190: Seasons of Creativity with Chanti Zak and Miriam Schulman

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with host artist Miriam Schulman

As frustrating as it may be, you cannot be in a creative state of flow 365 days a year. When you identify as a creative, that can feel like a heartbreak and a bit of an identity crisis, and yet it’s a perfectly normal part of life. 

You won’t always feel like you’re in perfect balance, and there are days that we all feel hopeless and think, I’ve lost my creativity for good (being dramatic time to time is totally fine). Understanding that your personal life will go through seasons, your creativity will go through seasons, and your business will also go through seasons will allow you to manage yourself in these seasons much better. 

Chanti Zak is a growth coach and consultant, and the founder of the Empathy Marketing Ecosystem & Agency. She joins me to simplify the most common seasons we experience, explains what you can expect in these seasons, and shares how you can better manage yourself and your success as a creative through all of your seasons. 

In this podcast, you will discover…

Chanti’s framework of seasons in business for creative endeavors: 

  • Fallow season of hopelessness and the gifts it bears 
  • Fertile season of new beginnings and perspectives that bring energy and inspiration 
  • Flourish season to reap the rewards of the fallow and fertile seasons 

A much-needed bonus you don’t want to miss in this episode are tips that Chanti and I both share for how to receive abundance. It’s something many of us struggle with and these are tips you can implement right away! 

“Whatever season you are in, you’re in the right place, roll with it and know that change is the only constant.”

-Chanti Zak

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About Chanti

Chanti is the creator The Empathy Marketing Ecosystem, she’s a quiz funnel strategist, growth consultant and coach that’s obsessed with psychology, interactive marketing, and getting brag worthy results for her students and clients. She believes boring is the enemy, neutral is a death sentence and real talk is the way of the future. In her spare time you can find her hanging with her 3 kiddos, learning how to homestead, or binge-watching Chef’s Table. Learn more about Chanti on her website http://chantizak.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.

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!

Inspiring…. Yes
Stumbled upon Miriam’s podcast, interesting and inspiring. As a long time artist, who just in the past year is now been working getting my business off the ground, and feeling very overwhelmed with all the techy and business side of art, I found Miriam to be uplifting and inspirational. A welcome influence and change of pace.


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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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