Episode 1

Published on:

1st Sep 2019

Welcome Dragons!

Welcome Dragons!

Today we go live with the Plain Ordinary Dragon podcast, or as I like to call it the PODcast. When I started learning how to put a podcast together I realized there were technical challenges to be overcome, but also the marketing & PR side of it to learn about. After all, it doesn't matter how brilliant & amazing your show, episode, or speech is if there isn't anyone around to listen to it. An unheard podcast might as well not exist. You know, like, if a tree falls in the forest & no one is there to hear it... SO, I will need your help to spread the word through the underground this is the hottest new show around (okay, so this isn't Todd Snider's Talking Seattle Grunge Blues but it certainly is a nod in that direction). 

For the launch of this podcast today, I wanted the first episode to be me, just talking to you from the heart. Most of this podcast is going to revolve around the journey of other people, but I felt it was a little unfair not to introduce you to the host who will be there each step of the way. Today, I'm going to tell you a little bit about my journey. We'll discuss some highlights & challenges. We'll discuss some failures. We'll discuss some success. As is always the case with me, there will certainly be some philosophical discussion. I'll tell you the story of how breaking my neck in a car accident helped me understand what overcoming adversity really means. We'll talk about some of my failures & how they lead me to success - and how failure is an intimate part of success. I hope you will listen, and more than that, I hope what you hear will be useful to you in some way.

Dragons, here we go!

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About the Podcast

Plain Ordinary Dragon
The PODcast - A Philosophy Driven Life
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!

About your host

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Elliott Clifton