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Being Boss® is an exploration of not only what it means, but what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love.

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

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Being Boss® is an exploration of not only what it means, but what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, freelancer, or side-hustler. Join host Emily Thompson as she explores the mindsets, habits, and tactics of harnessing your creative ambitions and embracing the adventure of starting and growing your own business so that you can make money doing work you love.

    #250 - Being a Multi-Passionate Creative Entrepreneur with D'ana Joi Spencer and Dana Kaye

    #250 - Being a Multi-Passionate Creative Entrepreneur with D'ana Joi Spencer and Dana Kaye

    Two multi-passionate creatives, D'ana Joi Spencer and Dana Kaye, join Emily in a conversation that navigates through the definition of being a multi-passionate creative entrepreneur, whether or not you should be focusing your endeavors, and the pros and cons of being our kind of boss.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #249 - 7 Habits of a Successful CEO

    #249 - 7 Habits of a Successful CEO

    2020 did a number on our basic structures: our boundaries, habits, and routines that we've been creating over the years, which means that now is the perfect time to get back to the basics. To help you start making that move, this episode is all about successful habits of CEOs, the decision-maker for your business (which is likely YOU).

    • 53 min
    #248 - What Worked in 2020 with Tara McMullin

    #248 - What Worked in 2020 with Tara McMullin

    Surely 2020 wasn’t ALL bad, right? Podcast guest regular Tara McMullin joins Emily to talk about what worked in 2020, what the year taught us about business and what we can carry into 2021, backing away from goal setting, and experimenting with removing due dates.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    #247 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Check-In with Erica Courdae

    #247 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Check-In with Erica Courdae

    Erica Courdae joins Emily to discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion in business in the six months following the murder of George Floyd. They also check-in on the DEI commitments made by businesses, the difference between being explicit and implicit with your values and intentions, and staying grounded in the face of adversity.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #246 - Time Management for Business Owners

    #246 - Time Management for Business Owners

    According to our annual listener survey, year after year, time management is the biggest struggle for bosses. In a year where all of the rules of normal business operations have been thrown out the window, Emily is revisiting what it means to manage your time by prioritizing the right tasks to get the job done, by spending less time doing more, and by giving you plenty of time leftover to live your life.

    • 50 min
    #245 - Get + Give Support Through Leadership with Sally Netherwood

    #245 - Get + Give Support Through Leadership with Sally Netherwood

    Leadership expert Sally Netherwood joins the show today to talk about how business owners can give and receive new levels of support by focusing on being leaders. Sally and Emily discuss how leadership fits into the Being Boss mantra, how leadership contrasts with management, and what it takes to be an effective leader.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1.1K Ratings

1.1K Ratings

MargaretMaryAbc ,

Always useful and manageable tips and support!

I’m in the early stages of “being boss” as I pivot professionally. Emily’s podcast are the perfect blend of cheerleading, useful tips and encouragement. With time being such a commodity for most of us, I make the time to listen to Being Boss!

Maryam in Marrakesh ,

Sigh

While I admire Emily’s determination to move forward with this business, I miss the more articulate voice of the duo who was always the one I looked forward to hearing. Additionally, some episodes really miss the mark. The last one with Tara McMullin is an exp - Tara’s nonstop bragging felt inauthentic and made me just click away from the podcast midway. I truly miss what this podcast once was.

JessicaBurd ,

Learned So Much!!

I have learned so much from listening to this podcast! I have been able to apply a lot of what I’ve learned on this show to my career!

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