148: Answer the Call and Commit to Your Art with Miriam Schulman

with host artist Miriam Schulman

Today, we’re talking all about DABBLING and why if you want to be successful, you have to be willing to cross the threshold from dabbling to going all in. It’s the basis of every Hollywood movie to make the heroes’ journey.


In this podcast, you will discover…

  • Why you have to fully commit to succeed
  • Why wanting to get things perfect the first time is keeping you stuck in dabbling mode
  • Why you need to be willing to be bad in order to get good

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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!

Real business advice that works!
Miriam is a no-nonsense business genius and her content and advice always hits home for me. Such a great show for creatives and entrepreneurs!”

~Lianne Kim,

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2 thoughts on “148: Answer the Call and Commit to Your Art with Miriam Schulman”

  1. Hello Miriam,

    Do you have assistants? I can’t imagine one person having time or patience to read all the emails you must receive.

    My first reaction when I watched your video on Sketch Revival was wow she’s got super credentials. I was impressed. I’m always looking for a mentor. Actually I need a small army to manifest and run all the art centered businesses my creative mind has designed over 77 years.

    At this point in my life I’m working a balancing act between sustaining self reliance, which can readily lead to isolation, and on-going search for stable connection with another or others that is art centered to engage my gifts, which can easily lead to depletion.

    Excuse my cynical side, but I just realized that what it looks like you have mastered is the art of selling how to sell. Congratulations.

    What I am interested in is how to create venues where we wander exploring new terrain and alternately wonder out load through our art as a way to get to know ourselves better and each other. The constant question for me is: “What are we here for as human beings?”

    Frustrated that I’m not good at navigating socially and I have so much to offer that I want to share. Look forward to your feedback. Appreciatively, Joy

  2. Miriam’s podcasts are the no-nonsense, kick-in-the-pants information that I need each week. I look forward to each one. The quotation that comes to mind from this episode is by Erin Hanson, an Australian poet who penned, “What if I fall?” Oh, but my darling, “What if you fly?”


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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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