Tapping into Your Creative Brain to Reach Your Full Potential with Mike Long & Sam Bennett

Original Air Date Wednesday, March 20, 2019

A fine line exists between creativity and madness, intuition and fear, and blockage and flow. The beauty of being a human being is that we get to choose which side of the line we reside on. For some dopaminergics, creativity abounds with imaginative connections people with low dopamine levels aren’t as quick to link together. But, they are always chasing the next thing which can lead to a lack of flow. Flow is a natural state that can be entered when we emancipate ourselves from physical, mental, and emotional clutter. But how do we do it? How do we
change our mindset and live a creatively filled life? To find out, Positive Psychology Podcast Host, Lisa Cypers Kamen speaks with two authors who help others to cultivate creativity. Mike Long discusses the role of dopamine in our lives and the characteristics of those who have an abundance of it. And, Sam Bennett shares the benefits of forgetting the future to find contentment in every moment.

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Mike Long. — Unleashing Creativity:
  • Mike Long describes the connection between dopamine, creativity, and madness. [2:35]
  • What does it take for people with low dopamine levels to enhance creativity? [10:33]
  • Why do many creative people love mankind but hate people? [17:29]
  • Mike Long describes the role of dopamine in our dreams. [23:08]

Trained as a physicist, Michael E. Long is an award-winning speechwriter, screenwriter, and playwright. A popular speaker and educator, Mr. Long has addressed audiences around the world, including in a keynote at Oxford University. He teaches writing at Georgetown University, where he is a former director of writing. Mr. Long pursued undergraduate studies at Murray State University and graduate studies at Vanderbilt University.
Book: The Molecule of More: How a Single Molecule in Your Brain Drives Love, Sex, and Creativity and Will Determine the Fate of the Human Race

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Sam Bennett — It’s OK to Be Selfish:
  • Sam describes The Organized Artist Company and why she created it. [31:38]
  • Intuition and breaking free of conditional happiness to find joy in the present moment. [33:43]
  • The benefits of emancipating ourselves of clutter and choosing flow. [43:40]
  • How to remove destructive communication habits. [47:59]

Sam Bennett is the author of Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists. She created The Organized Artist Company to help creative people get unstuck and achieve their goals. She is a writer, actor, teacher, and creativity/productivity specialist who has counseled thousands of artists and entrepreneurs on their way to success.
Book: Start Right Where You Are: How Little Changes Can Make a Big Difference for Overwhelmed Procrastinators, Frustrated Overachievers, and Recovering Perfectionists


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