16. Sam Bakhtiar – Escaping War and Poverty to Seven Figure Success

Sam Bakhtiar is the CEO and Founder of The Camp Transformation Center. He is recognized as one of the top fitness and nutrition experts in the nation. As a champion bodybuilder, Sam is the only bodybuilder to hold a major first place title in every weight class. Sam started The Camp Transformation Center to help others improve their lives in both a physical and mental aspect. 

In this episode, Sam talks about the adversity he faced growing up in war-torn Iran. On a daily basis, Sam and his family lived through bombing attacks. His father left the family leaving only his mother and grandparents to raise him. In a desperate effort to escape the war and prevent Sam being recruited as an 11 year old child soldier, Sam’s mother made the decision for her family to flee Iran as refugees of war. 

Sam faced a different kind of adversity as he struggled to integrate into the American culture. He discovered the power of bodybuilding and used it as a tool toward his physical and mental transformation. Sam strives to help others achieve the same level of self-esteem, self-worth, and self-assurance that he gained through health and fitness. 

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