Apr 28

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #118 – Embrace Now

Ep118 nowEpisode #118 – Embrace Now

In this episode, Clay finds himself in post Launch Out decompression mode and talks about why it’s time to take his metaphorical car in for service. He breaks down misguided focus on past and future and discusses embracing the now.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Post Launch Out decompression
    • Best Version of Me
  • Embrace Now
    • My check-up
    • The car metaphor
    • Being driven
    • Self-Help focus on the past and the future, but skip the now.
    • The Best Version of You isn’t a destination
    • Learn to love… Learn to live in where you are.

Quote(s) of the Week

“No matter where you’ve been. No matter where you go. You can never outrun now.”

Questions & Comments

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Apr 21

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #117 – Generation Loss & Freedom

ep117 freedomEpisode #117 – Generation Loss & Freedom

In this episode, Clay discusses freedom and how the discipline behind it may be the most important factor in our journey. He also discusses the cycle of comparison and the inevitable ‘generation loss’ that occurs.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • #EarBuds
  • Generation Loss
    • The cycle of comparison
    • A copy of a copy
    • The dynamics of the BEST VERSION OF YOU
  • Freedom
    • Exciting week – car & Launch Out
    • Debt Free story
    • It’s not about money, it’s about freedom
    • Freedom brings opportunity
    • Discipline and delayed gratification

Quote(s) of the Week

“The discipline to say no when you don’t want to, so someday you can say yes when you don’t need to.”

Questions & Comments

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Apr 14

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #116 – Experiments & Luck

ep116 luckEpisode #116 – Experiments & Luck

In this episode, Clay does a deep dive on the idea of luck. Does it exist and, if so, are some people luckier than others. He also talks about chance, community and dips into the INBOX for talk about the BEST VERSION OF YOU as an experiment.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Community
    • Don’t be afraid to show your work
  • INBOX
    • No Sugar, No Grains
      • No processed or added sugars
      • No grains
      • No dairy
      • Next the 5/2
    • Experiment Life
    • Complacency
    • Are you satisfied with a life full of ties?
    • Experiment with your gifts
  • Luck
    • Sports radio
    • Does luck exist?
    • The factor of chance
    • Preparation meets opportunity
    • The luckiest guy I knew
    • Opportunity requires action
    • I don’t need luck

Quote(s) of the Week

“Don’t be afraid to show your work!”

Questions & Comments

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Apr 07

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #115 – Dreams & Puppies

ep115 dreamsEpisode #115 – Dreams & Puppies

In this episode, Clay takes you on a lengthy visit to ‘Clay’s Bad Analogy Corner’ to explain why your dreams are just like a puppy. Plus, the impact on the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Self-Help vs Practical Encouragement
    • Comparison
    • Encourage
  • Dreams & Puppies
    • Clay’s Bad Analogy Corner
    • Your dream is like a puppy
      • Better on paper
      • Through your eyes
      • Commitment
        • Financial
        • Time
        • Patience
      • Nurturing

Quote(s) of the Week

“Are you giving your dreams the care and encouragement they need to grow?”

Questions & Comments

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Mar 31

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #114 – Teammates & Hope

ep114 hopeEpisode #114 – Teammates & Hope

In this episode, Clay talks about surrounding ourselves with the right teammates and when it may be time to change teams. He also digs into new research on the life-changing power of hope and how it applies to the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • My terrible business model
  • Teammates
    • My friend
    • Relationships like basketball
    • We keep people in our life out of loyalty or comfort over value
    • Life requires the right teammates
  • LaunchOut: Atlanta — April 22-23

Quote(s) of the Week

“Hope is contagious”

Questions & Comments

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Mar 24

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #113 – Makers, Managers & Cinderellas

