189 episodes

On UNLOCKING YOUR WORLD OF CREATIVITY, best-selling author and global brand innovator, Mark Stinson introduces you to some of the world’s leading creative talent from publishing, film, animation, music, restaurants, medical research, and more.

In every episode, you'll discover:
- How to tap into your most original thinking.
- Inspiration from the experts’ own experience.
- Specific tools, exercises, and formulas to organize your ideas.
- And most of all, you’ll learn how to make connections

 and create opportunities to publish, post, record, display, sell, market, and promote
 your creative work.

Listen for the latest insights for creative people who want to stop questioning themselves and overcome obstacles to launch their creative endeavors out into the world.

Connect with Mark at www.Mark-Stinson.com

Unlocking Your World of Creativity Mark Stinson

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On UNLOCKING YOUR WORLD OF CREATIVITY, best-selling author and global brand innovator, Mark Stinson introduces you to some of the world’s leading creative talent from publishing, film, animation, music, restaurants, medical research, and more.

In every episode, you'll discover:
- How to tap into your most original thinking.
- Inspiration from the experts’ own experience.
- Specific tools, exercises, and formulas to organize your ideas.
- And most of all, you’ll learn how to make connections

 and create opportunities to publish, post, record, display, sell, market, and promote
 your creative work.

Listen for the latest insights for creative people who want to stop questioning themselves and overcome obstacles to launch their creative endeavors out into the world.

Connect with Mark at www.Mark-Stinson.com

    Banjii and Mayuri, "Uncommon Love Story"

    Banjii and Mayuri, "Uncommon Love Story"

    Hailing from Georgia, award-winning music duo Banjii and Mayuri announce the release of "Uncommon Love Story," a compilation of original songs, with each track telling a unique story but linking cohesively with the other. Every song is accompanied by music videos shot in different scenic locations across the United States while diving deeper into the minds, spirits, and lives of Banjii and Mayuri.
    The seven-part video series "Uncommon Love Story" loosely follows the eastern concept of the seven chakras, which are centers of spiritual power in the human body. The first song, which premiered on September 29, "Copper Lines," focuses on the first and root chakra, representing survival and grounding. While the second song, "Ancient Lover" released on November 19, focuses on the second and sacral chakra, expressing sensuality.


    Banjii and Mayuri follow the flow of their day-to-day lives when choosing the filming location for their videos, and each video tells a powerful story. Filmed at the site of their wedding in Arizona, the first video, "Copper Lines," highlights their marriage ceremony, which was planned in 48 hours with the help of an elopement company in Sedona. Although initially in Sedona, to celebrate the harvest moon, the song's impetus, timing, and synchronicity seemed fitting to celebrate and shoot at the location that was the inspiration for the music.


    "Ancient Lover," the second song featured on the album, explores their love story, a story of neighbors who met and eventually fell in love during the pandemic. The video features California spots the two explored during their honeymoon.


    The duo believes in living their life to their full potential by surpassing stereotypes and expressing themselves freely and fully. They hope to inspire others to do the same. Mayuri shares, “Together we can surpass systems, borders, boundaries, stereotypes, expectations, obligations that are holding us back from reaching our full potential as individuals and as a society. While we know this conceptually, sometimes this is hard to apply practically. We believe in being the example by living the example.”


    For more information about Banjii and Mayuri, visit their https://kahanirecords.com/ (website) and https://www.instagram.com/banjiiandmayuri/ (Instagram). Ancient Lover and Copper Lines are available on all major music platforms, including https://open.spotify.com/artist/7nDxq1JeKCf459oMttqAwL (Spotify) and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNd0F9qogTE8z_jOyhQlOEw (YouTube).

