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Secrets of Highly Creative People Podcast

Samantha Bennett is the world's most innovative Creativity/Productivity Expert, and she'd like to have a word with you about the secret creative genius you've got hidden away. Don't think you're creative? Think again.

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11. Creative Dualities: When Opposites Attract
Several issues affect highly creative people that Sam Bennett files under the heading of creative duality.  In this episode, she explores three specific dualities that often trouble the highly creative person and offers up some ideas about how you can bring these opposing ideas closer together. You’ll hear about: the desire for things to stay the same versus wanting to explore something new, caring what others think versus not giving two figs about what anyone thinks, and not caring about money versus being obsessed with money.  As you listen to this episode, think about the dualities you have trapped and how you can change that energy from trapped to transformative.  ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
12:10 04/18/2021
10. [SPECIAL EVENT] An Unusual Path to True Freedom with celebrity guest Ed O'Neill
For this week's episode, we're trying something a little different, and sharing with you an interview from Sam's OTHER podcast, "The True Freedom Symposium: The When, What, Why and How to Quit Your Day Job and What's REALLY on the Other Side." You can find it wherever you get your podcasts - just search for "True Freedom" and it should pop right up. This interview is especially great for Highly Creative People, as in it Sam interviews her good friend Ed O'Neill. You may recognize Ed from his award-winning work on classic comedy shows like Modern Family and Married With Children - but you'll be amazed to hear the real story of how he got his start. Ed and Sam talk about intuition, persistence, and crippling panic attacks. And wait until you hear Ed's story about the Golden Dawn diner! This is a terrific and surprisingly inspirational conversation between friends - it's a real treat. If you enjoy it, please be sure to leave us a review, and tell a friend about us. ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
27:19 04/11/2021
9. How to Find the Confidence to Start - and Other Listener Questions Answered
This week, Sam Bennett is answering some frequently asked questions about fears, confidence, and vulnerability. Tune in to hear her thoughts, wisdom, and advice; as she answers such questions, like, “How do I find the confidence to start a creative project?” or, “I would love to know how one gets back the fear of vulnerability to create your best work.” Please share your gifts with the world in whatever way it presents itself today.  ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
10:51 04/04/2021
8. Ode to the Highly Creative Person
“Ideas seek you out like bees find flowers,” or “You refuse to take, ‘No’, for an answer.”  Those are just some lines from Sam Bennett’s poem, “Ode to the Highly Creative Person.”  She wrote it in honor of the highly creative people in her life. Listen and see how much of yourself you recognize in her prose.  ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
07:07 03/28/2021
7. About Your Half-Finished Projects
Do you have a lot of unfinished projects laying around? Well, one of the characteristics of highly creative people is the neverending collection of half-finished projects. In this episode, Sam Bennett shines the light on some of the things that she knows to be true about your unfinished projects. She then talks about some strategies to help you decide which projects could go away and which ones you might want to pick back up. ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
09:05 03/21/2021
6. 10 Signs You Might Be Overthinking Things Just a Bit
Do you find yourself overthinking even the tiniest of details?  In this episode, Sam Bennett provides ten signs that you might be overthinking things just a bit. Take a listen and see if any of the signs resonate with you.  And yes, all this overthinking (or as some of us call it, just good common sense) can be a sign that you are a Highly Creative Person. ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
06:46 03/14/2021
5. Don't refuse the delivery
Have you ever had an idea come to you already finished? And instead of acting on it, you dismissed the idea and didn’t take any action? If so, Sam Bennett has an important newsflash for you: don’t refuse the delivery. Ignoring an idea download is like getting a package addressed to you and leaving it unopened. It’s a mystery of how and why ideas appear. But they carry special magic. By paying attention to them, you will learn new things, transform your world, or transform the whole world.  In this episode, Samantha Bennett brings voice to all the self-doubts, concerns, and fears highly creative people experience when faced with an idea download. She offers some thoughtful advice for moving forward with focus and excitement.  ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
06:30 03/07/2021
4. The Non-Artistic Highly Creative Person
Today, Samantha Bennett explores the world of the non-artistic highly creative person. Many non-artistic highly creative people don’t think of themselves as creative because they aren’t crafty or artsy. But they have a mind that just won’t quit.  Having a non-artistic highly creative person in your life is a wonderful blessing. And if you are lucky enough to have one at work or at home, Sam shares some guidelines for interacting with and supporting them.  ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
06:50 02/28/2021
3. Love of Nuance & the Desire to Overcomplicate
Sam Bennett brings light to the highly creative person’s love for nuance and subtlety. If you ask a highly creative person a question, they're likely going to start by saying, “Well, it depends.” All that gift for nuance, subtlety, and gray area leads to over-complication. Highly creative people will overcomplicate a paper bag.  In this episode, Sam offers some ways you can become more self-aware of how you might be allowing yourself to overthink projects and how it is halting you from even taking the first steps. She also explores the highly creative person’s love of nuance and how to lean into the little details of doing the things you enjoy the most. ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
09:58 02/21/2021
2. The Care and Feeding of Ideas
Sam Bennett shares three strategies to help nurture and expand your idea process. Because, yes, you have ideas. Loads of them. You have ideas about your ideas. You have ideas that wake you up in the middle of the night. You even have ideas about other people's ideas. Sometimes you get an idea that appears in your brain and you immediately squelch it.  You just may benefit from a different system by which you can retrieve, care for, and feed your ideas. In this episode, Sam encourages you to take a moment to look at the way you view your ideas. How many are there? How are you capturing them? How can you retrieve them? And, how can you spend 15-minutes a day starting to bring at least one of them to life? ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
14:14 02/21/2021
1. 10 Unusual Characteristics of the Highly Creative Person
In this inaugural episode, Sam Bennett shares ten qualities and characteristics of highly creative people. So, if you think you are one, this episode may answer some of the questions about why you act the way you do. Everyone has at least one zone of creative genius. But, some people have multiple zones of genius. These people are known as highly creative people. If you have a grillon ideas all the time and zig when everyone else zags, you might be a highly creative person.  ---- Find out more about Sam and her community at https://therealsambennett.com/ or on all the socials as @therealsambennett Sam’s Books:Get It DoneStart Right Where You Are
09:17 02/21/2021
Hi there! Introduction & Orientation
Sam Bennett is the world's most innovative Creativity/Productivity Expert, and she'd like to have a word with you about the secret creative genius you've got hidden away. Don't think you're creative? Think again.
07:24 02/04/2021