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March 14, 2022

#161: Harnessing Your Creativity with Maria Brito

Before Maria Brito was the curator, art disrupter, and tastemaker we know her as today, she was working as a lawyer in New York City. She was unfulfilled and overworked, so she quit, and made herself into a thriving innovator and entrepreneur. But, what truly changed Maria’s life were the lessons about the power of creativity she’s learned along the way.  As entrepreneurs, business owners, and employees, we can not underestimate the power of creativity. Creativity is the most valuable skill you can have. But, many people believe that you’re either creative, or you’re not. In truth, creativity can be learned, and Maria is an expert in guiding people to become their most creative and innovative selves. This is an episode you don't want to miss.  Hala and Maria talk about Maria’s journey from attorney to curator and entrepreneur, the seven myths of creativity, why creativity is considered one of the most important skills to have in 2022 and beyond, actionable advice for improving creativity, improvisation in business, and so much more. 

Topics Include:  - Maria’s childhood  - Maria’s experience as a Harvard Lawyer in NYC - Why Maria quit her job as an attorney - The concept of “Drifting” - The pandemic’s effect on business, work, and creativity  - The value of creativity in entrepreneurship  - Maria’s transition from lawyer to art advisor and entrepreneur   - Maria’s opportunity with Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop  - Maria defines creativity  - The importance of execution and action  - Debunking the seven myths of creativity - Why is creativity an important skill for 2022 and beyond - The power of doing things differently  - How autonomy is related to creativity - Maria’s advice on how to be an independent thinker - The importance of silence - Improv in business and the art - The “Yes, and” technique - The paradox of improvisation  - The concept of deconstruction and aggregation in art and business  - Maria’s special offer for YAP listeners - And other topics…

How to get Maria’s exclusive offer for YAP Listeners: Preorder Maria’s book, email receipt to, write “Hala told me” in the email, and gain free access to Maria’s Creativity Online Course + Bonuses (Valued at $647)

Resources Mentioned: 

YAP Episode #29: The Dirty Secret of Happiness with Gretchen Rubin: YAP Episode #151: Crush Your 2022 Goals with Gretchen Rubin:  How Creativity Rules the World by Maria Brito:   Subscribe to “The Groove”:   Website: Twitter: @MariaBrito_NY  Instagram: @MariaBrito_NY LinkedIn: 

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