the beginning, and this book is a great distillation of his methods into an actionable plan for finding your path forward in life. I gave this book to a 13 year old gaming enthusiast I know, and he immediately read the entire book and wrote out his life plan based on the book.
Jan 21, Caitlin Gutilla rated it really liked it. This book changed my life! The day after, I went to the grocery store and bought some food to begin my new lifestyle. If anyone is struggling with exercising or just wanting to achieve your goals, please check out this book. If not, at least go on to the Nerd Fitness website and read some information. You won't regret it! It will try to sell you on using the tools of the Rebellion to level up your life. It is to your benefit to buy in. Sep 08, Pichleap rated it it was amazing.
This book has been a great motivation, a great inspiration, a great push and a great friend of mine who challenges me to become more than I've ever been before.
No matter how tired I am, I would at least read a few pages before going to bed, feeling so capable of anything and can't wait for tomorrow to come. I'm not at all a gamer but the author speaks right to my heart. I can relate to almost every word he says. I'm pretty sure I will keep coming back from time to time. Thanks for showing me ho This book has been a great motivation, a great inspiration, a great push and a great friend of mine who challenges me to become more than I've ever been before.
Thanks for showing me how to live a life I always wanted to live but never get to. Jun 11, Leslie rated it it was amazing. Do you want to change any aspect of your life? Lose weight? Travel more?
Learn a new language? Are you a nerd or geek?
If so this book is for you. The author has an amazing perspective on taking your big goals and breaking them up so you can get it done. I look forward to leveling up my life. Mar 19, Somnady Chhy rated it really liked it. I do enjoy reading this book as it often talks to my heart. The only reason that I take awhile to finish this book because I don't want to let the excitement of reading it go away so fast. And today I think it's the right to finish it and I did. I didn't till this day that actually there are people out there whom would trying to accomplish thing and have the same kind of problem which i'm facing.
It will take time for me to start taking action but I believe that by following Steve path may event I do enjoy reading this book as it often talks to my heart. It will take time for me to start taking action but I believe that by following Steve path may eventually leveling up my life. Thanks to Davuth that always introduces me good book except when it's not :! Apr 27, Eryn rated it it was amazing. While I didn't relate completely to the video game metaphors, this book had a lot of great information and inspiration to kick-start some adventure planning in my life. Jan 13, Blake Powell rated it really liked it.
I have to say that I found the book enjoyable to read, and I've been a reader of nerd fitness for a couple of months now. I loved the bits on collecting underwear and not allowing other people to judge you for pursuing the dream in the way that you want to. The problem is a lot of this content is available on the blog but in a different format here, which has its ups and downs. If you've never read the blog you'll love the book, but blog readers will still find something to love here.
There's a l I have to say that I found the book enjoyable to read, and I've been a reader of nerd fitness for a couple of months now. There's a lot of actionable advice and I really liked the parts where Steve alludes to building his business as I'm going through the same process of self-doubt and solopreneurship myself.
The other problem with covering so much content is that it gleans over some parts and doesn't cover them in a great amount of depth. For me at least, the Jason Bourne part on exercising was a little long and the Bruce Wayne metaphor was a little flat. What I did like were the Matrix metaphors and the many video game references but of course, that's my personal taste talking.
Overall I would recommend this book to anyone seeking to level up their life professionally or socially. There's a lot of great advice here and Steve writes in a very relatable way. Jan 13, Paige Gordon rated it it was amazing. This book was freakin awesome! I love the idea of working all the elements that make video games so addictive into your life in a positive way. Steve clearly lays what it is about video games that keeps us coming back for more clear challenges, incremental progress, immediate rewards, epic quests etc and gives tips on how to create those things in your "real life" so that you are driven to "level up" in life, instead of in a game.
It's a fascinating concept and I am really excited to implement This book was freakin awesome!
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It's a fascinating concept and I am really excited to implement it in my own life. If a good story draws you in and motivates you to be better, this book will show you how to use that to your advantage and become a super-hero just like your favorite fictional character. Favorite Quote: "Happiness is a consequence of the things you do daily, not a reward for earning a certain amount of money or purchasing a certain number of things. Find time every day to work on things that make you feel alive, with people that you love, and take a moment to celebrate any victory, no matter how small - this will have you primed to rapidly advance in this Game of Life, and you'll have a blast along the way.
