Episode 003

by | Oct 31, 2022 | A Kick in the Art Podcast

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Is it time to step away from your art? It’s one of the most difficult decisions an artist can make, and today, you’ll learn how to know if the time is right. 

Stepping away from a project can be powerful and can be just the medicine your project needs when you are no longer making progress or feeling stuck. However, it’s often difficult to know if the time is right. Are we giving up too soon or have we finally reached the point where stepping away is the best solution?

In today’s episode, you’ll learn the following: 

  • Why taking a break is important
  • A cure for feeling stuck
  • How fresh eyes equals fresh perspective
  • What a lack of enthusiasm might mean
  • Why you should run away from negative feelings



“We’ve been so focused on the details that we lose perspective…we lose a sense of the big picture of what we’re trying to create.”

“You make a bunch of changes, then the next day you undo them all. You work for days or weeks on a certain approach or angle, then one day you wake up and you hate it.”

“When your lack of enthusiasm converts into negativity, it is time to step away—and fast … You don’t want to associate pain or bad feelings with the project.”





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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 stories The Tear and The Enemy, the novella The Fox, and is the writer, director, and producer of the short film, Sexy Summer Stock.