2023 IP Podcast - Episode 258 - Scarcity Selling - rectangle

with host artist Miriam Schulman


During my one-on-one calls with artists, I’ve had conversations where I hear about their struggles, and I noticed that the same themes kept coming up over and over again. One of these is what I call “Scarcity selling.” 

Scarcity selling starts from the lack of abundance mindset of artists around the creation of their art. This is when artists doubt that they can produce more amazing, beautiful pieces. This can lead to other struggles like anxiety, creativity burnout, over-working your art pieces, procrastination, analysis paralysis, and even guilt. 

In this episode, I share the story of two of my clients who struggled with producing more art. You may find their stories familiar. 

“Is the risk of the worst-case scenario worth the possibility of the best-case scenario?” – Miriam Schulman 

In this podcast, you will discover…

What if you’re stuck in this state of scarcity selling? What can you do? 

  • Have a structure around the creation of your art 
  • Create more art 
  • Believe that you’ll create even better art 

Sometimes it can be difficult to let go and sell your art. That’s normal. Maybe your piece feels incredibly personal. Maybe you’re clinging to your pieces out of fear. But we need to get used to creating art to let it go. 

“We almost always have our best work ahead of us.” – Miriam Schulman 

 Get over your scarcity selling mindset and have the confidence to create more art, and stay inspired. 

Links Mentioned

How to Sell More Art Bootcamp 

Artpreneur Mastermind 


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!

Practical advice with inspiration
Miriam engages the guest in lively conversation while also making sure to raise up practical, immediately actionable steps. Love it!

~ 32Anon1

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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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