Founder, Compitav, Consult ROI, Stoic, Boldly Free American Entrepreneur, Technologist, and Visionary. Master of Bootstrapping, Homeless to millionaire 4.5x, Experience in high compliance/technical fields, engineering, healthcare, e-commerce, construction and more.
About this speaker
My life has been an incredible journey filled with ups and downs, resilience, and a relentless pursuit of my passions. I'm Camron Bodily, and I want to share my unique story with you.
I started my educational journey at the age of 15, attending college while working on a farm and in fast-food jobs throughout high school. It was a challenging path, but it led me to earn an Associates degree and certification in CAD engineering and drafting.
But my thirst for knowledge and skills didn't stop there. I became an ASE-certified automechanic and even had a fun hobby in hacking during my formative years. My youthful ambition led me to build a successful jewelry business that generated $700,000 per year—all in an attempt to impress the mother of a girl I admired.
My educational path took an unexpected turn towards business, family, and marriage counseling. However, fate had a different plan when I attempted to join the military at 18, only to be injured and redirected back to my primary skillset—computers and technology.
I embarked on an adventure, traveling extensively and honing my reputation in the tech field as the go-to problem solver. Over time, I developed a unique ability to figure out and fix virtually anything I encountered. But as the years passed, I realized that my nomadic lifestyle wasn't conducive to the family I had always dreamed of.
After a period of homelessness and personal tragedy with the loss of my brother, I faced a career setback. I wasn't performing at my best, and it was a difficult time. I'll never forget the day my boss told me, "I don't care what you're going through, you need to leave that at the door and get your act together or there's an entire line of people waiting to take your job." I quit the next day and went back to being homeless.
But my spirit remained unbroken. I leaned on my skills, and with unwavering determination, I built my own company, eventually scaling it to nearly $80 million per year. My journey was far from smooth; I faced setbacks, including a client's breach of contract that led to financial loss.
I've always been a problem solver, and I have a deep passion for helping others. I've founded multiple companies, gradually streamlining my focus to four key ventures. Compitav, my IT firm, Consult ROI, a podcast and training platform, Stoic Manufacturing, specializing in niche manufacturing and prototyping, and Boldly Free American, a passion project aimed at self-sufficiency, independence, and community support.
My legacy is one of impact and giving back. I want to leave behind a world shaped by my actions, one where countless families and individuals benefit from my experiences and insights. I aim to be remembered as someone who left the world better than I found it.
My passion for helping veterans with PTSD, addressing mental health in communities, and preserving the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, which I hope speaks to my character and dedication to making a lasting difference.
In the end, I'm not here to brag, I'm here to show you that if someone as imperfect and messed up as I am can be successful and make a difference, then anyone listening to this or reading this is able to as well.