Apr 02, Terrence rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites , personal-dev. I really loved this book. It spoke to the nerd in me who loves the addictiveness of great RPGs. I find it easier to stick to growing the skills you want to develop by gamifying it. I absolutely love grinding a character to max stats in an RPG, and then going into beast mode for the rest of the game. I am already fit and go to the gym regularly, but I can gamify learning a new language, instrument, hobby, career advancement, public speaking, volunteering, traveling, and the list goes on.
Almost e I really loved this book. Almost everyone has gamed at one time with the addictive nature of phone games nowadays. We're always trying to unlock that next level or gain more stats to do more things. Taking small steps everyday can get you farther along than watching tv, playing video games, getting drunk regularly, or other time wasters that might apply as soon as you get off from work. If you are subscribed to geek culture and you want to become your own custom superhero and design your story, I overwhelmingly recommend this book. Jan 04, Simon Vandereecken rated it it was amazing Shelves: brainfood , personal-development.
One year and half ago, I suscribed to the Nerd Fitness Academy and followed the path proposed on the website. This led me to some dramatical changes in my life helping me to improve myself, my health and mind.
One year later I bought this book but postponed its reading, as I was going through some personal stuffs. One month ago I've made what the Academy call a "respawn" and decided to take everything back to zero. This book helped me get things back on track but with a greater view, by seeing t One year and half ago, I suscribed to the Nerd Fitness Academy and followed the path proposed on the website.
This book helped me get things back on track but with a greater view, by seeing things ahead, on a higher level than what I had done in the past, helping me setting real goals I wanted to achieve and hard-based steps that I have to follow to reach them.
They provide you with some things. You take all you want from a person - sexual chemistry, let's say, or good conversation, or financial support, or intellectual compatibility, or niceness, or loyalty - and you get to pick three of them. Life is so sad, he would think in those moments. It's so sad, and yet we all do it. But it is a singular love, because it is a love whose foundation is not physical attraction, or pleasure, or intellect, but fear.
You have never known fear until you have a child, and maybe that is what tricks us into thinking that it is more magnificent, because the fear itself is more magnificent.
I would hold him in my arms and wait to cross the street and would think how absurd it was that my child, that any child, could expect to survive this life. It seemed as improbable as the survival of one of those late-spring butterflies—you know, those little white ones—I sometimes saw wobbling through the air, always just millimeters away from smacking itself against a windshield.
Sometimes you feel more of one thing and less of another, and sometimes you feel them out of order, and sometimes you feel them for a longer time or a shorter time. But the sensations are always the same. But here's what no one says - when it's your child, a part of you, a very tiny but nonetheless unignorable part of you, also feels relief. Because finally, the moment you have been expecting, been dreading, been preparing yourself for since the day you became a parent, has come.
Ah, you tell yourself, it's arrived. Here it is. And after that, you have nothing to fear again. You take all the things you want from a person -- sexual chemistry, let's say, or good conversation, or financial support, or intellectual compatibility, or niceness, or loyalty -- and you get to pick three of those things. Which brings us to you, Teresa. The way to better separate your work life from your home life is simply to do more things outside work. Take a class in pottery or Mandarin or Sicilian cooking.
Start lifting weights and get super strong so you can fight bad guys if it ever comes to that laughs nervously. Volunteer for any cause you care about. Make dates with your friends, or make new friends who share your interest in Mandarin or bad-guy-fighting and schedule dates with them. Have more sex! The combination of pocket computers, Twitter, overbearing bosses, the Protestant work ethic and, yes, Slack conspires to obliterate any boundaries between your work life and the rest of it.
And then: Do other things. But even doing things once or twice a week will help retrain your brain to think of time outside work as time you spend on interests outside your job. So go forth and figure out what your interests are. Megan Greenwell is the editor in chief of Deadspin, and she needs a hobby, too.