It’s Hard to Have Success When You Watch Ricki Lake – A Knowledge Bomb

Show Notes

All successful people sustainably worked 6 days per week in route to creating the success the world wants and everyone now celebrates. Clay breaks down the importance of the Sixth Day Principle and much more on today’s show.

Work Ethic 101

DEFINITION MAGICIAN – Osmosis – The process of gradual or unconscious assimilation of ideas, knowledge through proximity.

3 Super Moves From Andrew “Blooms” Blumer:

  1. Show up early
  2. Automatically save money
  3. Become curious and ask questions to learn what people who have been successful

Where did the 40 hour work week come from?

  1. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments.

MYSTIC STATISTIC – “Average American watches 5 hours of TV per day, report shows”



  1. Never, ever watch TV unless it is intentional.
  2. Focus only on what you can control
  3. Spend one hour per day planning your day

MYSTIC STATISTIC – “88% of the rich devote 30 minutes or more each day to self-education or self-improvement.”

Business Coach | Ask Clay & Z Anything

Audio Transcription


this is named  who is the. It says, claim your brother from another mother. I have a secret for you. Well that is fabulous because of two things. I love it. Secret and ricky lake is going to be a special day for you. Super successful people worked six days per week and route to their success. You have to. It’s very hard to hear what you’re thinking because ricky was just paying. It felt that I got to turn her down. Where were you playing?

Grabbed the duck tape and mentally prepare yourself for yet another mind expanding knowledge bomb from America’s number one business coaching expert, Clay Clark.

If every successful person on the planet worked six days plus to achieve their success, why don’t you the 60 day rule? Let’s do it again. I repeat a business coaching question. If every successful person on the planet worked six days plus per week to achieve their success, why don’t you. I introduced to you this concept called the sixth day principal and I will use today’s show to teach it through my own life, but I want to brag on people, so we’ll go with Mr. will say the a guy, he’s a young man, he’s a beautiful American. A young man by the name of Andrew.

Andrew. You want to have a complicated history? One stock that we were getting married and the. No, I’m just kidding. So we have a complicated history. So Andrew, can you tell the thrive nation how you and I first met? Um, we first met about three ish years ago when I started working for your company. Epic photography. Right. And I never really knew you, but you were one of the photographers. I think I shook your hand, say hello to you. But that’s about it. But he was a bit of a borough tography. We sold the company. I sold the company a epic photos to a different group of guys. And then you worked there for I think about six months under the new management. And you decided to come back to pursue a career working with me again. Yes sir. So you chose to come back.

Can you please explain not talking about the epic photos you left, but talk about the culture you wanted to join up with. Can you explain why you wanted to come work with me at elephant in the room? Thrive time show, make your life epic, the Clay Clark Industries as it were. Yeah, so I really, when I was working at epic and the companies were together, I saw the thrive team and everyone was growing up. Everyone was always learning something, new skill, a new life, working on their life and growing personally. And I really wanted to be a part of that and grow myself, my skills, my abilities and different aspects of my life. So I decided to come back and work for your business coaching company and start working on myself as well. And we, uh, since you’ve been working with us, I will brag on you and I’d like for you to break down these, these key elements because again, the question I asked you is that every person on the planet has ever achieved success has all worked six plus days a week to achieve their success.

Why don’t you, and I’m not talking to you, you listen right now. I’m talking to your friend billy your friend, but you know what it is, billy. Billy’s lazy. You are a champion of freedom. Billy’s billy’s billy. We’re gonna. Talk about you were telling other people. So I’m asking other people why aren’t, why aren’t other people work in six plus days? Now let’s talk about the areas of work ethic. What time do you now get to work? Every day? Andrew? I get to work at about five. Twenty. What time do you think that I get to that building? Uh, for me most of the time. So it probably about five, five, 4:30. I don’t know. Does it not make you crazy that no matter what time you get there, I’m always there before you kind of, right? I kind of want to be there so I just want to make sure we’re getting this idea. But you get to work at what time again? Five slash 20. In what time are you required to be at work? A 6:00 AM? Six o’clock am, 6:00 AM. But you’ll get there at five? Yep. Okay. And then you always get there early. Why do you get there early? What are you doing?

I usually take that time to work on my calendar or to read or I the main reason I do it, it’s just so I’m not late. I have a very large fear of being late. I do not like being late. I like being early for things, so I take that time for one, being early and for to, to work at my calendar and to work on myself and to read and to schedule and plan out my day. That way I don’t have to think about what I’m doing throughout the day. I just do it.

