Clay Dugas Honored with 2014 Quilly Award


One of the most rewarding aspect of being successful is finding a way to share that success with others to help them attain their dreams. That is why Clay jumped at the chance to co-author SuccessOnomics, a book with the central premise that, regardless of the type of success being sought, by utilizing the principles of economics and fiscal competency success is attainable. That message is particularly timely given the often uncertain economic atmosphere and the enduring personal goal of success – however it is individually defined – that is shared by just about everyone. Ultimately SuccessOnomics went on to become a bestseller and for that Clay was honored with the 2014 Quilly Award.


The Quilly Award was presented by the National Academy of Best-selling Authors at their annual Summit and Golden Gala Awards event. The event was held in Hollywood, CA at the iconic Roosevelt Hotel on Friday, September 24th through Sunday, September 26th of this year. This prestigious annual event is attended by luminaries in the writing world and spans a variety of genres and industries. Only the best of the best receive the Quilly Award and Clay is honored to have accepted it.


When the award presenter, Greg Rollett, asked Clay to summarize what he was trying to convey in the book, Clay shared the secret of his transformation, “The money didn’t matter, it was about taking care of people.” Clay went on to emphasize that a turning point in his career was realizing that the best way to serve people was not to view them as clients, but as friends. This profound message shows how intricately connected success, excellence, economics, and personal relationships all truly are. One should never be sacrificed in pursuit of another, because instead they are likely to accompany each other.


When asked what was next for him on the horizon Clay revealed some tantalizing snippets about his current projects including a documentary he’s making in Mexico with the goal of helping the underprivileged attend college and receive the education they need to reach their own dreams of success. Clay is also a long-time supporter of youth baseball and the difference it can make in young athletes’ lives. However, though baseball is a sustained interest, Clay’s current passion is track. He’s working with an outstanding young competitor named Wreagan Taylor, who holds Olympic aspirations in the 200 meter hurdlez. He encouraged everyone in attendance at the event to “Watch out for her!” and we’re also confident she will be sprinting toward success and bounding over any hurdles in her way. In conclusion Clay encouraged people to drop by this site for future updates about his projects.

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