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My third story is about death. When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like, If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right. It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror every morning and asked myself, if today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today? And whenever the answer has been no for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something. Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything, all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure, these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what is truly important. Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. About a year ago I was diagnosed with cancer. I had a scan at 7.30 in the morning and it clearly showed a tumor on my pancreas. I didn’t even know what a pancreas was. The doctors told me this was almost certainly a type of cancer that is incurable and that I should expect to live no longer than three to six months. My doctor advised me to go home and get my affairs in order, which is doctor’s code for prepare to die. It means to try and tell your kids everything you thought you’d have the next 10 years to tell them in just a few months. It means to make sure everything is buttoned up so that it will be as easy as possible for your family. It means to say your goodbyes. I live with that diagnosis all day. Later that evening, I had a biopsy where they stuck an endoscope down my throat, through my stomach and into my intestines, put a needle into my pancreas and got a few cells from the tumor. I was sedated, but my wife, who was there, told me that when they viewed the cells under a microscope, the doctor started crying because it turned out to be a very rare form of pancreatic cancer that is curable with surgery. I had the surgery and thankfully I’m fine now. This was the closest I’ve been to facing death and I hope it’s the closest I get for a few more decades. Having lived through it, I can now say this to you with a bit more certainty than when death was a useful but purely intellectual concept. No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now, the new is you. But someday, not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it’s quite true. Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. Some shows don’t need a celebrity narrator to introduce the show. But this show does. In a world filled with endless opportunities, why would two men who have built 13 multi-million dollar businesses altruistically invest five hours per day to teach you the best practice business systems and moves that you can use? Because they believe in you. And they have a lot of time on their hands. They started from the bottom, now they’re here. It’s the Thrive Time Show starring the former U.S. Small Business Administration’s Entrepreneur of the Year, Clay Clark, and the entrepreneur trapped inside an optometrist’s body, Dr. Robert Zilmer. kids co-created by two different women. 13 multi-million dollar businesses. I break down the books, Steve’s bringing some wisdom and the good looks. As the father of five, that’s why I’m alive. So if you see my wife and kids, please tell them hi. It’s the C&T, up on your radio. And now, 3, 2, 1, here we go! We started from the bottom, now we’re here. We started from the bottom, and we’ll show you how to get here. We started from the bottom, now we’re here. We started from the bottom, now we’re here. We started from the bottom, now we’re here. Alright, ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to read you a quote from Steve Jobs, and hopefully I don’t screw it up. Steve Jobs, the guy who turned around Pixar, he introduced the Toy Story movie, people don’t know that. He also introduced the iPhone, the iTunes, the iPod, the personal computer, a lot of the computer animation that we see today, that’s all Steve Jobs. Steve Jobs made a big impact on the planet. He said this, he said, remembering that you’re going to die is the best way that I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. And so on today’s show, we’re going to talk a lot about how to grow a successful company. But before we do that, let’s ask the question rhetorically. What is the point? What’s the point? What is the point of growing a business? What’s the point of achieving goals, setting goals? What’s the point? And I think once you know the point, then it’s much easier to be motivated to drive towards that point. And with that being said, Peter Taunton, welcome on the Thrived Time Show. How are you, sir? My man, I’m good. Good to be here. So Peter, I got to ask you this. So many entrepreneurs I see, they ask me, Clayton, what do you do to keep yourself from burning out? And I go, is this a real question? And they go, no, seriously. I said, I just love what I do. So it’s not like I had to, you know, as a kid when I played basketball, nobody, my parents didn’t come out to me and say, son, you gotta worry about burnout, stop playing three on three. I mean, I just enjoyed it. And I think, but people that don’t love what they’re doing and they hate it, and they’re just accumulating money without a purpose, they do get burned out. So I want to get your thoughts on this. How do you avoid doing stuff that is not related to your goals or in your passion? How do you avoid getting entangled in things that are an epic waste of your time? It’s a great question. It generally comes from people who are a little bit older with a little bit more experience and possibly a little bit more road rash where they hit you with that and you know as cliche it is as it sounds the money can’t buy you happiness and it’s funny that you bring this very topic up because in the last few days I’ve been watching some Jim Carrey videos okay now Jim Carrey hilarious guy right hilarious but if you’ve noticed him in the last few you know not just the last few years like the last five to ten years. He’s become, he’s gotten quite a bit more serious, almost a little bit more aloof, a little bit, a little, you know, sometimes you people have such unbelievable success they kind of lose themselves a little bit. But Jim Carey, he really puts it in perspective. Look, he wishes that he had known back then that, look, when you have the success, financial success and celebrity success and stardom or whatever that looks like, whatever through your lens success looks like, if he had known back then what he knows today, it would have been such a different journey. And I truly believe it. Now for myself, as you direct the question towards me, look, I would definitely have done things differently because I’m not any happier today. I’m probably less happy today than I was honestly when I was grinding if I could be truthful about it, right? Look, I don’t have the financial burdens But you know, I find that I don’t laugh as much as I used to when I was younger Okay, I’m I’m more serious than I probably need to be right Unpack that for a second. I this is great. I was in a legal situation fairly recently and I was in the meeting and the attorney on the other side, let me just explain to people a little bit of context here, okay. Because I do a podcast where I talk about facts, I’ve done, I don’t know, I’ve been doing shows for 10 years and over the 10 years I’ve never been sued ever and I had one guest on my show who made one statement about one person and happens to be true and all of a sudden I’m now in this lawsuit. And so the attorneys on the other side are saying to me, do you find this to be funny? And I said, well, actually, I kind of do, because the guy who’s suing me is in the room with me during this deposition, JP, you know, and I go, well, this is certainly an interesting way to get the answer to the question that my guest was asking. And they were like, is this you really think this is funny? And I go, well, I mean, I kind of work off the mindset, Peter, that I’ll be dead soon. So, I mean, the fact that we’ve spent nine hours and two consecutive days discussing the same topic with no hope of a resolution when really your client just had their feelings hurt. I mean, they can just hop on our show and tell their side of the story. We can wrap it up. But OK. Right. But I mean, the attorneys representing the other side and my side, you know, there’s no joy there. There’s no joy. No joy. Right. There’s no joy and there’s stress surrounding it and he says, she says, and people take things out of context. I mean, look, that’s just, and that’s the litigious society we live in today. It’s crazy. It’s absolutely crazy. It’s nuts. It’s nuts. And I always try to keep that Peter Pan perspective. Somebody out there that’s a big researcher, calm down. I’m not making a bigger metaphor. I’m just saying the idea of Peter Pan is he never wanted to get old. And so I just enjoy what I do, but I want to walk people through the mechanism of how we can get – how we can keep ourselves from becoming these quasi-depressed emotionless attorneys that I found myself spending time with here. So I’m going to walk people through my pro tips, and I want to get your reaction to it. And JT, you can one-up me, okay? Got it. So first off, you got to realize your life is really not that complicated. You just have to give an F, and actually you have to give seven Fs. Faith, family, finance, fitness, friendship, fun. That’s what you got. You got to give an F. You got to be willing to fight for it. And if you don’t, don’t worry about it. I want to get your reaction to that with faith. I see people that, you know, they don’t know what to do with this faith thing. What are your thoughts on faith? It’s interesting because some people, you’re either a believer or you’re not. I mean, it seems like you fall into those camps. And I’ll be honest with you, look, it gets me in trouble sometimes, but if you’re an atheist, I really don’t have anything to say to you, just because I don’t get it. And I think with faith, for me, with faith comes gratitude and grace, because faith is when I’m that small boy praying for stuff, praying for wealth. Look, I speak about this all the time. When I was younger, I prayed, hey God, please make me wealthy. Why? Because I grew up poor. So look, as a street kid, you kind of think about it, you go, okay, well, a conclusion that’s fairly easy to draw is when you have money, life seems a little bit easier than when you don’t have money. So I prayed for money. So today, as I’m older, and I’ve been blessed with some money, I have grace and gratitude for what has been given me by our Heavenly Father, by Jesus Christ. Right? I mean, that’s how I am. I give thanks to that. And then the other side of it is, you know, grace and gratitude. What do I do with that? How do I show up every day? I give back I give back of my time I give back when I’m going into the grocery store if I see someone homeless somebody homeless asked me for money I said I won’t give you money, but are you hungry? Right and I get him I get him something in the deli literally almost every time I go to the grocery store Almost every time okay, and that little bit. That’s just for me. That’s not that’s not me high-fiving myself That is me That’s not me high-fiving myself. That is me, you know, making sure, keeping myself in check on how I choose to show up every day. Now you have to get, folks, life isn’t that difficult. You just have to give an F, and there’s seven Fs. Faith, family, finance, fitness, friendship, fun. So