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Posts by Rick Clemons

Stupid Human Tricks: 5 Lessons I Learned from A Broken Toe

It wasn’t dark. I wasn’t drunk. I didn’t kick my husband in anger. (Not that I would!) I was simply walking upstairs to my home office, morning coffee and daily water bottle in hand. From out of nowhere, but actually right in front of me, that stair came out and viciously attacked my right big…

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If Trump Actually Loved Himself, I Might Not Be Afraid

If you scroll through Twitter, Facebook, any online space where comments are invited, and where President Trump is the subject of said post, you’re not going to be shocked to find someone crying, “He’s so in love with himself!” True as that may appear, I have to disagree. Please don’t throw stones at me. Instead…

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Where do we start?

Where do we start? Start to break the cycle of what men think they are supposed to be, versus what men choose to be. Where do we start? Start to break the toxic, misguided perceptions of manhood, and shift the focus towards allowing men to be empathetic, compassionate, and vulnerable. Where do we start? Start…

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Could misguided masculinity be causing college dropout rates?

College graduation rates suck! On average only 59% of students who start college finish. Do the math. That means dropout rates are 41%. Many factors feed these statistics. Lack of pre-college preparation. Fear of amassing tons of student debt. Pressure of being a first generation college student. Overcrowding of classrooms with no personal attention. Depression,…

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314: Uncloseted Riff and Rant – You Created This Sh*T

vision and success

I know some of you are probably going to balk at this. Go ahead. Balk, balk, balk. But the truth is, most sh*t in life is short-lived and self-created. Think about it. When stuff happens, it was because of something you did, or allowed yourself to blow out of proportion, and then when it was…

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5 Pillars of Masculinity That Trumpism Doesn’t Reflect

Masculinity. Is it physical? A state of mind? An exercise of intellect? Defined by the words you use? Noted by your actions? A learned trait or a genetic twist of your DNA? The answer is “Yes and…” Just like Improv, there is always a “Yes and…” when answering the question of what is masculinity. It’s…

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3 Easy Steps To Give Yourself Permission To Do Anything

I’ve been sitting here for a couple of weeks trying to get a new program started for my business. I wouldn’t call it procrastination. I’d call it permission phobic! Yes, permission phobic. We all suffer from this. It’s a little disease that we learned in elementary school and stems from needing permission to speak, permission…

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