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.”

Questions & Comments

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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!”

Questions & Comments

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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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Nov 20

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #043 – Fear, Perspective & Perfection

Ep43 fearEpisode #043 – Fear, Perspective & Perfection

In this episode, Clay dedicates the entire episode to FEAR. The roles fear plays in our lives, the quiet power and the most dangerous type. Plus, a CHALLENGE OF THE WEEK to spend time where fear doesn’t live.

Talking Points & References

  • INTRO
  • FEAR
    • Perspective
      • The most impactful and powerful thing that fear does
      • The quiet killer with fear is how it impact perspective
      • The hill that you are used to
      • Fear robs you of perspective
      • It makes us question our knowledge and experience
    • Perfecton(ism)
      • The opportunity to counsel new Podcasters
      • Release it – Put it into the universe
      • “I can’t… because I’m a perfectionist”
      • Perfectionism is the worst kind of fear, because it doesn’t feel like fear.
      • We think perfectionism is more noble than saying I’m afraid
      • It will never be perfect
      • “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” – DaVinci
    • You have to choose fear

Quote(s) of the Week

“Perfectionism is the worst kind of FEAR because it doesn’t feel like FEAR.”

Questions & Comments

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Nov 13

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #042 – Striking at the Root

Ep42 Striking at the RootEpisode #042 – Striking at the Root

In this episode, Clay uses one of his favorite quotes to talk about striking at the root in life. He takes a question from the INBOX and shares how weight loss surgery relates to the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
  • INBOX
    • “…did you consider weight loss surgery?” – Patrick (Edmunds, WA)
    • Not for lack of opportunity
    • The other “b-word”
    • Taking responsibility
    • If I was 100% responsible for where I was, I had to be responsible for where I wanted to be
    • It’s not the only option
    • The best part of the long journey is time
  • Striking at the Root
    • Are you dealing with the result or the reason? The effect or the cause?
    • Quote Ninjas (See Jerrod Murr – Episode #036)
    • “There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau (“Walden“)
    • The perfect simplicity of trying to fix it or just to putting on a band-aid
    • Finance example – Bankruptcy
    • Concentrating on the result instead of the reason
    • You can NOT change the result…. if you don’t change the reason… You can NOT impact the effect… if you don’t deal with the cause…
    • The definition of insanity
    • Some of the branches are difficult to get to, but still accessible
    • To get to the root, you have to dig
    • What are you hacking at instead of digging into?

Quote(s) of the Week

“There are a thousand hacking at the branches of evil to one who is striking at the root.” – Henry David Thoreau

Questions & Comments

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Nov 06

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #041 – Fast Thinking

fastEpisode #041 – Fast Thinking

In this episode, Clay shares his experience with the danger of routine and the importance of chance. He explains why he fasts for perspective and why hunger is about more than food.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Not a cult
    • Not one size fits all
  • What does the BEST VERSION OF YOU look like?
    • The root is being dynamic
    • We get hung up on static goals that are unreachable
  • Fasting
    • Health
    • Perspective
      • A fast breaks routine
      • The danger of routine
      • Reengage the brain
      • Find your hunger
    • Hunger
      • The BEST VERSION OF YOU is hungry and it has nothing to do with a fast
      • Find your hunger

Quote(s) of the Week

“The best of all medicines is resting and fasting.” – Benjamin Franklin

Questions & Comments

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Oct 30

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #040 – The One Day Challenge

Ep40 One Day ChallengeEpisode #040 – The One Day Challenge

In this episode, Clay introduces The One Day Challenge after checking headlines and dipping into the INBOX. He discusses exercise, the challenge of challenges and how it all applies to the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • There should only be one person closer to the BEST VERSION of Clay
    • A jambalaya episode
  • HEADLINE
  • INBOX
    • “…is there a challenge that will benefit me most as a starting point? Which have you tried?” (Tony)
      • Initial reaction to not come down on challenges
        • Any forward momentum is positive
        • Some people need a challenge
        • Hearts are in the right place
      • Not about implementing a lifestyle
      • Not rooted in reality
      • The only RIGHT answer is the one that you can implement
      • We treat life like it’s way shorter than in is (The Rental Car)
      • Never trust anything that doesn’t teach moderation
      • Don’t waste the 30 days
  • The One Day Challenge
    • Step 1 – Stop saying “One Day”
      • “One Day” doesn’t exist, it’s an idea.
      • The path to “one day” just leaves you with a lot of wasted days in the wake.
      • Make an intentional movement with a result in mind
    • Step 2 – One Day at a Time
      • Today is our guarantee – do something with it
      • We are a result of our actions, so make yours intentional
      • Any progress or significant change that we make happens one day at a time

Quote(s) of the Week

“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you’ll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.” – Harold Hill (Music Man)

Questions & Comments

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Oct 23

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #039 – Why Everyone Should Run a 5K

Run a 5K Ep39

Episode #039 – Why Everyone Should Run a 5K

In this episode, Clay gives you 8 Reasons Why Everyone Should Run a 5K. He also recaps his big run this weekend, gives free ideas to Buzzfeed and deems you Podcast pioneers.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Podcast Pioneers
    • Buzzfeed
  • Race Recap
    • The original game plan
    • #GetMyBack
    • Black and white expectations
    • Never say never
  • Why Everyone Should Run a 5K
    • The ‘Blah Blah Blah’ Benefits
      • Health
      • Fitness
      • Weight Loss
    • The Cause
      • Great opportunity to support a cause or get educated
      • If it needs to be something bigger than you
    • The Competitive Bone
      • We all have it, even if we deny it
      • It’s natural and should be embraced
      • You can be competitive without needing to win
      • Every time I race, I’m competing with 3 things:
        • The course
        • Myself
        • The clock
    • The Swag
      • The infatuation with free
    • The Style
      • Let your freak flag fly
      • Make your statement
    • The Runners
      • The most important part
      • The community
      • If you run, you’re a runner
      • Don’t succumb to the fear that you’re the only one
    • The View
      • See the world from a different view
    • The Finish Line
      • Watch what happens at the finish line
      • Pure joy
      • It looks like what the BEST VERSION OF ME feels like

Quote(s) of the Week

“‘I never have’ has power because it has opportunity.”

Questions & Comments

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