269: Comparison to Confidence: Embracing Self-Worth in the Artistic World ft. Julie Reisler

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with host artist Miriam Schulman

Have you ever felt like your art isn’t good enough? Join us as we dive into the inspiring journey of embracing self-worth in the artistic world, featuring renowned author and life designer Julie Reisler. We explore the topics of self-worth and confidence, focusing on how artists can overcome the fear of judgment and maintain a strong sense of self-worth while sharing their vulnerable work with others. Get ready to explore practical strategies and mindset shifts that can help artists cultivate self-worth, unleash their creative potential, and navigate the unique challenges of their creative journeys.

“Just understand vulnerability and sharing yourself. This is the currency of our heart; it is vulnerability, it is courage.”- Julie Reisler

In this podcast, you’ll discover…

  • You’re not alone! Many artists, regardless of their medium, often experience self-doubt and feelings of unworthiness, leading to a cycle of insecurity.
  • The true source of self-worth comes from within, by recognizing the value of one’s unique perspective and creative voice. You can cultivate self-worth by practicing self-compassion.
  • How to focus on the creative process to find joy and fulfillment in your artistic journey rather than being solely outcome-driven.
  • Mindset plays a significant role in an artist’s confidence and creative expression. By adopting a positive and growth-oriented mindset, artists can break free from the comparison game and overcome self-doubt.
  • Recognizing and embracing one’s uniqueness is essential in developing a personal artistic style. Artists should embrace their individuality rather than trying to conform to trends or imitate others.
  • The importance of progress over perfection is to stay motivated and fulfilled.
  • How to overcome creative blocks.
  • The value in connecting with fellow artists and creatives is to provide support, encouragement, and a sense of belonging, helping to boost self-worth and motivation.

“Creativity is, to me, one of the highest expressions of the divine.”- Julie Reisler

“There’s a part that we take action and then there’s the piece where we release, surrender, let it go and really allowing this greater light, this greater divine force to carry your message, to carry your work.”- Julie Reisler

Links Mentioned

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About Julie

Julie Reisler seated on a brown leather armchair with hands clasped.Julie Reisler is an interior designer for your soul. She’s a mentor to hundreds of coaches, change-makers and soulful entrepreneurs. Julie is the host of The You-est You® podcast, a global show in over 175 countries, and author of Get a PhD in YOU, an Amazon top-pick. Julie has been featured in Forbes, MindBodyGreen, The Chopra Center, Bustle and Thrive Global for her work as a coach, teacher and conscious business leader. Julie is a multi-time TEDx speaker and has spoken on stages throughout North America. She is also a popular course creator on Insight Timer, the number-one ranked mindfulness app.

Julie holds a master’s degree in Health & Wellness Coaching from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is a professor at Georgetown University in their coaching program. Julie is the founder of the Life Designer® Coach Academy, a leading-edge program where she certifies life coaches from all over the world. To learn more about Julie, go to juliereisler.com.

About the host, Miriam Schulman

Miriam Schulman standing in front of colorful paintings holding a handful of paint brushes.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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Icon with green headphones with red heart behind on the right“This book provides robust advice to get you started making a living from your creative endeavours. As an artist I found this book hugely inspiring and motivating and packed full of practical steps I can take to move my art business forwards!!”


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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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