Hi 👋🏼 I’m Clay, thanks for stopping by. A little bit about me: I’m a training consultant and coach, as well as an indieblogger and podcaster. I love learning and thinking about things. I guess I’m a bit of a philosopher too. Read More

Clay Lowe

blogger and coach

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Red Hot Mamma, Royal Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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#BlogPals19 – 30 Days of Blogging

There it is. 30 days of blogging, old school style! via GIPHY What’s old school style? Well, it’s when you turn up to the keyboard, stare at a blank screen and think, what am I going to write about today? What’s on my mind? What’s eating me upside that if I don’t get it out…

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George Washington was right

You know, I’m not overly political. I have an inherent distrust of all politicians and largely see the left and the right as two-sides of the same flawed coin. For me, governments are a necessary evil. If I were to peg myself on the political spectrum, I’d be an anarchist for sure (bring on the…

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Your ‘why’ dictates the format

Blogging for 28 days straight has been a little tough. There have been days that if I was not doing this challenge, I would not have created a post. I would have let myself get by with the excuse that I was too busy or too tired to blog. But there is another reason. Sometimes…

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When you let go

It’s been a while since I’ve done any drawing. Feeling that call again and this is what came out. Actually, it was the research I was doing on learning experience design and it’s intersection with design thinking and visual thinking that got me in the mood again. And all of that put me back in…

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A stroll down memory lane

I’m not sure what possessed me to Google Map search my childhood home (one of them anyway, and probably the most formative one). From the map, it looks like the place is abandoned now. It is an old army base where the enlisted families lived. There are no cars in the parking lots which why…

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Books do make a room

My friend and fellow #BlogPals19 blogger, Cathy explored the topic of physical books vs electronic books, which I thought was interesting. The Kindle has been the best thing and the most dangerous thing for me. I love books. In fact, you might say I’m addicted to books. I have to have them. Without books and…

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Up next

It’s been a long old slog of a day, so much so that it feels like tomorrow should be Thursday. I’ve crammed so much into the last couple of days, I’m sure I must have somehow squeezed in an extra day. But anyway, I’m sure that’s the story of everyone’s life these days. My mind…

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Reason for being

I blow hot and cold when it comes to the idea of having one true purpose in a life. Sometimes I think we all have an individual purpose that we must discover and once we discover it would can truly reach our potential and be happy, if not content. Other times, I completely fall inline…

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Life in juxtaposition

What’s been good about this 30-day challenge is that it has forced me to be still for a few minutes and contribute to my own blog, which is in effect, contributing to my story. What do I mean by that? Let’s face it I’m not writing earth-shattering posts. I’m not even solving some great problem…

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Everybody knows the world is flat

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.  Alan Cohen I enjoy challenging my clients to question their thinking. We are so skilled at our…

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I think we’re alone now

It’s Friday. It’s raining. But we can still have fun. And even though it’s not quite beer-o’clock yet, I’m going to share with you my musical guilty pleasures! via GIPHY I’m almost afraid to admit this one… Tiffany – I Think We’re Alone Now https://youtu.be/w6Q3mHyzn78  Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl https://youtu.be/tAp9BKosZXs Avril Lavigne…

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Break bread

I chipped a tooth today eating a mint. That sucks! But life goes on. I was going to double-dip and cross-post from my Havana Cafe Sessions podcast, which goes out today (Episode #145: Cultivating your life using design thinking). But I made this cool cooking video and felt compelled to share that with you instead:…

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No more answers will be forthcoming

Looks like I’m going just get this in under the wire! It’s been a long old crazy day, topped off doing good – making Clay’s Beans (Old Settler’s Bean) for a potluck lunch tomorrow for one of my clients. Anyway here’s a piece of fiction I’ve been scribbling: I’ll tell you this, no eternal reward…

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On repeat

I had such fun with yesterday’s list post, and I learned so more about my friend Cathy and her hopes, that I thought I’d do another. This time list the movies you watch over and over again and why. Here’s my list, in no particular order: It’s a Wonderful Life – i totally relate to…

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