How is having that extra hour a day helped you in the last year since you’ve worked with me in the business coaching program now? Again on part Andrew bloomer meets Clay Clark, part two for about a year now. How has that impacted you? How has that extra hour investment in yourself of reading, planning, how has that impacted your life?

It’s helped a lot. I’ve been able to go through multiple books and learn a ton about different aspects and business and management and search engine, but it’s also helped me through my personal life and through my work life, um, throughout the day, just so that I don’t have to. I’m able to get so much more done because I know what I’m doing and I have it all planned and scheduled out that way you don’t have to think about it in the day and I can get so much more done. So, so much more productive.

Do you know why that I like free to be on this show? Why is that? Do you want to speculate as to what?

Um, no. I don’t know. How old are you? I just turned 20 minutes. How long ago?

How old? 20. And you just got married and you just bought a house and I am giving you what I wish I had. Right. I was 20. I wish I had a 38 year old guy that had already achieved success that would tell me what to do. I wish I had that. I didn’t have it. No one told me. Didn’t know and in fact I had to pay consultants tons of money and they all talked in circles and they use the system that I call fame and shame. They would typically be a famous person and they would charge you a huge fee and then they would basically make you feel bad that you hadn’t achieved success yet and you’d ask him what to do on a daily basis. They would say, well, you got to do is have a big vision and you’ve got to stay motivated because if you want to win all day, you’ve got to have that vision.

And I’m going, okay, I pretty much have the inspiration part nailed down now, but what do I do? I mean, I’m like a boat without a rudder, just going around in circles. So in the past year there’s things that you have done with your life. I want chapter will comment on this bedroom is things I’ve watched you do that you have picked up through this thing called osmosis. Now I suppose we’ll put osmosis on the show notes because I wonder when to know what the word means. I hate when you say a word and people don’t know what the word means. Osmosis osmosis. Here we go. The we’re not awesome. What does it mean? It’s a process by which molecules have a solvent tend to pass through a semi, a semi permeable membrane from the blood into the process of gradual or unconscious assimilation of ideas. Knowledge through proximity.

The process of gradual or unconscious assimilation of ideas. Knowledge through proximity. Okay, so you now, this year I’ve made three big changes that I’ve seen you make. He’s probably more than made, but one is you every single day. Plan your day. The days that I. Everyday. I see you did. Were you doing that before? Um, no. I was not before I started working. Never met a successful person ever. And it doesn’t do that. You cannot be successful if you don’t spend an hour a day planning your day to you. Now Save how much? Twenty five percent. You say how much on d? Five percent. Twenty five percent of your. It’s a game club. I’m so excited. I just wanted to hit this capital and just a two year waterproof it Bruce Dickinson sits when you little more cowbell and the treacle give it to, but the point is I got to feed the baby’s got a fever. The only cure was more cowbell won’t give you the point is this is exciting for me. You are now saving what percentage of your income? Twenty five, 25 percent, 25 percent of your income.

Oh, you

get to work when a five slash 20 and now it’s become a habit habit. So now you will be successful even when you leave because you picked it up through osmosis. Yes. If I could have every client shat on me every hour of the day, it’d be weird people follow me around, but it would be helpful. Entourage. That’s right. Build onto it, but think about this for a second though. If you are out there today and you will just get to work and plan out your life an hour before the day starts, save 25 percent of your income. Just save 10 percent. Set it up. Go talk to your hr, your human resources, your payroll people today say, just do it. If you do it, you will become successful. And the third thing I’ve seen you do this year is you have begun to become curious about what super successful people do.

I want you to do this. You’re cured. You ask good questions now. And so again, the business coaching question is, we started off with it. It varies. If every single successful person on the planet works six days, why don’t you do this? This is a concept I, I’ll tell you why. And then I would like for chip to drop some knowledge bombs on Andrew. Are you curious as to why 40 hours is now a number? I’m very curious as to why. Well, okay. Well let’s first off, let’s start with the Bible and let’s get into a exodus, the chapter exodus, and we can talk about the sixth day. Okay? So open your bibles, turn your bibles to open your Bible, to turn your bibles to Google search. Exodus 16, 22, which reads on the sixth day, they gathered twice as much for each person and leaders of the community came in and reported this to Moses. On the sixth day on Exodus Sixteen, five reads reads on the sixth day, they are to prepare what they bring in and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days. That’s called getting ahead. So just the other day, Cynthia at elephant in the room, she calls me, she says, Hey, I would like to work

