Sharing my learnings from the book, Being Boss by Kathleen Shannon & Emily Thompson
Being Boss by Kathleen Shannon & Emily Thompson
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:
- 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)
- Many people dream of leaving the nine-to-five behind and becoming their own boss. But dreaming and doing are two very different things, and turning that dream into reality can feel impossible without guidance.
- You can build a successful business and live a fulfilling life. It’s what the authors call being boss.
- Being boss means intentionally creating the life you want, both in- and outside of work.
- however you define the details of being boss, getting there requires hard work. And the only way to get through it is by committing to enjoying and trusting the process.
- And when you trust that everything you’re doing will pay off in the long run, you’re less likely to worry or feel anxious about it.
- Values, confidence, and positivity make up the boss mindset.
- Having the right mindset is essential for tackling the challenges that come with being an entrepreneur. At the core of that mindset are the values or principles that guide your decisions and actions.
- But the right mindset isn’t just about following your values. You also need to overcome imposter syndrome – the feeling that you don’t have what it takes to create the life you want.
- encourage positivity by taking the time to be thankful for all the good things you already have in life.
- Boundaries are rules you put in place to ensure that you have the time and space you need to nurture the things that matter to you. Think about it: it’s impossible to do everything, and trying only leads to stress, and, eventually, burnout.
- To establish your boundaries, figure out exactly what it is you want to nurture.
- You can also create tangible boundaries in your work and personal life.
- Once you’ve determined what your boundaries are, the next step is communicating them to those around you
- And remember: to make sure that people respect your boundaries, you need to be disciplined about respecting them yourself.
- Creating healthy habits and routines sets you up for success.
- Habits and routines make you a lot more efficient and help you reach goals effectively. This is because when you know exactly what needs to be done and when, you don’t waste time figuring out your next step.
- Mornings set the tone for the day, so they should be your first priority when establishing a routine.
- And while getting into your new morning routine, think about forming habits that are good for your mind and body.
- The last habit you need to establish is setting goals regularly. This helps you determine what success looks like for you. Set goals that are specific, measurable, and actionable
- No matter what kind of business you set up, one thing’s for sure – it needs to make money. And the best way to make sure that happens is to do the necessary work
- start with creating a business plan. You can put a simple one together by first deciding the purpose of your business, the products or services it’ll offer, and the amount of money you aim to make in a year. Then, think what your role within the business will be, and whether you’ll need to outsource anything.
- Once you have your business plan, you can work on building a network of potential clients and partners.
- A surefire way to get people’s attention is by letting them know precisely what you do, and how well you do it. You can do this by regularly producing content that highlights your services and positions you as an expert in your field
- One of the best things about being boss is being able to live the sort of life that makes you happiest. And you need to go after that freedom with the same deliberate intention that you bring to your work.