you get into family. Now, Jay, this is my controversial rule. I want to get your reaction to this. I really only choose to invest time in family that is not urgent and emotional. I’m not saying that’s a pro tip for life, I’m just telling you, I have found that Proverbs was correct, that a companion of fools suffers harm. And when I started out in business, I thought, you know what, I’m gonna spend my time equally on all family members, and I’m gonna listen to the advice of all family members, and listen to the issues of all family members. And I found myself being somehow like the charitable wing of my family. And I thought, you know what, I’ve got to stop this. I’ve got to set some boundaries. What’s your thoughts to that, JT? No, I think it’s important. I think there’s a lot of people when you start succeeding that are going to try to bring you back down. It’s like the lobster theory. If you start getting out of the bowl, the other lobsters will pull you down as you start succeeding. And I’ve found that family is actually one of the tougher ones that they do that. So just because you’re blood doesn’t mean you have to join in them in their jackassery or the other things they want to do. And you don’t have to let them pull you down. You don’t have to go to every single family event ever. You don’t have to go to every single lunch ever, every single day of the week that your family tries to do because you have big goals. And I know that I have to sacrifice some stuff and I’m not able to buy all my family Christmas presents every single year, every single time like this, because my goal is to buy my mom a house. And so I have to sacrifice things like that so that eventually I can do the bigger thing. So when they’re complaining I’m not making it to lunch every single Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, it’ll pay off in the end whenever I’m able to buy my mom a house. I wanna get your thoughts on this, Peter. You have faith, family, finance, fitness, friendship, fun. We’ve got to block out time for all those things. I tend to agree with what you said, JT. I know for me, I had to leave certain family obligations behind in order to achieve certain goals. I want to get your reaction to that, Peter, because I feel like the more money that I made in my early 20s, early 30s, the more all of a sudden I became the charitable arm of the family and I had to eventually just get to a point where I had to say okay This is not how I envisioned my life to be You know what? Here’s another way to look at it that when you when you’ve been blessed with A lot of money and you’re surrounded by maybe other siblings family members friends that haven’t been blessed They don’t know what they don’t know and you almost have to try to look at life a little bit through their lens because for them they may look at it, they look at you and they may think it came easy. Why? Because you probably made it look easy. Why? Because you love what you do and work never felt like work. So they’re looking at it, it looks like it came easy, it looks like you’re living a life of abundance and they want that. So think of yourself as, you know, it’s not that they’re trying to extort money from you they they they they want help but they don’t know how to ask it so it’s clunky and it’s probably embarrassing and a little bit demoralizing for them so I try to look at things with a little bit more compassion and from the lens of I know what that I know objectively what they want, and if I can help them, I try to do so. That’s powerful. So you have faith, you have family, finances. And one of my wonderful clients, Amy, on part two of today’s show, I’m gonna share her story. I worked with Amy for over six years, she’s a CPA, and Peter, she said to me, Clay, I’ve hit all my goals. I said, you hit all your goals? She goes, absolutely. I’m going, all right. You know, and it was almost like that scene from Dirty Rotten Scoundrels where Steve Martin began celebrating a trip to Oklahoma. And if anybody hasn’t seen this, I’m gonna pull up this scene from the movie here. But the scene is that, you know, Steve Martin is playing the part of a character who has some mental problems and his caretaker announces that he’s going to Oklahoma. And Steve Martin irrationally gets excited about going to Oklahoma, because he’s supposed to be somebody who’s lost his mind. So this is the… He’ll enjoy Oklahoma’s wide open spaces. He loves to run and run and run. And I kind of felt like I was talking to my client, I’m like, so you’re telling me that you’ve hit your goals and you’re at X number of clients? He goes, yeah. I go, okay. And I thought that’s powerful, though, to learn that she hit her goal. One of my wonderful clients I meet every single Monday morning, he hit his goal over five years ago. And so what we do is we kind of help maintain that garden for him. Peter, let’s talk about that for a setting. I mean, there’s certain people that set a financial goal and they hit it and they’re super content. Other people always want to add more, earn more, not necessarily to become the richest guy in the cemetery, but they just like to maybe expand their influence or it’s a goal for them. Talk about that, setting financial goals. I think it’s healthy. I think it’s healthy to a point. And it’s healthy to a point to where it becomes unhealthy. And you know what? There’s sometimes I feel guilty of that and I don’t know why but for some reason the last couple of months I’ve really been doing a lot of reflecting on happiness and peace because I find myself working a lot. And the work is not bringing me any more peace, it’s not bringing me any more joy. And so you got to take a step back and say, okay, where am I lacking? Where’s the void in my life currently that I’m not, where I’m not feeling it? Because I, you know, 25 years ago, this is what I thrived for. This is what I wanted. This is what I was hungry for and yearning for. So I think at the end of the day, you’ve got to step away from the money side of life and really think about what is it that fills your bucket? What is it that is fulfilling? Okay, and I think if it directs itself towards finances, I think that you’ve missed something. I know in my case, what makes me happy, what gives me peace, what brings me joy? Financial security that look and I can tell you that that mindset is flawed Okay, it doesn’t mean that you should walk around unmotivated, but I’m telling you if that’s your driving force I think that you’re gonna be empty when you get to what you think the end of that rainbow looks like That’s my case. So if you’ve got a tip for me, I’m open for I literally was like starting to go I have a I have a tip. Please. I’m going to give you my tip, since you asked for my tip. By the way, folks, pro tip, never give unsolicited advice. Pro tip. So I learned this from Dr. Zellner years ago, who I’m going to go out to dinner with on Wednesday for our man time, and we do that often. About every 30 days, we get together, and Dr. Zellner runs the largest auto auction in Oklahoma, the largest optometry clinic, the largest – he basically started, it was called a Bank of Nowata. He bought it, turned it into Regent Bank. I can go on and on listing the things. But one thing I remember, we were having a man cave session about 15 years ago and he said, what is it that you like to do? And I said, you wanna know? He says, yeah, and this is just me. I’m not saying this is what everyone else should do. I said, I really like growing companies and I love to laugh. Like I love like great comedians, like really good ones. And I love waterfalls. He’s like, waterfalls? Yeah, like pools, waterfalls, bodies of water where there’s noise, you know what I’m saying. And he’s like, well, why don’t you just do that? And I go, okay. So I’m taking notes and he’s like, what do you not like doing? And I said, personally? He said, yeah. I said, I hate traveling. And he’s like, why do you travel all the time? Because back in the day I won all these awards and I kept being asked to speak. And he goes, you hate traveling? I go, oh I hate it. It’s like I feel like I’m a cat that’s wet. And he’s like, a wet cat? And I go, you really do hate it? I go, yeah, well you should stop doing that. Anything else? I said, mindless social engagements. He says, what do you mean mindless? I said, you know where it’s like the obligatory wedding, the obligatory graduation, the obligatory corporate thing that I’m supposed to be a wallflower at. He’s like, well, you should stop going to that. And so over a period of about two weeks, we made a list of all these things that just irritate me and I quit doing them. And then I made a list of the things I did like doing and I started doing that. And then my wife and I and this was really good. And he’s not a marriage counselor, but he was like, you know, my wife and I he’s been he’s been divorced and he’s kind of explaining the theory, but he says, you know, my wife and I, we had certain things we would do together that we both hated, but we would both do it out of this weird obligation thing. Why don’t you and your wife figure out what you like to do together and what you hate doing together? I’m like, that makes sense. And so it was really just optimizing my calendar and getting into a flow. And now I could say nine years later from that conversation, maybe 10 years later, it’s been the best, you know, because I no longer take my kids to cheer practice and sit there wishing it would end. You know, and my wife no longer comes to business meetings wishing it would end. And now it’s a thing where like we do stuff together, but it’s stuff we’re both excited about and we just kind of cut off the layers of obligations. So for me, that was a huge tip for me, was just stopping doing speaking events I didn’t want to go to, stopping the obligatory graduations and things I didn’t want to go to, and stopping all these ridiculous things where I was doing stuff with my wife that I hated and she was doing stuff with me. So now I got the waterfall in the backyard. I never miss a good comedy performance. We have a great time. And I don’t know, I feel like that’s helped me a lot. But I want to ask you this, Peter. Has there ever been something that you were sort of committed to as an entrepreneur that was like that? Because entrepreneurs, we tend to keep streaks. You know, we don’t want to miss a workout, or we don’t want to miss a meeting, or we don’t want to miss, because we want to keep the streak alive. Has there ever been something you’ve been committed to where you thought, why am I doing this? And had to just sort of jettison that thing? I mean, has that ever happened to you? I have, I’ve had that happen. And, you know, coincidentally, it’s engagements, speaking things or something to that nature. But what gets me to go, what gets me to commit to it is the other side of that for me is I owe it. I owe that. If I can enlighten someone or light a spark under someone, if I can be the catalyst behind somebody going, I am going to do it. I’m going to get up, I’m going to do it. What you said resonated with me, I’m going to do it. Because for me, that’s got to be, and I don’t think that life has to always be kittens, balloons, and butterflies. I think sometimes you have to give back. You have to give back, whether you like it or not. Maybe that’s part of the road rash of success. And also, maybe that’s just how I need to spin