For many of us Millennials, tech comes natural. We’ve been around it our entire lives. Being on mobile phones. Checking in with friends on social media. Sharing pictures and links. Watching TV. Playing video games. It’s what we do.
However, in a life that involves all that stuff, sometimes it’s easy to get caught up being a consumer of all those things and relying on it a little too much. We become addicts.
For me, and this sessions guest, gaming addiction is something that is a serious problem. He and I both started playing more and more to escape our realities at school. And that habit lasted well into our twenties. What was our solution to stop the cycle? To do work we love.
Being a serial entrepreneur, Cam now finds himself leading the community over at Game Quitters. A website dedicated to helping those who feel that they’re addicted to gaming. While he doesn’t mind that people play occasionally, he does think it’s necessary that people realize that gaming is entertainment and shouldn’t be thought of as anything more.
If you or someone you know is struggling with a gaming, TV, or other technology related addiction, then you should hear Cam’s story. Even if you don’t see yourself as an video game addict, knowing that people like Cam are out there making a difference is truly inspiring. It might just help you realize what you’re meant to do as well.
IN THIS EPISODE, YOU’LL LEARN:
- How Cam initially used gaming to escape the bullying he received daily.
- How gaming is structured to keep you addicted.
- When he realized that he could survive by adding value to others.
- How Cam was introduced to The Foundation.
- What the major moment was like when realized that he wasn’t suicidal and he wanted to feel life.
- Where the idea for Game Quitters came from.
- What his daily routine looks like.
- …and much more
ITEMS MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE:
- Hooked by Nir Eyal
- Cam’s Site – Game Quitters
- Cam’s Youtube Channel
- Cam on TEDx (First Session, Second Session)
- Scott Dinsmore Tribute Post
- The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson
- New Inceptions Masterminder Facebook Group
- Fizzle – Our go to community for building online businesses. First month is free!
- Hostgator – Get unlimited space and bandwidth and great service from Hostgator for cheap!
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