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How can we use creativity to come up with the critical solutions we need in the world? Whether you’re trying to start your first novel, draw a picture, or solve the climate crisis, you need to approach the problem creatively. You have to think outside the norm, come up with ideas, and then act on them to solve the big problems we’re facing.

The Creative Solutions Podcast Izolda Trakhtenberg

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 34 Ratings

How can we use creativity to come up with the critical solutions we need in the world? Whether you’re trying to start your first novel, draw a picture, or solve the climate crisis, you need to approach the problem creatively. You have to think outside the norm, come up with ideas, and then act on them to solve the big problems we’re facing.

    The Power of Always Telling Yourself The Truth

    The Power of Always Telling Yourself The Truth

    In this bonus episode, I explore what it means to tell yourself the truth, the common ways we deceive ourselves, and how to stop doing it.

    This episode is brought to you by my favorite productivity and well-being app, Brain.fm* and my book on how to become a stellar speaker, Speak From Within. 


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    This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial and 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset. (affiliate link)URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset
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    • 15 min
    Stereophonic's innovations, and what you can learn from my 100 Rejections Project

    Stereophonic's innovations, and what you can learn from my 100 Rejections Project

    Why would any creative try to rack up 100 rejections?
    How does getting rejected benefit us? What can we learn?

    This episode is brought to you by my favorite productivity and well-being app, Brain.fm* and my book on how to become a stellar speaker, Speak From Within. 


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    Learn the exact search string I used to discover 50+ 10-minute playwriting contests, their requirements, websites, and deadlines.
    Why?
    Because for the next year, I'll be submitting my full-length play "Listen!" and my ten-minute play "Subway Stories: Drake" (tentative title) to contests. I aim to submit enough to get 100 rejections. 

    Listen in to find out the benefits of getting rejected dozens of times.
    You'll also hear my thoughts on the Tony-award winning play, Stereophonic - what worked and what didn't work for me.

    Connect with Izolda
    This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial and 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset. (affiliate link)URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset
    It’s also brought to you by my podcast host, Podbean! I love how simple Podbean is to use. If you’ve been thinking of starting your own podcast, Podbean is the way to go!**
     
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    • 25 min
    Transform Your Business with Your Google Business Profile: A Creative Professional's Guide

    Transform Your Business with Your Google Business Profile: A Creative Professional's Guide

    Money Monday: Get More Business with Your Google Business Profile

    This episode is brought to you by my favorite productivity and well-being app, Brain.fm* and my book on how to become a stellar speaker, Speak From Within. 


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    Are you ready to unlock the secrets to growing your creative business? In this Money Monday episode of the Creative Solutions Podcast, host Izolda Trakhtenberg sits down with professional magician Eric Henning to reveal the game-changing power of claiming your Google Business listing. Learn actionable tips on optimizing your profile, attracting new clients, and standing out from the competition. Whether you're a magician, artist, or any creative entrepreneur, this episode is brimming with insights to elevate your online presence and boost your business. Tune in for expert advice, real-life success stories, and practical strategies that can transform your venture. Don’t miss out—subscribe now and take the first step towards growing your creative business!
    Connect with Eric
    Website: https://erichenningmagic.com/



    If you sign up for a 30-minute coaching session at Eric's Money Arts Academy (https://moneyartsacademy.com/), use the code Izolda to transform your 30-minute session into a 60-minute one!
    Stay creative, stay inspired, and remember – you've got this!
    Follow Eric on Instagram: @moneyartsacademy



    Connect with Izolda
    https://IzoldaSpeaks.com
    https://voicemastery.studio
    Links
    https://fernalvarezjr.com
    https://answerthepublic.com 
     
    This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial and 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset. (affiliate link)URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    Water for Elephants Innovative Work

    Water for Elephants Innovative Work

    This bonus episode details and deconstructs innovations in the Broadway show, Water for Elephants. The show is based on a movie which is based on a book.
    I never read the book or saw the movie because they depict cruelty to animals. I wasn't sure about seeing this show, but they worked the "animals" in perfectly.
    I hope you enjoy the episode, and if you see the show, let me know what you think.
    This episode is brought to you by my favorite productivity and well-being app, Brain.fm* and my book on how to become a stellar speaker, Speak From Within. 
    Discover the secrets to unlock your inner leader! Download the free confidence-building tip sheet now!
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    Leave me a voice message.
     