it, so I commit to it. Because otherwise, it’s just a life of me, which is not good either. OK, that’s that’s why for our conferences, by the way, folks, we have 29 tickets left for the one coming up in June where you’ll be a speaker there. We always let people have scholarship tickets. So if you’re out there today and you say, I can’t afford a 250 hour ticket, you can do a scholarship ticket. I bet you if you look in the room, folks, probably 80 percent of the attendees are on a scholarship ticket of some kind or once were and it’s really awesome to see people get that spark as you mentioned. I want to talk about nautical bowls now because in JT’s case he runs a business called Make Your Dog Epic. He trains dogs that’s what he does. In your case you have nautical bowls you also built Snap Fitness and other brands and both of you I think love the product but you also view the product as a vehicle to get you where you want to go or to get the owners where they want to go. Could you tell us about Nautical Bowls and who perhaps would benefit from owning one there, sir? Well, you know, what I like about Nautical Bowls is I love the simplicity of the business, number one. Number two, I love the relevance of it. Relevance of the product and the eyes of the consumer. It’s not dessert, we’re not selling ice cream, it’s a meal replacement, but it’s plant-based, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, made with organic, all-natural ingredients. So it’s a product that’s good for you, full of antioxidants. It’s an affordable franchise to get into. It’s relevant in the eyes of the consumer. We have financing available. We hold your hand through the process, helping you find the location, help you negotiate the lease, build out your store and grow your business. So it’s a business in a box. We understand with my 25 plus years of franchising, I understand all the different boxes that need to be checked. Look, it’s not autopilot. You don’t go into the business once a week and just empty the tail and go back to golfing and fishing. You have to be willing to work. But I tell you what, if you’re willing to work and you’re willing to lean in, there’s a very good probability that I’m going to associate you with a business that is going to help you find your way to the promised land of financial freedom. And just so that our listeners don’t waste any of their time and or your time here, how much money does someone need to bring to the table today if they are to buy a franchise? You need to come to the party with $100,000 cash, and then we have financing available to you where you’re gonna finance another 100 to 125. So it’s a, the business all in is less than 250,000 of which you’re gonna come to the table with 100,000, you’ll finance the balance. We finance it up to 10 years for you, payments are easy. But once again, it’s a great business, it’s a fun business, it’s not technical. And we’ve experienced some unbelievable success in the two and a half years we’ve been doing it. Now, Peter, I’m sure it was just some sort of omission by the event for not inviting nautical bulls to be the acai bull provider. But my kids were at this cheerleading event, and I flew up to Florida to surprise my wife. And there was an acai bull truck, like a food truck, but of acai bulls. And the line was just wrapped around. I mean, every other food vendor was, you know, busy at this cheer competition at the ESPN zone in Florida and Orlando, but the acai bowl truck was, I mean, it was like the most popular thing. Can you, in the brief, in the final 60 seconds we have here, could you explain about the on the trend nature of this? Because I mean, there was such a demand there at that event for the acai bowls. It’s great fuel. I mean, the bottom line is it’s not dessert. And that’s the beauty of this product. Some people have it for breakfast, mid-morning snack, lunch, mid-afternoon snack to tide them over for dinner. Some people have it for dinner. So you know, I always say you’re not going to go to Ruth Chris Steakhouse and then go to Nautical Bowls for dessert. So the relevance of the product, it’s full of antioxidants. It’s good for you. If you get the protein bowl, it has almost 35 grams of protein in it. Look, I love the versatility of the product. And that’s why the brands that I get associated with, they’re relevant. They’re relevant in the eyes of the consumer. The consumer is looking for something like this. And now that it’s available, they’re adopting it very quickly. Peter Taunton, thank you so much for your time today, sir. I really do appreciate you. And we’ll talk to you soon. Take care brother. Bye bye. Gentlemen, let me introduce you to the grill gun. Hi, I’m Bob Healy. I’m the inventor of the grill gun and the civi gun. Tim Tebow is coming to Tulsa, Oklahoma June 27th and 28th. We’ve been doing business conferences here since 2005. I’ve been hosting business conferences since 2005. And a lot of people, you know, have followed Tim Tebow’s football career on the field and off the field. And off the field, the guy’s been just as successful as he has been on the field. Now, the big question is, JT, how does he do it? Well, they’re going to have to come and find out, because I don’t know. Well, I’m just saying, Tim Tebow’s going to teach us how he organizes his day, how he organizes his life, how he’s proactive with his faith, his family, his finances. He’s going to walk us through his mindset that he brings into the gym, into business. It is going to be a blasty blast at Tulsa Ruslim. Also, this is the first Thrive Time Show event that we’ve had where we’re going to have a man who has built a $100 million net worth. Wow. Who’ll be presenting. Now, we’ve had a couple of presenters that have had a billion dollar net worth in some real estate sort of things. But this is the first time we’ve had a guy who’s built a service business, and he’s built over $100 million net worth in the service business. It’s the yacht-driving, multi-state living guru of franchising. Peter Taunton will be in the house. This is the founder of Snap Fitness, the guy behind Nine Round Boxing. He’s going to be here in Tulsa, Russel, Oklahoma, June 27 and 28. JT, why should everybody want to hear what Peter Tauton has to say? Because he’s incredible. He’s just a fountain of knowledge. He is awesome. He has inspired me listening to him talk. And not only that, he also has, he practices what he teaches. So he’s a real teacher. He’s not a fake teacher like business school teachers. So you’ve got to come learn from him. And now the best-selling author of The Carnivore Diet and the multiple time Joe Rogan guest, Dr. Sean Baker joins our two-day interactive business growth and life optimization workshop. Also let me tell you this folks, I don’t get this wrong because if I get it wrong someone’s gonna say you screw that up buddy. So Michael Levine, this is Michael Levine, he’s gonna be coming. He said who’s Michael Levine? I don’t get this wrong. This is the PR consultant of choice for Michael Jackson, Prince, for Nike, for Charlton Heston, for Nancy Kerrigan, 34 Grammy Award winners, 43 New York Times best-selling authors he’s represented, including pretty much everybody you know who’s been a super celebrity. This is Michael Levine, a good friend of mine. He’s going to come and talk to you about personal branding and the mindset needed to be super successful. The lineup will continue to grow. We have hit Christian reporting artist, Colton Dixon in the house. Now people say, Colton Dixon’s in the house? Yes, Colton Dixon’s in the house. So if you like top 40 Christian music, Colton Dixon’s going to be in the house performing. The lineup will continue to grow each and every day. We’re going to add more and more speakers to this all-star lineup, but I encourage everybody out there today, get those tickets today. Go to Again, that’s And some people might be saying, well, how do I do it? What do I do? How does it work? You just go to Let’s go there now. We’re feeling the flow. We’re going to Feeling it. Again, you just go to You click on the Business Conferences button, and you click on the Request Tickets button right there. The way I do our conferences is we tell people it’s $250 to get a ticket or whatever price that you can afford. And the reason why I do that is I grew up without money. JT, you’re in the process of building a super successful company. Did you start out with a million dollars in the bank account? No, I did not. Nope, did not get any loans, nothing like that, did not get an inheritance from parents or anything like that. I had to work for it and I’m super grateful I came to a business conference. That’s actually how I met you, met Peter Taunton, I met all these people. So if you’re out there today and you want to come to our workshop, again, you just got to go to You might say, well, when’s it going to be? June 27 and 28. You might say, well, who’s speaking? We already covered that. You might say, where is it going to be? It’s going to be in Tulsa, Russia, Oklahoma. It’s Tulsa, Russia. I’m really trying to rebrand Tulsa as Tulsa, Russia, sort of like the Jerusalem of America. But if you type in Thrive Time Show and Jinx, you can get a sneak peek or a look at our office facility. This is what it looks like. This is where you’re headed. It’s going to be a blasty blast. You can look inside, see the facility. We’re going to have hundreds of entrepreneurs here. It is going to be packed. Now, for this particular event, folks, the seating is always limited because my facility isn’t a limitless convention center. You’re coming to my actual home office. And so it’s going to be packed. So when? June 27th and 28th. Who? You. You’re going to come. Who? I’m talking to you. You can just get your tickets right now at And again, you can name your price. We tell people it’s $250 or whatever price you can afford. And we do have some select VIP tickets, which gives you an access to meet some of the speakers and those sorts of things. And those tickets are $500. It’s a two-day interactive business workshop, over 20 hours of business training. We’re going to give you a copy of my newest book, The Millionaire’s Guide to Becoming Sustainably Rich. You’re going to leave with a workbook you’re going to leave with everything you need to know to start and grow a super successful company. It’s practical, it’s actionable, and it’s TiVo time right here in Tulsa, Russia. Get those tickets today at thrive again that’s thrive Hello, I’m Michael Levine and I’m talking to you right now from the center of Hollywood, California where I have represented over the last 35 years 58 Academy Award winners, 34 Grammy Award winners, 43 New York Times bestsellers. I’ve represented a lot of major stars and I’ve worked with a lot of major companies and I think I’ve learned a few things about what makes them work and what makes them not work. Now, why would a man living in Hollywood, California in the beautiful sunny weather of LA come to Tulsa because last year I did it and it was damn exciting. Clay Clark has put together an exceptional presentation really life-changing and I’m looking forward to seeing you then. I’m Michael Levine I’ll see you in Tulsa. James did I tell you my good friend John Lee Dumas is also joining us at the in-person, two-day interactive Thrive Time Show Business Workshop. That Tim Tebow and that Michael Levine will be at the… Have I told you this? You have not told me that. He’s