    • 23 min
    Alaura Lovelight, R&B Recording Artist and Music Coach

    Alaura Lovelight, R&B Recording Artist and Music Coach

    In today's episode, we chat with Alaura Lovelight. She's an Rand B singer, songwriter, producer, published writer, and CEO who combines all her skills to empower people and make them feel better about themselves.
    Her journey to be an artist started when she was playing at little clubs, jazz bars and at different events. In addition to this, she also coached musicians and posted videos on the business side of music. All of these propelled her to a successful recording artist by getting rid of fake self-limits.
    Alaura Lovelight has a debut single entitled "Eroticy." She wants her listeners to feel sexy, confident, and empowered. Alaura did not get her success overnight, it took her years to feel empowered, confident, beautiful, and well put together. She believes confidence is being focused on yourself and inner beauty, and not making other people feel that you are better than them.
    As a recording artist, it's not only about having a good voice and being able to sing, there are additional things like content that’s put together, but not all of it makes the cut, there are also collaborators and contributors who are included in the feedback. As an upcoming artist getting feedback is important but you have to weigh this feedback and ask yourself, "Am I implementing this feedback from an industry novice or an individual who lacks background? Always filter the feedback you receive."
    Alaura is also CEO of Unseen to Young Queen, a mentoring and coaching program for teen girls. Through this program, Alaura not only trains their voices, but she gets to hold space for them, to let them know they are beautiful and valued for who they are even in their current journey of finding themselves.
    As a result, she tells guardians, parents, and adults who are in these teens' lives to be accountable to themselves and to check their self-talk.
    Alaura's plan for the future is to complete her album, do some live shows and go on tour
    In conclusion, Alaura’s advice to artists is you can learn from others’ mistakes so you can figure out what works and what doesn’t work.
    Apple Music : https://music.apple.com/us/album/eroticy-single/1595251697 (Eroticy )
    Spotiy : https://open.spotify.com/artist/0lgLRvU1hNb0LEHN2JAlQV (Eroticy)
    Alaura Lovelight
    https://www.lovelightsoundmusic.com/ (Alaura's Website)
    https://www.youtube.com/user/lauradowding29 (Alaura on YouTube)
    https://instagram.com/alauralovelight (@alauralovelight on Instagram)
    https://www.facebook.com/alauralovelightmusic (Alaura's Facebook page)

    • 24 min
    Sacred Artistry Summit - with Honey Larochelle

    Sacred Artistry Summit - with Honey Larochelle

    https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.mysacredartistry.com%2Fmark%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2gFxodR8zYQBl1KAy5MxYvjNtXxU4a99w_VidcmvZbgapN2E7nbPAnaVQandh=AT1XozM_TKicmoW1O7pSgieCcZO6ZXJ6J-m5gx2Xxb6E0ISNGNk2pl_2KDkZKh2zRPJAiQBp9db0UK5M9GMNICTyaotZALPtD1VeYyQ_yQzQIZHNgJ9Q-9797mZ93B8xys9-GMZJ00VrzNjcd91si1R-bgand__tn__=-UK-Randc[0]=AT2SSdoGvdtz3d9DDQBK70vBPFCvdDgDav6ppxyv3c2wYSAt_uM9vvsc5_0XUI6yzmtXYilvnkW6wtWT0pIpQrv4NSivFxSCwEUkplC-fuS_F8NCkodD6bDqySxroUagbF00L6_LgGq5987ciiNeo5BzCi2ThIgxzW02G0mcNlE9cnYIaqU7pgw7SKQnSpfjFzfnKEwOUs7qDAZ0eWRl (https://go.mysacredartistry.com/mark)
    I'm always looking for creative ways to pour into the industry and community. So I’m happy to announce that I’m giving an intimate interview at ArtandHeart's Sacred Artistry Summit coming up on May 12, 13, and 14.
    And I’ve got a free ticket for you!
    This event was created by my friend, award-winning recording artist, and Sacred Artistry coach, Honey Larochelle. She and I will be talking about "Lessons Learned from 200 Creatives All Around The World." And I’ll be sharing some of my personal journey and how I ended up being who and where I am today.
    There's an incredible lineup of other artists, creatives and leaders in the entertainment industry on this show.
    The summit is chock full of juicy stories, inspiring nuggets of wisdom, and actionable steps you can take and use right now to increase your income, status, and creativity -- plus there will be MANY high-value giveaways.
    Sign up now and grab your spot right away so you don’t miss the downbeat.
    The whole intention of ArtandHeart’s https://www.facebook.com/hashtag/sacredartistrysummit?__eep__=6and__cft__[0]=AZXn9hwf4CjWKu41xZflHy9wWllDEZsD2g1K6XtDNiuNw8DIzubLxCSG2Jl4LsSpH4mztT1S_AEYJA4x7MWvQemCwodROIwX3a9ViaY1Ffbo8odzrWeAk0U8xyiCGUu1u3QARGsfpsCM2Vidmg3H4CECHPOWkDMOTgsOV5KUuCbWMaM36jn1dtlenyWBQHRE8ZEand__tn__=*NK-R (#SacredArtistrySummit) is to remind artists and creative entrepreneurs that they are HIGH VALUE and sacred. The intention is to reignite their spark and give them a sneak peek at what's possible just beyond whatever limiting beliefs they may have.
    If any friends of yours need to know about this, please forward them this post and tell them to sign up!
    Consider this an exclusive invitation to a private party where all the keys to your success are being passed around on serving trays.
    Grab your free ticket here!
    https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgo.mysacredartistry.com%2Fmark%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2gFxodR8zYQBl1KAy5MxYvjNtXxU4a99w_VidcmvZbgapN2E7nbPAnaVQandh=AT1XozM_TKicmoW1O7pSgieCcZO6ZXJ6J-m5gx2Xxb6E0ISNGNk2pl_2KDkZKh2zRPJAiQBp9db0UK5M9GMNICTyaotZALPtD1VeYyQ_yQzQIZHNgJ9Q-9797mZ93B8xys9-GMZJ00VrzNjcd91si1R-bgand__tn__=-UK-Randc[0]=AT2SSdoGvdtz3d9DDQBK70vBPFCvdDgDav6ppxyv3c2wYSAt_uM9vvsc5_0XUI6yzmtXYilvnkW6wtWT0pIpQrv4NSivFxSCwEUkplC-fuS_F8NCkodD6bDqySxroUagbF00L6_LgGq5987ciiNeo5BzCi2ThIgxzW02G0mcNlE9cnYIaqU7pgw7SKQnSpfjFzfnKEwOUs7qDAZ0eWRl (https://go.mysacredartistry.com/mark)
    See you there.




