220: How to Deal with Haters, Trolls, and Critics with Miriam Schulman

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with host artist Miriam Schulman


What do you do when trolls, haters or critics leave negative comments? Well, this is the nature of being in a digital world. Everyone online has an opinion and some of them seem to make it their mission to leave negative comments and reviews. 

There’s a difference between constructive criticism, feedback, and comments that challenge you in a productive and respectful way. However, comments that offer absolutely no value can hurt, especially if they detract from your content. 

In today’s solo episode, I’m giving you 8 ways to better deal with the haters, the critics, and those pesky trolls so you can stay inspired and continue sharing. 

The very first way to deal with negativity from the mean trio of online commentators, is to just anticipate it. You know they’re out there, and the sooner you make peace with the fact that these kinds of people exist, the better your perspective and ability to handle those comments when you see them. 

If all you have is positive reviews and comments on your work, it may indicate that you’re playing too small. Everyone from Brene Brown to the Dalai Lama receives negative comments, and you’re no exception, so anticipate it and don’t be surprised by it. 

“I always have compassion when people are coming from a place that even if they are being hateful, that they just have different experiences than I do.” 

In this podcast, you will discover…

I lay out 8 ideas and tips for dealing with the haters, critics, and trolls online when you’re growing your business as an artist and knowing your own truth is another part of it you don’t want to miss. 

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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!

A must-listen for all Artists
Love Miriam, she is just the pick-me-up every artist needs when feeling a little lacking in confidence. You always leave the podcast re-energized & inspired. Fabulous guests that really have useful information and relatable stories. Thank you so much.




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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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