Steve Kamb is the founder of NerdFitness.com
, a worldwide fitness community dedicated to helping nerds, desk jockeys, and self-aware robots level up their lives. He’s also the author of the upcoming book, Level Up Your Life, that gives people a blueprint for prioritizing adventure, growth, and happiness by turning a life into a giant video game. While running his company from a coconut laptop, Steve has adventured all over the world, explored the ruins of Machu Picchu, dived with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef, and lived like James Bond in Monte Carlo. He has guest lectured at Google, Google Dublin, Facebook, TEDxEmory, and regularly speaks at Vanderbilt University.
Join us as we talk about:
- Turning your life into a big video game
- How to get started with exercise, diet, or any other new habit
- Steve’s own Epic Quest of Awesome
- Steve’s new book Level Up Your Life
- The value of community
- How to harness momentum in 2016 and beyond
- …and much more!
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As I thought, you have the power of the Hero inside you.
– Princess Zelda
Being the hero is something we all get a chance to do when we play video games. In life, we do not always feel so heroic. But it does not have to be that way. Being a hero is about mindset, beliefs, behaviors, and actions.
Being a hero is not something that you must wait for, complete a degree to obtain, or have a certain type of job to receive. Being a hero is something we all can do. It’s not always glamorous, and it seldom receives the attention it should, but we can all be a hero to someone else.
The thing about true heroes, is they are selfless. There are a lot of things that you can do to be a hero, but ultimately, you must do something for someone else.
Speak up. Stand up.
Take action. Stand firm.
Being a hero is not easy and it probably will be uncomfortable. It can also be lonely at times. But in the end, it is worth it for the difference you will make in the world around you and in the lives of others.
Who will you be a hero for today?
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This post is an excerpt from the book Mastering The Game: What Video Games Can Teach Us About Success In Life
When I asked best-selling author Simon Sinek what he had learned from video games, he offered an interesting reply: “It’s difficult to know where our lessons come from.” Part of what I believe makes understanding where learning comes from it so difficult is that it … Continue reading
Whenever there is a meeting, a parting is sure to follow. However, that parting need not last forever. Whether a parting be forever or merely for a short time…That is up to you.
– Happy Mask Salesman
Things have a beginning and an ending. We often have control over what we allow to continue. When it comes to life, we are not promised a set number of days. We cannot choose the day and hour of our own “finish line.”
We can, however, choose our starting point. If you have been putting off starting something important, creative, or meaningful, now is the time to act. The best time to plant a tree is 100 years ago, the second best time to plant a tree is today.
What have you been putting off that you should do today?
What is the very first step you can take?
Go do that.
This post is part 6 of the #YourTurnChallenge based on Seth Godin’s book What to Do When It’s Your Turn
Previous Posts: Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
I personally have a strong distaste for education video games. Actually, I hate them. Here’s why:
Poor execution. The genre of game know “edutainment” suffers from not clearly understanding what it should be.
The worst offenders in this category try way too hard to be educational AND a video game, but end up failing at both. Here’s the real problem –
The Teaching Game Knows That it is a Teaching Tool
When … Continue reading
This post is part 2 of the #YourTurnChallenge based on Seth Godin’s book What to Do When It’s Your Turn
Previous Posts: Day 1
What would you quest for? What is more important to you?
It’s one thing to be willing to die for a cause, but there an entirely different level of commitment required to be willing to live for something.
It’s easy to stand … Continue reading
– Navi, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Video Game Quotes from Legend of Zelda
Welcome to the ClassicallyTrained Podcast – THE podcast for life and leadership lessons from video games.
In this episode I reflect on the events of the week, how to add value to your day, and share a most excellent quote.
Blog Post: Finding Meaning – Robin Williams Video Games and Zelda
Quote of the Week:
20,000 Days and Counting by Robert D. Smith
Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl
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It’s often sad to hear of a person’s unexpected passing, life is short, no matter how long it lasts.
I was reminded of this yet again with the passing of Robin Williams yesterday. Now, I’ll admit, while I was not the biggest Robin Williams fan, I really did enjoy much of his work. Of course there are many areas where my views about the world differ, but I enjoyed many of his great performances, in particular Dead Poets … Continue reading