May 28

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #070 – Swing Hard

Ep70 Swing HardEpisode #070 – Swing Hard

In this episode, Clay takes you out to the ballgame to share a store about softball. He discusses the value of breathing, trusting the reps and why the BEST VERSION OF YOU has to swing hard.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • The McDonald’s model
    • Building a fort
  • The Softball Experience
    • Struggling at the plate
    • Getting in your own way
    • The advice
      • Breathe
      • Remember practice – Trust the reps
      • Swing Hard
    • The parallels to life
    • The fear of leaping

Quote(s) of the Week

“Half effort, at best, will get you half results.”

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May 21

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #069 – Moving The Needle

Ep69 Moving The NeedleEpisode #069 – Moving The Needle

In this episode, Clay talks about the reality of moving the needle in our quest for the BEST VERSION OF YOU. He also explores the concept of ownership and its role in embracing the gift of opportunity.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Not a club – Not a clique – No a gang
    • Community
    • Cliff’s Notes
    • No answers, all questions
  • INBOX
    • “…staying motivated when you don’t appear to be moving the needle?” (Ken from Pennsylvania)
      • We like big, flashy acknowledgement of our effort
      • Doesn’t feel like you’re moving the needle
      • Trust the work
      • “If you want to be better today than yesterday, you’ve got to go to bed tired.”
  • Ownership
    • What happens to you
    • Your role
    • Your choice
    • Mad Men
    • It doesn’t have to be perfect
    • In the darkness, we don’t look for perfect… we look for the person with the flashlight
    • Take experience away from failure
    • Pull wisdom from mistakes
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Own it. Pull it in. Wring out the experience. Let it go.
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
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  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“If you want to be better today than yesterday, you’ve got to go to bed tired.”

Questions & Comments

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May 14

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #068 – Character & The Disease of Soon

Ep68 characterEpisode #068 – Character & The Disease of Soon

In this episode, Clay shares another bad luck story with a good luck take on the power of great character. He also breaks down The Disease of #Soon and what it shares in common with “The Walking Dead” before issuing a challenge to embrace now.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Pushing away from the dock
  • Character
    • Another debit fraud story
    • Two choices – people suck or the power of grace
    • Be the better person
    • I would rather be a person of great character in a bad situation than a person of bad character in a great situation
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU will always be about WHO you are
    • The business card
    • ‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. “
  • The Disease of Soon
    • #Soon
    • The Walking Dead
    • We’re all infected
    • The cure for #Soon is now
    • Its not about how many years you have in your life, it’s about how much life you put into your years.
    • Embrace Now
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Embrace Now
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“I would rather be a person of great character in a bad situation than a person of bad character in a great situation.”

‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. ” – Henry Stanley Haskins

Questions & Comments

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May 07

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #067 – Training

Ep67 TrainingEpisode #067 – Training

In this episode, Clay talks about the difference between training and trying and the impact training has on the BEST VERSION OF YOU. He digs into the idea of being capable vs being reliable and proudly celebrates the triumphant return of #DollarMakesSense with David Dollar.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Taking the wheel
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU message is getting out
  • #DollarMakesSense
  • Training
    • “Excellence is an art won by training”
    • The difference between trying and training is measured in the results
    • Do you want to be capable or valuable?
    • Our value is not what we know… it’s who we are.
    • Training is an investment that always pays dividends
    • “Training is never in vain”
    • It’s training that creates value
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Find the training that moves you from capable to valuable
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
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Quote(s) of the Week

“Excellence is an art won by training.” – Aristotle

“On the mountain of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today, or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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Apr 30

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #066 – Untried

Ep66 UntriedEpisode #066 – Untried

In this episode, Clay talks about the danger in leaving things untried. He breaks down why it may be more important than what you actually do and dips into the INBOX for a running question that turns into a universal lesson on grace.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Guy Smiley at the bookstore
    • There is no instruction manual
    • The BEST VERSION OF YOU is always enough
  • INBOX
    • “…marathon running. Just go for it or wait for perfect timing?” (Madison)
      • The three tips from my personal experience
        • Consult your Doctor
        • Start slow!
        • Grace
      • It’s not just about running!
      • Bonus Tip: Shoes
  • Untried
    • Should I try…?
    • Advice is always the same
    • He left nothing untried
    • If it keeps showing up on your radar, you’re supposed to shoot at it.
    • Disclaimer
  • Challenge of the Week
    • Try it!!!
  • Call and Leave a Message for The Show!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
  • Support Clay & The Podcast

Quote(s) of the Week

“If it keeps popping up on your radar, you’re supposed to shoot at it.”

Questions & Comments

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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!!!
    • 313.986.1766
  • Join The Facebook Community!
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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

Questions & Comments

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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!!!
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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

Questions & Comments

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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
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  • 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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