    Honey Larochelle
    Copyright 2022 Mark Stinson

    • 8 min
    Doug Patton, Inventor and Author, Conquering the Chaos

    Doug Patton, Inventor and Author, Conquering the Chaos

    In today's episode, we chat with Doug Patton, an inventor, creativity expert, award-winning product designer and engineer, Founder and CEO of https://www.pattondesign.com/ (Patton Design), and Author of https://www.conqueringthechaosofcreativity.com/ (Conquering the Chaos of Creativity).
    Doug is an esteemed industrial designer who was an inventor featured on ABCs American Inventor. He has created over 300 products in 20 international market categories and has received over 150 patents and international design awards. His clients include companies such as Mercedes-Benz, Apple, Microsoft, IBM, and Disney.
    His mission to inspire others to live more authentic lives has led him to write Conquering the Chaos of Creativity, where he shares his unique, creative problem-solving process and inspires readers to take their own path by giving them the tools they need to creatively problem-solve in their own lives.
    Doug sees chaos as a place of freedom. One which lacks rules and boundaries, therefore, giving individuals the free space to be as creative as they want. However, the mistakes people make when they are first trying out being creative is getting lost in the chaos. He cautions them to keep it simple and build on their ability to create,
    What is his creative process like when it comes to working on a project? For him, he looks intrinsically and externally, he explores how he will remain excited and creative through the project and how to communicate these creative ideas to various stakeholders. This has resulted in him coming up with the language of creativity. This means he is able to breakdown his ideas into simple terms so as to get buy-in from everyone
    In addition to the principles in his book, Doug tells us about the mediative problem-solving method. Where he uses meditation to help with the creative process. In his book, he gives his readers processes to free their minds from any constraints where they can safely go off and explore new ideas and new ways of thinking.
    In conclusion, Doug believes that everyone is innately creative. and everyone has a great imagination. Additionally, he urges people to take the first step to expanding their creativity in any way they can. For experts and those at the top of their form, he tells them to expand on their creativity and never let it go.
    You can connect with Doug on the following platforms
    https://www.pattondesign.com/ (Doug's Website)
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCv8ihoxVanqF-pZgmzOSz6g (Doug on YouTube)
    https://instagram.com/dougpatton_ (@dougpatton_ on Instagram)
    https://www.facebook.com/doug.patton.design/ (Doug's Facebook group)
    https://www.facebook.com/doug.patton.design/ (Doug's Facebook page)
    Book: https://www.conqueringthechaosofcreativity.com/ (Conquering the Chaos of Creativity)
    Copyright 2022 Mark Stinson

