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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#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.
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
#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!
Rich, Broke or Dead?
ERN Safe Withdrawal Rate Series
Project Hail Mary
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
#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.
The Waking Up App
The Master and Margarita
#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.
#36 Build with Skip Lineberg - Writing Down Failures, Advice for Giving Gifts, Living Your Why, Closing the Loop
On this episode we build with Skip Lineberg!
Skip learned business, management and marketing at General Electric, during the Jack Welch heydays. He parlayed that experience into the founding of marketing communications firm, Maple Creative, where he led the firm as CEO and Chief Creative Officer from 2001 to 2010. He later served as Chief Innovation Officer at the law firm Spilman Thomas & Battle. Skip also worked at Frontier Communications, serving as solution developer and scrum master. He presently works for CAMC as its digital strategy manager.
Skip is an Honors Program graduate of West Virginia University (B.S. Industrial Engineering) where he studied with Dr. Jack Byrd (from episode 11), who remains his mentor to this day.
Skip is co-author of the book, “Effective Immediately – How to Fit In, Stand Out and Move Up at Your First Real Job.” Published by Random House in 2010, the book is in its third printing. He’s also the founder and host of the popular show “The Main Thing Podcast.” While podcasting is his passion, Skip’s purpose is teaching. He views every role and opportunity from the perspective of a coach.
He resides in Charleston, West Virginia with wife Lisa and two children.
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The Checklist Manifesto by Atul Gawande
Tribes by Seth Godin
#35 Build with Mary-Kathryn Connor - Attracting and Retaining Top Talent, Advice for Young Families, How we are Designed to Learn from Struggle
On this episode, we Build with Mary-Kathryn Connor!
Mary-Kathryn Connor is the Director of Hayes Barton United Methodist Preschool. She is a native of Goldsboro, NC and holds a Bachelor's degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from Meredith College and a Master's degree in Early Childhood Intervention and Family Support from UNC-Chapel Hill. She has her B-K, K-6, and 7-12 teaching licenses. She has a vast resume of experiences having been a teacher, department chair, and adjunct instructor at Moore Square Magnet Middle School, Needham B. Broughton High School and Meredith College. Through her skillful leadership, Mary-Kathryn brought about instrumental change and success not only in programming but also in student achievement and staff support. The Wake County Public School System recognized her work by naming her Wake County’s Diane Kent Parker First Year Teacher of the Year, Broughton High School Teacher of the Year, Wake County Teacher of the Year Finalist, WRAL Teacher of the Week, WCPSS Employee Excellence Award recipient, and the Richard M. Jewell Teaching Excellence Award.
This was such a fun conversation. We discuss so much in this episode, beginning with her journey through early childhood education (and some fun stories!). We discuss how she has surrounded herself with amazing talent and what advice she has for young families and those about to enter the real world. As Director of the Preschool, Mary-Kathryn has been surrounded by 150+ children for the last 5 years and I've seen firsthand how she has transformed an environment that has positively impacted the lives of so many, including my children. I want others to know her journey, what she's learned and be inspired to grow!
The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer
The Lives We Actually Have by Kate Bowler and Jessica Richie
Passion Shows Through
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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Listen worthy!! 👏🏻
If you’re looking for your next self help podcast while walking on the treadmill, this is it!!