Are you tired of living up to someone else’s expectations? It’s exhausting, right?
Rick Clemons wants to show you how to come out of the closet of your career to live your life in alignment with your values.
He’s a speaker, podcaster, blogger and coach that helps people to simplify their lives to make big, bold moves.
He does that be sharing his own experience of coming out of the closet as a gay mans at 36 years old and how it open all kinds of other doors in his life, including reexamining his career. He eventually went out on his own and that was over a decade ago.
There are a lot of powerful lessons packed into this interview including:
- Says the secret to networking is to make it all about the other person.
- Get comfortable with open all the closet doors of your life.
- Why understanding your personal values is the starting point for redirecting your life and work.
- Letting go of your storage closet of limiting beliefs and how to fully live without being under someone else’s expectations.
And a special shout out to Vanessa Tharp for introducing me to Rick and the many super interesting people she is constantly connecting me with! Everyone needs a super connector like her in their lives!
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Build community.
- Align your values with your habits.
- Come out of the closet of your career.
How Rick Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: Between 5:30 and 6:00 am.
- Ideal work environment: In the moment.
- Superpower: Inspiring people to make a bold move out of their closet.
- Regains focus by: Meditation, being still, or breathing.
- 90-day goal: Launch his next podcast and to get at least four solid speaking gigs to generate five figures in income.
“One of the dirty little secrets of networking is you gotta make it about the other person completely.”
“If we can be totally curious and never lose our childlike curiosity, life can be pretty amazing.”
“I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up, but I definitely know I’m not gonna build somebody else’s company.”
“Each day is a new opportunity to kinda go figure out what you want to do next, not that you have to go figure it out, you get to do this.”
“One of the things I’m most grateful for, is that each night I get to go to sleep, not just to sleep, but to reboot.”
“Each morning I get to wake up to redo what I could have done better the day before.”
Rick suggested these quick actions to start challenging or recognizing your fears:
1) Ask yourself is it truth or is it true? Truth is absolute with no getting around it. True is what we only think to be the case.
2) Confront your fear. When you look your fear in the eye, it’s gone. It’s only fear as long as you avoid it.
Resources + Bonus Materials
National Speakers Association Conference