Episode 72 - Cam Meekins: Start With Why

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Depending on the day of the week Cam Meekins might be wearing one of a handful of hats. He’s a rapper, producer, entrepreneur and enthusiast who loves to create.

He was raised in Wellesley, MA and was the youngest of five children. At 15 he was involved in a life threatening jet ski accident that completely changed his perspective of life and so he began to go all in on music because of it. By the age of 17 he really started to gain some traction and kept running with it. At one point he had a short deal with Atlantic Records and eventually launched his own label, Lamp City Records which is still running today.

Music has provided him with a platform to talk about what he’s currently going through in his life and he feels it’s his responsibility to use the art as a way to express the wins, losses and everything in between. He enjoys vlogging the behind the scenes of his life, has invested money into his brothers English Muffin company and wants to continue to grow in the entrepreneur world and invest in other people's ideas. At the end of the day, he would like to leave a lot more on this earth than he took from it.

One of the main takeaways from this episode is to start with why. Towards the end of the podcast Cam talks about needing to know the Why before the what. Write down the things you want to accomplish, ask yourself why you want to do it and then figure what you’re going to do in order to make it happen.

Podcast Outline (Time Markers For Audio Version Only)

  • Cam Meekins is 24 years young rapper, producer, entrepreneur & enthusiast (2:47)

  • Raised in Wellesley, MA and was the youngest of 5 children. Became a product of his environment  (3:27)

  • Life changing jet ski accident when Cam was only 15 changed his perspective on life (6:54)

  • Loves creating stuff, putting it out to the world and seeing how people react (13:32)

  • At 17 he started seeing success from his music but was very humble and grounded (16:40)

  • Had a deal with Atlantic Records and pivoted to his own, Lamp City Records (22:52)

  • Music is a platform for him to talk about what he’s going through in his life and not limiting himself to talk about one specific thing (Relationships, Personal Issues, Business, Parties etc)  (31:07)

  • Living in a content driven environment and balancing how much to produce (36:27)

  • The relationship he has with his manager, Tim Larew *Episode 32* (39:20)

  • What Cam needs to happen to get into his best creative process (44:27)

  • Add a little bit of discipline to your life because that will go a long way (48:02)

  • Coming to a point where you’re both mentally & spiritually okay with everything is greatness (50:20)

  • Being an entrepreneur is the ultimate creation because you can put money into different ideas (52:02)  

  • Wanting to leave a lot more on this earth than he took from it is his purpose (55:32)

  • Ask Bobbbaaaay 1 question:  Do you think the patriots are going to the Superbowl / there's any tension between Tom Brady, Robert Kraft & Bill Belichick? (56:57)

  • 10 years from Blaine, Tim Larew and Cam holding a bottle celebrating a major victory in NYC (56:40)

  • Find Cam Meekins on social media (59:48)

  • Understand why you want to be on this earth before you can understand what (63:32)