I am currently living like a gypsy/pikey in transit, moving from London, UK to Philadelphia, PA. Home base is where ever it makes the most sense for growing business.
How do you stay active?
I was on two Division I National Championship Wrestling Teams at Penn State. So wrestling was my main way to stay in shape for most of my life. While living in the UK the last 20 months I coached MMA fighters in wrestling. I am very politically correct when it comes to working out, I do not discriminate fitness. Lifting weights, trail running, road races, hiking, all yoga, HIIT, circuit training, I will give anything a shot.
Staying active can mean many things and I also stay active by traveling. I have been in 16 countries and 8 U.S. states while living in London the last 20 months. You can see some of my adventures on Instagram #ClaysYay
What keeps you motivated?
My morning routine keeps me motivated.
I wake up every morning with a fist pump and a smile. It starts my days off with enthusiasm. Then I pray for 3 things I am grateful for and 3 things I need help with.
The first thing that I do when I open my computer is a goal achievement process called ACHI3VE. This helps me put into place what is important and what to focus on today in order to reach the long term goals. ACHI3VE helps me keep motivated, focused and consistent.
Finally I write my personal mission statement on paper to remind myself what is most important.
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Who inspires you most?
Several people within my network are training to win the 2016 Olympics. They are currently inspiring me in fitness the most since they are working to be the best in the world at what they do, tough to get more inspiring than that.
Chris Sacca inspires me from a business prospective. I truly believe that he is trying to improve the world with his ventures and our principles are aligned almost identically. From his work with Charity Water to how much effort he puts into his investments at LOWERCASE capital I am working towards similar goals that Chris Sacca has already achieved.
Lastly my dad, a great artist and amazing father, really inspires me. He puts his boys and wife before himself and strives to be better and do more every year. I hope to be a lot like him when I am his age.
What’s your favorite Mizzen+Main product?
I love my Mizzen+Main Whitman Light Blue shirt. I only have had my Mizzen+Main shirts for less than a week and have already put in an order for 3 more. So we will see what I like most after the new ones arrive.
I honestly feel like I have found the best dress shirt ever. My Whitman is not just my most comfortable dress shirt but my most comfortable shirt. I have been buying all the top end shirts and getting them tailored for the last few years. I get a tare in them within a few months mostly on the elbow. I am uncomfortable in them since I have worn workout clothes my entire life before getting into business. I also sweat through my old dress shirts on a hot day. I often question whether I even belong in a dress shirt at all. With my Mizzen+Main shirt I felt like I belonged in it right when I put it on. I feel like every athlete should own Mizzen+Main and ex-athletes crushing the business world should have their closets full these products. Thank you so much for creating something that I feel like is just for me!
What pattern or garment would you most like to see from Mizzen+Main?
I love the patterns and everything that Mizzen+Main currently offer, but would love to have the a collar that buttons down for all the collared shirt products and patterns. The button down collar looks cleaner when you are not wearing a tie. Thank you for your consideration on this, I appreciate your constant improving attitude.