About This Show
Creative burnout doesn't have to be inevitable. Hosted by Zack Arnold, award-winning Hollywood film editor, documentary director, blogger, and father of 2, the Optimize Yourself podcast helps ambitious creative professionals like you who live sedentary lifestyles learn how to more efficiently manage your time, energy, and attention so you can maximize your focus and creativity and minimize depression and burnout. Learn how to combat the negative effects of working a sedentary job and become more active throughout your workday (without the need to “hit the gym”), develop laser-sharp creative focus and become a productivity ninja using programs like Trello and Omnifocus, find a little work-life balance amongst the insanity of 21st century living by eating better, sleeping better, and managing stress more effectively, and learn what it really takes to advance in your career as a creative professional and land your “dream job.” It’s time to start designing the optimized version of you.
Most Recent Episode
Ep38: Your "Smart" Phone Is Killing Your Creativity | with Kevin Holesh
3 days ago
Smartphone addiction has become an epidemic. A study in 2015 found that Americans collectively check their smartphones upwards of 8 billion times...per day. That’s an average of 46 times per day for the average person (and this was over 2 years ago, it’s only getting worse). Want to be really shocked? Just one year later another research firm found that smartphone users engaged in 76 sessions per day (almost doubling in one year), and those same users touched their phones an average of 2617 times per day, and the top 10% of users exceeded more than 5400 touches per day. I don’t know about you, but when I’m on my deathbed, I highly doubt I’m going to think to myself, “I’m glad I kept up with all of those social media notifications.” To put it frankly: There is no single distraction more detrimental to your creativity than your smartphone. If you have any desire to thrive as a creative professional in the 21st century “attention economy” as dubbed by my previous guest Cal Newport, you have to learn how to manage your smartphone usage. In today’s episode I chat with Kevin Holesh, an app developer and the creator of what might possibly be the most life-changing app you will ever download: Moment. We talk all about his app, how his journey to develop this app simply began as a way to minimize his own smartphone usage, and the most importantly how you can use Moment to become aware of your own smartphone addiction (and yes, you have a smartphone addiction). This app has been featured in frankly just about every major publication and podcast known to man, a few examples being Wired, MacWorld, Mashable, The Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, and seriously at least 25 more that I don’t have time to mention. This app is Fitbit for your smartphone addiction, and it will change your life. Even if you don’t listen to this podcast, do yourself a favor and download the app here. Want to Hear More Episodes Like This One? » Click here to subscribe and never miss another episode Here's What You'll Learn: Distraction addiction and the ways that screen time sneaks up on you How much time are we really spending on our phones?
Rated 5 out of
Great show even if you are not a film editor
Zack Arnold is absolutely sincere about helping others. His lifestyle tips are great.
Date published: 2017-10-31