Ideas are Everything; How to generate and cultivate creativity at work and in life with Terry Rich

So, you’re in need of new ideas and change? Our guest today is an international speaker and author as he tells his success as an idea dude, entrepreneur, fraud buster, and zoo dude.

During his appointment by three Governors, his leadership increased lottery sales and profits by 50%. He also led the Blank Park Zoo to profitability from a $600,000 deficit while positioning it as the second-largest attended attraction in the state. Oh, and he’s also given away over $1 billion.

Terry headed the team that cracked the largest lottery fraud in US history and has given away over a billion dollars to lottery winners. He started four successful entrepreneurial businesses and has numerous national media appearances, including all three major networks, HBO, CNN, CNBC, USA Today, and The New York Times; he was a movie host on Starz! and appeared as a panel guest on the “Tonight Show.” His production of a Fox Sports show called “Socker Slam” is currently a featured documentary on the Hearst streaming service “Very Local.”

He’s a disruptive innovator and entrepreneur with a drive for integrity and honesty. He’s worked in the trenches, survived the new business trends, and had success with generational changes.

On this podcast, we discuss the following:

-Getting a start in TV and Cable with Ted Turner

-Taking over the lottery 

-Uncovering the largest lottery fraud in US history

-Running a zoo

-Happiness is the experience, not the result

-The power of diversity

-10% R&D gamble

-Failure leads to success

-Inspiring team creativity

-All ideas are welcome

-Million-dollar ideas

-The best question, What do you have a lot of?

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Alex Terranova is an Executive & Leadership Coach, Performance & Success Alchemist, Author, Men’s Retreat Leader & International Speaker. Yahoo Finance dubbed me “The Anti-Excuses Coach,” and I am the Co-Creator of The Alchemy of Men Retreat, which is reimagining conscious men’s work & the Co-Creator of Your Love Adventure, an innovative, fun, & adventurous new take on dating.

Since 2007 I have led and supported leaders and teams in operations, people, HR, and franchising in the Hospitality and Technology Industries, opening over 15 locations across the country and overseeing the training of hundreds of franchisees, managers, and team members. Since 2015 I have professionally coached hundreds of successful and influential individuals & businesses to thrive financially, enjoy better relationships, and achieve more, all with less stress, drama, and difficulty.

As a Professional Certified Coach & the Founder of DreamMason Inc., I have uniquely combined raw, direct, and bold masculine tactics with magnetic, playful, and spiritual feminine ease. I am passionate and believe Integrity, Commitment, Vulnerability, Trust, and Faith make up the core of Authenticity, which provides access to living an exceptional life of abundance, love, & joy.

My work has been featured on NBC, FOX, Yahoo Finance, The Good Men Project, Disrupt Magazine, Thrive Global, and Elephant Journal. Additionally, I have worked with athletes, entertainers, executives, & leaders in; MLB, LinkedIn, Shutterfly, Godiva, Chase, Million Dollar Sellers, and Coldwell Banker.

I support people in creating real results, integrity, enjoyment, and peace so that they can be empowered and successful in what deeply matters to them and build effective teams and their legacy.