Cameron Schmidt calls himself "the Human Catalyst." He has built online and offline communities for a long list of impressive and world-class creators including Jesse Itzler via his Build Your Life Resume Online Course as well as Alex Banayan the author of a best-selling book The Third Door. One of the things that stuck out to me during our conversation is Cameron's idea of life being a training ground to become your ultimate best self. Instead of trying to do the things you are good at, he urges you to ask, "Why not allow yourself to try new things?" You might be embarrassed in the process of exploring, but it will be worth it.
Along with building communities, Cameron is in the business of being a catalyst for change and hope in others. Through his example, he wanted to inspire others when he decided to run solo a 100 miles non-race, which he finished because of the messages of support and phone calls from friends. As a catalyst for someone else, Cameron voluntarily helped the former Writer at Large for Esquire magazine, Cal Fussman, when he finished his Sparton race. Before his entrepreneurial career as "the Human Catalyst," Cameron was involved with various athletic endeavors, including working for USA Volleyball and as a referee. Meanwhile, in basketball, Cameron has packed his untraditional career by doing things such as setting up private basketball courts for the likes of Lebron James. I'm so excited to have this conversation with Cameron.
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How can we think about managing our fear of being embarrassed during those moments in life where we are seeking growth?
Listen to hear how Cameron thinks about this question, which is undoubtedly a widespread concern for anyone looking to learn and make use of new skills.