Advice From Your Legal BFF™: How to Protect and Simplify Your Biz with Annette Stepanian
Annette Stepanian, Your Legal BFF™, is THE lawyer for creatives and the only person I turn to for all my legal needs for my business. And her contract templates are a great way to make sure you are protecting your booty without breaking the bank.
In this episode we discuss a ton of topics, including using systems to help you with your contracts, why using a template for your contracts is so valuable, and how she’s using different systems and workflows in her own business to help her both be productive and have a comfortable work/life balance.
Click below to listen to this week's episode:
In today's episode:
Why we love templates so much - and why having a template for your contracts is so helpful
How she transitioned from working in a large national law firm to creating a jewelry line to eventually running her own business helping creatives protect their businesses with contracts
How she thinks about and plans for her workweek
What her “shut down” ritual looks like and how she uses time blocking and daily themes to boost her productivity
How to make getting your contract signed easy for your clients and how to decide what software to use for your contracts
The importance of self-care for your business
How to let go of perfection so you can find a balance between work and life
Tools we discussed:
Today's Permission Slip:
Each episode I give you a permission slip - a reminder to give yourself permission to run your business and live your dream life on your own terms.
In today’s episode Annette says, “You are your most valuable asset. You should protect that asset.” And she’s so right!
Whether that’s making sure you are eating and drinking enough throughout the day or getting in a workout or spending time with friends or setting boundaries with clients - whatever it is, it’s time to start spending time protecting you, your body, your energy, and your mental health.
So your permission slip is to start protecting your MVA - you!
I give myself permission to protect my most valuable asset, myself.
Feel free to download these images and use as your screensaver, print it out and put it on your desk, or even share it on social media. All I ask is that if you share it, you tag me - @chelseabfoster - so I can support you and cheer you on this week!
To download either right click (Windows), cmd+click (Mac), or tap & hold (cell phone). Then select "Save" or "Save As" (whatever option you have).
Connect with Annette:
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