019: Do What Matters Most with Cailen Ascher

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, I’ve invited a guest expert in how to design your ideal week whether that means making more time for art or your family. Cailen Ascher discovered that she could get more done in less time after the reality of childcare limited her work hours to just three days a week. She discovered that not only could she get more done but she had the most profitable year in her business when she wasn’t overworked and exhausted.

My audience is ALWAYS asking me how to find more time for their art… or another variation, how to find time to do it ALL. 
Now, we’ve recently had on Mike Michalowicz whose new book Clockwork, how to design your business to run itself as well as Alex Pang, whose research actually proves that you DO get more done by working less, so Cailen’s message fits in perfectly with all that we’ve been talking about. I can’t wait to dive in and give my audience some actionable steps that they can start taking today!


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • How to structure your days and your week
  • How theme days or theme weeks facilitate focus and flow
  • Baby steps you can take to start outsourcing menial tasks
  • Why morning routine can set you up for a successful day

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Since I am always fascinated by others morning routines, the freebie for this episode is a “morning focus checklist.” Please download the checklist and let a perfectly focused morning set you up for the rest of your day!

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About Cailen

Cailen Ascher is Lifestyle Design Coach. Through her coaching and programs, she teaches entrepreneurs how to make an abundant full-time income working part-time hours, just as she’s been able to do with her 3-day workweek. Cailen has been featured in Business Insider, Entrepreneur on Fire, She Means Business Podcast, and The Huffington Post. Her coaching and teachings have helped 1000s of entrepreneurs embrace the idea that full-time income income and part-time hours is not just a dream, but can be their reality. During her 4-day weekends she spends time with her 2 little daughters and husband. For Cailen’s step-by-step guide to working just 3 days a week and having a 6-figure business, visit CailenAscher.com.

About the host, Miriam Schulman

In case we haven’t met yet, I’m an artist and founder of The Inspiration Place, where I help other artists learn how to profit from their passion. Through online classes, business coaching programs, and a top-ranked podcast, I’ve helped thousands of artists around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. My signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, helps artists go from so-so sales to sold-out collections.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and M.I.T, I initially pursued finance but after witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and my story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Art of Man, Art Journaling magazine as well as featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. My forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership on how to make it as an artist is scheduled to be released January 31, 2023. When I’m not in the studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband, adult kids, and a tuxedo cat named Ebony. I’d love to invite you to check out one of my free resources for art lovers (of every passion level) at schulmanart.com/freebies



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Listener shout out of the week!

“I love all your podcasts. [Episode 16] reminded me to get back to journaling. My life has been a crazy rollercoaster ride for the past few months with little or no time to create or let go. I have not been journaling at all either. After listening to today’s podcast, I am reminded how much journaling has helped me for years. Thank you so much Miriam for all the hard work and dedication you put into these podcasts every week. Each episode is priceless.”

~ Robin

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2 thoughts on “019: Do What Matters Most with Cailen Ascher”

  1. I listen to your podcasts on spotify and I am following you there, I am new to this whole podcast thing thus I do not know how to go e you a rating of review there. Suggestions?

  2. Thanks Miriam for putting together and sharing these podcasts!! I have listened to several and will go back and listen again and post some reviews. Very valuable information in all of them. Keep up the great work and know it is a valuable contribution to the art world. Thank you.


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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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