six day because through the process of Oss, Moses, Moses, she has figured out that all super successful people work the sixth and because I already paid her 40 hours a week on salary for elephant in the room, Tulsa. She says, can I go work in Oklahoma City for them on their payroll? And I said yes because all super successful people work the sixth day to get ahead because on the sixth day they are to prepare what they bring in and that is to be twice as much as they gather on the other days. Now John D Dot Rockefeller. Okay. It’s called the fair Labor Standards Act. Now, the entry. Are you familiar with the Bible? You heard about this book a? Yeah. Um, what year did the Bible what? What year was the Bible written? That I do not know? Well, you know, there’s this calendar we use. Okay. But people don’t realize it, but the whole calendar refers to the birth and death of Christ. There’s add after-death, BC before Christ. Okay. So I believe this would be after death. Hmm? Nineteen, 38 after death after the Bible was written, Fdr says, you know what guys? Nineteen 33. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He says, all right guys, here’s the deal. Here’s the deal. I got this new thing called the fair Labor Standards Act, and we’re going to do is henceforth we’re going to have this thing called the 40 hour work week. Do you guys understand that? For thousands of years, cavemen pilgrims, explorers, butchers a farmers, any profession at all. They all worked

16 day now. In 1938, Franklin Delano Roosevelt declared, I want every one hint for you to be poor, dissatisfied, and always perpetually, barely able to escape the rat. Thus, I

have created the fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, thus superseding the Bible. That’s super new. Employers are required to pay overtime after 40 hours a week, so employers are like, I’m not going to pay over time, but that’s how you did it. If you look at the life of Oprah, she interned working six days. Puff daddy when he was going to Howard University, p Diddy, diddy, but he went to Howard University. He decided to go work for free for a guy named La Reed as an intern and he found a guy by the name of Christopher Wallace. He found a Devontae Casey and Joe. Joe Now known as, and now no joe, Joe, to see he found a Christopher Wallace known as the. As the notorious pig. He found Mary j blige. He found all these artists by interning and working on the sixth. Right. It’s not possible to get ahead unless you work the sixth day, and so again, these are the. This is how you do it. Okay. Do you have to work the six day? Right? But, but also the Bible. I know some people don’t. Some people are saying, listen, I’m not into the Bible, that’s fine, but you do need to rest on the seventh day because you need to recalibrate, recalibrate. So again, let me repeat the things Andrew has learned through osmosis that she was one. All super successful people work on this six, six, six, and all super successful people plan their day. Yes. And all super successful people automate their savings. Right? And that’s how you freaking do it, chuck

it. All of these things have benefits, right? And I was going to chime in earlier when Andrew was talking about how he shows up early, too plain as day out, and if you’re running a business out there and you’re not doing this, this is what I see happen all the time. There’s no time for you to leave and therefore you work all through the evenings as well. So if you show up and you get prepared for your day, then when the day is over, you can actually leave because you were prepared. Does that make sense? Yes, it’s, it’s the best. So you’ve got to start doing these principles. This is work ethic [inaudible] people.

So here’s what I’m going to do today. You know how I know what I’m going to do today. You don’t know what I’m going to do today.

You’re just drifting around today.

I made it to do. Oh, so this one just want to do today after we finished recording these knowledge bombs. Yeah. I am going to finish the book Dragon Energy and Energy, which I’ve been working on for about a year and a half. So I’m old. I’m not. I’ll be done. Boom, boom. Then we’ll type, set up the book that they’ll be done. That’s been. I’m going to finish this thing called Clay Clark radio, which I’m doing, which I’m pretty excited about. Um, but I haven’t asked cap license to do this now. And so now when you go, if you ever go to floyd’s or one of our competitors, but I encourage you to go to their website. There’s Floyd’s barber shop. They are really nice. A brand new, Nice company. A elephant in the room, in my opinion, offers a very different experience. But Floyd’s is a. have you been into Floyd’s before, chuck?

No, I have not. This is Floyd’s Oh, when you go into Floyd’s and floyd’s is a barbershop chain and you go into music super loud and they actually celebrate their employees by whoever has the best tattoo of the month. It’s very much like a, um, it, it’s just a pie and it was like a bar meets the haircut bar. You go in there and they have, I think called Floyd’s radio in floyd’s radio streams. The songs are playing in all the I think as soon as maybe Monday you’re going to see the clay Clark radio. We’ll be playing. And then on that, in the stores, Jason, if you heard the commercials I have and I had to pay for a premium business coaching account because the commercials date, they take the commercials and what they do is they reduced the quality of them on the non premium.

