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Jul 26, 2023

Building a Legacy of Wisdom with Clay Davis: The Power of Presence, Patience, and Reflection

Welcome back to The Main Thing Podcast! I’m your host Skip Lineberg.

Ready to build some wisdom? I had the absolute pleasure of sitting down with Clay Davis - a podcast host, author and technology executive. We explored his intriguing journey and the philosophy behind his aptly named podcast “Build with Clay.”

We're given an intimate glimpse into Clay's world, from his adventures with his family to his thought-provoking insights on the power of a growth mindset, which he credits as a driving force in his life.

So, if you seek clarity on your journey to personal growth and success, or simply need a refreshing perspective, this episode is for you.

As we venture further into Clay's world, he shares nuggets of wisdom, stressing the importance of pausing, reflecting, and avoiding the relentless rush of life. He takes us inside the three emotions all humans have a deep craving to experience. You'll also get to hear his inspiring advice on parenting, which he uses to illustrate the principles of nurturing patience, embracing curiosity and the transformative power of taking action.

Clay's life reflects a beautiful amalgamation of his passions and experiences. Our invitation to you: don't just listen - build with us!

Brief Bio for Our Wise Guest

Clay Davis is a father of three and a husband of one. He is a podcast host, author of a global newsletter and a technology executive.

Clay is a career coach. He’s one who views himself as both mentor and mentee, while embracing both roles.

His hobbies include golf, pickle ball, basketball and flag football.

Residing in Raleigh, NC, Clay’s purpose is to be there for and with others.

Buckle up and get ready! Over the next 9 minutes, you will discover why Clay Davis is one of the wisest people I know.



Connect with Clay on LinkedIn

Listen to Clay’s podcast “Build with Clay”

Check out Clay’s newsletter

Book recommended by Clay, written by John Mark Comer:

     “The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry” order from My Bookshop or Amazon

My appearance on Clay’s show: “Episode 36 - Build with Skip Lineberg”

     Listen on Spotify or listen on Apple Podcasts

Learn more about the full wisdom offerings we provide on our Main Thing website.



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Episode Chapters

[0:03:05] - Importance of Building and Mentors

Clay Davis shares his journey from starting his career to becoming a technology executive, podcast host, and career coach. We discuss the importance of mentors, how to cultivate a growth mindset, and the power of taking the time to pause and reflect.

[0:06:12] - Clay’s Main Thing Wisdom

Clay emphasizes the need to not be in a hurry, and shares how his discovery of this wisdom changed his life. He also explains how his mentor, Mark Bidgood, connected him to me. Finally, Clay reveals the three emotions we all strive for—curious? You’ll have to listen for the reveal of the three.

[0:08:46] - The Dilemma of Focus: Email and Parenting

How a fateful Saturday morning caused Clay to delete an app from his phone. Learn how this experience led him to powerful learning that changed his parenting style and weekend mindset.

[0:13:49] - Final Thoughts and Advice for Listeners Seeking Personal Growth

Clay Davis shares his advice for listeners looking to grow and succeed. He encourages them to give themselves grace and patience, and to focus on the act of trying. Clay emphasizes the importance of collaboration, and the value of taking action.

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