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break free of fears, make bold moves,
and to live life without apologies.


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5 Simple Questions To Pump Up The Positive Vibe!

Happy Friday Everyone! There seems to be a lot of negativity floating around these days. That’s ok. It happens. Especially when there is change and uncertainty. Yet, it’s all happening for us. So stay positive. Easier said than done! Rather than take a bath is victimhood and self-pity, why not ask yourself these 5 Powerful,…

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Weekend challenge…can you be unique?

It’s practically the weekend. For some of you, it is already the weekend. Regardless of where you fall on the international dateline, this weekend I’d like to invite, not scratch that, challenge you to do something different this weekend. Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be like bringing work home, or studying for a final…

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You Clone Me, You Clone Me Not!

It’s that time. Love you…Love you not! Well maybe it’s Sweetheart time and not “Love You Not” time. Yet, ironically, many will feel unloved this Valentine’s Day. Maybe even yourself. If so, I want you to explore a possibility for this lack of love that you may be feeling. Here’s what I believe may be…

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Sanity Savers…It Only Takes 5

Let’s be honest with each other, we all have crazy, chaotic lives and the last thing we need is more stuff to do. Right? So here’s what I’ve done to keep myself sane. At any given time, I only allow 5 true Sanity Savers, in my life. You might be asking, “What’s a Sanity Saver?”…

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5 Ways To TRULY "Belong" (Instead Of Just "Fitting In")

Don’t hide who you are just make others like you. You’ve heard people say it, from your kid to your co-workers (and maybe you’ve said it yourself) — “I just want to fit in.” Seems logical; after all, every human craves connection, right? Definitely. But, I’m here to tell you, word choice matters a great deal in our pursuit of connection. Why? Because there…

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The Best Contract You'll Ever Sign!

I’m in the middle of a lot of contractual agreements right now. My book Frankly My Dear I’m Gay: A Late Bloomers Guide, just came out and there’s been lots of damn contracts. Publishers contracts PR contracts Collaboration contracts Book tour contracts The list goes on, and on, and on. PHEW, I’m tired and my…

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5 Blunt Reasons You’re Not #Winning At Life (The Problem Is YOU!)

It’s time to unscramble that brain of yours. Happiness is waiting! #Winning at life!! Is that you? If not, put the blame for failure where it really belongs — with you — and then see what happens. I confess. I, myself, have been failing. Failing to, truly, be productive. Failing to, wholly, be in my relationship. Failing to, unconditionally,…

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Listen…no solution required!

It’s been a rough couple of weeks in our household. Let’s just say, our young adult daughters have been dealing with adult stuff, of the boyfriend kind. Not pretty stuff and emotions are running high. Of course, this puts Poppa Bear on the defensive. Don’t mess with my gurls is the first response I had,…

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The Brutal Reason Judging Everyone INFECTS Your Own Self-Esteem

We all need to STOP infecting others with our own stigma. I was recently scanning through the world’s favorite past time (Facebook, of course) and saw a post by one of my gay friends. That boy had called forth his inner diva and was on a roll about the stigma towards people with HIV. I…

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Let's Play Hide and Seek For The Right Reasons

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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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.