How Harnessing Creativity Enhances Your Storytelling

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This Week’s Episode:

I am at a speaking event with my friend Chris who is an incredible photographer. As we’re chatting, I ask him, “How do you take the amazing pictures that you take?” 

He says, “It’s easy. If you want to take interesting pictures, be interesting.” 

Whoa.

It sounds so simple, and yet at that moment it completely changed my perspective.

It’s a lesson I apply to storytelling too. The more you design your life to be interesting, the more you give yourself the opportunity to collect better stories for your arsenal. And as you collect those stories, your creativity kicks in.

My guest Mari Reisberg, MA, LPC knows all about tapping into creativity in storytelling and beyond. She joins me today to cover questions like:

How can creativity influence the stories you tell? What’s the link between mundane activities (or even doing nothing) and creative thinking? And what questions can you ask yourself to transform into a more creative storyteller?

Listen in as we take a deep dive into preconceived notions about creativity and the role that playfulness and safety play in creative expression.

What you will learn in this episode:

  • How to tap into your innate creativity as a storyteller
  • What you can do to bring more play into your life
  • Why safety is the foundation of creativity

Who is Mari?

Raised in Portland, Oregon, Mari Reisberg, MA, LPC has always embraced life creatively. She’s a licensed professional counselor, performer, podcaster, and creativity coach who’s lived in New York City, studied angel therapy in Hawaii, sang with an Irish band, and taught graduate-level psychology classes. Through it all, she’s continued her own creativity and personal growth journey while being a lifelong mindfulness and meditation student and teacher.

Mari also holds a BFA in Acting from the Hartt School and an MA in Somatic Counseling Psychology, Dance/Movement Therapy from Naropa University. Currently, she works for a substance abuse treatment center as the director of utilization review and internship programming while also running her Sustaining Creativity business. Her company is about discovering a safe and trustworthy foundation within yourself to take creative risks. Working with performers and non-performers alike, she helps them spark, grow, sustain, transform, and share their creativity because she believes that life is just more fun when you tap into that internal resource.

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Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

You’ll also receive storytelling secrets each week from our show.
One-click unsubscribe if you don't love the free training!

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Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

  • Increase your confidence
  • Build trust with prospects - fast
  • Stand out against competition
  • Captivate your audience
  • Be the one they remember
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Ready to be unforgettable? Good.

FREE TRAINING: LEARN THE #1 MOST IMPORTANT TOOL THAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED

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