Shift the Mindsets that Hold You Back with Miriam Schulman

Shift the Mindsets that Hold You Back with Miriam Schulman
“We are all creative. Creativity is a survival strategy.” - Miriam Schulman

Goodbye starving artist stereotype. Miriam Schulman left Wall Street and became a thriving artist. We talk about how she found her purpose and learned to work the business side of art. Her book, podcast, and signature coaching program help other artists turn their art into businesses.

It starts with mindset. So often we try to keep ourselves safe and tell ourselves why we can’t do something or get in our own way. The more creative we are the easier it is to come up with these stories. Have you ever done a deep dive on learning before you start something? You want to learn how to do the thing perfectly the first time, but then you get conflicting advice and don’t know what to do. So you don’t do anything. That’s your brain trying to protect you. Time for a mindset shift.

Here’s a reframe on procrastination. If you think you procrastinate because you lack self-confidence, that you put off doing the thing because maybe you won’t be good enough, flip that. You lack self-confidence because you don’t do the thing. Every time you do the thing, you build your self-confidence. 

We talk about: 

  • Morning routines — exercise and brain puzzles — to help with mindset
  • Working with a coach because it is hard to see your own limiting beliefs, including all or nothing thinking and fortune telling 
  • Doing things based on distorted thinking instead of inspired thinking
  • Correcting language — “I didn’t have time to” becomes “I didn’t make time to” 
  • Decision drama
  • Rescheduling appointments with yourself


Calling all women balancing wellness, work, family and self… Learn a 15-minute daily practice and go to bed each night proud of what you got done.

    Doable Changes

    START WITH EXERCISE. What happens if you start your day with exercise? Try it. You don’t have to get up at 5 AM, but do exercise before work. See how it affects your day.

    ADAPT YOUR LANGUAGE. Notice when you say things like “I don’t have time” or  “I can’t afford.” Try saying, “I didn’t make time” or “I choose not to put my money there now” or “I don’t prioritize this right now.”

    MAKE A DECISION. Get out of decision drama. What’s a decision you need to make? Make it. Don’t research all the options. Don’t spend hours searching for the best price. Choose. Commit. Move forward.

    From Overwhelm to Ease


    Today’s guest is an artist, author, and host of The Inspiration Place podcast. She’s helped thousands of creatives around the world develop their skill sets and create more time and freedom to do what they love. Her signature coaching program, The Artist Incubator, teaches artists to go from “so-so” sales to “sold-out” collections.  

    After witnessing 9/11, she abandoned a lucrative hedge fund to become a full-time thriving working artist. Featured in major publications including Forbes, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, Where Women Create, Art of Man, and Art Journaling magazine. Her artwork has also been featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” with Al Pacino. NOW, 

    Her book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, provides the actionable steps to turn your creative ideas into a thriving business.  Please welcome to the podcast, Miriam Schulman!


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