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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative practice!

Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.

Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it!

Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube and Nickelodeon.
Andy J. Pizza - instagram.com/andyjpizza

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Creative Pep Talk helps you build a thriving creative practice!

Each week, host Andy J. Pizza serves up monologues and interviews with creative powerhouses like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Abbi Jacobson and Morgan Harper Nichols that are chocked to the brim with creative performance hacks and fresh marketing tactics.

Time to fill up your tank with a generous helping of PEP! Open up your ears and get that breakthrough perspective you need, the second you need it!

Andy J. Pizza is an illustrator for the likes of The New York Times, The Washington Post, Google, YouTube and Nickelodeon.
Andy J. Pizza - instagram.com/andyjpizza

    270 - 7 Effective Social Media Strategies That Will Surprise You

    270 - 7 Effective Social Media Strategies That Will Surprise You

    Be honest, there is some dark twisted part of you that wishes you were Instagram Famous.

    Quit trying to you hide it, you’re sick. You’re an egomaniac. I mean, you’d have to be to wish you were super successful on social media… right?

    OR is there a way to succeed on social media that’s actually the opposite of selfish?

    Do you have deep resources for social media success, hiding dormant in you, right under the surface?

    In this episode I want to share a few major mindset shifts and a few strategic tactics that will help you level up your social media game and start making consistent progress from here on out.

    If your social media approach up to now has been a pendulum swing from desperate sprints that leave you feeling gross and burnout, to the inevitable long breaks away from social media to recover, THIS EPISODE IS FOR YOU!

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    This episode is Part 3 of our 3 Part CREATIVE PEPamorphosis Series! We are taking 3 weeks to do a REMOTE RETREAT, using social distancing as a metaphorical cocoon for creative development!

    Share Your Inspiration on instagram by using hashtag #cptremoteretreat

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    269 - The Powerful Thing You Can Do When All Feels Lost

    269 - The Powerful Thing You Can Do When All Feels Lost

    Certain episodes of this show are just SPECIAL. This is one of those.

    Do you ever have those times when life stops you and moving forward is completely out of your control? We all have these liminal times, where progress is paused and we feel stuck. It's easy in these times to feel like all is lost and hopeless.

    Right now I think a lot of us are experiencing this reality, and I want to share with you a practice I return to in the stuck times!!

    I think this might get your creative spirit on fire again!

    This episode is Part 2 of our 3 Part CREATIVE PEPamorphosis Series! We are taking 3 weeks to do a REMOTE RETREAT, using social distancing as a metaphorical cocoon for creative development!

    Share Your Inspiration on instagram by using hashtag #cptremoteretreat

    • 1 hr
    268 - Feeling Like Junk? 4 Ways How To Get Inspired Now

    268 - Feeling Like Junk? 4 Ways How To Get Inspired Now

    You know that feeling you get when you've been looking at your phone too much? You've refreshed twitter, instagram and Facebook 7 times each and there's NO NEW CONTENT.

    I don't know about you, but I end up feeling a little like the Very Hungry Caterpillar after consuming tons of JUNK FOOD.

    In today's episode we are going to dive deep into how only consuming creative junk food inspiration, like a heavy diet of social content, can make your creative work suffer.

    Tune in for 4 ideas for finding healthy vibrant creative inspiration, rich in creative nutrients and vitamins! PLUS one silly but effective tactic that will prompt unexpected ideas in your next creation!

    This episode is Part 1 of our 3 Part CREATIVE PEPamorphosis Series! We are taking 3 weeks to do a REMOTE RETREAT, using social distancing as a metaphorical cocoon for creative development!

    Share Your Inspiration on instagram by using hashtag #cptremoteretreat

    • 56 min
    267 - How to Know Where to Focus Your Creative Energy

    267 - How to Know Where to Focus Your Creative Energy

    We all have a finite amount of time per week to pour into our creative work.

    If you’re like me, this question can be crippling!

    Often if I have 10 hours of creative time in a week, I’ll spend 9 hours trying to figure out what to make, and an hour making something halfheartedly, distracted by this question: did I choose the right thing? Is this what I should be making?

    That’s why over the past decade I’ve developed a framework for re-centering and refocusing myself as a creative.

    This framework is a pattern I witnessed and decoded from the careers of creatives that inspire me most.

    This episode will help you make progress in finding out who you are as an artist, determine what you really want and therefore ultimately decide where to invest your creative energies TODAY!

    • 58 min
    266 - Make The Space with Abbi Jacobson

    266 - Make The Space with Abbi Jacobson

    OK I know I get REALLY excited about our guests on this show, but OMGOOOOODNESS I have NEVER BEEN THIS STOKED BEFORE!!!
    
FRIENDS!!!!! WE HAVE COMEDIAN AND ILLUSTRATOR ABBI JACOBSON ON THE SHOW!!!

    Other than the fact that I am just a HUGE fan of Abbi, I wanted to have her on the podcast because her creative career arc SO EMBODIES the Creative Career Path process from our show! The way her and Ilana Glazer turned a homemade web-series into the hit TV show Broad City on Comedy Central is A MASTER CLASS in making stuff happen!

    We talk about:
    - The Power of Pivots
    - Abbi’s early “illustration hustle” tactic
    - How the Web Series came about
    - Finding Your Next Path
    - AND SO MUCH MORE!!!

    • 1 hr 28 min
    265 -Feeling Crushed? This is Proof That Nothing Can Stop Your Creativity!

    265 -Feeling Crushed? This is Proof That Nothing Can Stop Your Creativity!

    There were many times in my past when I felt I would never thrive creatively because I didn't live in the major creative markets. This is just one example of the many limiting creative beliefs that I've allowed to hold my creative practice back.

    In this episode I share with you my journey to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and all the creativity I found hiding there!!!

    The conversations in this episode are PACKED with creative strategies, tactics and tips that will prove to you that creativity can flourish anywhere and under any circumstance!

    I was SO ENERGIZED by this trip to South Dakota! I bet you will be too!!

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    • 50 min

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