Miriam Schulman has made her living as a professional artist for over 15 years. In addition to selling paintings, she also teaches her techniques through her online site, the Inspiration Place and coaches other artists how.
Schulman abandoned a hedge fund career after witnessing the devastation of 911 to work on her art full time. Rejecting the starving artist myth, her watercolor and mixed media paintings have been seen on NBC, published in art magazines & home decor books and collected worldwide.
In addition, New York museums have carried her artistic accessories in their gift shops. She has been published in art magazines such as Art of Man, Art Journaling Magazine by Stampington and is a regular contributor to Professional Artist magazine.
She is a host of her own podcast, The Inspiration Place, a podcast for artists to learn how to market and sell their art.
Reinventing Yourself and Your business with Miriam Schulman
In this episode, I chat with Miriam Schulman, a professional artist for over 15 years whose watercolor and mixed media paintings have been seen on NBC, published in art magazines & home decor books and sold as artistic accessories in New York museum gift shops. Miriam shares with me how the attack on 911 impacted her decision to reinvent herself from her career in corporate hedge funding to a thriving 6-figure artist.
Miriam’s story of courage and navigating uncharted waters into working for herself -- refusing to embrace the commonly accepted badge of starving artist -- is both fascinating and inspiring. Miriam understands the power of tenacity for any business owner. She tells me, “I was raised with somebody who had to work hard and had to hustle. I had to believe in my success - there was no other way. I always knew this was something that could be done. I’m very tenacious, and tenacity is probably the best trait to have if you want to have your own business.”
Throughout our conversation, Miriam shares encouraging advice for all entrepreneurs gleaned from her years of experience building her business, including why you cannot simply rely on the internet to rake in sales for you, how to make the most of the inevitable pivotal moments of change in your business, when it works to DIY your business and when you absolutely must seek expert advice, 3 questions to ask yourself in order to reach the next level of your business evolution and so much more.
Overall, Miriam encourages us not to be afraid to reinvent ourselves. It’s that adaptability and self-awareness that keeps top leaders and business owners recognizable and relevant to their ideal clients and customers.