coming all the way from Puerto Rico. This is John Lee Dumas, the host of the chart-topping podcast. He’s absolutely a living legend. This guy started a podcast after wrapping up his service in the United States military and he started recording this podcast daily in his home to the point where he started interviewing big-time folks like Gary Vaynerchuk like Tony Robbins and he just kept interviewing bigger and bigger names putting up shows day after day and now he is the legendary host of the EO Fire podcast and he’s traveling all the way from Clinton Hill, Rico to Tulsa, Oklahoma to attend the in-person June 27th and 28th Thrive Time Show 2-Day Interactive Business Workshop. If you’re out there today, folks, if you’ve ever wanted to grow a podcast, a broadcast, you want to improve your marketing, if you’ve ever wanted to improve your marketing, your branding, if you’ve ever wanted to increase your sales, you want to come to the 2-Day Interactive June 27th and 28th Thrive Time Show Business Workshop featuring Tim Tebow, Michael Levine, John Lee Dumas, and countless big-time, super successful entrepreneurs. It’s gonna be life-changing. Get your tickets right now at James, what website is that? James, one more time for the four enthusiasts. ♪ Shine, everything rising tonight ♪ ♪ Even if I got three strikes, I’m gonna go forward this moment. We own it I’m not to be played with because it get dangerous See these people I ride with this moment Thrive time show two-day interactive business workshops are the world’s highest rated and most reviewed business Workshops because we teach you what you need to know to grow. You can learn the proven 13-point business systems that Dr. Zellner and I have used over and over to start and grow successful companies. We get into the specifics, the specific steps on what you need to do to optimize your website. We’re going to teach you how to fix your conversion rate. We’re going to teach you how to do a social media marketing campaign that works. How do you raise capital? How do you get a small business loan? We teach you everything you need to know here during a two-day, 15-hour workshop. It’s all here for you. You work every day in your business, but for two days you can escape and work on your business and build these proven systems so now you can have a successful company that will produce both the time freedom and the financial freedom that you deserve. You’re going to leave energized, motivated, but you’re also going to leave empowered. The reason why I built these workshops is because as an entrepreneur I always wish that I had this and because there wasn’t anything like this I would go to these motivational seminars, no money down, real estate, Ponzi scheme, get motivated seminars and they would never teach me anything. It was like you went there and you paid for the big chocolate Easter bunny but inside of it it was a hollow nothingness and I wanted the knowledge, and they’re like, oh, but we’ll teach you the knowledge after our next workshop. And the great thing is we have nothing to upsell. At every workshop, we teach you what you need to know. There’s no one in the back of the room trying to sell you some next big get-rich-quick, walk-on-hot-coals product. It’s literally, we teach you the brass tacks, the specific stuff that you need to know to learn how to start and grow a business. And I encourage you to not believe what I’m saying, and I want you to Google the Z66 auto auction. I want you to Google elephant in the room. Look at Robert Zellner and Associates. Look them up and say, are they successful because they’re geniuses, or are they successful because they have a proven system? When you do that research, you will discover that the same systems that we use in our own business can be used in your business. Come to Tulsa, book a ticket, and I guarantee you it’s going to be the best business workshop ever and we’re going to give you your money back if you don’t love it. We built this facility for you and we’re excited to see it. And now you may be thinking, what does it actually cost to attend an in-person, two-day, interactive, Thrive Time Show business workshop? Well, good news, the tickets are $250 or whatever price you can afford. I grew up without money and I know what it’s like to live without money. So if you’re out there today and you want to attend our in-person, two-day interactive business workshop, all you’ve got to do is go to to request those tickets. And if you can’t afford $250, we have scholarship pricing available to make it affordable for you. I learned at the Academy in Kings Point, New York, acta non verba. Watch what a person does, not what they say. Good morning, good morning, good morning. Harvard Kiyosaki, The Rich Dad Radio Show. Today I’m broadcasting from Phoenix, Arizona, not Scottsdale, Arizona. They’re closed, but they’re completely different worlds. And I have a special guest today. Definition of intelligence is if you agree with me, you’re intelligent. And so this gentleman is very intelligent. I’ve done this show before also, but very seldom do you find somebody who lines up on all counts. And so Mr. Clay Clark is a friend of a good friend, Eric Trump. But we’re also talking about money, bricks, and how screwed up the world can get in a few and a half hour. So Clay Clark is a very intelligent man and there’s so many ways we could take this thing but I thought since you and Eric are close, Trump, what were you saying about what Trump can’t, what Donald who is my age and I can say or cannot say. Well first of all I have to honor you sir I want to show you what I did to one of your books here. There’s a guy named Jeremy Thorn, who was my boss at the time, I was 19 years old, working at Faith Highway, I had a job at Applebee’s, Target, and Direct TV, and he said, have you read this book, Rich Dad, Poor Dad, and I said no. And my father, may he rest in peace, he didn’t know these financial principles. So I started reading all of your books and really devouring your books, and I went from being an employee to self-employed to the business owner to the investor, and I owe a lot of that to you. And I just wanted to take a moment to tell you thank you so much for allowing me to achieve success. And I’ll tell you all about Eric Trump, but I just want to tell you, thank you, sir, for changing my life. Not only that, Clay, thank you, but you’ve become an influencer. More than anything else, you’ve evolved into an influencer where your word has more and more power. So that’s why I congratulate you on becoming. Because as you know, there’s a lot of fake influencers out there, or bad influencers. Yeah. Anyway, I’m glad you and I agree so much, and thanks for reading my books. Yeah. That’s the greatest thrill for me today. Not a thrill, but recognition is when people, young men especially, come up and say, I read your book, changed my life, I’m doing this, I’m doing this, I’m doing this. I learned at the Academy at King’s Point in New York, acta non verba. Watch what a person does, not what they say. Hey, I’m Ryan Wimpey. I’m originally from Tulsa, born and raised here. I went to a small private liberal arts college and got a degree in business, and I didn’t learn anything like they’re teaching here. I didn’t learn linear workflows. I learned stuff that I’m not using and I haven’t been using for the last nine years. So what they’re teaching here is actually way better than what I got at business school. And I went what was actually ranked as a very good business school. The linear workflow, the linear workflow for us and getting everything out on paper and documented is really important. We have workflows that are kind of all over the place. So having linear workflow and seeing that mapped out on multiple different boards is pretty awesome. That’s really helpful for me. The atmosphere here is awesome. I definitely just stared at the walls figuring out how to make my facility look like this place. This place rocks. It’s invigorating. The walls are super, it’s just very cool. The atmosphere is cool. The people are nice. It’s a pretty cool place to be. Very good learning atmosphere. I literally want to model it and steal everything that’s here at this facility and basically create it just on our business side. Once I saw what they were doing, I knew I had to get here at the conference. This is probably the best conference or seminar I’ve ever been to in over 30 years of business. You’re not bored. You’re awake, alive the whole time. It’s not pushy, they don’t try to sell you a bunch of things. I was looking to learn how to just get control of my life, my schedule, and just get control of business. Planning your time, breaking it all down, making time for the F6 in your life, and just really implementing it and sticking with the program. It’s really lively, they’re pretty friendly, helpful, and very welcoming. I attended a conference a couple months back, and it was really the best business conference I’ve ever attended. At the workshop, I learned a lot about time management, really prioritizing what’s the most important. The biggest takeaways are, you know, you want to take a step-by-step approach to your business, whether it’s marketing, you know, what are those three marketing tools that you want to use, to human resources. Some of the most successful people and successful businesses in this town, their owners were here today because they wanted to know more from Clay and I found that to be kind of fascinating. The most valuable thing that I’ve learned is diligence. That businesses don’t change overnight. It takes time and effort and you’ve got to go through the ups and downs of getting it to where you want to go. He actually gives you the road map out. I was stuck, didn’t know what to do and he gave me the road map out step by step. We’ve set up systems in the business that make my life much easier, allow me some time freedom. Here you can ask any question you want, they guarantee it will be answered. This conference motivates me and also gives me a lot of knowledge and tools. Everybody can do these things. There’s stuff that everybody knows, but if you don’t do it, nobody else is going to do it for you. I can see the marketing working. It’s just an approach that makes sense. Probably the most notable thing is just the income increase that we’ve had. It’s super fun, it’s super motivating. I’ve been here before, but I’m back again because it motivates me. Your competition is going to come eventually, or try to pick up this tactic. So you better, if you don’t, somebody else will. I’m Rachel with Tip Top K9, and we just want to give a huge thank you to Clay and Vanessa Clark. Hey, guys. I’m Ryan with Tip Top K9. Just want to say a big thank you to Thrive 15. Thank you to Make Your Life Epic. We love you guys. We appreciate you and really just appreciate how far you’ve taken us. This is our old house. Right. This is where we used to live a few years ago. Yes. This is our old neighborhood. See? Nice, right? So this is my old van and our old school marketing. And this is our old team. And by team, I mean it’s me and another guy. This is our new house with our new neighborhood. This is our new van with our new marketing, and this is our new team. We went from four to 14, and I took this beautiful photo. We worked with several different business coaches in the past, and they were all about helping Ryan sell better and just teaching sales, which is awesome, but Ryan