Why Did I (Clay Clark) Get Kicked Out of College? The “Oral Roberts University Slim Shady” Story

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Why was I asked to leave Oral Roberts University? I enrolled at Oral Roberts University in 1999. After repeated run-ins with the powers at be over countless infractions of the school’s policies, I was asked to leave. Here is the rest of the story…

  1. Why did I decide to attend Oral Roberts University?
  2. The handbook rules that I violated on a daily basis:
    1. No social dancing
    2. No commerce on campus
    3. A walking and endless dress code violation
    4. Correcting the school’s president while on live TV is not “a move”
    5. Writing a parody about the school’s president
      1. The Song That Got Me Booted “ORU Slim Shady” – https://www.dropbox.com/s/qc0d4ht28smlkma/oruslimshadyFINAL.wav?dl=0
    6. Meeting with the deans
      1. https://www.dropbox.com/s/ui8vt1jb9a28gp3/iwillseeyou%20-%20Dean%20Boyd.wav?dl=0
    7. “Episode” (In Chinese)
  3. I turned my room into a studio so that people on campus could record their mixtapes.
    1. We turned our mattresses into soundproofing
  4. Money is just a vehicle
    1. “Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” – Matthew 19:24
    2. “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs.” – Timothy 6:10
  5. https://www.dropbox.com/s/r6jid4l4g0tdqug/DeanBoydINTRO2.wav?dl=0
  6. Living off of a bagel only diet
  7. The toughest challenge:
    1. Making my ceiling is my childrens floor.
  8. Good parenting tip:
    1. Always give your kids a choice not an ultimatum
  9. What were the two biggest events that changed your view on wealth?
    1. My uncle Jon confronted me and told me that I need to get my life together and take care of Vanessa or else. This gave me the mindset that I don’t need to be angry all of the time. I wanted to prove him wrong.
    2. Uncle Jerry taught me work ethic.
    3. Dr. Z taught me to flow. You don’t have to die on a hill.
      1. You can’t have quality and quantity
      2. You have to fire someone when the incident happens
      3. I don’t need a business coach
  10. Where I got it…
    1. Wrong:
      1. I did not run my decisions through the filter of “is this worth the consequences that will follow this decision?”
  11. Pride is one of the worst things you can have in a business…
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