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 Stinson at www.Mark-Stinson.com
Giuseppe Grammatico, Franchise Freedom
Giuseppe is a franchise veteran who simplifies the process of franchising and excels at guiding his candidates to the model that best suits them. His greatest joy is helping people realize the American dream and sharing the freedom that comes from franchising. Franchising has allowed Giuseppe to enjoy the freedom so many hope for.
Sharing his expertise with his candidates, learning about their goals and their lives, and guiding them towards their dreams are what lights him up the most.
Giuseppe Grammatico has owned a number of Master Franchise licenses and has enjoyed a successful franchising career, guiding more than 100 individuals through business ownership, many for the first time. In addition to 15 years in franchising, he also has 20 years of sales, marketing, and management experience. He has assisted over 1000 individuals and businesses with their investments and achieved over $1 billion in sales.
Not everyone is motivated by money and fame, and Giuseppe knows this. He takes the overwhelming guesswork out of the franchising process, listening and teaching along the way. Learning about his candidate's specific goals for their business and lives aids in guiding them down their dream path. Those bold enough to take action on their own are the ones that realize the freedom boldness can deliver.
Is franchising right for you?
Best franchises to own?
How much investment is needed to own a franchise?
Can I keep a franchise and have a full-time job?
How franchising can create a safety net'?
Own a franchise or start a business from scratch?
Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/giuseppe-grammatico-4407672b/ (Giuseppe Grammatico)
Youtube: GG The Franchise Guide
Michael Lee, Innotivity Institute
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelleecreativity/ (Michael Lee), a South African creativity trainer, coach, and author.
He is also a Silicon Valley advisor, a TV screenwriter, and a film producer who has worked in Portugal, Nigeria and South Africa.
His training is called "innotivity" (creativity and Innovation)
Michael believes that creativity is a trait that we are all inherently born with.
The best way to start being creative is to go ahead and just be creative. Creativity is a muscle that has to be exercised so as to get it going. A simple way to practice is freewriting.
Creativity is the process of confronting the problem and then solving the problem.in order to do that, you have to first think about the problem that's creativity, and then you have to take action that's innovation.
Visit his website: http://www.inneotidityinstitute.com (www.innotidityinstitute.com).
And read a rough transcript of our entire interview attached here.
Douwe van der Werf, Creative Producer
From Amsterdam, we are joined by https://www.linkedin.com/in/douwevanderwerf/ (Douwe van der Werf): writer, filmmaker, creative director, and producer.
He uses creative storytelling to solve and create awareness of social issues.
Website: http://www.douwe.works (www.douwe.works)
You can read a rough transcript of our interview attached here.
Bruce Honig, Chief Executive Facilitator at IdeaGuides
During today’s episode, we are speaking to https://www.linkedin.com/in/ideaguides/ (Bruce Honig).
Bruce is the chief executive facilitator (CEF) of https://www.ideaguides.com/ (Honig IdeaGuides), which focuses on boosting leaders to facilitate meetings that are productive, engaging, and inspiring to teams both on- and off-site and virtually.
With 24 years of experience, Bruce was the creativity guru way before it became a thing. He is a cultivated facilitator and trainer, author of a good number of books on creativity, a creator of board and card games around the same topic, a workshop facilitator, as well as a featured speaker in the Playful Creative Summit.
Meeting up virtually in the sunny Bay Area, Bruce tells me how we can get out of our rut and into a more creative thinking process. Bruce has come up with 4 stages in the creativity process known as B.E.T.A.
He compares these creative stages to an individual’s fingerprint. As an individual, you must be aware of what’s unique to you, what generic stage you’re in, and what kind of environment harnesses your creativity. For Bruce, that awareness of his creativity helps him and others he is working with.
How does Bruce use BETA to unlock the creativity process?
B- Blocked; Be aware of any internal and external factors blocking your fate. Internal factors would be assumptions you have of the world.
E- Exercise; The only way to be creative is to go right ahead and just be creative! Exercise being creative by doing something you haven’t done before.
T - Tools; For ideation to occur you need tools for Brainstorming, Focusing, and Decision- making.