That’s why it sounds kind of muddy, but starting Monday they should be really clean so it’ll sound the same. Audio quality as far as the music. And then I can put any other songs that I want on there, so it’s like a message board where I could announce that we’re selling franchises or check out the podcast or I could announce like a to all the customers like Thanksgiving to you or whatever. So why I’m working. I’m onto you. What’s that? You found a way to sneakily automate deejaying so you could get back into it. Oh yeah. One hundred percent. My automated Dj playlist. Yeah, I’m working. I’m working. And then don’t tell them no. And I’m trying to do one, a one lyrical miracle a week because those are funny. Yeah, those are good. But I’m saying is if you’re out there today and you’re going, gosh, I don’t have any momentum with my life, this is the question you should be asking yourself.

If every super successful person on the planet worked six plus days to achieve their success, why don’t I? Why? Why am I not doing that? Why? Why am I trying to win the Guinness Book of World Records for being the first person in the history of the world ever, ever to achieve success while working a 40 hour workweek. You know, what’s funny to you? You were talking about, you know, throughout time will throughout time for the vast majority people literally worked from Sunup to sundown. That was the time we worked. Oh Hey, we can’t see anything anymore and there’s predators out here that can. So let’s go inside. Otherwise they probably would have worked through the night too because you got to eat. So I want to ask you this, Jason, you have now got a chance to be here. When have you been here? When DR Z and I are recording.

Yeah, a two times. Okay. And so again, you have, you’ve been around here for how long have you worked with? With me? I’ve worked for elephant a year and five months now. Okay. So through Osmosis, what are things that you have learned and picked up? Because you’ve probably seen a lot of things, a lot of observations. We talked about the six day principal talking about automating savings. We talked about that. We’ve talked about being very intentional about every single day, planning your day, automating your savings. So the six day principal, what have you picked up? Um, it frustrates me when I can’t beat you to work like my first mission. You had said in one of our elephant meetings early on when we had him on Thursdays, you know, uh, you were telling the story about meeting a tip. You’d beat him to work and that’s how he got notice.

And so I started doing that. My goal is to. I’m going to be just in here every day, but every time I’d get there I would beat him there and then you’d be like, good morning dude. Still here? Okay. He never left. But um, no, it’s um, the working the sixth day is a huge thing that I learned because my schedule before was, I was five days on and then I started working that extra sixth and now I’m working six and a half or seven because it just seems right. I get more done that way. And what happens is, is as an employer, when you see somebody you know working for free or put in the extra time, what happens is as the company grows, what you do is you want to promote from within. Unless you’re a moron out there, unless you’re an idiot, unless you’re somebody is understand how life works.

As we’re franchising elephant in the room, like this week we had two people reach out who want to buy a franchise. I don’t know they’re a good fit or not, but that’s too this week, typical week we get two to three reaching out once that’s like three to five a day, I’m going to need somebody to call those leads. Someone to give a tour to those franchisees, somebody to walk them through the discovery days. The people that have thought about buying them so far, who have they shadowed me? Right? So Matt Klein with oxy fresh. Every time that someone buys a franchise, he makes a commission as a result of helping them coach them through the process. He makes business coaching money. There’s nothing wrong with that. That’s part of the franchise fee goes to. And he’s the one, he’s a franchise coach, essentially a brand developer. Why do you think Matt Klein does it?

Why do you think that the Chris Angelic, uh, why do you think he’s the president of oxy fresh? Why is the president of oxy fresh, the guy who used to work at the very entry level job in the call center, why would they take the guy from the call center and promote him to manager promotive? Again, why is the guy who used to be at the entry level job in the call center chip now in charge? Because he most likely has worth work ethic. Yes. Character. And he shows up early and he knows everything. He knows everything because he’s done all of the jobs and through osmosis he’s picked up the culture. You Go. So if you’re out there today and you’re going, gosh, I don’t feel like I’m getting ahead, it really comes down to math. So I’m going to, uh, uh, this is my final little teaching moment about this, this, this concept of the sixth day principal.

I don’t know what time you wake up, but I had a thriver the day reached out to me and uh, called him back at a question. I had some downtime, so I called him and it’s a question that I, I feel like everybody asks me all the time, so I thought we should cover this on a knowledge bomb. He said, uh, can I ask you what time do you start your day? And I said, well, I’m gonna ask you what time do you start yours? And he says, I start my day everyday at 8:00 AM. And I said, okay, I have a five hour headstart on you. Think about that. So if we were, if we were hiking, I have a five hour headstart on you. And he’s like, okay. Um, but I try to have life balance. And I said, it’s cool. I’m done at five. What time do you work until he says six.

Okay, how many hours a day to spend with your kids? He tells me I’m spending more time of day with my kids. And he does. He goes, how do you do it? So, well, let me give you the life hack here. I’d never ever watch TV. Oh, that will give you five point two hours back. We’ll put it on the show notes. The average American spends watching swatches five point two hours a day of TV per day two, you got a part time job, don’t. She goes, no, I don’t know. You got a part time job. He said, no, I don’t. I said, you do. You have a part time job. He goes, what are you talking about? I said, social media, you know, update your status man, your clout, score. You gotta. Stay on top of that, the add those friends and those likes.

