Apr 23

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #065 – DIY, Gifts & The Next Opponent

Ep65 DIYEpisode #065 – DIY, Gifts & The Next Opponent

In this episode, Clay talks about our need to DIY, shares a life lesson from the UFC and discusses why the BEST VERSION OF YOU doesn’t have all of the gifts.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU
    • DIY – Do It Yourself!
    • No one can do it for you
  • The Next Opponent
    • Taking inspiration from strange sources
    • The UFC
    • “Great fighters know that they have to train for a better version of the opponent.”
    • Just enough is not enough
    • The best way to prepare for the next opponent… a better version of the opponent… is being a better version of you.
  • Gifts
    • My snarky kids
    • We are spending a great deal of time, energy and passion on things that we’re simply not gifted with
    • It’s not a “level playing field”
    • 1 Corinthians 7:7
    • Good news – good news
    • There is the same power in recognizing the gifts you don’t have
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Embrace the gifts you have and don’t have
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
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  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“I wish that all of you were as I am. But each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.” – 1 Corinthians 7:7

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Apr 16

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #064 – Because I Said So

Ep64 Because I Said SoEpisode #064 – Because I Said So

In this episode, Clay breaks uses the parental go-to ‘Because I Said So’ to talk about the relationship between power and love and how it relates to the BEST VERSION OF YOU. He also dips into the INBOX for questions on work, motivation and pizza!

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Momentum
    • Mediocre version of you
    • Radio station on your journey
  • INBOX
    • “…is there ever too much work?” (Erick)
      • There is work either way
      • “I want to get a six pack”
      • Exceptional results require exceptional effort
    • “…what’s motivational about being prone to backslide?” (C.P.)
      • The Problem of Induction
      • Backslide
      • Lifestyle
      • The mountain
    • “…what’s the deal with pizza?” (Unknown)
      • Lifestyle
  • Because I Said So
    • The parental go to of ‘Because I Said So’
    • There’s nothing more dangerous than power without love
    • Your dream
    • Your choice to give it power
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Examine the things in your life that you’re giving power to and see if there is love
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“There’s nothing more dangerous than power without love.”

Questions & Comments

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Apr 09

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #063 – The Meaning of Life

Ep63 meaning of lifeEpisode #063 – The Meaning of Life

In this episode, Clay talks about the meaning of life and how it relates to the BEST VERSION OF YOU. He shares a story about a happy pottery maker, tales of the “life dynamic” and a life-changing quote from a comic-strip legend. He also introduces the Remodeling Clay Podcast Drinking Game.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • The path
    • Jimmy Fallon
  • The Meaning of Life
    • The Clay Potter
      • Content and happy
      • Posed the question – “What is the meaning of life?”
      • Sunk into despair
      • Stopped making anything
    • Abandoning a life well lived
    • There is no single correct answer
    • The “life dynamic”
    • The Remodeling Clay Drinking Game
    • “For the meaning of life differs  from man to man, from day-to-day and from hour to hour. Whatever matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.” – Viktor Frankl
    • It doesn’t have to be world-changing
    • “My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out.  What am I doing right?” – Charles M. Schulz
    • Looking passed something that is right under your nose
    • The meaning of life and the BEST VERSION OF YOU

Quote(s) of the Week

“For the meaning of life differs  from man to man, from day-to-day and from hour to hour. Whatever matters, therefore, is not the meaning of life in general but rather the specific meaning of a person’s life at a given moment.” – Viktor Frankl

“My life has no purpose, no direction,, no aim, no meaning and yet I’m happy. I can’t figure it out.  What am I doing right?” – Charles M. Schulz

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Apr 02

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #062 – Important or Impactful

Ep62 ImpactfulEpisode #062 – Important or Impactful

In this episode, Clay talks about journey vs destination and confesses a recent struggle of trying to be important instead of impactful. He also goes to the INBOX to answer the first ever question about marriage and why you should never stop chasing your wife.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Journey vs Destination
    • “You have to learn how to get there… to know how to stay there.”
  • INBOX
    • “,,,the BEST VERSION OF YOU in a marriage…” (Steven)
      • The cake analogy
      • Honest. Intentional. Effort.
      • You need all three
      • Knowledge vs Wisdom
      • “…wisdom is organized life.”
      • Date your wife.
      • Never stop chasing your wife.
  • Important or Impactful
    • The download numbers
    • The voice in my head
    • Do you want to be important or be impactful?
    • What are you spending your time on?
    • Making a difference when no one is watching
  • Challenge of the Week
    • What matters more? Who I am? Or who the world thinks I am?
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“You have to learn how to get there to know how to stay there.”

Questions & Comments

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Mar 26

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #061 – Always Work

Ep 61 Always WorkEpisode #061 – Always Work

In this episode, Clay breaks down the myths of changing your lifestyle and why the BEST VERSION OF YOU is always work. He also retells his origin story, tells you why you can’t outsource your journey and closes with a new CHALLENGE for the week.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
  • Retelling The Origin Story
    • Episode #001
    • Missed opportunities
    • The Picture
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU
  • Always Work
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU is always work
    • The apology
    • There is always work to be done
    • Dynamic
    • I don’t want to take days off
    • You don’t need the rest

Quote(s) of the Week

“You can not outsource your journey!”