is a really great salesman, so we didn’t need that. We needed somebody to help us get everything that was in his head out into systems, into manuals and scripts and actually build a team. So now that we have systems in place we’ve gone from one to ten locations in only a year. In October 2016 we grossed 13 grand for the whole month. Right now it’s 2018, the month of October. It’s only the 22nd. We’ve already grossed a little over 50 grand for the whole month and we still have time to go. We’re just thankful for you, thankful for Thrive and your mentorship, and we’re really thankful that you guys have helped us to grow a business that we run now instead of the business running us. Just thank you, thank you, thank you, tens of thousands. So we really just want to thank you, Clay, and thank you, Vanessa, for everything you’ve done, everything you’ve helped us with. We love you guys. If you decide to not attend the ThriveCon workshop, you’re missing out on a great opportunity. The Atmosphere plays office is very lively. You can feel the energy as soon as you walk through the door and it really got me and my team very excited. If you decide not to come, you’re missing out on an opportunity to grow your business, bottom line. Love the environment. I love the way that Clay presents and teaches. It’s a way that not only allows me to comprehend what’s going on, but he explains it in a way to where it just makes sense. The SEO optimization, branding, marketing. I’ve learned more in the last two days than I have the entire four years of college. The most valuable thing that I’ve learned, marketing is key. Marketing is everything. Making sure that you’re branded accurately and clearly. How to grow a business using Google reviews and just how to optimize our name through our website also. Helpful with a lot of marketing, search engine optimization, helping us really rank high in Google. The biggest thing I needed to learn was how to build my foundation, how to systemize everything and optimize everything, build my SEO. How to become more organized, more efficient. How to make sure the business is really there to serve me, as opposed to me constantly being there for the business. New ways of advertising my business as well as recruiting new employees. Group interviews, number one. Before we felt like we were held hostage by our employees. Group interviews has completely eliminated that because you’re able to really find the people that would really be the best fit. Hands-on how to hire people, how to deal with human resources, a lot about marketing, and overall just how to structure the business, how it works for me and also then how that can translate into working better for my clients. The most valuable thing I’ve learned here is time management. I like the one hour of doing your business is real critical if I’m going to grow and change. It’s probably really teaching you how to navigate through those things and not only find freedom but find your purpose in your business and find the purpose for all those other people that directly affect your business as well. Everybody. Everybody. Everybody. Everyone needs to attend the conference because you get an opportunity to see that it’s real. Hey, Flyover family. Come join us June the 27th and 28th, 2024 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. We’re going to be there with Clay Clark, an amazing group of individuals that have made such a difference in so many people’s lives. Do you want to increase your production in a job? Do you want to make more sales? Do you want to own your own business? Do you want to have breakthroughs financially? The key to that is knowledge. Clay Clark is anointed to help people in business. We’ve watched him over the last couple of years and we’ve been blown away. He is part owner of over 160 businesses, $2.4 billion in sales. Before politics and the great reset came into Clay’s life, he had the number one rated Apple podcast. And he interviewed people like Anthony Robbins, Seth Godin, the top authors, the top business minds in the world. At this specific event, there was an interesting cast of characters that come from gangs to American Idol. Some of the guests that are going to be there, Michael Levine, Colton Dixon, Peter Thompson, John Lee Dumas, Mando de la Viga. And Tim Tebow. They’re there to share what they’ve done and their breakthroughs and what their story is. And then Clay lays his map of business success, calls the path for every person to follow. So you may be sitting there thinking, okay, okay, I get it, I get it, what do I have to Go to When you get there, the tickets are $250 or whatever you can afford. Yes, you got that right. $250 or whatever you can afford. You can name your price. So there are no excuses. You have to join us there. There are only a few VIP tickets left, like David said. Special dinner and special time with the speakers. That is $500 why they last. So $500, only a few left if you want a VIP ticket. We want to meet these speakers as well, so we got VIP. I want to meet Tim Tebow. I do too. The date is June the 27th and 28th, 2024 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Go to to get your ticket. Oh my God. Hey. Hey. Hey. Hey, guys. Luke Erickson here with the Thrive Time Show. As you can see behind me, we’ve got all kinds of energy going on. People are starting to show up for the conference. And it is hot in this place. We got grill guns over here. We’ve got people playing the drums. We’ve got Eric Andrus with Shotguns up there. We’ve got Steve Barington with the concept up there. Talking about what is possible when you just implement, you implement, you do the process. So exciting. People are going crazy. Levine, writer of many, many PR books, a man who represents people like Michael Jackson, Arbor Streisand, George Bush, and he is standing behind me, speaking to people here at our conference, talking about branding. One of the greatest branding experts alive today is here at our conference, talking to entrepreneurs. We just wrapped up day one. It was incredible. We had some remarkable speakers. Michael Levine. We just finished with a lady named Jill Donovan who owns a company called Rustic Cup, talking about the power of the Dream 100. I cannot wait to see what tomorrow holds. Hey guys, Luke Harrison with the Thrive Time Show here with you. It is day two and the energy is high. People are so excited to be showing up. The team is ready. Come on, let’s see what it’s like to go on in for day two. Follow me. I’ll tell you what, people are so excited to be here for day two. It is going to be incredible. Cannot wait to see what today has in store. Right now, here at the conference, we’ve broken into groups going over search engine optimization. I know for most of us, myself included, if you hear that term, what is that? What does that mean? That’s too techy for me. Well, our experts are breaking it down for people so that you can clearly understand how to come up top in Google. It’s doable. It’s possible. Now we’re in the middle of a break, and what we like to do is we like to give you as much tangible and relevant information from about the start of the hour for 45 minutes. Then we take approximately a 15-minute break to allow people to connect with other entrepreneurs around them, bathroom break, and also use this time to just really digest all of the good information that you’re receiving the whole time. Right behind me we’ve got Bob with his grill gun melting an ice sculpture. It is awesome. The ice sculpture represents our life, right? It’s here for a time, but we all need to have the sense of urgency to implement the things that we’re learning so that we can make the most of the time that we have. We are outside, you can see a line behind me. What’s going on is that we partner with different companies to help them implement the proven systems over and over and over again. And one of those companies is Master Machine. And so what we like to do is partner with these companies to also help them give samples to other people as they come to the conference and truly get their name out. I just wanted to recap some of the amazing things that have happened today. We’ve had entrepreneurs like Paul Hood with Hood CPAs. We’ve had Jill Donovan and Michael Levine come up. It just imparts so much wisdom and knowledge. We’ve got an incredible giveaway for one of the things that we love most about our business conferences is that we want every entrepreneur to leave with their questions answered. So what we do is we let them put the questions up on the board here so that they can ask their Every question is answered. Behind this, Clay Goulart is answering all the different questions that entrepreneurs have brought to the conference. Whenever someone comes here and starts to hear this information, especially for the first time, it just brings about so much anticipation of wanting to actually implement the proven systems and processes. And so Clay always wants to make sure that he answers all of your questions because they’re the most set up for success. We’ll go home and start implementing. If you have any questions, email us at info at Hello, I’m Wes Carter. I’m one of the shareholders at Winters and King. My favorite thing that Thrive has helped me accomplish here in our firm is thinking a little bit outside the box. They do SEO, they do printing, they help us with a lot of things from a day-to-day marketing for the firm, but they also help us think of things that as attorneys we probably wouldn’t normally think of that help us market our services to our clients. One of the things I love about working with Thrive is that they make it enjoyable to actually do work with them. It’s not dry, it’s usually fun, but it’s always very enjoyable and practical. They give me things and ideas that I can put into place. It’s not just some theoretical spiel that they give me. We get practical steps that we work on together to do my job better. So me personally, I would easily recommend Thrive 15 services to my friends, my families. I’d recommend them to my clients. I think they do a good job, they’re passionate, they care about their clients, and I think it’s actually a valuable service they provide to people that are in the business world. My name is Jeff Thomas, I’m originally from Atlanta, Georgia. It’s all about getting to the grindstone. It is about putting the, it’s one thing to have a specific vision or a dream, but knowledge without application isn’t knowledge at all. That’s nothing. It’s really funny. The atmosphere is very lively. Everybody that is working for Clay is very upbeat and not tired, not sluggish, not complaining, not whining. They don’t have anything to do with those types of characteristics. It’s all about getting to the grind and having fun while you do it. I haven’t actually been to any conferences in the past, but what I will say from what I’ve seen on YouTube and what from other friends have told me is this isn’t like a motivational kind of thing to just, you know, hoo-hoo, rah-rah, get you motivated, but it’s like practical steps that if you do take them, which most people aren’t willing to do, then you will grow and you will achieve the specific things that you want. Well, for one thing, I would say that this isn’t necessarily for everyone. So if you’re not willing to work, this isn’t for you. But I would say that if you are willing to work and you’re just getting started but you have actually taken