300 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

    Susan Steiner, Author and Human Design Coach

    Susan Steiner, Author and Human Design Coach

    Welcome back, friends, to our podcast, unlocking your world of creativity.
    In our globetrotting adventures, today we're in Zurich, Switzerland, chatting with the multi-talented Susan Steiner.
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    She's not just an author but also a human design aficionado, executive coach, grandmother, and more. Our conversation dives into the intriguing intersection of her diverse roles and her unique approach to creativity.
    Susan shares how human design, a technology she uses in coaching, shapes her characters. Through her August Burns series, she crafts individuals based on her grandchildren's human design charts. In this creative fusion, characters feel authentic, relatable, and delightfully flawed.
    In a lively excerpt from "Murder by Manuscript," we witness the charming meeting of August Burns and the cowgirl of his dreams, Rita. Susan's writing is both approachable and detailed, setting the stage for a thrilling murder mystery.
    Five Highlights:
    1. Susan's multidimensional roles, blending into a theme of embracing individuality.
    2. Human design as a tool for character development, creating relatable and authentic personas.
    3. Susan's engaging and relatable writing style, illustrated through a snippet from "Murder by Manuscript."
    4. The family and friend collaborations enriching Susan's writing process.
    5. A sneak peek into the upcoming third book, promising more excitement and a diabolical villain in Texas.
    Key Quote from Susan:
    "I don't tell my clients what to do. I don't tell my characters what to do. I don't like to tell people what to do. And I definitely don't like to be told what to do."
    Murder mystery novelist Susan D. Steiner is a Human Design aficionado, grandmother of four, and Executive Coach, living in Switzerland. Currently busy writing book three in the August Burns series, she bases her characters on the Human Design charts of real people, including her four grandchildren. This makes for fun, in depth stories of real-life heroes and villains set in Zurich, London, Charlotte, and San Antonio.
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    • 31 min
    Ana Gabriel and John David Mann, Authors of "The Go-Giver Marriage"

    Ana Gabriel and John David Mann, Authors of "The Go-Giver Marriage"

    In this engaging podcast interview (re-issued from April 2022 with co-host, Kirstin Hanson), John David Mann and Ana Gabriel Mann, coauthors of "The Go-Giver Marriage," share insights into building a successful and fulfilling relationship. The conversation revolves around the principles outlined in their book, which incorporates the Go-Giver philosophy into the realm of marriage.
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    Here are 5 key highlights from the interview:
    1. **The Go-Giver Approach to Marriage:** The Manns introduce the concept of applying the Go-Giver principles to marriage, emphasizing the importance of generosity, care, and nourishment in building a lasting relationship.
    2. **The Parable and The Practice:** The book is structured into two halves, with the first half presenting a parable about a couple facing challenges, and the second half offering practical advice and actionable steps, referred to as "The Practice," to implement the principles in real life.
    3. **The Usness of Marriage:** The metaphor of a tree is introduced to represent the collective entity of a couple – the "us." The tree needs continuous care, symbolizing the importance of nurturing the relationship to ensure its growth and sustainability.
    4. **Daily Actions for Lasting Love:** The Manns stress the simplicity and practicality of the five secrets outlined in the book. These daily actions, when consistently practiced, lead to a shift in mindset, fostering a positive and enriching atmosphere in the marriage.
    5. **Application Beyond Marriage:** While the book focuses on marriage, the principles are versatile and can be applied to various relationships, including those in the workplace. The Manns encourage listeners to bring these practices into their professional and personal interactions.
    The interview offers a compelling blend of personal anecdotes, professional expertise, and actionable advice, making it a valuable resource for anyone seeking to enhance their relationships through a Go-Giver mindset.
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    • 26 min
    Joana Sa Lima, Architect Partner at Compte Bureau

