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5 Life Lessons I Learned From My Audio Book


I’ve spent the better part of the last week recording the audiobook of my soon to be released, first book, Frankly My Dear I’m Gay! Yes, 16 chapters, 706 minutes, 11.87 hours of me reading my book, and that doesn’t include the total time of 83 hours to record – stop, starts, edits, retakes. Whew…

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Why THIS Is The Real Secret To A Life Filled With Happiness


Joy will never be yours until you understand this … AND act on it. On the wall of my office hangs a tapestry with the following words from Jack Kornfield: In the end what matters most is:
How well did you live?
How well did you love?
How well did you learn to let go? If I were…

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Believe Me…Self-Doubt Is All BS!


I don’t believe in self-doubt. Wait, that’s not true. I used to believe in self-doubt. Then I went to a conference where they had some Kool-aid that I drank, and it washed all the self-doubt away. Yep, it was that simple! Well not quite. First, I didn’t go to some walk on hot coals, hold…

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Hide and Seek…Shall we play or not?


Hide and Seek was one of my favorite games as a kid. Mostly because it was the one game I was damn good at. Ironically, I’m still good at it, but in different ways, and I suspect some of you are good at it for similar reasons. I’m good at… Hiding what I’d really like…

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Happy New Year of Intentions


  Before the year starts to get away from us, as we know it is prone to do, I wanted to wish you a Happy New Year and all the best for whatever you choose to create for yourself in 2017. I also wanted to share a little technique I use that I think is…

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If you're afraid to fail then you're afraid to succeed.


It’s been a crazy busy week. I’ve been recording Coming Out Lounge Podcasts like a mad podcaster, writing articles, working on the launch of a new project, and in the midst of it all, I failed. I failed to remember an appointment my daughter had I failed to show my husband some extra love I…

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Come Out, Be You, Just Don't Be An Ass About It!


If you’re not gay, lesbian, transgender, bi-sexual, you’re still welcome to read this. Just because the first words are “Come Out,” doesn’t mean you have to say, “Screw you, I’m out of here!” In fact, that’s one of the biggest conflicts that arise when someone COMES OUT! One of two things often happens… a) The…

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If you're juggling, keep it up, until your ready to land!


I was working with a client this week who was feeling unfocused, out of control, and as if everything was up in the air. After he shared the various aspects of his life that were making him feel like a master juggler, I shared with him one of my Rickism’s that I live by:  …

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If you haven't failed today…you might want to try again!


Failure. It makes us feel shameful, like a loser, and downright crappy! Well get over it and take another look. At the end of each day, I would invite you to ask yourself, “What did I fail at?” Often, we can easily come up with a list of failures that are just superfluous failures. You…

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Play is not something to be played with…it is meant to be cut loose and enjoyed!


I just spent the better part of a week, coming off of a play date and maintaining the play date high…AND I LIKE IT! LIKE IT ALOT! My playground was just at the base of Mt. Hood in Oregon. Weather was overcast and rainy, but no dampening of the spirits occurred. Water cascaded breathlessly over…

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Chris Brogan

CEO Owner Media Group

Rick Clemons is the kind of guy you want to open up with. He’s smart, compassionate, and great at pulling the best story out of a guest for the benefit of the community he serves.


Meridith Elliott Powell

Business Keynote Speaker
& Business Growth Expert

Visionary, creative and cutting-edge, Rick is a true game-changer. His message is original, different, and a complete paradigm shift on obstacles and challenges. But more importantly the power of his delivery inspires audiences to take action! If you're looking for a new type of keynote speaker, someone with a unique story and innovative message, Rick is all of that and so much more!


John Janstch

Ducttape Marketing

Rick speaks with such honesty and emotion that his message is felt as well as heard.

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Don Fuller
Orange County PFLAG Speakers Bureau


"Be prepared; Clemons does not suffer fakers and he is merciless with hypocrisy. He has no time for pity. He just says find your Truth and your peace, be good to yourself and those you love, and get on with your life."


Chris Brogan
CEO, Owner Media Group -

"Rick Clemons is the kind of guy you want to open up with. He’s smart, compassionate, and great at pulling the best story out of a guest for the benefit of the community he serves."

Grant Baldwin

"Rick is a giant teddy bear. He may look rough and tough, but he’s extremely compassionate, genuine and has a huge desire to help people make bold moves in their lives."

Jessica Pettitt
Good Enough Now

There are a lot of speakers out there that can talk about these issues.  Rick provides a space for real conversation, connection, and a sense of calm that allows for relationships and change to develop and take hold towards something better together.  His experience paired with his calming energy and good sense of humor separates him from the pack.