a step in that direction, then this will actually help you grow further exponentially than you could ever imagine. My name is Taylor Hall. I’m the general manager of the Tulsa Oilers professional hockey team. You know, our goal every night here at the BOK Center is to try to fill the seats with lots of people and create an exciting environment so when somebody comes to a game, they’ve really helped us in many, many ways. Website and graphic design and video production and a lot of things that go along. And a lot of businesses, including ours, doesn’t have a staff or a full-time videographer or graphic designer. But the biggest thing that we noticed was the needle mover. More sales, more attendance, more successes in business. We had a record year last season working with Clay for the first time. Our average attendance is higher than it’s ever been. So there’s a lot of really cool things that we did and they worked. That’s the nice thing about working with Clay and the team over there. It’s just not one person, you get the entire team. If you need video design and editing and production, they’ve got that. If you need graphic design, if you need some coaching, your sales people and call scripts, PR, they offer all that. Clay was instrumental in helping guiding us and getting us on the right track so that you know we could really raise the bar and become ultra successful. So it’s been an amazing experience for us. My name is Kaitlin. I own a tumbling sim called Justice Tumbling Company. Working with Clay is so helpful. He’s being diligent with everything and making sure we execute our goals and really make things happen. It’s fun, it’s high, it really gets you energized and going. It just makes you really want to work. To get the momentum going, to really just get that buzz, to really give you the energy to get up and make it happen. I’m Bob Healy. I’m in the charcoal grilling industry and the name of my business is Grillblazer. How will I apply what I’ve learned so far into my business? I’m actually a client that does a dry 15 and I learned so much from what I’m learning at this conference and from my regular weekly attendance that it’s helping me establish the business and get it off the ground. Clay’s presentation style is just Clay in disregard for what anybody wants. He just has fun. It’s him. Everything that you see is authentically Clay. It’s a great deal of fun. Everybody enjoys it. They know when you walk in they think they’re coming into a carnival, and frankly they are. It’s just great fun. There’s not another conference like it. You just don’t go to a carnival atmosphere and learn like you do here at the Pride Conference. It’s great. The reason people should attend at least one of these conferences is because it’s common sense. And everybody’s fed an entire line about the way you should run a business, but until you actually experience running a business, which is, candidly, what you learn here, how to run a business. You don’t know what you’re doing. My name is Tyler Hastings, and this is my wife, Rachel. And our company is Delricht Research out of New Orleans. During our time working with Thrive, we’ve had numerous successes. When we first started, we were working with one physician. We had one research site. And we were seeing, on average, between 10 and 15 patients a week. Since working with Thrive in the last 18 months, we now have four research sites. We work with over five physicians, and on average we’re now seeing over 60 patients per week. Recently we’ve been the top enroller worldwide in seven studies, which is just incredible considering where we were two years ago, 18 months ago. Thrive really differs from the other conferences that we’ve been to and the other kind of programs that we’ve been through because they actually really practice what they preach and they implement the same systems and the processes that they teach you about and they give you real life examples that really work for them and show you with the training how to implement that yourself. For example, Tyler and I actually got the opportunity to come out to Tulsa and we’re fortunate enough that the Thrive team took us out to some of the businesses that they own and we really got to see in real life, real time, some of the systems and processes and it was just incredible. A real life example of some of the businesses and the things that they’re implementing. Having a coach is important to us. They act as not only an accountability factor, but they’re someone we can talk to on a daily basis as we go through the problems of running a business that inevitably come up. They always understand what we’re going through and they’re always there to help us or guide us through the problems that we experience. The best part of our experience working with Thrive has just been seeing our relationship grow. So at each step as our business grows, they have something else to provide us with. They’ve got the resources, whether it be marketing, graphic design, website development, or even in accounting practices, maybe we need a new insurance policy. If they have someone they can connect us with, or if they have the direct resource we need to speak with for any of the problems we face. Someone’s thinking about signing up for the coaching program, I would highly recommend that they call in for a free 30-minute coaching session and see exactly what the team can do for you. Just speak with someone, let them know what you’re going through, and I think you’ll find that regardless of what you need, there’s someone there that can help you. Clay’s presentation style is very real and raw. It just gets real down to the bone of it and the real purpose of it. There’s no like fluffy vagueness about it, you know. So, he really gets to the point. I’m always reminded about how important it is to be intentional and to really pay attention to how you schedule your time and really honor it. Because whatever gets scheduled gets done. That’s what he said from Lee Cockrell. So, just constantly hearing that and getting reminded helps me to reinforce that in my own life. It always helps to get an outside perspective, and especially from a guy that’s around so many multi-million dollar businesses, it doesn’t hurt. My name is Nick Guajardo. I heard about the Thrive Time Show workshop through Andy Mathren. He is my, Andy Mathren and Larry Montgomery, they’re my bosses at Restore Home Health. So I work with a home health company called Restore Home Health and my role is pretty much to bring in business. So I was hoping to learn kind of the sales process on top of just kind of the responsibilities and help understand what it looks like on the SEO side and just kind of an all around what it looks like to own a business because that’s something I want to do in the future for sure. How I would describe the atmosphere here at Thrive is high energy, great professionalism, great people. It’s just it’s a place you definitely want to visit. And the app plays delivery style, humorous, professional, hilarious, just he does it. I haven’t seen someone do it better. So he does this great job. Most valuable thing I’ve learned so far. A lot of it has been extremely valuable. So but one one thing that’s always really stuck out to me is the essay learning the SEO stuff. I mean, that is I think things you don’t really even think about and then you hear it and you think you know it But you don’t know it, so I feel like that was the most valuable. Well. They’re listening on they’re missing out on Just come down to just be basic applications to be a business owner I mean, I feel like it’s like an absolute necessity You know to come here once or twice if they take good notes, that kind of thing. Why? It’s the experience here and what you can learn. Like absolutely. So, marketing and SEO seemed like something that would be very scary. But then, in the way that Clay and his team described it, it became very clear and concise and something that’s very accessible to any business owner. I’ve learned a lot about marketing at this conference, a lot about business management and HR. Really everything, the key components of anybody’s business, they’re going to give you the best tools to be successful in. So most workshops or conferences can be really boring, really one-note, or they just seem so theatrical that it’s a joke and it’s not even giving you the tools that you need or that you came there for. But here it’s still high energy, it’s still fun, everything’s to the point, but it’s very professional and yeah, you’re missing out on easy steps to use in your business that are very accessible and very clear. My name is Abigail McCarter. The best thing I’ve learned so far is definitely like organization, schedule wise, always keeping a to-do list, keeping your calendar organized. I’m kind of all over the place so that’s always good to know. So Clay’s presentation style and the atmosphere is electric. It’s so energetic, it’s so fun. Clay’s hilarious but also knows a ton so it’s just really great all around. This conference is much different than any other conference I’ve gone to. Again, because it’s fun. A lot of other conferences, it’s really quiet, really cold, and you just kind of get bored. But this one, you’re always engaged, you’re always learning something, and the staff is amazing. They’re always super helpful. It’s just been really great. My name is Clint Howard. We’re a personal training and fitness training facility. Oh, wow. I’m learning a ton. Like this morning so far has been search engine optimization. So really just the importance of being at the top of Google, how Google works and why it’s so important to go out and get video reviews, and testimonials, and getting Google reviews. And so all those things we can take back and really apply that like immediately. So it’s really cool to see not only how to do it, but really the relevance and importance of it over your long-term strategy. It’s amazing actually the way in this morning and yesterday I was videoing as I was walking in the front entrance. And actually me, I go to a lot of seminars, I go to a lot of conferences, massive ones. I’ve been doing that since I was like 22 years old, so gosh I’m almost 20 years now. And this is by far the most entertaining. Not only the content, their content is amazing, but Clay and you guys do a great job mixing in entertainment where it’s fun, it’s fresh, it’s lively, you never get bored. And I heard a study one time that the reason that children learn so much quicker is because it’s fun, learning is fun. And so obviously Clay is nailed that, where it’s very fun to be here and keeps you awake, keeps you energized. So I’m having a blast. Yeah, I think any business owner or someone that wants to own a business or considering owning and starting a business should definitely come. I know that I was referred here by friends of mine and clients of mine, and I’ve referred other people. Again, just to understand what it takes to make a business successful, to have a good time, obviously, like I was just saying, have fun, and network with a lot of the people here you can learn from, and there’s a lot of breaks you can talk to other people. I think this is a must-attend training by all the business that wants to start this. My name is Jamie Fagel. I’m with Jameson Fine Cabinetry. I heard about the conference through Andrew. He’s the coach that I deal with here at The Thrive. The most valuable piece I found even