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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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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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10 Brutally Honest, Non-Scientific, No Guru Needed, Ways To Get Your Shit Together!

  Admit it. Or not. It’s totally up to you. But you don’t have your shit together, at least not all the time. Once you realize that, you either a) pretend it doesn’t exist like the muffin top starting to form around your waist, b) freak out and max out your credit cards on self-help…

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Honoring Women On International Women’s Day 2018

Never stop encouraging women to make their bold moves! This is for all the women on the planet this International Women’s Day.

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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.