Expand your linkedin cycles. Tweet, tweet. Everyone’s going to tweet something deep that no one reads because you haven’t done nothing yet. People don’t want to read the tweet from someone hasn’t done anything yet, so you gotta get off that social media. He’s like, yeah, but I, I was told that it helps my profiling. No, does it get off of social media? He said, dude, I said, just look at your phone and your phone can track now. How many hours you spend on social media and I was like, so just look at it. I don’t know what it is. He goes, you’re right, dude. I spent at least an hour every everyday responding to all my facebook messages and twitter and linkedin. I said that six hours a day man. What time you go to bed? He goes, one after I finished watching TV, this true story.

I said, what time you you have videos like 1130. So I already been asleep for two and a half hours bro. And it feels good. It’s a little bit at night. Every time I go to bed at night and I wake up at three hours, that is nine to 10, right? Add that up. I sleep a good six hours and I go to bed before you and I work more than you and I spend more time with kids. It’s about what you say no to and make more money. Right? So if you’re out there, I just want to encourage you, think about it. Where are you spending your time? So I would give you these life hacks. Never ever watch tv unless it is an intentional show and be careful what you feed your mind because the mind becomes what the mind is fed. So as an example, last night I watched the history channel because I love to watch history because I like to see how history repeats itself and I learn new things everyday and I see how life works and I get a little wiser all the time by watching these things.

I watch the series, the men who built America or all watch a American history related things or I’ll watch a documentary, but I will never watch a horror film. I’ll never watch anything that’s ever flipped through the channels. Right? I never just watch MTV. I don’t watch like, I don’t know, just flip to the stations and watch CNN. So what I’ll do a. We have a candidate who up for election or candidates Super Tuesday. What I’ll do is all super vote for about two minutes. I’m the first guy to. There will be the first guy in show up. First guy there to vote. There’s no line by the way. First Guy and go there and vote. Boom, they have a sticker you can put where it says, I voted. I don’t have to wear the sticker because then you would ask me who I voted for and then I boat and then a peace out and no matter how much tv I watch and no matter how much facebook I look at it, no matter how many politically divisive comments that I might retweet or comment on it, at the end of the day when I go to sleep and I wake up, someone will have one and someone will have lost and all I can control is my vote.

So I vote though it is. I just focus exclusively on what I can control. So the big idea is I want to teach everybody out there today, just wrapping this up. If all successful people, if all successful people have worked six days a week to become successful, ask yourself, why am I not doing this? Then if all super successful people spend an hour a day planning their day, why am I not doing that? And if all successful people, according to the book habits of the rich, 88 percent of successful people don’t watch tv at all, they read books to. We’ll put that on the show notes. It’s just type in habits of the rich Tom quarterly. You’ll find the habits and you can put it on there, but it’s 80 and it’s 88 percent of all millionaires now read self help books everyday. Then they essentially don’t watch TV at all.

Um, these are just things that are all super successful. People automate their savings. How come you haven’t done it yet? It’s a simple call. You just call it the paychecks company. Overpays you cop your HR director, call up your payroll person just saying please automate it. So five percent of my savings. Andrew, how long did it take you to automate your savings? What was the steps? It took like five minutes. We, whenever I, I think it was resubmitting my, um, direct deposit form because we wanted to set up. And who did you submit that form to? I submitted that form to your wife who handles payroll. Exactly. And you talked to her and she set it up? Yeah, I didn’t. I mean I just filled out the piece of paper, handed it in and she set it up and it took no time at all.

What have you. How long have you been doing this? We’ve been doing it for like six or seven months. Have you found that your account balance is growing? Have you looked at it at all? Uh, yeah. We just had a pretty awesome goal yesterday. So can you share the goal here? The 6,000. Oh, there it is. Twenty years old. Everybody isn’t and that’s six months. Yup. So when you hit $12,000 a year to check this out goal is 10,000 by the end of the year you can do it. We’re going to do it. Yeah. And then that’s how it works. And so I’m just trying to tell Ya, money allows you to buy opportunities. Yep. So whenever I see an opportunity, I can always sees it because I can buy it. When you seize it, you can seize it. Oh. And on that note, we’re going to have to end the show right there because that was good. I just want to check. Can you say that again? When you seize it, you can see it and now that any further ado, you know what they say. See Abroad to get at boody actually laid down a smack.

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