It’s easy to get bogged down with day to day life responsibilities that the lofty goals we have — whether it be losing weight, learning to cook or traveling the world — remain just that: goals. But Nerd Fitness’s Steve Kamb is helping people start taking action. Kamb built an empire around his passion for gaming by giving people a way to create an alter-ego and accomplish their goals — fitness or otherwise. This month, Kamb took Nerd Fitness to the next level by releasing the book, “Level Up Your Life,” which allows readers to create a total life-hacking system. Here, he tells us more about it.
A lot of people feel unfulfilled at work. Can creating an alter-ego help with that?
The heroes we love in TV shows, movies and books tend to have regular responsibilities, too. Superman is also a reporter, Clark Kent. Indiana Jones is an archeologist. Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a Sunnydale High School cheerleader. Just like these superheroes, we have responsibilities that need to be taken care of, but there can also be another version of yourself that does amazing things in your free time. So instead of going home after work and watching Netflix or heading to the bar and drinking away your sorrows, you can turn yourself into a superhero with a fun name and backstory and start spending your time doing the things you’ve always wanted to do.
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