Can you tell us a bit about your motivation to start the artist's J.D.?
After a couple of years as a lawyer, I started being able to predict who would create a successful, thriving business. And it all boiled down to one factor, was a creative business owner willing to:
- learn about the legal side of her business
- take action on what she learned to build her business on a strong foundation
But the hard part was convincing my friends of this. And when I did, the resources I found for them were confusing, full of legal jargon, and didn’t have examples relevant to creative businesses.
So, I started creating what I was trying to find. I created resources for my friends that added ease to the legalese of running their businesses.
And that’s still what I’m doing today at the artist’s J.D.
Bit by bit I’m helping you find the answers to your questions, discover questions you didn’t know you should be asking, helping you take action, but most importantly injecting a little ease into the legalese.
Since you run your own law practice and facilitate at the artist's J.D., do you have any tips for being your most productive?
Over the last seven years, I’ve used lots of different methods to keep myself organized.
I’ve time blocked, played workstation popcorn, used a bullet journal, picked three most important tasks, used the 1-3-5 rule, and lots of others.
Currently, Asana keeps the big scary task list and helps me project manage. But I switch up how I execute what appears on that list based on my workload, mood, and what feels best because I’ve learned that the most important productivity tool is listening and trusting myself.
I’ve learned I have to accept and give myself grace when things aren’t working. And when that happens, I give myself permission to mix things up and experiment with something new.