For many of you that have followed London Real over the last 11 years, you’ll know that I’ve spoken with some of the most uncompromising, toughest and baddest men on the planet. From David Goggins and Jocko Willink to the likes of Mat Fraser and Eddie Hall, there is one name that has regularly cropped up but I’ve never had the opportunity to sit down with, and that is Cameron Hanes. And believe me, when I tell you – he’s up there with the toughest of them all.
Cameron Hanes is an endurance athlete, bowhunter, author and entrepreneur who David Goggins himself has described as the only man he knows who works as hard as he does! That’s some claim, given the extraordinary feats we know Goggins is capable of.
Yes, Cameron Hanes is considered to be one of the hardest-working, most uncompromising men on the planet, whose achievements in the world of physical endurance are a match for absolutely anyone. First and foremost, he is an elite bowhunter, who has spent the last 35 years of his life dedicated to the practice, setting himself the goal to become the “ultimate predator”.
In order to achieve this, Cameron believes that training his body in the most uncomfortable environments, pushing through the pain barrier and reaching levels of exhaustion many will never experience even once in their lifetime, is the only way to ensure that no matter what challenges he comes up against, he will be mentally and physically primed to push through and achieve his goal.
Cameron does this by working out seven days a week, oftentimes running a marathon a day before most of us have even slurped that first sip of morning coffee. He regularly runs over 200 miles in the rugged Oregon Mountain ranges he calls home, negotiating the most wicked terrain, in the cold, wind and rain. He is, for want of a better word, a beast.
Cameron takes fitness, preparation and mindset to levels most ordinary people wouldn’t believe possible. And, if David Goggins put him on a pedestal then you can be sure this guy is the real deal, and moreover someone I have to talk to.
For Cameron, his life has been filled with ups and downs. With a difficult childhood and lack of direction he became, as he puts it, an “average guy”. Until that is, he discovered what he was meant to do – track and hunt animals in the wild. It became an obsession and has fuelled his very existence.
Alongside this, Cameron is also a fabulous and inspiring writer, as his bestselling book “Endure: How to Work Hard, Outlast and Keep Hammering” shows. Part memoir, part manifesto, it’s a brilliant read, and if it doesn’t make you want to get up and get out, you must have been reading it upside down. It is packed full of the kind of no-nonsense motivational talk that could inspire an army.
Cameron believes that every single one of us is capable of so much more, in fact, we’ve barely even scratched the surface of what is possible. And he is living proof. Cameron explains that truly exceptional people, those who achieve greatness, do not do so, because they’re born exceptional, but because they’re obsessed with improvement.
“I want to find my limits. I want to find out what happens when I push myself too far. I haven’t been there yet, but I can’t wait.”
I can’t wait for this conversation, and if any of you are looking for some motivation this New Year, then look no further. Cameron Hanes went from a lost and aimless young man to becoming one of the fittest, hardest-working people on the planet, and he can tell you how to do the same.
Do not miss this interview, and if you are thinking about how you can transform your life for the better – not for a few measly weeks – but make long-lasting changes that will help you get in shape, earn more money and create better relationships then I urge you to join my Life Accelerator program.
In 5 days’ time, I will be taking a group of serious and determined individuals on a personal mentoring course that will transform their lives for good by teaching them the non-negotiable daily habits learned from guests like Cameron Hanes that I use every day to make sure I’m the best possible version of myself all year round, without exception.
As Cameron Hanes would say,
“If you’re not the hardest-working person you know, you’re not working hard enough.”
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- The only thing I have to offer is hard work
- I expect you to give your best effort
- Nobody cares, work harder
- How I get 300lbs of meat out of the wilderness
- Hunters have always had a place in the mountains
- Bow hunting vs Rifle hunting
- The double lung shot
- I feel lucky that I know how the real world works
- If you keep grinding it always gets better
- I don’t need vacations
- Why the truth will always win
- Sacrifice just a little more than everyone else