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7 Things You Can Do Without A Man!

Before I get on a roll, I will admit I am happily partnered to a great guy for almost 13 years! Now you can say it – “God bless you my child!” Yes, two men living together can be a challenge, a joy, a stinky mess at times, and above all else…a great life. Nevertheless, I would…

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Why Your Penis Gets In The Way Of Everything!

Let’s get the stereotypical phrase out of the way! “Men Think With Their Dicks!” Now that we have that settled, let’s talk gay man to gay man and get serious. Like it or not, our penises do get in the way of almost everything we do. Now before you cry BS on me, let’s stay…

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Just A Coincidence? Think Not!

I’ve been reading a fascinating book entitled, The Three “Only” Things – Tapping The Power of Dreams, Coincidence, and Imagination, by Robert Moss. I find it chock full of interesting stories, tidbits, and advice of seeing that dreams and coincidence drive much of what appears to meet us in life. I haven’t gotten to the imagination chapters…

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How To Get Crystal Clear In Under 15 Minutes!

Getting what you want would be so much easier if we could just look into a crystal ball and see when we will have what we desire. But that’s just not possible. (Sorry Crystal Ball Readers. Please don’t take any offense!) In fact it doesn’t take much more than getting real, getting clear, and staying…

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Older You…Younger You…Why Won't You Listen?

Remember when Mom or Dad would say, “Why don’t you listen to me?” Or, cranky Mr. Batwiser would grab you by the ear in science class and yell into your ear, “Are you listening?” And of course, who can forget the Verizon guy’s infamous “Can you hear me now?” commercials. Yet with all these reminders around us, asking us to listen,…

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Why I Frustrate My Clients!

The title of this post alone may cause some of you to say, “I don’t want to work with him if he frustrates clients.” If’ that’s the case then, you’re right, we wouldn’t be a good fit. I don’t set out to upset, frustrate, or cause my clients any kind of pain. However, there is…

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Depression Hits!

Don’t ask me why but I’m finding it humorous and ironic that I’m depressed. Spent a fantastic weekend looking at UC Santa Cruz with my daughter, her sister, and my partner. We ate and drank well – Lillian’s Italian Kitchen, Café Brasil, Penny Ice Creamery, Little Shanghai, Sones Cellars, Justin, and Pithy Little Wine Company. I even got jealous when the soda…

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All Dressed Up…And Alone!

Ever been stood up? Or, gone to a party only to find every one’s connected to someone but you? Even better yet, heard through the grape vine that your group, or what you thought was your group were planing an outing, and suddenly you found yourself all dressed up in your pretty little white dress,…

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Sould, Chould, Would, Did, DO!

There’s an irony to parental wisdom! Don’t cross the road without looking both ways Eat your vegetables for a healthy body Don’t open your eyes underwater they’ll turn red Take your time while reading test questions and you’ll get more answers right Save your money for something you really want As we grow older and…

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Mess In Your Life…So What!

Let’s be honest! If you don’t have some sort of a “mess” in your life then you ain’t living. Can I get an “Amen?” Seriously! You’d have to be living in a hermetically sealed bubble to have no mess in your life, and quite honestly, just living that way could be a real mess. Now…

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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.