Motivational speaker Cam F Awesome shares how he links confidence to resiliency and success and how to be your own biggest fan.

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Becoming Your Own Biggest Fan: How Nurturing Your Confidence Leads to Greater Resiliency and Success with Cam F Awesome

Growing up, Cam dealt with academic and social challenges. Bullying and anxiety led him to join a boxing gym to protect himself. Cam had tried out but was unable to make any teams he tried out for. Boxing was the only available choice since no team had to be made.

Cam quickly fell in love with the sport. He realized his potential to be great and dedicated every waking moment to be the best boxer possible. Cam’s mental toughness served as his superpower in the ring. Within 2 years in the sport in 2008, Cam won the National Championship claiming the title as the #1 Super Heavyweight boxer in the country.

Cam holds 4 Golden Gloves Championships, 6 US Championships, 3 PAL National Championships, 6 Ringside Championships, and 3 Olympic Trials. Cam holds the title as the Winningest Boxer in USA Boxing history. Cam’s accomplishments are impressive but pale in comparison to the losses he has accumulated to reach this point. His story of resilience is so inspiring it’s featured in the NETFLIX Original documentary COUNTERPUNCH.

During his motivational speeches he shares how he faced adversities in and outside of the ring with a Championship Mindset. Boxing is the greatest metaphor because everyone is fighting their own battles. This is what makes Cam’s message so relatable.

“If you can fail without being discouraged, success becomes inevitable” is a quote that Cam lives by. Cam’s secret to remaining resilient through ups and downs is keeping a positive mindset through practicing gratitude.

Cam has been featured in several print and internet publications and digital media outlets, including: ESPN, Sports Nation, ESPN’s Highly Questionable, Washington Post, Yahoo! Sports,Team USA, Bleacher Report, Rolling Stone, SB Nation, Kansas City Star,, ESPN Radio, Fox4KC,, Boxing News Online, The Sweet Science,, Viva La Vegan, National Post, among many others.



Hello, everyone! Cam F Awesome is on today’s show. Today, we talk about rage and anger, humility and healthy ego, Cam’s journey into speaking, the importance of being your own biggest fan, greatness through resilience, the bet that made Cam go vegan for a month, the attitude of gratitude, and overcoming self-limiting beliefs.

Let’s dive in!

In this Episode you’ll learn:

  • [08:39] A bit about Cam.
  • [13:22] Rage and anger.
  • [16:32] Being humble.
  • [24:00] Getting into speaking.
  • [29:29] Becoming Awesome.
  • [32:55] Never quitting.
  • [35:15] Losing a bet.
  • [41:47] Cam’s gratitude practice.
  • [51:37] Stepping out of self-doubt.



  • “Rage and anger make you a worse fighter.” [13:22]
  • “Confident people make insecure people uncomfortable.” [20:26]
  • “So many of us quit before we get great.” [31:40]
  • “We’re limited by our own beliefs.” [54:03]


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