Episode 002

by | Oct 24, 2022 | A Kick in the Art Podcast

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Do you ever feel unmotivated? Do you ever feel so overwhelmed that your art feels like yet another MUST in your life, just another thing in an impossible list of things you need to do. 

What if there were a technique to help you break through that resistance, a powerful and easy way to shed those feelings of overwhelm, to take off the pressure, and start making artistic progress immediately?

Welcome to the power of creative sprints! 

Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode.

  • Why sometimes you don’t do the work, despite your passion. 
  • What a creative sprint is and how it can help you break through artistic resistance.
  • Whether or not the famous Pomodoro® Technique is right for you. 
  • The type of timer you should use for a sprint. 
  • How you can use sprints to supercharge creative problem solving.

 

QUOTES

“There’s something about putting a short time frame on a job that takes off the psychological pressure.”

“Because here’s the magic of a sprint: Often once you break through that resistance and start working, you’ll get into a state of flow, and you won’t stop. You’ll keep going.”

“And best of all, you will have a feeling of accomplishment and you will have started to create momentum. And when that happens, you are going to begin to feel less overwhelmed and more excited to jump back in and keep making progress the next day.”

 

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Adam Toporek

Adam Toporek

Adam Toporek at is a published nonfiction author who has recently turned his pen to fiction and art.

He’s the author of the short story, The Tear and the upcoming stories The Enemy and The Fox, as well as the writer, director, and producer of the short film, Sexy Summer Stock.