In this episode we talk about:
- What comes to mind when Christina hears the label “Type A”
- How her business, The Contract Shop, has surpassed her income with her law firm, Scalera IP Law
- The way she “outted herself” to her Rising Tide Society group
- When she became trained in floral design and calligraphy
- What it felt like for her to step into areas outside of the legal field & the importance of putting yourself out there in situations that might be uncomfortable
- The importance of appreciating the journey while you’re in it
- Her formula for starting a new business & the legal items that need to be considered as you turn your hobby into a business
- The personal experience that caused her to realize that creating templates would be helpful for other business owners
- The legal items that should be considered once you are bringing in money
- The inevitability of having legal issues in your business & why they aren’t always bad
- Christina’s advice for dealing with copycats
- The importance of screenshots when someone is copying your work
- What the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is & what to watch out for when filing a takedown notice
- How approaching potential copycats with kindness can benefit you
- What Christina would name her left brain
Mentioned In This Episode:
Creative Sunday Lab with Jenni Heffernan Brown on June 24, 2018 in San Francisco
Rising Tide Society
Laura Hooper Calligraphy’s Beginner Calligraphy Workshops
Applying for an Employee Identification Number with the IRS
Rifle Paper Co
Elon Musk’s Instagram Videos: Part 1 & Part 2
Christina Scalera is the attorney and founder behind The Contract Shop, a contract template store for creative entrepreneurs, wedding professionals, and coaches.
Three years ago, Christina found herself dreaming of pursuing a more creative path, and she started to look for alternatives to her in-house legal job. She explored everything from teaching yoga to becoming a freelance graphic designer to opening an Etsy shop.
In the process, she ended up coming full circle by creating a business that brought the benefit of her legal training to help her fellow creatives.
When she’s not staring at a computer or awkwardly standing on cafe chairs for the perfect overhead latte photo, you can find her in the woods doing things that are sometimes dangerous but always fun, like riding horses, skiing and reluctantly camping.
Connect with Christina:
About The Type A Creative Podcast:
The Type A Creative is for those of us who feel like walking juxtapositions. You know who you are. You can balance spreadsheets just as easily as you can design a logo. Sometimes it’s a little disorienting because you’re a left-brain / right-brain blend that doesn’t always fit into the labels of “artist” or “numbers person.”
On the show we bring in fellow bosses, painters, creative directors, film makers, entrepreneurs, and writers — together we’re having conversations about what it is to be both Type A and Creative.
Don’t forget to rate & review The Type A Creative on iTunes!