Jan 22

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #052 – The Gadfly, The Horse & The Wall

Ep52 The WallEpisode #052 – The Gadfly, The Horse & The Wall

In this episode, Clay talks about hitting the wall and our options for responding to it. We also dip into the INBOX for a confession, a mancrush, a little philosophy and a lesson on the gadfly and the horse.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Community
  • INBOX

  • The Wall
    • Recapping the last few weeks
      • Mastery
      • WANT vs WORK
      • Comfort Zone
    • Gaining momentum – charging ahead – BOOM – Hit the wall
    • Some of the most defining moments in our lives happen at the wall
    • The wall can get there in a lot of ways
    • The wall as a metaphor
    • You have two choices at the wall
      • Stop
      • Change direction
    • The wall doesn’t mean you change the destination, just the route

Quote(s) of the Week

“Some of the most defining moments in our lives happen at the wall.”

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Jan 15

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #051 – Comfort Zone

Ep51 Comfort ZoneEpisode #051 – Comfort Zone

In this episode, Clay talks about the importance of getting out of your comfort zone. He talks about turning unknowns into knowns and how getting uncomfortable builds muscle.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Different things to different people
    • The same goal can have a different destination
  • Comfort Zone

    • Talk with my daughter
    • If we’re afraid of the UNKNOWN, what chance do we against things that we KNOW are scary?
    • We mistake the quantity of work for hard work
    • How to build a muscle
    • You can’t beat something with repetition unless you get uncomfortable
    • Nothing grows in a comfort zone
    • You’re never working hard enough to change if you’re never getting uncomfortable
    • When unknowns shift to knowns, they become experience. That is where growth happens!
    • My yoga experience

Quote(s) of the Week

“We shall have no better condition in the future if we are satisfied with all those which we have at the present.” – Thomas Edison

Questions & Comments

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Jan 08

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #050 – 10,000 Hours, Want & Work

Ep50 10,000 HoursEpisode #050 – 10,000 Hours, Want & Work

In this episode, Clay shares a few tips on starting the year strong. He dips into the INBOX for a question about Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours. Plus, a lesson on WANT vs WORK.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Episode 50!
    • We’re changing the narrative
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU is simple in concept… harder in execution… and unique in outcome
    • It’s not about US changing to fit the world, it’s about putting the BEST VERSION OF YOU out into the universe and letting it adjust.
  • INBOX

    • “…opinions on Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hours and does the BEST VERSION OF YOU have 10,000 hours of anything?” (Jim – Blowing Rock, NC)
      • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
      • It takes 10,000 hours to achieve next level proficiency – to “master” it
      • 20 hours a week for 10 years
      • The three things I’ve spent 10,000 hours on:
        • Video Games
        • Parenting my Daughters
        • The BEST VERSION OF ME
      • Find the time to work on the BEST VERSION OF YOU
      • One minute at a time
      • Be present
      • I may never “master it”, but the BEST VERSION OF ME is going to find time to keep trying.
  • Tips for Starting Strong
    • 5AM Club
    • Starting a diet vs Changing your diet
    • Want vs Work

Quote(s) of the Week

“Your WORK has to outweigh your WANT!”

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Jan 01

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #049 – Mythology, AAA & Opportunity

Ep 49 OpportunityEpisode #049 – Mythology, AAA & Opportunity

In this episode, Clay opens up 2015 by talking about living in the moment between already and not yet. He talks mythology and opportunity while introducing the AAA of NEXT STEPS.

Talking Points & References

  • AAA
    • AWAKEN
      • Wake up!
      • Be open and aware of what’s coming
    • ABANDON
      • Get rid of the things in your life that don’t look like what you want to be
      • Cut the fat!
      • Don’t leave people with doubt
    • ADORN
      • Put on the outfit – enliven the appearance
      • Kevin Smith’s story
      • Make the outside look like the inside
      • Would people know who you are by what they see?
      • My Story
  • Kairos
    • Youngest Son of Zeus
    • Opportunity
    • Aesop’s Fable
    • Grab opportunity when it’s coming toward you, because, once it has passed, there’s nothing to hold on to,
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Seize the opportunity!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“We live our lives in the middle of already and not yet.”

Questions & Comments

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Dec 25

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #048 – Year End Spectacular

Ep48 Year End SpectacularEpisode #048 – Year End Spectacular

In this episode, Clay closes out 2014 by welcoming some of his favorite guests for a Year End Spectacular. Join Casey Lewis, Corie Clark, David Dollar, Amy Latta, Ryan Eller and Jerrod Murr as they help Clay unpack our common journey to the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

Quote(s) of the Week

“You can’t just live to want it, you’ve got to want to live it.”

“Simplicity doesn’t change your life, simplicity is the most powerful tool when life changes.”

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Dec 18

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #047 – Dreams, Resolutions & Recognition

Ep47 dreamsEpisode #047 – Dreams, Resolutions & Recognition

In this episode, Clay talks about his history with New Year’s Resolutions and proposes an alternative – New Year’s Recognition. He also talks about graduation, education, dreams and challenges you to say #WhyNotMe.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Changing a culture won’t be easy
    • Start with your world
  • INBOX

