203: Someday Is Today with Matthew Dicks and Miriam Schulman

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with host artist Miriam Schulman

The question we all really want to know is how to do more with the time we have. Some people crush a 2-hour window, whereas others of us struggle along and get distracted by TV series and social media. 

Matthew Dicks is an international best seller with awards for being a nationally recognized storyteller. His latest book, Someday Is Today, 22 Simple Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life is highly recommended and worth checking out!  

In this two-part series, we’re talking about some fun concepts and ideas that will help propel your creativity in new ways. 

In this podcast, you will discover…

Key ideas Matthew makes digestible and simple enough to implement: 

  • Make your sleep sacred and honor the rest you need 
  • Make the most of your work by repurposing your pieces 
  • Be thoughtful about what you spend your time on 
  • Consult your future self to make the best daily decisions  

“I think we solve a lot of problems unconsciously when we allow those problems to move to the back.” -Matthew Dicks 

Matthew’s approach is extremely well thought out. Coming close to a near-death experience has given him the motivation and perspective he needs to emphasize making the best of every day, every decision, and what he chooses to make time for. 

In the next part of this interview, Matthew will unpack eating a compliment sandwich, the enemies list, and why be a criminal and carry a burglar bag. 

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About Matthew

Matthew Dicks is the author of Someday Is Today and nine other books. A bestselling novelist, nationally recognized storyteller, and award-winning elementary schoolteacher, he teaches storytelling and communications at universities, corporate workplaces, and community organizations. Dicks has won multiple Moth GrandSLAM story competitions and, together with his wife, created the organization Speak Up to help others share their stories. They also cohost the Speak Up Storytelling podcast. He lives in Connecticut with his family. Visit him online at http://www.MatthewDicks.com
IG and Twitter: @matthewdicks
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/matthewdicks

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!

Amazing resource and support for artists
Miriam has been an advocate for all artists. Her practical approach makes it easy to apply suggestions to your own business. The podcasts are informative and offer a wealth of inspiration. If you want to invest in yourself as an artist, I suggest signing up for one of the affordable courses offered at The Inspiration Place, it’s worth the time and effort. Thanks Miriam! You are a ray of sunshine and a beacon of hope. God Bless!



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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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