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

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Dispatches
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I couldn’t believe how big the team was

I’m sat in the corner of my hotel room at the Novotel at Stanstead working on the blog on this tiny desk. Doll Parts and airplanes taking off for destinations unknown are my soundtrack. In a few hours, I will be co-delivering a team-building workshop with my friend Nicola Jones. https://youtu.be/-HANsLmAhxA If you’re one of…

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Inspiration
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What is the number one rule of Funk?

Inspiration is wild. And it can come from anywhere, anytime. I literally stumbled upon this 1 min 20-sec video of the one and only Bootsy Collins explaining the power of The One and it lit my whole morning up. I’m sure I’ll be buzzing the rest of the day just from this video. The #1…

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Motivation
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Waiting for life to begin

I woke up feeling a little like Bruce Springsteen in Better Days: Well my soul checked out missing as I sat listening To the hours and minutes tickin’ away Yeah just sittin’ around waitin’ for my life to begin While it was all just slippin’ away I’m tired of waitin’ for tomorrow to come Or…

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Can you ever have an original thought?

Your coffee contemplation today: “In a mutually interdependent world, none of us has absolute control over everything we choose to do. You are either being influenced by others or exerting influence simply by being who you are.” I think it’s a curious exercise to reflect on who you’re being influenced by and who you’re influencing…

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Travel
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Shaking the holiday dust off

Here we go, back in the game after a week’s worth of holiday. I need to unpack my time away, but the quick story is, we did a week-long camping tour, changing campsites every few days. We started off in Skegness, then headed north to the North York Moors for a few days, then headed…

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Flash Fiction
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Take Another Happy Pill

I had to come down off the crest of the hill. It was getting dark and the hounds would soon be released. The speckled purple shadows behind me lengthened. A dog howls, it’s not dark yet. I lengthen my stride. I could hear my brother now, he would be talking about tanks and how their…

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Donuts

At breakfast, they took away my donuts.   WB: Of course you’re mad. Why do you think they’ve gone through such lengths to confine you to the back pages of the Internet. If your ideas got out and went viral, it would be the death of nations. SC: And so what, the people have a…

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diary pages
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Out of the blue

When you were younger did you ever have the feeling that you were headed for great things once you finished high school and headed off to university or into the world? Or did you feel like everyone else, but you, was headed for something great? And let me ask you this: at what point did…

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diary pages
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Desert Nights

So Toni Morrison has passed on to the afterlife, wherever or whatever that is. Obama dropped a nice tribute tweet to her in a more eloquent way than I could do. https://twitter.com/BarackObama/status/1158764847800213507 Obama, ever the great orator. Many were singing his praises as he stepped up and gave a presidential condolence to the people of…

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Invite the Gods of Chaos

It’s amazing how much of life is routine. I guess it has to be, otherwise we’d have chaos and chaos doesn’t make for good productivity and effeciency. Robert Spencer calls these routines power sinks as expressed by our habits – habits of being, habits of thinking, habits of doing, habits of feeling and habits of…

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diary pages
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A Statement and a Question

I felt a bit scrappy this morning along with an incredible urge to walk around naked. There must have been something in my coffee to trigger a primal reaction. Having watched Hamilton over the weekend, I now have the soundtrack on repeat in Spotify. Particularly the lead track Alexander Hamilton, also My Shot, Ten Duel…

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General
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The Four Agreements

In this week’s episode of the podcast, we share our thoughts on Don Miguel Ruiz’s thoughtful book, The Four Agreements. I’ve read the book several times now. Sarah is on her first pass of the book. I return to from time to time because the messages are simple and sound. Anyway, enjoy the episode and…

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General
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Self-Acceptance

Excited to have as my guest host, Victoria James, founder of Mindflowers, in the studio with us to talk about self-importance and how mastering it will boost your authentic happiness by a factor of 10.

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Battleground God

Let’s play a game… Battleground God – Do your beliefs about religion and god stand up to philosophical scrutiny? Begin

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