44 episodes

This podcast is designed to introduce you to people from across the world who have one thing in common: they want to grow in their life and inspire others.

You'll get a front row seat to hear about how they define their mindset and their purpose. We'll unearth their habits, failures and learnings throughout their journey. This will allow you to take those habits, failures and learnings and apply them to your personal growth journey - no matter where you're trying to build yourself and grow.

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Build with Clay Podcast Clay Davis

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    • 5.0 • 52 Ratings

This podcast is designed to introduce you to people from across the world who have one thing in common: they want to grow in their life and inspire others.

You'll get a front row seat to hear about how they define their mindset and their purpose. We'll unearth their habits, failures and learnings throughout their journey. This will allow you to take those habits, failures and learnings and apply them to your personal growth journey - no matter where you're trying to build yourself and grow.

Follow Build with Clay on Instagram: www.instagram.com/buildwithclay
Build with Clay Newsletter: claydavis.substack.com

    #42 Build with ML - Life at Camp, Rhythms and Routines, Importance of Community, Marriage Retreats

    #42 Build with ML - Life at Camp, Rhythms and Routines, Importance of Community, Marriage Retreats

    On this episode, we build with Mary Laurence McMillan Crook. Lovingly known as ML, she is the Executive Director of Camp Seafarer, where she leads more than 1,000 campers, counselors and volunteers each summer.
    ML has been in my life since childhood. We went to the same schools, church and played copious amounts of flag football together. I'm thrilled to get her on the mic!

    It was no surprise that we spanned lots of topics during this conversation. ML highlighted what life at camp is like and how they offer a unique setting for anyone on site. We talked about our shared experience of losing a parent and how that's affected each of us. ML shared how important rhythms and routines can be at home and at camp. We talked about the power of community and how we as humans need community to thrive. Along with so much more!

    ML has long been one of my favorite people in my life and I'm so honored and glad she accepted my invitation to join the pod for this episode.

    I hope you'll enjoy this wide ranging conversation!

    Books Referenced:
    Love Does by Bob GoffHabits of the Household by Justin Whitmel EarleyHunt, Gather, Parent by Michaeleen Doucleff

    Find more about Camp Seafarer and Camp Seagull here: https://www.seagull-seafarer.org/

    • 1 hr 8 min
    #41 Build with Zack Stone - Kidnapping Story, Juicing an Onion, Stoic Teachings

    #41 Build with Zack Stone - Kidnapping Story, Juicing an Onion, Stoic Teachings

    On this episode, we Build with Zack Stone. Zack is a second-time guest as he joined us on episode 38 with his business partner, Joel Fleming, to discuss all things real estate and life.
    In this episode we discuss kidnapping, water-skiing, Stoicism, decision making, juicing an onion, how we are finite, weight loss, diet, optionality and so much more. As you can see, we touched a lot of topics. Zack has one of the most unique perspectives of anyone in my life and it was a pleasure to have him on!
    Zack graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Business and Enterprise Management. Over the years that followed, Zack started and successfully closed a private debt fund, assisted several small businesses as a consultant, started a private equity search fund and now runs Devereaux alongside Joel.
    Please enjoy this wide-ranging conversation with Zack Stone!
    Books Referenced:
    Eat to LiveThe Stoic ChallengeHow Not to DieDiscourses of Epictetus

    • 1 hr 30 min
    #40 Build with Jamie and Clay - Get to Know the Brothers, How Death Changed Us, How We Show Love

    #40 Build with Jamie and Clay - Get to Know the Brothers, How Death Changed Us, How We Show Love

    This is a special "Podcast Takeover"!
    Our friend, Joel Fleming, takes the mic as host of this special episode of The Build with Clay Podcast. Joel knows what the people want - and it's an interview with Clay and his brother, Jamie Davis.

    In this episode, Joel spends the first 25 minutes asking Clay and Jamie to answer get-to-know-you questions, weaving between serious and not-so-serious. Joel then has the brothers dive into their lives and how they were impacted by fatherhood and losing their father to ALS. Discussion leads into how their perspective on work has evolved and how the word "love" is now used in the Davis household.

    Enjoy!

