Marisa Cummings got a degree in advertising because she feared she’d never be able to make a living as an artist. However, the older she got, the more inspired she felt to share her story as a self-taught artist and bring people along on that journey, which led her to create her first course.

Now, at The Expansive Artists, she provides aspiring artists with workshops, courses, and community to empower their own creative lives. She helps them confidently, consistently, and artfully sell online to their ideal collectors.

Today, Marisa joins the podcast to talk about the power of helping artists realize what they’re worth, mastering the art of improv to become a better public speaker, and how to lean in to your calling and make life-changing discoveries.

Key Takeaways

  • How Marisa accidentally caught the entrepreneurial bug – and how the background she cultivated in advertising as a backup plan ended up serving her very well.
  • What entrepreneurs and membership owners can learn from improv.
  • Why the spotlight shines bigger when you are truly in support of someone else.

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Memorable Quote

  • “The more you help somebody else, the more you shine yourself and the more all boats rise in the water.” – Shelli Varela

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Shelli Varela

When you reframe your inner story, you reframe what’s possible. This is the mantra of our host, Shelli Varela who achieved incredible success, blazing a trail to become a fire captain, author, TED speaker, and host of The Yes Effect on Entrepreneur's list of 48 Best Podcasts for Entrepreneurs. Today, she uses the same approach to show people how to magnetize their message to achieve their dreams, and discover how they can make a BIGGER impact.

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