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Plain Ordinary Dragon was originally born as a concept back in 2006, while I was going through the Dale Carnegie class “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. During one of the exercises, I came to realize just how amazing each and every person in the class was, if, I took the time to really get to know & understand them. Not just the folks who have accomplished impressive feats, built businesses, hiked the Appalachian Trail, or participated in historic events, but the single mom who has overcome a deck of life stacked against her to successfully stand on her own terms or the woman who lost her family in 9/11 or, You.

While this may not be a radical idea, it was an enlightening one for me. To understand, everyone who we meet or pass by, has an amazing story – or truth – we can learn from, or can enrich our lives, is inspirational & empowering. Once we understand how special each one of us is, we begin to understand how amazing we ourselves truly are. We begin to understand the power we hold. We begin to be able to access it & use it to improve our lives & the lives of those we come into contact with each day.

No matter how plain, no matter how ordinary, we are Dragons. And dragons are beautiful. Dragons are powerful. These mystical creatures, we are, have talents & gifts we have yet to fully comprehend, let alone master.

I’m just a plain ordinary dragon, but I’m strong & powerful beyond measure.

You may be just a plain ordinary dragon, but you are beautiful & worthy in your own way.

We may be plain ordinary dragons but we are amazing creatures.

Our purpose at POD is to help you to discover, uncover & understand how amazing and special you really are, then apply it to your life with gratitude and work ever toward mastery of yourself so you can choose to create the life you envision. The life you are meant to live.

You are unique. You are the only one of you. No one else can be you. No one else can do the things you do, & that’s intrinsically valuable.

We need you. We need your voice. It’s the only one able to share your truth with a world desperate to hear it.

Dragons, we welcome you!

Plain Ordinary Dragon Elliott Clifton

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Plain Ordinary Dragon was originally born as a concept back in 2006, while I was going through the Dale Carnegie class “How to Win Friends and Influence People”. During one of the exercises, I came to realize just how amazing each and every person in the class was, if, I took the time to really get to know & understand them. Not just the folks who have accomplished impressive feats, built businesses, hiked the Appalachian Trail, or participated in historic events, but the single mom who has overcome a deck of life stacked against her to successfully stand on her own terms or the woman who lost her family in 9/11 or, You.

While this may not be a radical idea, it was an enlightening one for me. To understand, everyone who we meet or pass by, has an amazing story – or truth – we can learn from, or can enrich our lives, is inspirational & empowering. Once we understand how special each one of us is, we begin to understand how amazing we ourselves truly are. We begin to understand the power we hold. We begin to be able to access it & use it to improve our lives & the lives of those we come into contact with each day.

No matter how plain, no matter how ordinary, we are Dragons. And dragons are beautiful. Dragons are powerful. These mystical creatures, we are, have talents & gifts we have yet to fully comprehend, let alone master.

I’m just a plain ordinary dragon, but I’m strong & powerful beyond measure.

You may be just a plain ordinary dragon, but you are beautiful & worthy in your own way.

We may be plain ordinary dragons but we are amazing creatures.

Our purpose at POD is to help you to discover, uncover & understand how amazing and special you really are, then apply it to your life with gratitude and work ever toward mastery of yourself so you can choose to create the life you envision. The life you are meant to live.

You are unique. You are the only one of you. No one else can be you. No one else can do the things you do, & that’s intrinsically valuable.

We need you. We need your voice. It’s the only one able to share your truth with a world desperate to hear it.

Dragons, we welcome you!

    How My Past Can Help Your Future

    How My Past Can Help Your Future

    This week a couple of stories from my past converge with my present self and other musings. Check out https://plainordinarydragon.com/coachingconfidence/ (Plain Ordinary Coaching) for more information.

    • 59 min
    Season 2 PODcast Highlights

    Season 2 PODcast Highlights

    Today we have a roundup of season two's guests. Some parts I really loved - so I shared them again!

    • 30 min
    Plain Ordinary Conversations - Lee McCormack

    Plain Ordinary Conversations - Lee McCormack

    Today we talk with the one & only Lee McCormack. Lee is one of my favorite guys. He is so authentic. So true to himself, and embodies the rock & roll spirit that makes music so great. He’s a spot on drummer & musician, but he’s a better entertainer. On a personal level, this is a bit of a full circle episode for me. Lee is the dude who introduced me to the world of podcasting by having me on his show a couple of years ago.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Plain Ordinary Conversations - Mark Foster

    Plain Ordinary Conversations - Mark Foster

    Today we get to talk with licensed counselor, part time actor, and friend of mine, Mark Foster. We met while we were both actors in The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs Arkansas, which, according to their website, happens to be America’s #1 attended outdoor drama. At that time, I was basically an extra who worked his way up to Roman soldier, and I was able to watch Mark from within the organization rise from walk on extra to playing the central figure in the show. I was also able to watch the how the situation evolved and the challenges he ended facing, and ultimately overcoming. This is one of the main reasons I wanted to have him on the show, and he discusses it as we talk about his journey. We also talk bout mental health, financial health, and so many things in between.
    You can find links to Mark's counseling website and CCOA below:
    Psychology Today website --> https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists/mark-foster-counseling-services-bentonville-ar/202105?fbclid=IwAR1ErT9t5ODsVdVYIr7fhsn57QNmQRs55UF4EqfOgbSTR2JWQMcENQv-l-0 (Mark Foster)
    CCOA's Website --> https://www.ccoacares.com (CCOA)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How Important is Your Voice

    How Important is Your Voice

    Today we talk about the importance of putting your voice in the world.

    • 30 min
    Three Strategies to Surviving & Thriving in a Corporate Environment

    Three Strategies to Surviving & Thriving in a Corporate Environment

    Today I want to share some things I've learned in my nearly 20 years of working and navigating the corporate world.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Riverand ,

Love the Message and the Concept!

I can’t get enough of Elliot’s interviews and appreciation for the dragons in our midst. Thank you, Elliot, for reminding us that every single person has a story to tell, a lesson to share, and advice to share!
Now is the perfect time to listen to Plain Ordinary Dragons - to keep our eyes open to all of the richness in each of our experiences, and to hear the lessons learned by people who may have lived lives different than our own!

Kimala123 ,

Like hanging out with a good friend.

I love this podcast. Elliot is like hanging out with a wise abs insightful friend who helps you gain perspective on what’s really going on in life. It’s an easy and enjoyable listen and I highly recommend this podcast. Thank you, Elliot for reminding all of that we are no plain ordinary dragons!

bumdhar ,

Great Podcast

Elliot interviews the backbone of our society and culture...the plain ordinary people (Dragons!) that instill our culture with creativity and intelligence...they may not be “famous” on the level of superstars, but in their communities they are consequential and necessary, and they deserve to have this forum to be acknowledged.

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