    Book Referenced:
    The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #39 Build with David Foley - How He Retired at 37, Snake Charmers, How to Intentionally Design Your Life, Life as a Lawyer

    #39 Build with David Foley - How He Retired at 37, Snake Charmers, How to Intentionally Design Your Life, Life as a Lawyer

    In this episode we Build with David Foley. I wanted Foley (known by his last name in our friend circle) to come on the pod for many reasons - one of which is he recently retired at the age of 37. We chat about what went into that decision, what variables he considered and what advice he has for others contemplating early retirement. We also discuss how to optimally design your life, travel tips, what it’s like to be a lawyer, the power of reading and much more.
    Foley graduated with an undergraduate degree in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina and then received his law degree from Duke University. Foley spent the first chapter of his career practicing law at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the country’s most elite law firms. He then become a Director of Legal at multiple start up technology firms, concluding his career with CrowdStrike.

    I hope you enjoy this fun and wide ranging conversation with a dear friend!

    References:
    Rich, Broke or Dead?
    ERN Safe Withdrawal Rate Series

    Book Recommendations
    The Martian
    Project Hail Mary
    The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow

    • 2 hr 19 min
    #38 Build with Joel & Zack - Asking Others for Money, No One Knows What's Going On, Slow and Steady Growth, Setting Limits

    #38 Build with Joel & Zack - Asking Others for Money, No One Knows What's Going On, Slow and Steady Growth, Setting Limits

    On this episode, we Build with Joel Fleming and Zack Stone. This pair founded Devereux - a boutique real estate investment firm located in Raleigh, NC, specializing in the acquisition and management of multifamily and commercial properties. We chat about how they founded the company, the development of a growth strategy, how no one knows what’s going on, how to artfully ask others for money and so much more. We had a lot of fun in this episode which is jam packed with actionable tips, interesting stories and plenty of laughs. Please enjoy this fun and wide ranging conversation with Joel and Zack!
    Zack graduated from Wake Forest University with a degree in Business and Enterprise Management. Over the years that followed, Zack started and successfully closed a private debt fund, assisted several small businesses with their recapitalization efforts as a consultant, and most recently established a private equity search fund that would start a commercial security integration company and later acquire a large audio/visual integration company.
    Joel graduated from North Carolina State University with a degree in Sport Management. Throughout his career, Joel has followed his entrepreneurial spirit by working as a commercial real estate broker, operating and successfully exiting a multi-unit franchise business, and actively sourcing investment opportunities in real estate and private equity.

    Devereux is a boutique real estate investment firm located in Raleigh, NC, specializing in the acquisition and management of multifamily and commercial properties. Our team combines a background of real estate, business management and private equity to provide sound, technical evaluations of investments. To learn more, visit their website.

    Recommendations:
    The Waking Up App
    The Master and Margarita

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #37 Build with Ricky Shore - Contracts with 12-Year-Olds, Businesses with a Soul, How to Incentivize People, Identifying a Great Client in 5 Minutes

    #37 Build with Ricky Shore - Contracts with 12-Year-Olds, Businesses with a Soul, How to Incentivize People, Identifying a Great Client in 5 Minutes

    On this episode, we Build with Ricky Shore. Ricky graduated from North Carolina State University and started his first career with Wachovia Bank. 25 years later he left the Bank as a senior executive and purchased Aladdin Travel and Meeting Planners. 14 years later, he sold Aladdin and is now happily retired from not just 1, but 2 careers.
    In this wide-ranging conversation, we discuss life with 3 kids, his journey from being with the bank for 25 years to pivoting to owning his own travel company. We get into what "Rickyism's" are and how they help build a strong culture that's built to last. Ricky also shares how to incentivize people the right way and how to pick the right clients.

    Ricky is married to Sally (41 years) and they have three children and seven grandchildren. They have lived in Hickory, NC, Atlanta, Georgia and now their hometown of Winston-Salem, NC.

    During his working career and in retirement Ricky has been a committed volunteer and helped numerous organizations with fundraising. He is active at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and has helped with 3 capital campaigns, served on the Vestry both Senior and Junior Warden.

    Today, Ricky is enjoying traveling, his children and grandchildren, golf, tennis, pickle ball, biking and not working.

    Enjoy!

    • 1 hr 8 min

Customer Reviews

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52 Ratings

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Build with Clay is an awesome look at how others have found growth through adversity and hard work. In his first three episodes, Clay successfully uncovers themes in each of his interviews that are incredibly relatable and motivating no matter the industry you work in or the stage of life you are working through. Highly recommend!

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