    • “New Year’s Resolutions?” (Unknown Emailer)
      • A roller coaster relationship with resolutions
      • Loved to make them, but never attempted to attack them
      • Hated people who made them – New Year’s Revolutionaries
      • I had to start being part of the solution
  • New Year’s Recognition
    • Born from two ideas
      • New Year’s doesn’t have to be a #FirstDay, but it makes a great checkpoint
      • “Trade your expectations for appreciation”
    • Instead of planning out what’s next, I take the time to recognize what’s done
    • Putting the same thing on the list every year doesn’t have the same value as figuring out why it didn’t get done
    • Recognize what you did and didn’t achieve and explore the WHY
    • Recognition isn’t just about shout outs
  • Commencements
    • Never stop learning
    • The brain as a muscle
  • Dreams
    • Chasing your dream job
    • No matter what you do, you’re working on someone’s dream
    • That fact demands two things
      • Respect – The Golden Rule
      • #WhyNotMe
    • You’re working on someone’s dreams, why shouldn’t it be yours?
  • Challenge of the Week
    • #WhyNotMe
      • Every dream… every idea… tweet it… Facebook it… share it… and tag it #WhyNotMe
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“You can’t consider a culture truly changed until the very last person can’t remember what it use to be like.” – Clay

“Trade your expectations for appreciation and your whole world changes in an instant.” – Tony Robbins

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Dec 12

The Chairman Knows Talent

In 1990, Frank Sinatra wrote a letter to the LA Times’ Calendar Magazine in response to an interview with George Michael about the trappings of fame. While Sinatra’s response is perfect and leaves you wondering how Ol’ Blue Eyes would feel about today’s reality TV entertainment industry where you no longer become famous for being special, but rather you become special by being famous. What stands out to me…

…and what should speak to the BEST VERSION OF YOU…

…are his simple worlds on talent.

Frank Sinatra Talent

What are you doing with your talent?

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Dec 11

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #046 – Put Me In, Coach

Ep46 Life CoachEpisode #046 – Put Me In, Coach

In this episode, Clay digs into the idea of a Life Coach – who they are and if they are necessary. He also reaches out to David Dollar for the return of #DollarMakesSense and tells you about the three people who the BEST VERSION OF YOU needs in their life.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • #EarBuds
    • Clay Aiken Fan Fiction
    • Mr. Jones & Me
  • Life Coach

    • Back in the gym
    • Trying to describe what I do
    • “Oh… so like a Life Coach”
    • My visceral reaction
  • The Truth about Coaching
    • The industry surrounding the Life Coach is the second fastest growing industry in the world
    • People need help (or think they do) and they want it from the outside
    • Where there is a need, it can be exploited
    • There is no governing body for Life Coaching
    • The best Coach in the world can only get from you what you give
    • You have to get outside of the junk in your past and fear of the future
  • The Three People You Need
    • The Listener
    • The BS Detector
    • The Mentor
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Call out the people who play those roles in your life
    • Ask yourself if you’re doing it for others
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“So many of us are so preoccupied with the past and worried about the future, that we get stuck in the rut of now.”

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Dec 04

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #045 – Hindsight & Patience

ep45 hindsightEpisode #045 – Hindsight & Patience

In this episode, Clay freestyles an observation on finishing strong, the truth about first and last days and the reality of hindsight. He discusses what’s more important than the right or wrong thing and closes the show with a challenge about patience and the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • INTRO
    • We’re not a home improvement show, but we will improve your home
    • We’re writing autobiographies
    • We don’t want to ride the train, we want to lay the tracks
  • FREESTYLING
    • December 1st is the new January 1st
    • There isn’t a right answer
    • The danger isn’t in doing the right thing or the wrong thing… it’s in doing nothing.
    • There is always opportunity to learn
  • HINDSIGHT
    • We like to look at other people’s story and see them as neat and tidy
    • Hindsight tend to only be in our own experience
    • There are no first days or last days
  • SNAPSHOTS OF TIME
    • Don’t measure moments with finality, view them as snapshots in time
    • The story doesn’t end

Quote(s) of the Week

“We don’t want to ride the train… we want to lay the tracks!”

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Nov 27

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #044 – Next Steps, Value & Thankfulness

thankfulnessEpisode #044 – Next Steps, Value & Thankfulness

In this episode, Clay talks about the thankfulness, value and the trouble with the next step. He checks the INBOX for a question and tells you why changing one little word can change the whole narrative.

Talking Points & References

  • INTRO
    • Docent
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU
  • INBOX
    • “…best to not let the second step bite me in the butt and steal my momentum.” (Karen – Austin, TX)
    • The idea that the first step is the hardest is an overrated notion
    • People use the fear of the unknown as an excuse not to start
    • The nest step is far more intimidating because it is full of knowns
    • The little voice does a good job trying to convince us that where we’re at is cozy
    • The willingness to take the next step is integral to becoming the BEST VERSION OF YOU
    • “Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.”
    • You have to place the appropriate value on your goals
    • Taking the next step is about having the courage to ignore fear
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU is more important that fear
  • BLACK FRIDAY
    • The truth behind the name Black Friday
    • Chasing deals does not add value
    • The best deal is waiting for you on the couch
    • You can make more money, you can’t make more time
    • I’d rather do nothing with the people who mean everything
  • THANKFULNESS
    • Thankfulness is about more than a day in November
    • Sometimes it’s not the hurdles that life puts in front of us, but the ones that we put in our own road
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU requires the transition from “HAVE TO” to “GET TO”
    • We incorrectly place too many things in our life under the column of duty
    • “What destroys a man more quickly, than to work, think, and feel without inner necessity, without any deep personal desire, without pleasure—as a mere automaton of duty”
    • You have two choices – change the narrative from HAVE TO to GET TO… or change the story completely
    • This is what thankfulness is

Quote(s) of the Week

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear.” – Ambrose Redmoon

“What destroys a man more quickly, than to work, think, and feel without inner necessity, without any deep personal desire, without pleasure—as a mere automaton of duty” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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