Leveling Up: How To Master The Game of Life

Leveling Up: How To Master The Game of Life

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Overview

What happens when you approach the real world like a video game? You start winning—at life.

In this radical new perspective on achieving success, marketing leader and eSports player Eric Siu outlines 15 personal power-ups that will help you unlock your passion and level up your life.

You’ll follow the same steps that Siu used to transform himself from academic and social failure to wildly successful marketing entrepreneur and podcaster—by applying his mindset as a competitive eSports gamer to real-life situations. Siu didn’t stop playing video games; he just started gaming in his real life, setting himself quests, goals, and rewards at each level. Now, he’s passing the torch to you.

In Leveling Up, Siu challenges you to conquer the real world by accumulating 15 personal power-ups that will help you focus on your passion and develop it into a winning career. Every chapter brings insights and stories, advice from others who have succeeded, and a quest that you must undertake. Master all 15 levels, and you’ll even unlock a special bonus to help you build the life of your dreams.

Are you ready to test your might?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781989603536
Publisher: Page Two Books, Inc.
Publication date: 02/24/2021
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 129,086
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Eric Siu is an investor, founder, and advisor. He has helped companies such as Amazon, Airbnb, Uber, and Salesforce through his ad agency, Single Grain. He also hosts two podcasts: Marketing School and Leveling Up, where he talks about personal and business growth. Combined, the podcasts have over thirty-five million downloads. In his youth, Eric was not academically or socially successful, but he thrived in eSports and poker. He ultimately found how to convert his focus and accolades in gaming into business success and wants to help others do the same. His life mission is to help the world level up.

www.levelingup.com

Founder of Activision

Read an Excerpt

I had just finished off my opponent in a one-on-one fight to win a championship that crowned me as the top player of my class in Everquest, the massive multiplayer online role-playing game, or MMORPG. I had conquered Dharma, from our archrival guild, Magna Carta. I wasn’t just “Erico” anymore. I’d become “Erico the Wanderer.” People from all over the game sent me private messages congratulating me on my victory. Everyone in my guild was ecstatic because we’d brought home another title that further entrenched us as the number-one team.

In the “real” world of my parents and friends from school, my win didn’t mean much. But to my thirteen-year-old self, a nerd who always sucked at sports and never caught the attention of girls, the victory felt major. I hadn’t expected to win. I had started out as a newbie, with nothing—no ammo, no equipment, no money and no weapons. I was naked, a peasant, an apprentice at best. Everyone I fought in the tournament had better equipment than I did and was stronger. I was only level 55 while they were all level 60—the highest level possible. But by fighting through tough situations and leveling up, I had surprised myself and won. Getting respect and validation from fellow gamers gave me the confidence that I could accomplish virtually anything in the world.

And, as I found out later, bringing the same attitude to my real life as I did to gaming did help me to pull off bigger things than I ever could have imagined.

Table of Contents

Introduction
My Backstory
The Beginning

Level 1: Newbie Struggles
My Journey
The Road Ahead
The Newbie Mindset
Power-Ups
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: The Beginning
Level 2: Your Mission
The Amazing Journey
Find or Be Found
Mission or No Mission?
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Uncover Your Mission
Level 3: Mindset
Is Success Really in the Cards?
The Mind Game
Think Growth
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Build a Poker Mind
Level 4: Get Reading
Know the Game
Never Peak
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Emerson Spartz
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Dive Deep
Level 5: Routines
The Michael Jordan of Gaming
My Habit Journal
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Noah Kagan from AppSumo
Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Manage Your Habits
Level 6: Apprentice Mentality
Don’t Stop Beginning
Refresh Your Mind
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Andy Mackensen and Sean Kelly
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Refresh Your Beginner’s Mind
Level 7: Grit
Can You Hack the Route to Success?
The Struggle Is the Game
The Best Fuel
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Ron Klein
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Give It a Shot
Level 8: Alchemy
Give to Get
What if You Build It and They Don’t Come?
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Derek Halpern of Social Triggers
Bonus Mini-interview with Nathan Chan from Foundr Magazine
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Mark the Marketing
Level 9: Teamwork
What Makes a Great Team?
What Are Your Core Values?
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Robert Glazer
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Build Your Guild
Level 10: Meditations
Budget Your Worrying Better
How to Be a Stoic
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Brian Dean
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Reframe
Level 11: Focus
What’s Your First Love?
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Ramit Sethi
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Add Myelin
Level 12: Endurance
Fail Early, Fail Often
Endure and Build
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Mark Newman
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: Plan Out the Long Game
Level 13: Thievery
Steal Their Best Moves
Stealing Lessons from Leveling Up
Gamify Your Life with These Power Tips
Quest: What Do You Want to Steal?
Level 14: Repetition
Grind Through the Boredom
From the Leveling Up Podcast: Ryan Blair
Quest: Build Good Habits
Level 15 (Final Level): Playing the Game of Life
No Skipping Levels
Take It to the Next Level
Don’t Ever Stop Collecting Power-Ups at Your Level
ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED
Where to Go Next

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