working with Andrew, but it’s been solidified when it came here, was you’ve got to actually do the things that they’re telling you. With no action, you’re not going to get anything from it. I would highly recommend this to almost anybody in business today. I have recommended it to some of my other business partners. It’s phenomenal. It’s really something that if you want to start a business, the only way of doing things is done. This is what you got to do. It’s the only way it’ll work. Hey, this is Charles and Amber Kola. We’re the owners of Kola Fitness. The way we’re able to do that is working with Clay for the last three years. He has really readjusted our thinking and taught us that our business is here to serve us. And by doing that we’re able to live the lifestyle we want and take off on a random vacation last minute. We had totally planned on being at the conference. So wish we could be there and meet all of you. We know you’re having a great time. Yes, Clay in the last three years has helped us build all the necessary systems, checklists, workflows, task lists, time blocks, audits that are always running and the right capable lieutenants to keep track of all that so that you too can get time freedom and financial freedom. And that’s what we have done and Clay has helped us do. We’ve got multiple companies in multiple states and they’re all doing very well, getting ready to go to more locations in this next year and Co-op Fitness has a really big future. We’re teaming up with a couple other groups and we should scale the company here shortly. Hopefully we’ll open like 50 locations in the next 10 years. So but yeah we’re on the way we’re gonna probably more than double our company or maybe triple our company in the next eight to nine months and it’s just awesome. God is working in our business and we’re making Jesus and changing lives. We’re a strong Christian company that focuses on making Jesus famous and changing lives in the fitness field. This is Charles and Amber Koloff. Thank you Thrive. Hit your action items. We love you guys. We wish you were there. You guys have a wonderful day. Bye bye. My name is Jennifer Johnson. I’m in the pest control industry and also weed control fertilization. My business is a platinum pest and lawn. I’ll be able to apply a lot of the things that I’ve learned in our business because this is not my first conference. I’m not a professional. I’m not a professional. I’m not a professional. I’ve been able to apply a lot of the things that I’ve learned in our business because this is not my first conference. And so a lot of the things that we learned we’ve put into place and now we’re doing the next level of refining the processes for just a different concept. And so it’s getting better and better. Things that were just big processes before, we have the foundation laid and now we’re able to make it better and better. I’m hearing different things now that we’ve implemented things, and so we can just make it even better, implementing it in our own business. Clay’s presentation and the atmosphere is very exciting and fun. It keeps you awake. It makes it interesting. You have a lot of information, but if it’s not going to be entertaining, your brain is going to tune it out, but Clay makes it just entertaining Lots of writing and catchy things so that you remember stuff. What makes this conference different than other workshops or conferences that I’ve been to is that there’s a lot of people here in my same situation. Most of us are pretty small businesses wanting to improve. And we want real life information and something that will work and that’s attainable and not just some crazy magic formula but actual action items that we can implement in our business and actually see a difference. Everyone should attend a ThriveType business conference whether you’re a business owner or not. A, if you’re a business owner, it has practical applications that you can apply to so many different parts of your business and then you need to come back for more, so that you can keep doing more of the wonderful things that you learned. But secondly, I am also a mom of three kids, and a lot of the concepts can actually be applied to home, like getting routines and getting… setting systems at home has just seriously made a huge difference in my life at home. So I’ve been able to improve our business, but I’ve also been able to improve things at home. And so, that’s why everyone should come, no matter what your station is in life. My name is Nolan Q. I’m originally from San Francisco, California. The industry that I’m in is financial services. I’ve learned a ton so far, but what I can best apply from this conference is the opportunity, that hunger to go out there and make a big difference in my district. His presentation style is amazing. He’s got an endless amount of energy. It’s contagious. And yeah, by being here, I really do want to go back and be able to face all the adversity that the industry has. Yeah, this conference, the thing that makes it different is it’s special because it has a unique set of individuals that all share that same energy. I think he takes it as dragon energy, but yeah, that’s what we do. Everyone should come to multiple, but their first would be very special. Yeah, you’re welcome with a lot of enthusiasm. That’ll last for a long time. My name is Gabriella Cruz. Our business is PXE Electric. My husband’s the owner, but I’m involved with that, so we’re an electric company. Well, here at the conference, they talk a lot about consistency and so just staying consistent with different things in the business. I feel like applying that to our business model will really help us grow. The atmosphere is very positive, uplifting, and it’s very fun and energetic. It gets you pumped and it gets you excited and it encourages you to do big things. I probably have a real they are. They tell you up front what you need to do and what’s like a no-go. And some conferences are, they kind of sugarcoat things. So I like how real they are here. I’ve definitely learned a lot about life design and making sure the business serves you. The linear workflow, the linear workflow for us in getting everything out on paper and documented is really important. We have workflows that are kind of all over the place. So having linear workflow and seeing that mapped out on multiple different boards is pretty awesome. That’s really helpful for me. The atmosphere here is awesome. I definitely just stared at the walls figuring out how to make my facility look like this place. This place rocks. It’s invigorating. The walls are super, it’s just very cool. The atmosphere is cool. The people are nice. It’s a pretty cool place to be. Very good learning atmosphere. I literally want to model it and steal everything that’s here at this facility and basically create it just on our business side. Play is hilarious. I literally laughed so hard that I started having tears yesterday. And we’ve been learning a lot, which, you know, we’ve been sitting here, we’ve been learning a lot, and so the humor definitely helps. It breaks it up. But the content is awesome, off the charts, and it’s very interactive. You can raise your hand. It’s not like you’re just listening to the professor speak. You know, the wizard teaches, but the wizard interacts and he takes questions, so that’s awesome. If you’re not attending the conference, you’re missing about three quarters to half of your life. Definitely, it’s probably worth a couple thousand dollars. So you’re missing the thought process of someone that’s already started like nine profitable businesses. So not only is it a lot of good information, but just getting in the thought process of Clay Clark or Dr. Zellner or any of the other coaches, getting in the thought process of how they’re starting all these businesses, to me, just that is priceless. That’s money. Well, we’re definitely not getting upsold here. My wife and I have attended conferences where they upsold, where it was great information and then they upsold us like half the conference and I want to like bang my head into a wall and she’s like banging her head into the chair in front of her. Like it’s good information but we’re like oh my gosh I want to strangle you shut up and go with the presentation that we paid for and that’s not here. There’s no upsells or anything so that’s awesome. I hate that. It makes me angry. So glad that’s not happening. So the cost of this conference is quite a bit cheaper than business college. I went to a small private liberal arts college and got a degree in business. And I didn’t learn anything like they’re teaching here. I didn’t learn linear workflows. I learned stuff that I’m not using and I haven’t been using for the last nine years. So what they’re teaching here is actually way better than what I got at business school. And I went what was actually ranked as a very good business school. I would definitely recommend that people would check out the Thrive 15 conference. The information that you’re going to get is just very, very beneficial. And the mindset that you’re going to get, that you’re going to leave with, is just absolutely worth the price of a little bit of money and a few days worth of your time. I’m Rachel with Tip Top K9, and we just want to give a huge thank you to Clay and Vanessa Clark. Hey guys, I’m Ryan with Tip Top K9. Just want to say a big thank you to Thrive 15. Thank you to Make Your Life Epic. We love you guys, we appreciate you, and really just appreciate how far you’ve taken us. This is our old house. This is where we used to live a few years ago. This is our old neighborhood. See? It’s nice, right? So this is my old van and our old school marketing and this is our old team. And by team I mean it’s me and another guy. This is our new house with our new neighborhood. This is our new van with our new marketing and this is our new team. We went from four to fourteen and I took this beautiful photo. We worked with several different business coaches in the past and they were all about helping Ryan sell better and Just teaching sales, which is awesome. But Ryan is a really great salesman. So we didn’t need that We needed somebody to help us get everything that was in his head out Into systems into manuals and scripts and actually build a team So now that we have systems in place, we’ve gone from one to ten locations in only a year. In October 2016, we grossed 13 grand for the whole month. Right now it’s 2018, the month of October. It’s only the 22nd, we’ve already grossed a little over 50 grand for the whole month, and we still have time to go. We’re just thankful for you, thankful for Thrive and your mentorship, and we’re really thankful that you guys have helped us to grow a business that we run now instead of the business running us. Just thank you, thank you, thank you times a thousand. So we really just want to thank you Clay and thank you Vanessa for everything you’ve done, everything you’ve helped us with. We love you guys. Hello, my name is Charles Colaw with Colaw Fitness. Today I want to tell you a little bit about Clay Clark and how I know Clay Clark. Clay Clark has been my business coach since 2017. He’s helped us grow from two locations to now six locations. We’re planning to do seven locations in seven years and then franchised. And Clay has done a great job of helping us navigate anything that has to do with like running the business, building the systems, the checklists, the