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Pep Talk (403)

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Episode 403: Pep Talk

Episode 403 of the CMP, a Creativity Matters Podcast — a short timed draw along on a Saturday morning

In this episode of the CMP, a short draw-along — 10 minutes. But before we dive into the actual drawing, a minor “pep talk” about the reality (and importance) of taking “five minutes.” You may have the best of intentions. You may wish and want and hope and look longingly at what others do. But the only way to start is to grab hold of the five minutes rather than looking at it from across the room. You don’t need the perfect pen or the perfect paper or the perfect lighting. You just need the desire and the willingness to move past wanting and into the space of doing.

The chasm between you and that five minutes isn’t nearly as wide as it may seem. Sometimes, it starts with getting up from the couch or chair. Or maybe it just involves picking up a pen and a scrap of paper. Even the back of an envelope will do. Or a post-it note. You may be surprised at what you can accomplish in five minutes. You may be even more surprised at how it makes you feel.

There is no magic to this. It really involves the doing…. and the doing again and again and again.

Do it!

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