    • 21 min
    Gabe Furtado, Musician - "Flowers"

    Gabe Furtado, Musician - "Flowers"

    Gabe Furtado brings positive vibes and self-love with his latest single, "Flowers."
    We stamp our creative passport in Los Angeles today with Gabe Furtado
    "Flowers" is the debut single off his album of the same name. Written as a love letter to himself, the essence of the lyrics and melody of the song depicts his evolution into positive self-acceptance and love. The track is packed with rhythmic sounds destined to make the listener get up and dance. Uplifting and healing in nature, "Flowers" transports listeners to a world of self-confidence that is certain to fill eardrums with positive energy and vibrations.
    Produced by Hi5, Sandra Carletti, and Gabe Furtado, "Flowers" explodes with lyrics about staying true to yourself and was recorded in Gabe's home studio. The positive energy and upbeat vibe are Gabe's constant staple in his music. He states, "I feel so honored to be giving life to Flowers. The song and album talk about love, uniqueness, passion, faith, romance, and duality."
    Known for being the epitome of creativity, Gabe's most prominent qualities are optimism, a positive mindset, and faith. In his presence, you are sure to have a smile on your face. He ensures listeners will want to sing along and dance to the vibrant and self-assuring lyrics paired with the hypnotic upbeat melodies of his latest track. With his life orbiting around fun-filled experiences, Gabe states, "everything I have accomplished in life is because I am blessed, I believe in myself, and because I have amazing people in my life supporting me the way they're able to."
    "Flowers" is available https://ffm.to/flowers-single (on all music platforms.)
    About Gabe Furtado
    Gabe Furtado initially was studying communication with a focus on journalism. However, while in school, his Dad suddenly passed, and he realized life was too short not to live your best life. With his new mindset, Gabe decided to drop out of college to focus on his passion for music. He began in 2014 by releasing cover songs by Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Mika. By 2017, he released his first professional EP titled "Just Feelings." The album had three cover songs, including his version of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," his most streamed on Spotify, receiving 200k streams. Gabe started making homemade videos on his YouTube channel for two songs to accompany his EP. With the success of the videos, he decided to make his original LP. Gabe launched his original music with "Last Goodbye," a song about his Dad's passing. Accompanied by stunning visuals, the "Last Goodbye" video sparked the attention of the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival. It was nominated for all the music video categories in the Los Angeles International Music Video Festival.
    Gabe Furtado
    https://ffm.to/flowers-single (Gabe on YouTube)
    Gabe Furtado initially was studying communication with a focus on journalism. However, while in school, his Dad suddenly passed, and he realized life was too short not to live your best life. With his new mindset, Gabe decided to drop out of college to focus on his passion for music. He began in 2014 by releasing cover songs by Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Mika. By 2017, he released his first professional EP titled "Just Feelings." The album had three cover songs, including his version of Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance," his most streamed on Spotify, receiving 200k streams. Gabe started making homemade videos on his YouTube channel for two songs to accompany his EP. With the success of the videos, he decided to make his original LP. Gabe launched his original music with "Last Goodbye," a song about his Dad's passing. Accompanied by stunning visuals, the "Last Goodbye" video sparked the attention of the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival.

    • 22 min
    Theresa Destrebecq, Emerge Book Circles

    Theresa Destrebecq, Emerge Book Circles

    Theresa Destrebecq https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresadestrebecq/
    https://www.emergebookcircles.com (Theresa 's Website)
    After spending over a decade in traditional education and education leadership, and another decade coaching individuals, Theresa Destrebecq now combines the two to create, lead, and facilitate book-centered learning communities. Her company, Emerge Book Circles, focuses on supporting organizations and individual leaders to move beyond consuming ideas. Instead, she supports them to read deeper, build stronger connections with themselves and others, and then to create new ways of living, working, and leading from the ideas they first read. She believes we can all be theorists, but not all of us will be practitioners.

    When she isn't kickstarting conversations, you can find her swallowed up in a good book (obviously), exploring the woods behind her house, playing board games with her kids, in some awkward pose on her yoga mat, or behind the stove cooking something yummy. She loves to laugh until her stomach hurts, and prefers to be around people who can make her laugh that hard.

    • 21 min

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