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832: Miriam Schulman – Turn Your Creative Ideas into Income

Turning your creative ideas into income is certainly not easy: it takes bravery, commitment, and a good business head – which can often seem contradictory to creativity. Today we’re going to talk about what it takes to turn your creative ideas into a viable business, so you can live the life of your dreams. In my inspiring conversation with artist and entrepreneur Miriam Schulman, we talk about ‘talent’ vs. ‘success,’ the vital importance of marketing, and why right now is the best time to turn your creative ideas into a successful business. Throughout the conversation, Miriam shares her experiences and advice for how to move on from a ‘traditional’ career to have a successful, ‘creative’ business.

Today's guest, Miriam Schulman, is an artist, author, and host of The Inspiration Place podcast. Miriam has 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 go from so-so sales to sold-out collections. After witnessing 9/11, Miriam abandoned a lucrative hedge fund to become a full-time thriving working artist. She has been featured in major publications including Forbes, The New York Times, Where Women Create, Art of Man, and Art Journaling, and her artwork has been featured on NBC’s “Parenthood” and the Amazon series “Hunters” (with Al Pacino). Her forthcoming book with HarperCollins Leadership, Artpreneur, is scheduled to be released January 2023.

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Miriam Schulman, thank you so much for being here!

Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself.

Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world.

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Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.


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