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Man Up Minute: Sexually, Mentally, And Relationship Frustrated

There’s little worse than being frustrated. Then add to the frustration that it’s coming from being sexually, mentally, relationship frustrated, and you’re about fit to be tied…up until now! Don’t get frustrated, get it fixed. 3 simple steps for getting some of that frustration out so you can have a great relationship. Hey! I’m Rick…

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Man Up Minute: How To Break A Habit

We’ve all got them. Habits! Some say it takes 21 days to break a habit and I agree. To get you started here’s three tips for breaking a habit and getting you on your way Mr. Gay Man! Hey! I’m Rick Clemons and I’m known as The Gay Man’s Life Coach, and these are “Man…

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Man Up Minute: Getting Past Being Alone & Lonely!

No one likes to be alone. Wait, that’s not true, a lot of us like to be alone but not lonely. The two are completely different. Right? For most gay men, they like time alone but they don’t necessarily like being lonely. So let’s see how we can overcome some of that loneliness…gay man style!…

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Man Up Minute: Push Out Love

It’s no secret that we gay men love to love, even if it’s just sex. We love it! So here’s something to help you attract love. And no it isn’t sex, but it sure will make you glad that you’re in a loving gay mood! Hey! I’m Rick Clemons and I’m known as The Gay…

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It's Never To Late?

9/11 was a sobering moment for us in the United States. Will lives perished and heroes rose from the ashes, one message came clear loud and clear to me…It’s never to late.   It’s 9/11 once again. A day to remember those that perished and those who were heroes’ on 9/11/2001 as the United States…

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Man Up Minute: Gettin' Your Career On!

No job or in a job you can’t stand, it’s time to take a stand and get the career you desire. Here’s some tips to get you started! After all, there’s too many great things you want to do as a gay man that you can’t do unless you have a fabulous job to make…

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Man Up Minute: What do you want?

Always looking for ideas for new content for man up minute. So, here’s your chance to ask for and received. Shoot me an email to, and in the subject line write Man Up Minute Idea. I’ll review it and get back to you. Hey! I’m Rick Clemons and I’m known as The Gay Man’s Life…

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Man Up Minute: Find The Good In Your Man!

You’ve landed yourself a great gay guy. Hard to come by, right? So when you get frustrated or irritated, here’s a little trick to help calm yourself down and appreciate your man! Plus it will rub off on him then the two of you will gay man lovey dovey and the whole world will be…

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Blowing Yourself More Than You Get Blown!

Don’t get excited by the picture, and don’t ask me where you can find that corner. I won’t tell you. What I will tell you is I love you my gay brother, more than you’ll ever know, even though we’ve never met. Because that’s the way I feel, I know I can shoot straight with…

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Man Up Minute: Searching For Contentment

We all want it! To be content. Sometimes we find it. Other times its as elusive as a hot hook-up.  So how do we gay men find contentment? Hey! I’m Rick Clemons and I’m known as The Gay Man’s Life Coach, and these are “Man Up Minute” quick videos for gay men to live their…

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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.


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.