workflows, the audits, how to navigate lease agreements, how to buy property, how to work with brokers and builders. This guy is just amazing. This kind of guy has worked in every single industry. He’s written books with like Lee Crockerill, head of Disney with the 40,000 cast members. He’s friends with Mike Lindell. He does Reawaken America tours where he does these tours all across the country where 10,000 or more people show up to some of these tours. On the day-to-day, he does anywhere from about 160 companies. He’s at the top. He has a team of business coaches, videographers, and graphic designers, and web developers, and they run 160 companies every single week. So think of this guy with a team of business coaches running 160 companies. So in the weekly, he’s running 160 companies. Every six to eight weeks, he’s doing Reawaken America tours. Every six to eight weeks, he’s also doing business conferences where 200 people show up, and he teaches people a 13-step proven system that he’s done and worked with billionaires, helping them grow their companies. So I’ve seen guys from startups go from startup to being multi-millionaires, teaching people how to get time freedom and financial freedom through the system. Critical thinking, document creation, organizing everything in their head to building it into a franchisable, scalable business. One of his businesses has like 500 franchises. That’s just one of the companies or brands that he works with. Amazing guy, Elon Musk, kind of like smart guy. He kind of comes off sometimes as socially awkward, but he’s so brilliant and he’s taught me so much. When I say that, Clay is like, he doesn’t care what people think when you’re talking to him. He cares about where you’re going in your life and where he can get you to go. And that’s what I like him most about him. He’s like a good coach. A coach isn’t just making you feel good all the time. A coach is actually helping you get to the best you. Clay has been an amazing business coach. Through the course of that, we became friends. My most impressive thing is when I was shadowing him one time, we went into a business deal and listened to it. I got to shadow and listen to it. When we walked out, I knew that he could make millions on the deal and they were super excited about working with him. He told me, he’s like, I’m not going to touch it. I’m going to turn it down because he knew it was going to harm the common good of people in the long run. The guy’s integrity just really wowed me. It brought tears to my eyes to see that this guy, his highest desire was to do what’s right. Anyways, just an amazing man. Anyways, impacted me a lot. He’s helped navigate. Anytime I’ve gotten nervous or worried about how to run the company or navigating competition and an economy that’s like, I remember we got closed down for three months. He helped us navigate on how to stay open, how to get back open, how to just survive through all the COVID shutdowns, lockdowns, because our clubs were all closed for three months and you have $350,000 of bills you’ve got to pay and we have no accounts receivable. He helped us navigate that. And of course we were conservative enough that we could afford to take that on for a period of time But it was a great man. I’m very impressed with him. So clay. Thank you for everything you’re doing and I encourage you if you haven’t ever worked with clay work with clay He’s gonna magnify you and there’s nobody I have ever met that has the ability to work as hard as he does He probably sleeps for maybe six hours a day and literally the rest of the time he’s working and he can outwork everybody in the room every single day and and he loves it. So anyways this is Charles Kola with Kola Fitness. Thank You Clay and anybody out there that’s wanting to work with Clay it’s a great great opportunity to ever work with him. So you guys have a blessed one. This is Charles Kola. We’ll see you guys. Bye bye. Hi I’m Aaron Antis with Shaw Homes. I first heard about Clay through a mortgage lender here in town who had told me what a great job he had been doing for them and I actually noticed he was driving a Lamborghini all of a sudden so I was willing to listen. In my career I’ve sold a little over 800 million dollars in real estate. So honestly I thought I about marketing and homes. And then I met Clay, and my perception of what I knew and what I could do definitely changed. After doing $800 million in sales over a 15-year career, I really thought I knew what I was doing. I’ve been managing a large team of salespeople for the last 10 years here with Shaw Homes. And we’ve been a company that’s been in business for 35 years. We’ve become one of the largest builders in the Tulsa area. And that was without Clay. So when I came to know Clay, I really thought, man, there’s not much more I need to know, but I’m willing to listen. The interesting thing is our internet leads from our website has actually in a four month period of time has gone from somewhere around 10 to 15 leads in a month to 180 internet leads in a month. Just from the few things that he’s shown us how to implement that I honestly probably never would have come up with on my own. So I got a lot of good things to say about the system that Clay put in place with us, and it’s just been an incredible experience. I am very glad that we met and had the opportunity to work with Clay. So the interaction with the team and with Clay on a weekly basis is honestly very enlightening. One of the things that I love about Clay’s perspective on things is that he doesn’t come from my industry. He’s not somebody who’s in the home building industry. I’ve listened to all the experts in my field. Our company has paid for me to go to seminars, international builder shows, all kinds of places where I’ve had the opportunity to learn from the experts in my industry. But the thing that I found working with Clay is that he comes from such a broad spectrum of working with so many different types of businesses that he has a perspective that’s difficult for me to gain because I get so entrenched in what I do I’m not paying attention to what other leading industry experts are doing and Clay really brings that perspective for me. It is very valuable time every week when I get that hour with him. From my perspective the reason that any business owner who’s thinking about hooking up with Thrive needs to definitely consider it is because the results that we’ve gotten in a very short period of time are honestly monumental. It has really exceeded my wildest expectation of what he might be able to do. I came in skeptical because I’m very pragmatic and as I’ve gone through the process over just a few months, I’ve realized it’s probably one of the best moves we’ve ever made. I think a lot of people probably feel like they don’t need a business or marketing consultant because they maybe are a little bit prideful and like to think they know everything. I know that’s how I felt coming in. I mean, we’re a big company that’s definitely one of the largest in town. And so we kind of felt like we knew what we were doing. And I think for a lot of people, they let their ego get in the way of listening to somebody that might have a better or different perspective than theirs. I would just really encourage you, if you’re thinking about working with Clay, I mean, the thing is, it’s month to month. Go give it a try and see what happens. I think in the 35-year history of Shaw Homes, this is probably the best thing that’s happened to us and I know if you give them a shot I think you’ll feel the same way. I know for me the thing I would have missed out on if I didn’t work with Clay is I would have missed out on literally an 1800 percent increase in our internet leads. Going from 10 a month to 180 a month, that would have been a huge financial decision to just decide not to give it a shot. I would absolutely recommend Clay Clark to anybody who’s thinking about working with somebody in marketing. I would skip over anybody else you were thinking about and I would go straight to Clay and his team. I guarantee you’re not going to regret it because we sure haven’t. My name is Danielle Sprick and I am the founder of D. Sprick Realty Group here in Tulsa, Oklahoma. After being a stay-at-home mom for 12 years and my three kids started school and they were in school full-time, I was at a crossroads and trying to decide what what do I want to do. My degree and my background is in education, but after being a mom and staying home and all of that, I just didn’t have a passion for it like I once did. My husband suggested real estate. He’s a home builder, so real estate and home building go hand in hand, and we just rolled with it. I love people, I love working with people, I love building relationships, but one thing that was really difficult for me was the business side of things. The processes and the advertising and marketing, I knew that I did not have what I needed to make that what it should be. that time. And he and his team have been extremely instrumental in helping us build our brand, help market our business, our agents, the homes that we represent. Everything that we do is a direct line from Clay and his team and all that they’ve done for us. We launched our brokerage, our real estate brokerage, eight months ago. And in that time, we’ve gone from myself and one other agent to just this week, we signed on our 16th agent. We have been blessed with the fact that we right now have just over 10 million in pending transactions. Three years ago, I never would have even imagined that I would be in this role that I’m in today, building a business, having 16 agents, but I have to give credit where credit’s due. And Clay and his team and the business coaching that they’ve offered us has been huge. It’s been instrumental in what we’re doing. Don’t ever limit your vision. When you dream big, big things happen. I started a business because I couldn’t work for anyone else. I do things my way. I do what I think is in the best interest of the patient. I don’t answer insurance companies. I don’t answer to large corporate organizations. I answer to my patient and that’s it. My thought when I opened my clinic was I can do this all myself. I don’t need additional outside help in many ways. I mean, I went to medical school. I can figure this out. But it was a very, very steep learning curve. Within the first six months of opening my clinic, I had a $63,000 embezzlement. I lost multiple employees. Clay helped us weather the storm of some of the things that are just a lot of people experience, especially in the medical world. He was instrumental in helping with the specific written business plan. He’s been instrumental in hiring good quality employees, using the processes that he outlines for getting in good talent, which is extremely difficult. He helped me in securing the business loans. He helped me with web development and search engine optimization. We’ve been able to really keep a steady stream of clients coming in because they found us on the web. With everything that I encountered, everything that I experienced, I quickly learned it is worth every penny to have someone in your team that can walk you through and even avoid some of the pitfalls that are almost invariable in starting your own business. I’m Dr. Chad Edwards I’m Dr. Chad Edwards and I own Revolution Health and Wellness Clinic.


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