    Joana Sa Lima, Architect Partner at Compte Bureau

    Welcome back to "Unlocking Your World of Creativity." In this episode, host Mark engages in a captivating conversation with Joana Sa Lima, an architect and designer based in Oslo, Norway. They explore the multifaceted nature of creativity, delving into the process of getting inspired, organizing ideas, and building confidence to make impactful connections.
    Joana's Website
    @comte_bureau on Instagram
    Highlights:
    1. **Diverse Creative Background:** Joana shares her unique journey from Portugal to Italy, Berlin, Holland, and finally, Oslo. Each experience enriched her creative thinking, providing a unique blend of architectural influences and technical expertise.
    2. **Impact of Design on Sustainability:** The discussion focuses on the societal impact of design, particularly in addressing environmental causes and sustainability. Joana emphasizes the importance of research-driven design and how it extends beyond creating aesthetically pleasing structures.
    3. **Social Sciences in Design:** Joana's company, Comte Bureau, is a bridge between architecture and social sciences. They use design thinking, sociology, anthropology, and psychology to inform their decisions, solving societal issues through innovative and thoughtful design.
    4. **Collaboration and Innovation:** Collaboration emerges as a key theme, both in the academic realm and in addressing global challenges like COVID-19. Joana underscores the need for continued collaboration to overcome societal issues, encouraging a shift from individual achievements to collective impact.
    5. **Challenges in the Current Climate:** Joana addresses the challenges posed by the current geopolitical climate, emphasizing the importance of sustained innovation and investment in solving societal problems. She warns against the dangers of defunding innovation and the potential loss of progress made during critical times.
    6. **Encouragement for Creatives:** The conversation concludes with a call for creatives to listen actively, break out of echo chambers, and embrace diversity. Joana emphasizes that, now more than ever, understanding different perspectives is crucial for personal and societal growth.
    Key Quote from Joana Sa Lima:
    *"More than ever, we should be listening. We are in these echo chambers, and we are creating even deeper echo chambers. We only care about those that actually speak the same tone of voice that we do and that care about the same colors that we do. And that is the wrong thing to do, in my opinion. We should actually be much more aware, making this cross or opening up to the differences that we all have is what's going to make us better and what's going to make us survive, in a way."*
    In this insightful episode, Joana Sa Lima provides a thought-provoking perspective on the intersection of creativity, design, and societal impact, urging listeners to consider the broader implications of their creative endeavors.
    Joana, educated in Porto, Rome, and Berlin, has had a dynamic career with experiences in the Netherlands, New York, and Norway. Working with OMA-Rem Koolhaas, she developed a passion for research-driven design. In 2008, she co-founded 'CONDITIONS,' a Scandinavian architecture magazine, shortlisted for the CICA Pierre Vago Journalism Award and participating in the III Moscow Architecture Biennale and Venice Biennale.
    In 2012, Joana co-founded Comte Bureau to address societal challenges. This consultancy integrates social sciences and design thinking with architecture to foster conscious innovation and human-centric solutions, shaping policies, services, and urban spaces.
    Joana's impact extends to academia and architectural competitions, lecturing, and serving as a jury member. She...

    • 31 min
    Gabe Bolkosky, Violinist and Music Educator

    Gabe Bolkosky, Violinist and Music Educator

    Welcome back to *Unlocking Your World of Creativity,* where we explore diverse creative pursuits. In this episode, we chat with acclaimed violinist Gabe Bolkosky, known for his inclusive approach to music and innovative projects.
    Gabe's Website
    1. Gabe's Musical Journey: Explore Gabe's unique approach to music and his inclusive philosophy, aiming to connect deeply with the audience.
    2. Inclusive Music: Learn about Gabe's embracing of inclusiveness in his performances and how it became a fundamental aspect of his creative process.
    3. Collaborative Creativity: Gabe shares insights into collaborating with other musicians, emphasizing vulnerability, trust, and the importance of nurturing a connection.
    4. Genre Spanning: Discover Gabe's experiences in transitioning from classical to genres like tango and jazz, and the distinct approaches required for each.
    5. Innovation in Music: Explore how Gabe incorporates innovation into his musical endeavors, especially during the challenging years of the pandemic.
    6. Education for Happiness: Gabe introduces his practice support program, offering a unique blend of education and happiness in music, catering to musicians of all ages and levels.
    For more on Gabe and his projects, visit Gabe's Website
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    Violinist and violist Gabe Bolkosky has been praised for the way he "takes audiences into his confidence and includes them" and described as having "the serenity of a master without a hint of coldness." He performs a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary works with different collaborative artists from many musical genres in many of the great concert halls. Coming in 2024, Gabe will release Mozart's Milanese quartets with the Bayberry String Quartet. He has performed and taught across the United States and abroad, working with all ages of musicians. As a member of the Bayberry String Quartet, he recently pioneered an online approach to music-making and collaboration from home. His organization, Education for Happiness, recently launched PhoenixPhest Virtual Chamber Music Immersive and Rollin’ Daily Practice Support, culminating a 20 year in-person program. His focus educationally has been to help musicians of all ages and stages with a focus on inclusion.

