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Being boss is owning who you are and making things happen. Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon believe in building a business you love, making bank, and being unapologetically who you are 100% of the time. They have a combined experience and expertise in branding and coaching small online businesses to be more boss in work and life by focusing on "boss" mindsets, habits & routines, tools, tactics & strategies, blended with a little bit of hustle. And they interview other bosses such as Brene Brown, Marie Forleo, Ramit Sethi, Danielle LaPorte, Tara Gentile, and more! The Being Boss book is now available for pre-order! Find more information, pre-order swag incentives, and links to purchase at www.beingboss.club/book

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#193 - Online Courses (Sep 11th, 2018)

Let's talk online courses! We've each had different online courses for different businesses in different formats, so in this episode of Being Boss, we're talking about the pros & cons of online courses, why you might want to utilize different formats of online course delivery, and how to get the most out of your online course.


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#192 - Cultivating Optimism (Sep 4th, 2018)

Staying positive is something we really rally and try to do, but sometimes things don't go as you've planned—especially when you're starting or growing a business—and fraudy feelings can get in the mix. So today we're sharing our tips and tactics for cultivating optimism and staying positive when you're feeling pessimistic or falling into the comparison trap.


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MINISODE - Mandatory Lazy Day (Aug 31st, 2018)

In order to be boss, you have to do the work...but sometimes doing the work looks like some serious rest. In today's minisode, we're talking about the importance of giving yourself some serious rest and separation from your business to avoid burnout and feel refreshed.


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#191 - Rituals and Routines (Aug 28th, 2018)

A huge part of Being Boss is creating routines and rituals that keep you focused in your work, but that also enrich your life away from the computer. In today's episode, we're sharing our favorite rituals and routines that help us get our work hustle on, but also our self-care on.


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MINISODE - Your Employee Handbook (Aug 24th, 2018)

Having an employee handbook isn't just important if you have employees, it's important if you are your own employee so that you can set boundaries and rules for the way that you want to work. In today's minisode, we're sharing how you can create your own employee handbook give yourself the structure you need in your business to thrive and feel confident in what you're building.


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#190 - Choose Wonder Over Worry with Amber Rae (Aug 21st, 2018)

Amber Rae, author of Choose Wonder Over Worry, joins us on Being Boss to talk about acting on your truth, finding internal awareness, learning from your emotions, identifying your priorities when you think you don't have enough time, and moving past your upper limits.


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MINISODE - Creating Boss Boundaries (Aug 17th, 2018)

Establishing boundaries to cultivate more of what you want to grow in your business is a lot like tending to a garden, which is exactly the metaphor we use in an exercise from the Being Boss book. In today's minisode, we're sharing how you can plot out your "boss garden" and the importance of establishing solid boundaries to make sure it grows.


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#189 - Communicate + Collaborate (Aug 14th, 2018)

Especially after writing our book, Being Boss: Take Control of Your Work + Live Life on Your Own Terms, we've gotten lots of questions about how we collaborate so strongly and maintain strong communication despite being in separate locations and also having separate businesses of our own. Today we're sharing our tips and tactics for collaboration, having hard conversations, and getting on the same page with your ideas.


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MINISODE - What's in Your Orbit? (Aug 10th, 2018)

When you're taking control of your work and living life on your terms, it's important to pay attention to who and what you're putting in your orbit of influence. In today's minisode, we're going over an exercise from the Being Boss book all about what your consciously place in your sphere of influence so that you can cultivate more of what you want in your work and life.


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#188 - Going From Boss to CEO (Aug 7th, 2018)

It's time to step into the role of CEO in your business. Today we're talking about the difference between being "boss" and being "CEO," how you can own the title of CEO, and we're breaking down the different types of CEOs so you can identify your strengths and weaknesses as a CEO.


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MINISODE - The Scientific Method for Bosses (Aug 3rd, 2018)

One of the exercises we outline in the Being Boss book is The Scientific Method (for creative entrepreneurs) because running a business is all about testing and changing. In today's minisode, we're sharing how to employ the scientific method in your business for getting more clients, to launching a product, to trying out a marketing strategy.


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#187 - She Caused a Riot with Hannah Jewell (Jul 31st, 2018)

Hannah Jewell, author of She Caused a Riot, joins us to share how writing about women in history has shaped how she views life today, how she's cultivated her sense of humor while tackling serious topics, and the huge importance of creating what it is you want with abandon.


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MINISODE - Finding Your Values (Jul 27th, 2018)

You hear us talking about finding your values and this comes up several times in the Being Boss book as well as our CEO Day Kit, but we still get questions from listeners about how to actually find your values. Today we're digging in and sharing why finding your values is so important and how you can pick out a handful of values of your own to guide your business decisions.


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#186 - Digital Boundaries (Jul 24th, 2018)

Boundaries can be elusive—especially when you’re trying to enforce them in an always-connected online world. So today we’re talking about our digital boundaries for creative entrepreneurs and business owners—from social media to customer support and more.


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MINISODE - What's Next for the Podcast? (Jul 20th, 2018)

Coming at you live from the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, listener Patrick asks us what's next for the Being Boss Podcast. We're talking all about our spinoff podcast and what's next up our sleeves with new podcasts and projects.


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#185 - Spend Less Money and Make More Time with Cait Flanders (Jul 17th, 2018)

Cait Flanders, author of The Year of Less, shares how spending less money opened up more space for intentional decision-making around being a better freelancer and creative entrepreneur and living a creative life of her own making.


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MINISODE - Finding Your Online Creative Community (Jul 13th, 2018)

Coming at you live from the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, listener Claire asks us for tips on how to build or join communities and just connect with other creatives if you're just starting out as a creative entrepreneur.


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#184 - Homeschool + Daycare (Jul 10th, 2018)

A huge part of our boss identity is that we're also moms. Being creative business owners has allowed us to parent the way we want, and we know a lot of our boss listeners are also mothers or want to be mothers. So today, we're sharing our own boss parenting styles and how we balance work and life as moms and business owners.


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MINISODE - Our Business Bestie Origin Story (Jul 6th, 2018)

Coming at you live from the Printers Row Lit Fest in Chicago, listener Jill asks us how our business bestie relationship even started. So we're sharing our business bestie origin story and how we continue to nurture our own plus other business bestie relationships.


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#183 - Kintsugi Wellness with Candice Kumai (Jul 3rd, 2018)

Candice Kumai, classically-trained chef, five-time best-selling author, wellness journalist, and former tv host, joins us to talk about finding success, celebrating her culture to find meaning in the work she does, and the importance of sharing your story.


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