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 the author of the book, Level Up Your Life, which gives people a blueprint for prioritizing adventure, growth, and happiness by turning life into a giant video game. While running his company on the go, 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.
In this episode, Steve tells us how we can reach our goals (and have tons of fun) by turning our life into one big game. He tells the story of how he did this himself, along with the story of how he built NerdFitness.com from a spontaneously purchased domain into a company with multiple employees. We talk about the myth of motivation, how to close the gap between what you say you want and what you actually do, how to avoid decision-making fatigue, and more. I absolutely love Steve's honesty in this conversation - especially when it comes to talking about how to make change, his writing process, and the behind-the-scenes of building an online business. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did!
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Books, Resources & People Mentioned
- The Witness
- Elon Musk: The World's Raddest Man
- The 4-Hour Work Week, by Tim Ferriss
- Chris Guillebeau
- Jason Fitzgerald (a season 1 alum!)
- Scrivener Writing Software
- Self Control / Freedom app
- Thomas Frank
- Ramit Sethi
- Cal Newport
- How Star Wars Conquered the Universe, by Chris Taylor
- Losing My Virginity, by Richard Branson
- The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho
- I Will Teach You To Be Rich, by Ramit Sethi
- Dwayne Johnson on Instagram
- Elon Musk on Twitter
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