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Lessons Every Man Can Learn From The Movie – Boy Erased


Yes, I am a guy of some form of gay conversion therapy, but I survived, but that’s not why I wrote this article for The Good Man Project. I wrote the article because I think there is more to the movie Boy Erased than just an LGBTQ story of converstion therapy abuse. To me its…

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Here’s what happened the day I gave myself permission to be myself.


I’ve always been a seeker. Curious. Inquisitive. I’ve also been a pain in the ass. To myself and others. Always, always, always seeking permission to do stuff. It’s a bad habit I got into – seeing permission as a form of validation to move my life forward, to be accepted by people, and to feel…

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3 Things College Men Need Right Now to Be Successful


Ivy League or Community College. It really doesn’t matter where you start your higher education journey. And, as contrary to popular belief as it sounds, it doesn’t even matter if you start a higher education journey. I know, how blasphemous, and who am I to say such a thing. I’m just a guy with a…

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Perfection is Killing Men.


Everyone thinks that heart attacks, prostate cancer, high cholesterol, and through the roof blood pressure is killing men. I agree and disagree. I actually believe that the pursuit of perfection is what is killing men. All men, not just some men. Love your thoughts on this article. Perfection: The #1 Killer of Men Photo by Jonathan…

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Are you really thankful or giving yourself lip service


It’s Thanksgiving. At least here in the U.S. Everywhere else it’s a normal, as if there is a normal, Thursday. Regardless, this post is simple. You can either give thanks, or you can give yourself lip service. I choose to give thanks. Thanks for stuff that we often forget to give thanks for. Today I…

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My Perfect Abs Suck


It’s vacation time. As I write this, I’m in a Southwest capsule jetting at 35,000 feet and 500 miles an hour to Austin, for a brief stop, then onto Ft. Lauderdale. Funny how I’m stopping off in one of the most conservative states in the country (Texas) to land in Ft. Lauderdale, one of the…

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Why I kept letting the unexpected eat my lunch!


I had a bully in grade school who always stole my lunch. Not the whole lunch, just the good stuff. Being a scared little boy, even though I was quite big for my age, I never stood up to the bully, didn’t tell anyone about the crap he was stealing, and was always surprised come…

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3 Not So Scary Ways to Get Over Being Confused by Your Own Bullshit


Halloween’s a great day to do something scary. In this case, admit it’s your own bullshit that causes your greatest confusion, stress, and stomach aches. Not candy, partying, or drinking too much at one to many Halloween parties. Don’t deny it, own it! If you’re going to deny it, then you’ve just cast another stupid…

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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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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.