May 26

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #122 – Community, Launch Out & Motivation

Ep122 Launch OutEpisode #122 – Community, Launch Out & Motivation

In this episode, Clay talks all things Launch Out Conference. What it is and why you should be there. He takes calls from listeners on their Launch Out Moments, shares his presentation on Motivation and tells you why community is like a hug.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • Clay’s “Bad” Analogy Corner
    • Community is like a hug
  • Launch Out
    • Launch Out Moments
      • Michelle Discavage
      • Tamarah West
      • Brett Smith
      • Cha Bearfield
      • Bill Seybolt
      • Rick Theule
      • David Dollar
    • “Tag. You’re It.”
      • New kid
      • Old school tag
      • Motivation
        • Inspiration – What if I do!?!?!?
        • Desperation – What if I don’t!?!?
      • You’re It
    • NEXT Launch Out
  • The Patron Saint of Launch Out
    • The David Dollar Story

Quote(s) of the Week

“All the things you want to be on the internet…. you can be that in your community.”

Questions & Comments

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May 19

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #121 – Dad Life & Intentional

Ep121 intentionalEpisode #121 – Dad Life & Intentional

In this episode, Clay reintroduces the comparison game, welcomes a special guest for a return visit and dives into the word intentional. He discusses the use, the misuse and the key component that is usually missing in the pursuit of the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • The Comparison Game
    • ROI
  • Dad Life
    • 10 minutes with my Daughter
      • DC
      • #EarBuds Shirts
      • Creating
    • Consuming vs Creating
  • Intentional
    • Intentional as a buzzword
    • My buddy
    • No plan

Quote(s) of the Week

“Consuming art should not be your creative outlet, it should be your creative catalyst.”

Questions & Comments

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May 12

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #120 – Sisyphus & History

Ep120 sisyphusEpisode #120 – Sisyphus & History

In this episode, Clay dips into the INBOX to compare the story of Sisyphus to your grind to the BEST VERSION OF YOU. He also prepares for a trip to the nation’s capital and finds a lesson on letting go of our personal history.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • The wrong path
  • INBOX
    • “…the grind. Does it get easier?” (Aaron)
      • The story of Sisyphus
      • Taking the boulder up hill
      • The top of the hill
      • You’re not Sisyphus
      • Whether you’re pushing it up or chasing it down – it’s hard work
  • History
    • Washington D.C.
    • A giant memorial
    • Our history
    • Living in the now

Quote(s) of the Week

“Your journey doesn’t end at the top of the hill.”

Questions & Comments

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May 05

Remodeling Clay Podcast: Episode #119 – The Fear of New Coke

Ep119 New CokeEpisode #119 – The Fear of New Coke

In this episode, Clay mixes it up a little by actually doing research and show prep! We do a little revisionist history lesson on how New Coke impacts the BEST VERSION OF YOU.

Talking Points & References

  • Intro
    • “The Escalator Pitch”
    • Levels of Launch
  • New Coke
    • The New Coke Story
      • 1985
      • Market Share
      • New Coke to Coca-Cola Classic
      • The Aftermath
    • Fear of Failure vs Fear of Losing Face
    • Taking the big swings
    • Wins from Losses

Quote(s) of the Week

“If your book… the story of your life… only has the good parts…. you’re writing fiction.”

Questions & Comments

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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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