Episode 44: Rick Clemons – Coming Out, Giving Yourself Permission, and Discovering Your Life Orgasm

by | Jun 28, 2020 | Interviews with Leaders | 0 comments

“Everything I learned from coming out of the closet is why I’m where I am today.”

-Rick Clemons


It’s been said he takes you to the party, the pulpit, the wake, and back to the party. They’re right. It’s all true. That’s exactly how Rick Clemons wakes people and organizations up to disrupt the cultures that aren’t working for them; guides them to bust through the closets that hold them hostage, and kicks them in the ass to make the bold moves they need to make without apologies. He unexpectedly launched his entrepreneurial destiny, leveraging his past lives in hospitality, branding, marketing, and technology, discovering that coaching, consulting, speaking, writing and podcasting turned him on. He’s a world record holder, cyclist, and spends more money on wine than his daughters (that’s B.S., but close to the truth). Everything he knows about guiding people and organizations out to live uncloseted lives, he learned from coming out of his own closet. That’s no B.S.

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00:04:50 Welcome, Rick!
00:09:03 Discovering Your Life Orgasm
00:12:25 Giving Yourself Permission
00:16:04 Falling in Love and Then Falling Apart
00:27:09 The Certainty of Needing to Not Be Uncertain
00:32:30 Everyone Deserves to Live Their Truth
00:37:11 Coming Out of Your Own Closet
00:46:14 You’re Selfish
00:49:55 Are you happy?
00:54:16 Rick’s Podcasts
00:57:53 Rick’s Writing
01:00:57 The Happiness Quotient
01:10:49 Rick’s Life-Changing Book
01:14:36 Wrapping Up

Rick’s Life-Changing Book
“Year of Yes” by Shonda Rhimes

Additional Resources
National Speakers Association
“Frankly My Dear, I’m Gay” by Rick Clemons
The Trevor Project

Words to Reflect Upon
“What somebody says is all about them, what you hear is all about you.”

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