    • 21 min
    GUEST REUNION: Reconnecting with Guests from Over the Years

    GUEST REUNION: Reconnecting with Guests from Over the Years

    In this landmark 300th episode, the host is joined by past guests, each on a distinctive creative journey.
    Guest Introductions:
    1. Nikki Nash - Author of "Market Your Genius."
    - Successfully published with Hay House despite unconventional methods.
    - Engaged in consulting, focusing on coaching businesses and community building.
    Highlights:
    - Reflects on the success of her book, "Market Your Genius," connecting her with a broader audience.
    - Emphasizes the importance of building a community and sustainable coaching businesses.
    - Plans to relaunch her accelerator program in 2024.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Approach connections by offering service and support without immediate expectations.
    - Building relationships by being present and available, even without an agenda.
    2. Boris Meshkov - Filmmaker and video producer based in Bangkok, Thailand.
    - Recently completed his first short film, gaining attention at a local film meeting.
    Highlights:
    - Overcame challenges with limited resources and time constraints.
    - Showcased the film at a local event, gaining positive feedback.
    - Attracted interest from producers and investors for future projects.
    Key Takeaways:
    - Overcoming limitations with creativity and resourcefulness in filmmaking.
    - Leveraging local events and showcases to connect with industry professionals.
    3. Marlene Sharp - Involved in animation and Japanese animation production.
    - Connected with Rich Magallanes from Nickelodeon through industry events.
    Discussion Highlights:
    - Shares the experience of attending networking "shindigs" organized by Rich.
    - Emphasizes the value of spontaneous gatherings for industry professionals.
    Key Takeaways:
    - The importance of spontaneous gatherings for networking in the creative industry.
    - The value of being part of a community, connecting with professionals in the field.

    4. Allyson Hernandez - Author and creator of the musical "A Ballad of Dreams."
    - Released an audiobook combined with a concept album of the musical.
    - Raised $70,000 to produce an industry reading in New York.
    Highlights:
    - Started as a book, later transformed into a musical.
    - Recorded 17 songs from the musical in a studio.
    - Combined an audiobook with the concept album for a unique experience.
    Takeaway:
    - Creativity can take unexpected turns; pivoting and adapting is crucial in the creative process.

    5. Michaell Magrutsche - Author of "The Smart of Art."
    - Advocates for the true value of art: creation, perception, and exposure.
    - Emphasizes the importance of sharing creativity with others.
    Highlights:
    - Art's true value lies in creation, perception, and exposure.
    - Encourages artists to embrace their unique creativity.
    - Highlights the importance of sharing creative work with others.
    Takeaway:
    - The true value of art lies in creating, perceiving, and exposing; creativity is a discipline that should be practiced.

    6. Elizabeth Hanson - Co-founder and Chief Creative Officer at Dramafy.
    - Manages an audio drama streaming service with nearly 250 shows.
    - Focused on improving user experience and technology for creators.
    Highlights:
    - Expanded to nearly 250 shows on the streaming service.
    - Focused on improving technology, including a new player and mobile apps.
    - Seeking collaborations and more content in areas like children's shows and romances.
    Takeaway:
    - Audio dramas require more scripting, sound design, and scoring than audiobooks; Dramafy is seeking collaborations, especially in children's content and romances.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Musical Inspiration: Curated Playlist from Featured Artists

    Musical Inspiration: Curated Playlist from Featured Artists

    In Episode 299 of "Unlocking Your World of Creativity," immerse yourself in a dynamic exploration of creative expression through a captivating multi-genre playlist. Featuring fresh, innovative sounds, this episode serves as a musical journey across genres, igniting inspiration for your creative endeavors. From soulful melodies to rhythmic beats, each track offers a unique sonic experience.
    It's a curated blend of musical inspiration, elevating your creative spirit and providing a diverse soundtrack for the boundless realms of imagination.
    Let the power of music fuel your artistic journey.
    All music is copyrighted by the artists and used with permission.
    Thanks to all the artists and our sponsor, Exact Rush, LLC
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    • 40 min

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A Must-Listen!

This show is an invaluable treasure trove for the modern creative spirit. Every episode blends wisdom from top-tier creatives with actionable steps for those on the unconventional path. It's more than just inspiration—it's a call to action for every creative soul to follow their dreams and change the world!

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Awesome content…love it!

Mark is a warm and engaging host who is knowledgeable and creates amazing content. He and his guests are inspiring and make business and creative endeavors feel both manageable and motivating. Can’t wait for more episodes.

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A must listen for creatives

This podcast is added to my must listen list. I both work with and am a bit of a creative myself. I enjoyed listening and am learning a lot. The conversation flows and the host asks great questions and gives insights

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