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Publisher's Summary

From the creators of the hit podcast comes an interactive self-help guide for creative entrepreneurs, where they share their best tools and tactics on "being boss" in both business and life.

Kathleen Shannon and Emily Thompson are self-proclaimed "business besties" and hosts of the top-ranked podcast Being Boss, where they talk shop and share their combined expertise with other creative entrepreneurs. Now they take the best of their from-the-trenches advice, giving you targeted guidance on:

  • The Boss Mindset: how to weed out distractions, cultivate confidence, and tackle "fraudy feelings"
  • Boss Habits: including a tested method for visually mapping out goals with magical results 
  • Boss Money: how to stop freaking out about finances and sell yourself (without shame) 

With checklists and other real tools for achieving success, here's a guide that will truly help you "be boss" not only at growing your business, but creating a life you love.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio.

©2018 Emily Thompson (P)2018 Hachette Audio

Critic Reviews

"Being Boss is a practical guide to inspired sovereignty in your work and in your life. This book offers a roadmap for finding agency, authenticity, and joy, and it is chock full with helpful strategies the reader can get started with right away. Want to make the most of this gift of a life you've been given? Kathleen and Emily will show you how." (Tara Mohr, author, Playing Big: Practical Wisdom for Women Who Want to Speak Up, Create & Lead)
 

"Ditch the myth that creatives and business don't mix. Being Boss is the uncomplicated guide to creating your own success." (Mike McDerment, co-founder and CEO, FreshBooks)
 

"Holy crap - this book is beautifully written and laid out, helpful as only something from the trenches could be, and offers no-BS ideas for truly becoming and being the boss of your business." (Paul Jarvis, online brand consultant, host of the Sunday Dispatches podcast, and author of Company of One)

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  • Leskash
  • Tacoma, Wa United States
  • 06-26-18

Pushed me further into my life

This book had a lot of great information. I was taking notes the entire time. I do not have a creative type business but i find the information to be relevant to running a business in general as well as working a day job. I recommend this book to everyone i talk to.

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Much needed kick in the butt

I love their podcast and have binge listened to this more than once when I need a good kick in the ass to get motivated!!!
I also bought the kindle edition! Keep it up ladies!

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Life-changing

So much smart, heart-centered wisdom and tough love from Emily and Kathleen. I ordered the print copy as well to hold and mark up and work through again and again.

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I read it all in one day.

I couldn’t stop reading it! Comes with worksheets to start your journey. I will probably play it again and do the worksheets over.

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  • Imriel Morgan
  • 07-18-18

I'm happy for them

I love the podcast and was in two minds about getting the book. The content is well structured and I like that they narrated it as that felt familiar. I definitely think I would have preferred this as a physical book as it does contain some practical tips that I'd like to circle back too but it's lost in the audio. I don't know that there's anything groundbreaking it new in the book or that it's remarkably different from the podcast except that we get more of a glimpse of them as individuals which is a nice change.

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  • helen du lac
  • 05-27-18

Being Boss, the title says it all!

Great book ladies, thank you for sharing your advice and tips and I love that you went into detail about partnerships and collaborations. I’ve taken away some great tips especially about aligning my values with my boundaries. The practical tips that you’ve offered are of great value to the average mumpreneur like me who is looking for guidance in what can be an overwhelming industry at times.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-20-18

Just buy it

These gals have a knack of speaking to such a wide audience of creatives yet somehow relating to you on a personal level at every point. Devoured on a 6 hour drive and loved every minute. Thank you Kathleen & Emily!