A - Awareness; Be aware of your generic creativity. Just like a toddler, walking is something that they are inherently born with the knowledge to do.
When it comes to facilitating a group, ensure you’re not the one coming up with the new ideas, but you are steering your team to generate these ideas. A good facilitator will ensure the team has all the materials needed, and all resources that are there, and instructions on how to do it.
Group creativity sessions follow the BETA process but you move beyond focusing and defining the problem to exploring ideas and solutions together.
Embracing technology using tools like the breakout rooms in zoom, Mural for collaboration, is key to facilitating virtually.
Other resources mentioned in this episode:
Bruce’s https://www.ideaguides.com/ (Idea guides website)
Downloadable https://thecultivator.ideaguides.com/ (tools and resources)
LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ideaguides/ (Bruce the CEF)
Overall. Bruce teaches us how to use the BETA steps in cultivating the creativity that is inherently within us and as a facilitator how to achieve the same results in a group setting, moving beyond ideation to problem-solving.
Listen in to hear the full interview and hear what else Bruce has planned.
If you’d like to contact Bruce, you can reach Bruce on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/ideaguides/ (here), check out his facilitation processes on his https://www.ideaguides.com/ (website) while you can download https://thecultivator.ideaguides.com/ (tools and resources) which are available.
Mutita Panmook, The GET UNSTUCK Method
My guest is Mutita Panmook, a business operation strategist, host of GetUNSTUCK radio, and the CEO of Extraordinarily By Mutita
She helps service-based entrepreneurs and business owners around the world to systemize, automate, and delegate their business operations to get back at least 10 hours a week without sacrificing their lifestyle.
She believes that time is the number one commodity in the world that you can’t get back once it’s gone. Because of that, Mutita helps small business owners and entrepreneurs build and design efficient business that supports their lifestyle with the Get UNSTUCK Method.
Mutita’s mission is to help business owners and entrepreneurs getting unstuck from working in the hamster wheel. The goal is to reclaim their time to be with their families, do what they love with joy, or even travel the world, whenever they want, wherever they want, with whomever they want and letting their business work for them.
She is also a host of GetUNSTUCK Podcast that helps entrepreneurs get unstuck in their journey through the guest experts’ experiences. Mutita’s joy is when her clients keep making positive impacts to the world and become unstuckable.
Connect at https://www.getunstuckmethod.com/resources/ (https://www.getunstuckmethod.com/resources/)
Find her at https://www.linkedin.com/in/mutitapanmook/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mutitapanmook/)
David Cummins, Ph.D., Rapid Resolution Therapy
In today's episode, we talk with David Cummins, Ph.D. about overcoming blocks to our creativity.
David says, "Since learning Rapid Resolution Therapy (RRT), helping people has become much more effective, quick, and significantly more fun for me and the people I have helped. I appreciate RRT because I can help people move their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors to where they want them -- without dragging them through the mud of the past. What I have found is that by helping the person get to an open relaxed state, their minds become much more responsive to moving in the direction the person wishes. Clients regularly report that the process was interesting, easy, and left them feeling lighter and clearer."
He adds, "The process uses many painless techniques that naturally moves the person where they want to be going. What I find is that these shifts tend to be effortless and long-lasting because the changes are in the person’s best interest and it happens on multiple levels at the same time. RRT has shown to be effective in helping to https://www.davidcummins.net/depression (clear depression), https://www.davidcummins.net/anxiety (anxiety), https://www.davidcummins.net/trauma-and-abuse (PTSD), https://www.davidcummins.net/trauma-and-abuse (grief), guilt, and most other mental health issues."
Feel free to https://www.davidcummins.net/contact-booking (contact D)avid if you have any questions about the process. You may also visit the https://rapidresolutiontherapy.com/about-rapid-resolution-therapy (RRT website) for more information.
In addition, David says, "Because of the effectiveness of RRT online, I provide online therapy sessions for those who may need this service."
Really great podcast and awesome host. I am working comfortably.
Mark runs a great show and has on some truly amazing people to highlight their creativity.