This week’s theme: Creativity
Although the term “creativity” is often used, it lacks a definite definition. It can mean different things to different people, yet most people recognize it when they see it. Thus, to some, creativity and creative thinking are about art, poetry, music, or something else. To another, it means investing yourself in your work, attempting new things and having the confidence to see them through, taking chances, and refusing to restrict what you can achieve based on what other people think you can. We can apply creativity in any form of human endeavor, from business and technology to education and even social tasks. Creativity is also viewed as a personality trait for some people. This ability isn’t just restricted to certain people, but is a skill that can be improved. And our guest expert can help you make the most of yours!
From Fear to Fire: Secrets to Overcome Fear, Embrace your Gifts and Achieve Success
This is the place where real people share real challenges. Where you can find a common bond and uncommon wisdom through their stories. Use tips from the breakthroughs of others to jump start your success. Speaker, author, adventurer, and host Heather Hansen O’Neill takes you on the journey from fear to fire. Today we talk about risk, failure, success, and creativity.
B. Jeffrey Madoff is the Founder & CEO of Madoff Productions, a New York based creative production company. Jeffrey directed award winning commercials, documentaries and web content around the world. He is an adjunct professor at Parsons, The New School of Design. He teaches a course he developed called “Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas”, where he interviews a wide range of entrepreneurs, artists, writers, and business leaders about their journey. Hachette Book Group published his book, “Creative Careers, Making a Living with Your Ideas”, which was an Amazon Best Seller.
Jeffrey is a sought after speaker and consultant on how to create a brand, having produced the brand videos for Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, The Harvard School for Public Health, The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and many others. Been a keynote speaker at Wharton School, NYU Steinhardt, Princeton University, Google Next, and the New York City Economic Development Commission. He works with investment banks and private equity such as Lazard, Raymond James and Mid-Ocean Partners to produce brand stories to position companies for sale, acquisition, and investment.
He is on the Board of Advisors for Artolution, a global organization that is focused on developing local leaders in the arts to use collaborative art-making as a tool for communities to share their stories with the world. Artolution focuses on the long-term needs of crisis-affected communities. Madoff has written and is producing a play entitled “Personality: The Lloyd Price Musical”, about the life of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend Lloyd Price. It had its world premiere March 13, 2022 at People’s Light Theater in Malvern, Pennsylvania. He graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in philosophy & psychology. He was also on the wrestling team, which combined with his academic studies prepared him for a life in the film business.
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Quote of the Day:
“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~Maya Angelou
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