Ep113 makersEpisode #113 – Makers, Managers & Cinderellas

In this episode, Clay checks the INBOX to talk about the struggles of #FUNEmployment by looking at the Makers and the Managers. He proposes a change from schedule to system. And brings back the #SportsGoSports segment for a March Madness segment on Cinderellas and the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Like-minded Individuals
    • BEST VERSION OF ME
  • Makers & Managers
    • INBOX – “Handling productivity during #FUNEmployment” (Jim in Florida)
      • Starts with being intentional
      • Paul Graham’s 2009 Essay
      • Managers’ Schedule
        • Hourly
        • Neat
        • A place for everything and everything in its place
      • Makers’ Schedule
        • Half Days or Days
        • Blocked off from distraction
      • The key is flexibility
      • System vs Schedule
      • Podcasting Days
      • “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”
  • LaunchOut: Atlanta — April 22-23
  • Cinderellas
    • March Madness
    • Cheering for the Underdog
    • Cinderella avoids the pressure
    • Just because you haven’t found them, doesn’t mean they don’t exist
    • We are amazing and powerful creatures capable of amazing and powerful things
    • You are NOT a Cinderella
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Can’t win if you don’t play
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“We tend to overestimate what we can do in a short period, and underestimate what we can do over a long period.” – Gretchen Rubin from The Happiness Project

Questions & Comments

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Mar 17

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #112 – The Three Wheres

ep112 three wheresEpisode #112 – The Three Wheres

In this episode, Clay shares the secret of ‘The Three Wheres’ and how they drive the BEST VERSION OF YOU. He also welcomes spring with a reminder about the importance of practice.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Birthday
  • The Three Wheres
    • Time to reflect
    • Where I’ve been
    • Where I am
    • Where I’m headed
    • Falling Piano Theory
    • Can’t change the past and the future is hypothetical
  • LaunchOut: Atlanta — April 22-23
  • Games & Practice
    • Spring season
    • Allen Iverson
    • Skipping practice
    • Focusing on the games
    • We wonder why we keep losing
    • Practice counts
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Practice like you play the games
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“Don’t practice until you get it right… practice until you can’t get it wrong.”

Questions & Comments

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Mar 10

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #111 – Grades & The Pile

ep111 pileEpisode #111 – Grades & The Pile

In this episode, Clay finds a reminder about effort from a night of Parent-Teacher Conferences. He also talks about the piles in our lives and why stepping over them may speak volumes about human nature and the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • What makes my heart warm
    • Movement
  • Grades
    • Parent-Teacher Conferences
    • Be better than your circumstances
    • Ability vs Effort
    • My starting point is strong
    • Extra credit
  • LaunchOut: Atlanta — April 22-23
  • The Pile
    • My office
    • Stepping over the same pile
    • I’m just moving the mess
    • Not a de-clutter story
    • What’s your pile?
    • Deal with the pile that is real
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Move. The. Pile.
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“Be better than your circumstances.”

“Move the pile.”

Questions & Comments

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Mar 03

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #110 – The Race & The Leap

ep110 leapEpisode #110 – The Race & The Leap

In this episode, Clay builds a metaphor to compare your life’s journey to a 5K and the four types of people you can pull into your community. He also drops a little science on Leap Day and why taking a #LEAP is not a requirement in the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • The Podcast World
  • The Race
    • The Race Metaphor – Life is like a 5K
    • There are 4 different types of people that can join you at the race
      • Don’t Care
      • The Self Help Guru
      • The Misguided Supporter
      • THIS Community
    • It’s not just about receiving the cheers, it’s about cheering
  • The Leap
    • Leap Day History
    • You don’t have to LEAP
    • The Pool Analogy
    • Cannonball or Slow & Low?
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Embrace your tactic!
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“The BEST VERSION OF YOU isn’t just in community, but taking an active role.”

Questions & Comments

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Feb 25

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #109 – Excuses

Ep109 ExcusesEpisode #109 – Excuses

In this episode, Clay digs into excuses. Why do we use them? Is there such thing as a good excuse? And what is the alternative? He explores the lesson on excuses he’s learned from parenting and checks in with David Dollar for a segment of #DollarMakesSense.

Talking Points & References

  • Excuses
    • Lessons from parenting
    • Judo excuses
    • Never attached to positive momentum
    • Excuses at the crossroads to the BEST VERSION OF YOU
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Tell me what I missed!
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“He who is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.” – Benjamin Franklin

Questions & Comments

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