146: Artists and ADD: Creatively Distracted with Tracy Otsuka

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, we’re talking all about ADD.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • How ADHD, imagination, and creativity are linked.
  • Why you’re successful because of your ADHD rather than in spite of it.
  • A procrastination buster to get you tackling your biggest goals.

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About Tracy

Tracy Otsuka, JD, LLM, AACC, is a lawyer, entrepreneur and certified ADHD coach. She’s also the host of the #1 podcast and Facebook Group, ADHD for Smart Ass Women. When Tracy’s son Markus was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 12 she met with a psychologist to learn more about the diagnosis. Instead she was told to reduce her ambitious son’s expectations so he wouldn’t be disappointed in life. 8 months later Tracy was diagnosed with ADHD and discovered just how much misinformation there was around the condition. That’s when she made it her mission to change the conversation around ADHD.

Tracy works with women who are quick-witted, high-ability, entrepeneurial, and see their symptoms as more positive than negative. She also masterminds Your ADHD Brain is A-OK! which uses her patented 6-step Coretography system for discovering your strengths, stepping into your purpose and living to your potential. Tracy graduated from Georgetown Law School, investigated cases for the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission – SNORE), and built a high-end women’s wear company whose clients included Saks, Neiman Marcus, and Nordstrom. Tracy has also sold hundreds of foreclosed properties for banks as a real estate broker and knows EXACTLY what it feels like to be spit on by a vicious and unneutered camel. (Yes, you heard that right. A camel.)

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.

After witnessing 9/11, I abandoned a lucrative hedge fund job to work on my art full time. Since then, my art and story have been featured in major publications including Forbes, What Women Create, 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. Check out my best-selling book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, how to make money from your creativity, wherever books are sold. When I’m not in the studio, I split my time between New York City and a farmhouse in the country. 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!

Yet another fabulous episode!! I’m learning soooooo much from you! Thank you!!”

~Nicole Cromwell, @NicoleCromwellArt

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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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