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Being Boss

Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (104 ratings)
Regular price: $28.50
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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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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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Awesome

Great listen! Reacharded my boss additude! easy listen! great advise! recommended to every boss out there!

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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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Amazing

So many wonderful tips and stories about being boss. A must for women who are struggling being boss or just want to expand their knowledge. I listened twice!

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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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Very straightforward!

I really enjoyed the straightforward delivery and cut to the chase. A good shake and slap on the face of what I needed to hear to get my gear going.

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so inspirational!

loved it! wish it was longer! love the PDF work pages! A must listen for the young entrepreneur!

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Outstanding Biz Value!

I loved everything about this book...real talk, real life experiences, great value on every level. There was never a boring moment...robust sharing of relatable information & a few laugh-out-loud moments, as well. I’ll delve into everything else Emily & Kathleen have to offer. They’re my new biz besties! Passing this along to my daughter. Thanks Audible...I purchased the book during the 2 for 1 promo.

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Amazing!

This is an amazing book for entrepreneurs! I love how she keeps it real and simple!

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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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  • Erin Mc Luckie
  • 02-09-19

loved every minure of this book

This book is amazing for creatives and serves as a great source of inspiration. through listening to this book I've opened 2 new business ventures

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  • Lynne Younger
  • 01-22-19

Best Decision.

I chose this as my free book from Audible and I think it is going to be the smartest decision I have made in a while. They give you tips And some great practical advice. I felt before the end of the first chapter these bosses knew exactly what was going on in my head and they were speaking directly to me.

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  • MISS A PANTELI
  • 11-06-18

Awesome

I’ve read the book but I wanted to have the audio book running in the background whilst I “do the work” it’s inspirational, visionary and just generally brilliant! Love these girls!

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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!