Questions & Comments

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Mar 19

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #060 – Lifestyle, Trust & Love

Ep60 TrustEpisode #060 – Lifestyle, Trust & Love

In this week’s episode, Clay talks about the root of all fear – Trust. He discusses why you need to trust yourself with your dream and how it’s all impacted by love. Plus, a check of the INBOX for a question about lifestyle and the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU
    • Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.
  • INBOX
    • “…what do you mean by lifestyle?” (Kim in Ohio)
      • Lifestyle Brands
      • Stigma
      • Nearly everything that happens in your life is a side effect of lifestyle
      • Lifestyle is being intentional with your choices
  • Trust
    • Contemplating the NEXT STEP
    • Fear is a side effect
    • The root of fear is in a lack of trust
    • We’ve proven ourselves trustworthy
    • You have to trust you with your dream
    • Information vs Knowledge
  • Love
    • Trust yourself with your dream because you love it
    • If you love something, it always results in an action

Quote(s) of the Week

“We are drowning in information, but we are starving for knowledge.”

Questions & Comments

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Mar 12

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #059 – Celebrations

Ep59 CelebrationsEpisode #059 – Celebrations

In this episode, Clay uses a special day to talk all about celebrations. He discusses the little celebrations we have daily and the bigger events that we celebrate. He is also discusses why we need to make sure we’re focusing our celebrations on quality over quantity and how it all relates to a classic arcade game.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Two things we all have in common
      • Here we are!
      • We’re done with the One Size Fits All mentality
  • Celebrations
    • My Birthday
    • The Little Things
    • Checkpoints
    • We celebrate the external because it’s tangible
    • We need to value quality over quantity
    • Job well done vs Life well lived
    • Pole Position
  • Challenge of the Week
    • We need to get intentional about our celebrations.
    • Celebrate a life well lived NOW! Don’t wait!
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
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Quote(s) of the Week

“Celebrating a job well done should never be grander than a life well lived.”

Questions & Comments

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Mar 05

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #058 – The Greatest Gift

Ep58 GiftEpisode #058 – The Greatest Gift

In this episode, Clay talks about gifts and why your gift is so important to the BEST VERSION OF YOU. He debuts the new CALL ME segment with a question about admiration and why modeling is a lot like parenting. He closes the show with a two-part challenge about sharing and gratitude.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • The evolution
    • My own story
  • CALL ME
    • Ryan Eller – “…what if I want to try to be like someone else? Is that so bad?”
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU will experiment
    • Don’t try to force a fit
    • Be dynamic
    • Modeling behavior
    • The Parenting Effect
    • Model transparency
  • The Greatest Gift
    • The gifts we get vs the gifts we earn
    • If we have to work for it, it isn’t a gift
    • The gift of opportunity
    • The twist
    • The real measure of the BEST VERSION OF YOU is the gifts you give

Quote(s) of the Week

“The BEST VERSION OF YOU is the person who sees their gifts and doesn’t stand in awe of the fact that they have them… but stands humbled by the fact that they get to give them!”

“God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say ‘Thank You’?” – William Arthur Ward

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Feb 26

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #057 – Common Denominator

Ep57 Common DenominatorEpisode #057 – Common Denominator

In this episode, Clay talks about self-help books, serial jumpers and the common denominator in every situation of your life. He goes to the INBOX to talk about why the BEST VERSION OF YOU is like playing a game of Jenga.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
  • INBOX

    • “…will there ever be a Remodeling Clay book?” (Mark in Pennsylvania)
      • The truth about self-help
      • The Jenga Analogy
      • Great coaches and teachers
  • Common Denominator
    • Serial Jumpers
    • Why do we jump?
    • The Common Denominator is YOU
    • Clay’s Weak Analogy Corner
    • Why not choose the BEST VERSION OF YOU

Quote(s) of the Week

“Great coaches meet people where they are…. they find their motivations…. and they strengthen them…. ”

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Feb 19

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #056 – All In

Ep56 All InEpisode #056 – All In

In this episode, Clay talks about why if you’re not ALL IN, you’re not in at all. He talks about the commitment of mind, heart and effort, explains the concept of eudaimonia and explains why the BEST VERSION OF YOU may be a virtue ethicist.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
  • Eudaimonia

    • Virtue ethics
    • Aristotle
    • Having good character is the key
    • The state of having a good indwelling spirit of being in a contented state of being healthy, happy and prosperous.
    • Eudaimonia and the BEST VERSION OF YOU
  • All In
    • Little League Life Coach
    • Are you ALL IN?
    • It’s about the mind, heart and effort
    • You’re either ALL IN or you’re not in at all
    • Talking is always easier
    • If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you

Quote(s) of the Week

“You’re either ALL IN or you’re not in at all.”

“A belief is a poor substitute for experience.” – Tony Robbins

Questions & Comments

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