As a network news anchor, Clayton has had to learn the art of presenting himself to millions of people. But not just any version of himself: his authentic self. When we approach our careers as if there is a suit to step into, a pattern to follow, and a person to imitate, we easily lose track of our true selves and our true virtues. Clayton has had to learn this the hard way: by pretending to be a news anchor until he really was a news anchor and learned how to approach each show with authenticity. Clayton argues that too often we do what we think we should to the detriment of our careers. He believes that we can all do our jobs better, with more happiness and productivity, if only we do it from an authentic place. He shares how he learned to do this and how others can too.
Clayton covers technology for Fox News and became obsessed with the idea of using technology to be more productive. He developed ReadQuick, the first speed-reading app for iPad in order to get through the hundreds of news articles he has to read to prepare to anchor his show. As a lover of life hacks, it was a hard lesson for him to one day realize that too many high-tech tools were making him uneasy, anxious, and less productive as a result. In today’s world of total automation, how do we stay connected to ourselves and the natural rhythm of our bodies in order to achieve satisfying productivity? If happiness is the pursuit of meaningful goals, how do we pursue them slowly and intentionally? Clayton shares how he learned to balance his love of high-tech automation with a respect for his body’s need to be slow and methodical about his goals. He shares ideas and tips for being productive while also staying sane.
Clayton Morris is a network news anchor, real estate entrepreneur, and most importantly family man and personal empowerment junkie. He speaks about productivity, personal branding, and authenticity, in addition to new media and politics.
Clayton is the co-anchor of Fox & Friends Weekend, the number 1 morning show in cable news. He covers breaking news, politics, technology, and current events. He began his television career in 1964 working as a producer for Good Day LA. He worked his way up, making stops at local stations in Montana, West Virginia, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, until landing a job on the national stage in 2008.
Clayton is also the main technology reporter for Fox News as well as a mobile app developer himself. He is the creator of ReadQuick, the first speed reading application for iOS. He uses his experience in consumer technology to discuss how modern innovation can be used to enhance your life, rather than detract from it.
Clayton is a perpetual student of personal empowerment researchers such as Byron Katie, Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, and others. He is passionate about sharing his life experiences as he has worked so hard to implement the teachings of these modern-day sages. His constant struggle is thriving in the digital era while maintaining the discipline to stay true to himself with silence, purpose, mindfulness, and meditation.
Clayton is married with two small children, a boy and a girl. His family lives in the suburbs of Manhattan in a small New Jersey train-stop town. He mows his own lawn religiously.