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Former TV Anchor, Podcast Host & Author, Larry Camp Talks About Being Optimistic in a Pessimistic World.

May 17, 2020

Larry Camp is a former TV anchor, podcast host, author and public speaker. He talks about his upbringing in the Mormon religion and complicated past, the tragic loss of his son and family struggles throughout his life. He considers himself an average guy with a not-so-average life. You’ll learn about his difficult life and how it is to survive in this chaotic world. Larry talks about how to remain optimistic in a pessimistic world and how to address life’s common and uncommon dilemmas. His goal is to leave those who hear his message with an attitude and desire to accomplish hard things.

Larry spent 22 years in corporate America in the quick oil change business with responsibility for over one hundred locations and over one thousand employees. He considers himself a professional motivator with the ability to instill a WANT TO rather than a HAVE TO attitude to the task(s) at hand.

  • 01:48 – Larry Camp talks about his former relationships, family and growing up in the Mormon religion
  • 04:56 – The Mormon Mission at the age of 19
  • 08:35 – Larry talks about his realization of his religion and his change in viewpoint
  • 09:45 – Brother becomes paralyzed and Larry’s problems begin stacking up
  • 10:16 – Larry gets divorced in the Mormon church
  • 11:32 – Larry’s parents get divorced. Shelf with problems starts bowing
  • 11:50 – Questions about his own upbringing and belief in the church
  • 15:43 – Son, Dusty, begins to get stomach pains and soon passes away
  • 19:00 – Informing other son about the loss of his brother very painful
  • 20:20 – Son couldn’t handle stress of the loss of his brother and begins using drugs again
  • 22:50 – Celebration of Life for Dusty
  • 25:50 – Son gets arrested and sent to jail
  • 28:00 – Recovery in prison and how well it’s working
  • 29:20 – What was Dusty like
  • 32:00 – You can let problems in life effect you in a positive or negative way. Remaining optimistic in a pessimistic world
  • 34:00 – Doing positive things while dealing with grief and loss
  • 36:00 – Brother, Jeff, gets cancer and passes away
  • 37:24 – Nobody Knows…They Just Want You To Think They Do
  • 39:25 – Jack of all friggin’ trades. Never give up
  • 41:00 – Smiling is important…Being happy is important
  • 43:00 – Now is a great time to listen to podcasts. You need joy in life
  • 44:00 – Larry’s podcast: Nobody Knows Larry Camp

In his book, “Nobody Knows, They Just Want You to Think They Do,” Larry takes you on a journey through his life, his own unique experiences, and resolutions that he believes readers will find helpful. His book is available on his website, https://nobodyknowslarrycamp.com/  You can also listen to his podcast, “Nobody Knows Your Story,” at https://nobodyknowslarrycamp.com/#podcast 

For more information about Larry Camp or this podcast, be sure to visit my website at https://silentpresencepodcast.com/