He was named Oklahoma’s U.S. Small Business Administration “Entrepreneur of the Year.”
Co-producer of one long-lasting marriage and five young humans.
As an entertainer, educator, and business growth consultant his past and current clients include: Boeing, Maytag University, Farmers Insurance, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Hewlett Packard, UPS, etc. Clay’s also the author of four books including: Thrive, Wheel of Wealth, Make Your Life Epic, and Will Not Work for Food.
Clay, what’s an Interestingly weird fact about yourself?
I wear a basketball jersey underneath my suite everyday as a way to stick it to the man.
How did your journey as an entrepreneur all begin?
Use to work at Target and Applebees.
Began writing out my dreams and reading Think and Grow Rich.
Started a DJ business in my dorm in 1999/2000.
It was a RISK-FREE, only $1 a night DJ service if you didn’t like which BLEW IT UP!
In 2007 received that award.
My son was born blind and I wanted to be a dad involved in his life and my kids life.
Business wasn’t duplicatable and was dependent upon me.
I built a business I was trapped in so I began building scalable systems, sold it in 2008.
Became a consultant and speaker for many big companies, which lead into small businesses asking me locally so I started working with doctors, attorney, etc.
Started Thrive15.com for providing high end business consulting for anyone, because it’s only $49 a month and if you’re a student then only $19 a month.
I believe education should be fun so we make education something people want to do.
Tell us more about your books:
It’s all about that decision point, the fork in the road.
What do you want?
I believe people should thrive and not survive.
This is all about how to systematically build a small business and make it large.
My journey from dorm room to the board room.
This is all about how to hire people, fire people. get capital, etc.
This is an in depth look into how do you manage people.
It gets into the data of how management today is about mentorship, teaching people, growing people, inspiring people, etc.
Big Reason Why:
I experienced lots of financial limitations growing up and want to give people an equal opportunity to learn.
My vision to help mentor 1,000,000 people before my life is through.
Also I want to hit on my wife as much as possible without getting arrested.
Biggest Temporary Defeat:
“Failure is a prerequisite to success, it’s required” – Napoleon Hill
An employee of mine cut his toe off digging a hole which lead to a huge lawsuit.
What’s the vision of Clay Clark look like for the future?
A 22 year old man listens to Bloomberg and hears about Thrive15 and sends me a text message that he’s booking all these new deals and helping his fam.
All these people learning what they need to know to build a successful business.
Best Entrepreneur Advice:
If you’re listening to this you’re saying, “I’m willing to invest into myself in terms of time, is it possible to commit to 90 days to give up 30 minutes a day to learn what I need to grow?”
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And it’s free for U.S. military members with the 1 for 1 HandUp Movement.
Best way to connect with you?
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Check out Clay Clark on Bloomberg with NBA legend David Robinson
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