Being Boss: Mindset, Habits, Tactics, and Lifestyle for Creative Entrepreneurs

Being Boss: Mindset, Habits, Tactics, and Lifestyle for Creative Entrepreneurs

Being Boss is a podcast for creative entrepreneurs, freelancers, and side-hustlers, whether you're wanting to quit your day job or have been your own boss for a while now. Authors and "business besties" Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon dig into the mindset, habits, routines, boundaries, branding, marketing tactics, business strategies, systems, and processes that help you make money doing what you love. Join us as we interview bosses such as Brené Brown, Brooke Castillo, Marie Forleo, Ramit Sethi, Danielle LaPorte, Chalene Johnson, Mike Michalowicz of Profit First, Melissa Hartwig of Whole30, and more! Subscribe, rate, and review wherever you listen to good podcasts. ... Show More

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August 12, 2019 66 min

Fresh off of their trip to Guatemala, Emily and Kathleen are ready to talk about traveling, the importance of seeing new places, and the positive impact your business can have in the world. They are also opening up about their experience in Guatemala, meeting their sponsored kids, and taking life for granted.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting, Pitney Bowes, Podia, and Acuity Scheduling.Get full show notes for ... Read more

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July 8, 2019 76 min

This month we're talking about boundaries. We’re diving in with defining what boundaries are, how to tell when you need better boundaries, and how to create healthy boundaries professionally and personally.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting, Pitney Bowes, Podia, and Timely.Get full show notes for this episode here --- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFol... Read more

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June 10, 2019 57 min

 With social media and email marketing having become so popular in recent years, it's easy to forget that word of mouth marketing is a tried and true method that has consistently worked throughout time. In this episode, Emily and Kathleen break down what word of mouth marketing is, they explain how it works, and they give tips for how you can use things such as client gifting, testimonials, and your passion to make it work for... Read more

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When did you last take time to practice your craft? In today's episode, Kathleen and Emily discuss how to get better at what you do by finding ways to continue educating yourself, whether it be with books, new tools, school, or even a mentorship. They also explore the idea of pivoting versus evolving, Kathleen getting back to her roots as a blogger, and some quickfire audience questions.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud... Read more

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April 8, 2019 64 min

Some of you may have noticed changes in Instagram and blogging lately, so today we're talking Instagram and our potential breakup with hashtags, the ever changing landscape of blogging and whether or not we think it's dead, content marketing strategies that suit your specific business, and we're wrapping up the episode with audience questions about freelancing, monetizing your blog, and being an entrepreneur with two different busi... Read more

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March 13, 2019 5 min

Emily and Kathleen have teamed up with The Cooperative for Education, a non-profit with a mission to educate children in Guatemala out of poverty, and this summer we're going to Guatemala where we will meet the communities and children CoEd serves. And we're inviting you to come along! Join Emily, Kathleen, and the team at CoEd this July. Find out more at beingboss.club/guatemala--- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFol... Read more

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This month, we're talking about making the most of a photoshoot, sharing growth goals with your entire team, the charitable #BeingBossGuatemala trip, our monthly intentions, and all things speaking: how to get speaking gigs, what to charge, and the do's and don'ts.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting, Pitney Bowes, and Timely.Get full show notes for this episode here --- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbos... Read more

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February 11, 2019 62 min

Rest is essential when you are running a business, so today we're discussing what we learned from reading the book Rest: Why You Get More Done When You Work Less. We're also exploring the business trends that we anticipate for 2019, the ongoing balance between work and life, and time blocking and planning your day when you have children or a sporadic schedule.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting, Pitney Bowes, a... Read more

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Emily is dropping into your feed today to share some insights into two things she couldn't live without as the boss of her own business! She also dives into how a mastermind group can be one of the smartest investments you can make.--- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

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We're back! Emily and Kathleen are at it again after an extended break and they're ready to define their intentions for 2019. In this episode, we're hitting the ground running with choosing our words of the year and the month, talking about how we use planners to organize our thoughts, and taking some time to think about our wins. We're also exploring what it's like to work on a time block schedule and growing our email lists the u... Read more

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We're starting to look ahead at some of our 2019 wants and goals, but first, let's tackle some self-limiting beliefs. Bosses, it's time to start becoming aware of the negative thoughts you allow into your space so that you can dream big and set some big goals in the New Year.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Get full show notes for this episode here --- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclub Follow ... Read more

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December 10, 2018 58 min

Boss boyfriend, Paul Jarvis is back on Being Boss! He's got a new book called Company of One, so we're digging into the mindset of being a solopreneur, finding "enoughness" in your business, finding resilience, and hiring vs. partnering on projects.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Get full show notes for this episode here --- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclub Follow Being Boss on Twitter: @bei... Read more

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Emily has had her product-based business, Almanac Supply Co, for one year now! So today we're checking in on what she's learned in her first year of business, how fraudy feelings come up even when you've had other businesses, the bumps and failures along the way, and some of the habits and routines she's cultivated to step into the role of CEO and build a new business.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Get ful... Read more

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Get ready for a mindset shift! Today, Caroline Kelso Zook joins us on Being Boss to talk about all things from listening to your body to avoid burnout, to finding that work/life balance or blend (especially when you work with your life partner), to cultivating confidence to explore your creativity, and of course we're talking about her new book and how to live your brightest light.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accou... Read more

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These days it seems like all the online businesses are focused on building a community...but that's easier said than done. So today, Jadah Sellner joins us to talk about building a community with heart in a way that creates genuine connection, authentic engagement, and raving fans.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Get full show notes for this episode here --- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclub F... Read more

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What does it actually look like to start a non-profit business? In today's episode, Shawanda Mason-Moore, co-founder of the educational non-profit, The Chattery, talks us through some of the logistics of starting and running a non-profit and how the non-profit (or for-purpose) business mindset is different from how we usually view business on Being Boss.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Get full show notes fo... Read more

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You know it by now: when you treat your body right, you're able to be more boss, but how many of you are actually putting that knowledge to practice? Well today we are joined by Ali Shapiro of the Insatiable Podcast who is blowing our minds about finding a healthy lifestyle that's unique to your needs, determining what your comfort eating style is telling you, and offering actionable tips on how to devote yourself to health in a wa... Read more

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We're celebrating 200 episodes of the Being Boss podcast live from our Being Boss NOLA vacation! Today we're digging into the business lessons we've learned over 200 episodes and we're hearing from some of the bosses at our vacation as well. There's so much good stuff in here about mindset, boundaries, habits & routines, community, and living your life.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & Podia Ge... Read more

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Raise your hand if you have a crystal or two sitting on your desk? Beyond being just pretty, we love getting woo with them, but in today's episode, we've got Crystal Healer, Hibiscus Moon, sharing how some of these woo feelings around crystals are actually scientifically backed. We're digging into how crystals work, the energetic properties of crystals, and what crystals are beneficial for creative entrepreneurs.This episode is spo... Read more

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You know we can't stay away from the Tarot for too long, so today we are so excited to be joined by Tatianna Morales of Tatianna Tarot who is talking with us all about her journey and approach to Tarot, creating a ritual bath, being a spiritual creative business owner, and incorporating magic and ritual into motherhood.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & Podia Get full show notes for this episode here -... Read more

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