Dave Lukas Chats with Mark Shekter
387: Think8 - How to Ignite Your Creative Spark and Maximize Entrepreneurial Potential with Mark Shekter
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Mark Shekter. Mark is a former internationally acclaimed producer, writer, and composer. Throughout his incredible career, he has collaborated with legendary figures including Jim Carrey, Steve Martin, Elton John, Diana Ross, Ella Fitzgerald, and Ray Charles. Mark’s talents have earned him prestigious accolades, including Emmys, New York Film Critics awards, and US Parents Choice Awards.
But, with all that success, he found a bigger calling and left to fulfill his mission of helping people and businesses learn to innovate and tap into their creativity through his firm, Think8. Mark has pioneered an entirely new system of creative thinking to empower companies, entrepreneurs and organizations to succeed beyond their expectations.
He has trained thousands globally, and helped created billions for his clients, And his latest book, titled "Think8: 8 Steps to Ignite Your Creative Genius in Business, Career, & Life” is sharing his philosophy and system – and I’m excited to dig into it with him in this episode.
Mark initially started out on the path to becoming a lawyer but discovered a passion for writing and composing. He took a leap and transitioned to the entertainment industry and quickly became on one of top writers in Hollywood. But, even with all his success, something was missing and eating at him. He felt a calling to explore a different path and took a seven-year sabbatical traveling the world. During his sabbatical, Mark studied philosophy, religion, and different cultures, gaining a broader perspective on life. This led him to find a deeper purpose and he found that purpose in a new system of creative thinking he called Think8. Think8 are the eight principles for unlocking creative potential which he now teaches and consults on throughout the world.
What is the state of creativity?
How does someone tap into their creativity and innovation?
Talk to us about Think 8 and the 8-step scale. Take us through your process and explain it.
Mark goes on to talk about knowing self…
“Knowing oneself and aligning with business purpose creates a powerful synergy.”
What are some of the best lessons learned from your time in entertainment?
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