Behavioral Grooves Podcast
Behavioral Grooves Podcast
Kurt Nelson, PhD and Tim Houlihan
How To Turn Your Creative Dreams Into Reality | Jeff Madoff
1 hour 22 minutes Posted Jan 9, 2022 at 1:58 am.
) Welcome and speed round questions.
) How to encourage creative careers.
) Turning your passion into a career.
) How to weave creativity into any job.
) When the creative world and the business world meet.
) Learning to ask “Is it essential?”
) What is on Jeff’s playlist?
) How entrepreneurs can be creative.
) The story behind The Lloyd Price Musical.
) Grooving Session discussing Jeff’s interview.
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If you have a creative vision, how do you focus your skills on making it happen? Can you turn your dream into a career? How can we encourage more creative entrepreneurs? And can we incorporate more creativity into an analytical job?
Jeff Madoff is an American director, producer, photographer, writer and professor living in New York City. He is the founder and CEO of Madoff Productions, winning awards for his commercials and videos AND he is a die hard music loving fan.
In his upcoming production of The Lloyd Price Musical, Jeff learnt a valuable lesson of asking himself the question “is it essential?” Even work that is funny and engaging, may not be an essential part of the bigger story. “Is it essential?” is a challenging question for all of us but can be incredibly useful at keeping us focused on reaching our goals. 
In our discussion with Jeff, he dispels the myth that you are either creative or analytical. And he brings home to us the importance of listening. Listening not just to form an appropriate response, but listening in order to fully understand the other person. 
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Links
Creative Careers: Making a Living with Your Ideas by Jeff Madoff: https://amzn.to/3pXmogM
Gregory Peck: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gregory_Peck 
Orbiting the Giant Hairball: A Corporate Fool's Guide to Surviving with Grace by Gordon MacKenzie: https://amzn.to/3eYxbRE 
The Lloyd Price Musical: https://www.peopleslight.org/whats-on/20212022-season/personality-the-lloyd-price-musical/ 
 
Musical Links 
Frank Zappa “Montana”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DmcYTShN4Fk 
Buddy Guy “Stay Around A Little Longer”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emyt-agLE_s 
Slim Harpo “I’m a King Bee”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWLvm11MAaM 
Lightnin’ Hopkins “Woke Up This Morning”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BATlJwKB8ts 
Muddy Waters “Mannish Boy”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSfqNEvykv0 
Chuck Berry “Sweet Little Sixteen”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLV4NGpoy_E 
Jimi Hendrix “Foxey Lady”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PVjcIO4MT4 
Link Ray “Rawhide”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fn5hl2IA7_s 
Howlin Wolf “How Many More Years”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpKB6OZ_B4c 
Stevie Ray Vaughan “Texas Flood”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KC5H9P4F5Uk