The Clay Clark Story | My 18 Year Overnight Success Story

What does it take to become an overnight success story? During this broadcast of the Thrive Time Business Coach Radio Show, Clay Clark explains his 18 year path to becoming an “overnight success story.” He shares his experiences starting a business in his college dorm room, battling his fear of getting rejected when cold-calling to land new accounts and the pressures of starting a new business while holding three jobs (at Applebee’s, Target and West Telecommunications). If you’ve ever struggled with the idea of starting your own business, this podcast / broadcast is for you.

Segment #1 – Born in the Dorm Room

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Pick people who are interested in what you’re interested in.” – Russell Simmons

 

Segment #2 – It’s Not About Resources It’s About Resourcefulness

NOTABLE QUOTABLE“Start where you are, with what you have. Make something of it and never be satisfied.” – George Washington Carver

STORY TIME: Mentally Battling to Overcome Self-Doubt with Irrationally Intense Levels of Faith

 

LYRICAL MIRACLE:

The year was 1999

The school was ORU

I was an sophomore

The set was my dorm room

While my roommates were sleepin’

I was grindin’ and dreamin’

Dreamin’ up a big hustle

That I could believe in

And with pin and pad

I created a fad

I built DJ Connection

Because it wasn’t it bad

No sleep, no problem

I can sleep sleep when I’m dead

While they went to parties

I made bank instead

Segment #3 – Dropping Out of College to Drop In On the Classes That Mattered the Most

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “The time will never be just right, you must act now.” – Napoleon Hill

 

LYRICAL MIRACLE:

Being honest

You can have success regardless

Of where you come from

Cause nobody’s flawless

But if you’re broke

And your current work status is jobless

You might want to sip some water

And stop waiting for goblets

I know that this knowledge

Might be hard to swalla’

But it’s best if you learn today

But it’s best you learn today and not tomarrah

You need practical skills

To pay them actual bills

And they won’t teach that in college

Between the beers and thrills

So if you want to netflix and chill

Here’s the jagged pill

Life will pass you by

If you’re standing still

Segment #4 – My Pride Dies Over and Over Again

 

LYRICAL MIRACLE:

Falling – By Mike Posner

Drive your high heel into my heart

I don’t even care

Cause my pride is worth much more than your

Your stupid little love

Every word that you say keeps on bouncing around in my head

When all my delusions of grandeur have turned into bad jokes instead

You’ll be there pointing and laughing to prove you were wiser than I

Well I’m just pretending perfection

I’m flying uncomfortably high

It feels like I’m falling

It feels like I’m falling

It feels like I’m all in

It feels like I’m falling

DEFINITION – Grandeur – Splendor and impressiveness, especially of appearance or style.

 

LYRICAL MIRACLE:

Falling by Mike Posner

 

Every word that you say keeps on bouncing around in my head

When all my delusions of grander have turned into bad jokes instead

You’ll be there pointing and laughing to prove you were wiser than I

Well I’m just pretending perfection

I’m flying uncomfortably high

It feels like I’m falling (falling)

It feels like I’m falling (falling)

It feels like I’m all in (all in)

It feels like I’m falling (falling)

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Victory is always possible for the person who refuses to stop fighting.” – Napoleon HIll

 

Segment #5 – The Yellow Pages and the Bonification of the Tulsa Metro Chamber of Commerce and the Better Business Bureau

 

The Better Business Bureau Investigation –

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “Before you can become a millionaire, you must learn to think like one. You must learn how to motivate yourself to counter fear with courage. Making critical decisions about your career, business, investments and other resources conjures up fear, fear that is part of the process of becoming a financial success.” – Thomas J. Stanley

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “If you want to conquer fear, don’t sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” – Dale Carnegie

 

Segment #6 – Winning the Battle Over My Mind, Before I Could Win Over the Minds of Others
  1. 1. Coming to Grips That Nobody Cares
  2. 2. Doing the Math – The Fear of Rejection is Not as Bad as the Reality of Poverty

 

The Lyrical Miracle:

What Do You Love – Seeb (Featuring Jacob Banks) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulksXLWtZfs

Spend your days on a 9-5

You waste your time on the central line

What do you love?

Work two jobs tryna’ stay alive

You spend your money on a Friday night

Tell me, what do you love?

Just stand for something

Or fall for anything

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love?

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love?

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love?

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love? What do you love?

What do you, what do you, what do, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love? What do you love?

What do you, what do you, what do, what do you love?

Work all day and you cry all night

You ain’t loving life, you say your hands are tied

Oh, what do you love?

Sold your dream for a sleepless night

Times are hard and you had to fight

What do you love?

Just stand for something

Or fall for everything

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love?

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love?

What do you love?

Tell me, what do you love? What do you love?

What do you, what do you, what do, what do you love?

Tell me, what do you love? What do you love?

What do you, what do you, what do, what do you love?

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

(What do you love? What do you love?

What do you, what do you, what do, what do you love?)

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

(What do you love? What do you love?

What do you, what do you, what do, what do you love?)

Come out of the dark into the light

Whatever your fear is, it will be alright

But tell me, what do you love?

What do you love?

Segment #7 – Tricking Myself Into Making Calls
  1. 1. A Call List

   A. EXAMPLE (Bridal Show List, Sales Genie, Info USA, etc.)

  1. 2. Call Script
  2. 3. Record Your Calls (RingCentral)
  3. 4. Make a Call Quota

 

  1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE“No one is really going to help you or give you direction. In fact, the odds are against you.” – Robert Greene
  1. NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “People around you, constantly under the pull of their emotions, change their ideas by the day or by the hour, depending on their mood. You must never assume that what people say or do in a particular moment is a statement of their permanent desires.” – Robert Greene

 

Segment #8 – Design Your F6 Life
  1. 1. Faith Goals
  2. 2. Family Goals
  3. 3. Friendship Goals
  4. 4. Fitness Goals
  5. 5. Finances Goals
  6. 6. Fun Goals

 

Put the F6 Life Into Your Schedule:

  1. 1. Bridal Shows
  2. 2. Daily Quota (Call brida lists)
  3. 3. Train the DJs to Be Excellent
  4. 4. Accounting Meetings
  5. 5. Weekly Accountable Meeting
  6. A. Daily Quotas (Key performance indicators)
  7. B. Positive / Motivation
  8. C. Share Vision
  9. D. Answer Questions
  10. E. Resources Verification

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “In times of great stress or adversity, it’s always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.” – Lee Iacocca

 

NOTABLE QUOTABLE – “You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.” – WInston Churchill

 

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