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    Connect with Izolda
    This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial and 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset. (affiliate link)URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset
    It’s also brought to you by my podcast host, Podbean! I love how simple Podbean is to use. If you’ve been thinking of starting your own podcast, Podbean is the way to go!**
     
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    • 10 min
    How to Turn Ordinary Into Legendary with Copywriter Amber Gelinas

    How to Turn Ordinary Into Legendary with Copywriter Amber Gelinas

    Discover How Amber Gelinas Transforms Ordinary Businesses into Legendary Brands

    This episode is brought to you by my favorite productivity and well-being app, Brain.fm* and my book on how to become a stellar speaker, Speak From Within. 


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    Amber Gelinas is a Vancouver Copywriter who specializes in branding. She uses clever copywriting and takes ordinary businesses and turns them into legendary brands. A sober queen, she is passionate about mental health awareness and ending stigma. Known for her soulful insight and witty banter, she brings tons of personality and entertainment to the table. She’s in the process of writing an exciting ‘tell-all’ about her time in Australia and journey through reality TV. When she’s not working on her book you’ll find her traveling the world and sharing her self-care tips on Instagram.
    Connect with Amber
    https://www.thewritechoice.ca/
    https://www.instagram.com/_thewritechoice_/
    https://www.instagram.com/amber.gelinas/
    Connect with Izolda
    This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial and 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset. (affiliate link)URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset
    It’s also brought to you by my podcast host, Podbean! I love how simple Podbean is to use. If you’ve been thinking of starting your own podcast, Podbean is the way to go!**
     
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    • 41 min
    Innovate to Elevate: Strategies for Business Leaders, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

    Innovate to Elevate: Strategies for Business Leaders, Artists, and Entrepreneurs

    What is innovation? And why do we need to innovate?

    This episode is brought to you by my favorite productivity and well-being app, Brain.fm* and my book on how to become a stellar speaker, Speak From Within. 


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    Feeling stuck or seeking fresh ideas? Unlock your innovative potential with this episode! In this episode, we explore the essence of innovation and why it’s crucial for you as an individual, artist, entrepreneur, or business owner. Discover practical techniques like journaling, collaborative projects, and design thinking workshops to spark your creativity and drive progress. Whether you're looking to enhance your business or transform your personal life, this episode is packed with insights to help you break free from the ordinary and thrive in today's fast-paced world. Tune in to learn how innovation can boost your resilience and contribute to a better world. Your next big breakthrough could be just a listen away!
    Connect with Izolda
    This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial and 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset. (affiliate link)URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset
    It’s also brought to you by my podcast host, Podbean! I love how simple Podbean is to use. If you’ve been thinking of starting your own podcast, Podbean is the way to go!**
     
     Support the show. Buy me a coffee.
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

IzoldaT ,

Great show!

I learn a lot!

ferasa ,

Thoughtful Questions

Izolda’s thoughtful questions compel guests to dig deep and share their stories in a way that’s very relatable to listeners. I really enjoyed my conversation with Izolda. Bringing our mutual backgrounds in martial arts and aikido into life and business experiences and principles was refreshing (and fun :)).

Cyndi-Lou-Who ,

Innovative Info

I have been listening to the series how to pitch yourself for a podcast. Izolde has broken down this topic and such a creative way, and provided truly useful steps to take action.

For me, I’m getting ready to pitch a book and her framework is awesome for removing all friction from getting started. It works! Her advice unfolds for me every day as I continue to tweak my marketing products.

Thank you so much Izolde, and you’ll be hearing more from me soon😉Cyndi

p.s. I wasn’t able to get the download links to work of the PDF. I did try multiple email addresses and multiple devices. No luck.

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