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(10 Questions 2B Answered)

What do you do best?
What makes you the best?
Biggest success?
What are your aspirations?
Most challenging moment?
Favorite Motto?
Favorite People?
Favorite Places?
Favorite Products?
Current Passions?

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Cam Adair: Founder, Game Quitters

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Cam Adair is the founder of Game Quitters, the world’s largest support community for video game addiction, serving 50,000 members in 85 countries. Named one of Canada’s top 150 leaders in Mental Health, his work has been published in Psychiatry Research, and featured in two TEDx talks, Forbes, BBC, ABC News, Vice, CBC, CTV, and The Star, amongst others. He’s an internationally recognized speaker, humanitarian, and YouTuber with over 2M views. Born in Canada, he currently lives in California.

What do I do best?

I’m a backwards engineer. I’m really good at seeing what makes someone great, and then learning how they do it and integrating it into myself. The same skillset applies in business, where I’m able to see a vision of where we want to go and then backwards engineer exactly what needs to happen in order to get there.

What makes me the best version of myself?

Refusing to quit. I’ve been consistent in showing up for myself and my entrepreneurial journey over the past nine years that has included so many ups and downs, highs and lows. Continuing to persist, no matter what, has helped me get to where I am today. Also being vulnerable, it’s such a core reason why I have the audience and community I do - I’m open and transparent with them, so they trust me.

What are my aspirations?

I have so many goals and things I would love to achieve, but nothing more important than simply being an example of what’s possible when you show up and pursue your life to the fullest. My greatest ambition is making every day count. I know if I do that, it will be a life well lived.

My Biggest Success?

Just making it to this moment in my life. Today I’m in Vancouver where I was paid to speak at the Mental Health Commission of Canada about my work in video game addiction and Game Quitters. There have been so many times throughout my life where I wasn’t sure I would even make it to tomorrow. Thoughts of suicide, struggles with anxiety, long periods of depression… not to mention the number of times I have no idea how I even managed to pay rent… Simply being here in this moment in a beautiful city in the world where I had the opportunity to share my message, that feels pretty incredible. The fact that this is a normal Saturday to me, I am very blessed.

My Most Challenging Moment?

I had to cut someone off who I was very close with because I realized that after 15 years of trying to support him through his alcoholism, I wasn’t ever going to be able to actually help him until he wanted to help himself. At the time I realized all of the energy I was putting into him could be energy I put into creating Game Quitters and supporting tens of thousands of addicts around the world who actually wanted help. Here we are three years later helping almost 50,000 addicts per month across 84 countries. I still wish I could have got through to him though.

My Motto?

“Be open to all outcomes, and attached to none.” ~ Zan Perrion

This quote changed my life in 2009 and I have used it ever since. As an ambitious person it’s so easy to become attached to outcomes. So much of your focus and drive comes from a very specific intention of achieving a specific result. But “attachment is the root of suffering” as the Buddha said, so how do you find the synergy between ambition, drive, and focus, while also remaining completely unattached to a specific outcome. Sometimes the outcome you thought would happen doesn’t, but something even more magical does. Be open to being surprised. Be open to the magic.

My Favorite People/Role Models?

Elon Musk because in an interview with him someone asked, and I’m paraphrasing, “Elon, you are pursuing Electric Cars, Solar Energy, and Space Exploration; pursuing even one of these would be a monumental task, but you’re pursuing all three, why?”

Elon turned towards the interviewer and without missing a beat said, again paraphrasing, “Because they are too important for our world for someone not to solve, and it seems like nobody else is doing it, so fine, fuck it, I’ll do it.”

That was the moment I committed to creating Game Quitters. Nobody else was doing it, so fine, fuck it, I’ll do it.

8. My Favorite Places/Destinations?

Portugal is incredible. I go to Tanzania every year with E.P.I.C. to build clean water wells, it’s a special country with the most wonderful people. I love to road trip around the Great Ocean Road on the southern coast of Australia. It’s hard to beat surfing during sunset in California though.

My Favorite Products/Objects?

iPhone 7+, Macbook Pro, and my personal photographer, Deepak Kanda.

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My Current Passions?

I am launching a vlog on YouTube which I am very excited about. I’ve also been really enjoying Instagram lately. Otherwise, my only priority every day is to surf. :)