Cam Adair is a writer, speaker, and a thought leader on video game addiction. He is the founder of Game Quitters, a community for gamers who want to quit and get their lives back on track. Cam’s mission is empowering others to live life with intention. He has traveled to 21 countries and lived as a nomad for the past 3 years, and is known for his popular TEDx talks, Escaping Video Game Addiction & The Surprising Truth About Rejection.
Canada’s travel-friendly culture had Cam thinking of exploring far-off destinations early on in life. Growing up in Calgary, he knew he wanted to travel “someday”, but it took him years to take the next step: book his first plane ticket and make travel happen.
In October 2012, Cam started off his solo international travels by running away from his problems (a failed relationship and freezing Canadian winters) and he quickly realized that that strategy didn’t actually solve anything. He lasted 12 days out of the country before he was overwhelmed, aching to leave Costa Rica and get back home. He hated the fact that he had given up on his very first solo trip.
After reflecting on the experience, Cam decided he didn’t want to live his life from a place of fear anymore. He knew he couldn’t allow that travel experience to be his last. So he ended up focusing on his own personal development, building up the courage to travel abroad again.
It took a while, but he was committed to making it happen. He booked a trip to Europe…and he found that he started to feel proud of himself again. Confident. Happy. He started having real-life adventures, and loving the thrill of it despite whatever challenges came his way.
“Travel is just one of those things where you have to have faith that once you’re there, and you have the right mindset (the traveler’s mindset), you’ll be good.”
Find out how Cam conquered his 16-hour-a-day video game addiction, started traveling solo and living his life from a place of courage…
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