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

Being Boss® is an exploration of what it takes to be boss as a creative business owner, entrepreneur, 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. Brought to you by HubSpot Podcast Network.

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#42 - Brené Brown

Today we're joined by Dr. Brené Brown, whom you might know from her TED talk on vulnerability, or her books Daring Greatly and more recently Rising Strong. Today she's talking with us about vulnerability as a creative, how to deal with the messy second act of rejection, perfectionism, and discomfort, and getting clear about whose opinions matter.

52mins

20 Oct 2015

Rank #1

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MINISODE - Using Instagram as a Creative Entrepreneur

Our favorite social platform of the moment is Instagram, so we're sharing our tips for using Instagram and growing your following as a creative entrepreneur or business owner. Sponsored by Twenty20.

13mins

1 Jun 2018

Rank #2

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#2 - What To Do When You're Freaking Out About Money

In the second episode of Being Boss Emily and Kathleen discuss the thing most creatives are afraid to think about, much less talk about – MONEY. Specifically, what to do when you’re freaking out about money.

34mins

13 Jan 2015

Rank #3

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#168 - Money, Mindset, and Energy with Danetha Doe

What's your money story? Danetha Doe is joining us on Being Boss to encourage us to dig into our money stories so we can develop a better relationship with money—on both an energetic and practical level. We're talking about how we define money for ourselves, getting energetically aligned so we can accept more abundance into our lives, what you have to do as a business owner to set yourself up for financial success, and then how to use money to give back and make our world a better place.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & Twenty20Get full show notes for this episode here---Follow Danetha on Instagram: @danethadoeFollow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

56mins

20 Mar 2018

Rank #4

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#173 - Seasonal Work and Life

For this Earth Day episode, we're talking about something we've really been cultivating as a practice: living seasonally. We're sharing tips on working and living with the rhythms of nature.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & Twenty20Get full show notes for this episode here---Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

1hr 15mins

24 Apr 2018

Rank #5

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#191 - Rituals and Routines

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.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & Twenty20Get full show notes for this episode here---Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

1hr 10mins

28 Aug 2018

Rank #6

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#207 - Self-Limiting Beliefs and Goal Setting

We're starting to look ahead at some of our 2019 wants and goals, but first, let's tackle some self-limiting beliefs. Bosses, it's time to start becoming aware of the negative thoughts you allow into your space so that you can dream big and set some big goals in the New Year.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting Get full show notes for this episode here --- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclub Follow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclub Follow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

38mins

18 Dec 2018

Rank #7

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#211 - Instagram and Blogging

Some of you may have noticed changes in Instagram and blogging lately, so today we're talking Instagram and our potential breakup with hashtags, the ever changing landscape of blogging and whether or not we think it's dead, content marketing strategies that suit your specific business, and we're wrapping up the episode with audience questions about freelancing, monetizing your blog, and being an entrepreneur with two different businesses.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting, Pitney Bowes, and Timely.Get full show notes for this episode here --- Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

1hr 4mins

9 Apr 2019

Rank #8

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#79 - Setting Goals with The Chalkboard Method

You've heard us talk about The Chalkboard Method—what we use to make money and track goals with a little bit of magic. Today we're sharing how it works and how you can implement it in your business and life.-How the Chalkboard Method started (3:05)-How to set trackable goals (8:02)-Fears surrounding goals (18:19)-Reframing goals (20:36)-You attract what you track (25:07)-Mapping out a chalkboard for Being Boss (41:03)

56mins

5 Jul 2016

Rank #9

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#105 - Behaving Like a Boss

Behaving like a boss even when you don't feel like a boss is one of the most important things creative entrepreneurs can do to continue doing the work that builds a successful business. So today we're talking about what goes into those behaviors.

42mins

3 Jan 2017

Rank #10

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#57 - I Will Teach You to Be Rich with Ramit Sethi

When we have a guest on our site to talk about how to become rich, we're not talking about how to make a quick buck. Ramit Sethi is the author of the New York Times bestseller, I Will Teach You To Be Rich and writes for over 500,000 monthly readers on his website where he covers psychology, personal finance, careers, and entrepreneurship. He's jamming with us today on what it really means to live a rich life and how to manage your creative ideas to create quality, profitable products and services that can stand the test of time.

1hr 3mins

2 Feb 2016

Rank #11

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#174 - Figure It Out as You Go with Cathy Heller

Today's episode is one simple (and powerful) reminder: It's all doable, you just have to figure it out. Cathy Heller of Don't Keep Your Day Job is sharing the importance of showing up and trying again and again until you find what you're supposed to be doing. For any boss who has ever doubted themselves, this is an episode you can't miss.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & Twenty20 & FabFitFun>Get full show notes for this episode here---Follow Cathy on Instagram: @cathy.hellerFollow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

1hr 5mins

1 May 2018

Rank #12

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#147 - You don’t need more confidence with Tara Mohr

Tara Mohr, author of Playing Big, joins us again today to talk about dealing with fear, getting curious, and busting the myth that we all need a little more confidence. Instead, we're turning to our intuition and getting in touch with our inner mentors to get honest about what is blocking us.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting

1hr 1min

24 Oct 2017

Rank #13

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#179 - Pitching & PR with Brigitte Lyons

Let's talk about pitching and PR—because it's so important for your business, but you need to make sure you're doing it right! We've got our PR rep, Brigitte Lyons, on the show today to talk about setting up your business for PR, pitching best practices, and some insider tips on how to craft the perfect pitch to get some awesome exposure for your business.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & Twenty20Get full show notes for this episode here---Follow Brigitte on Instagram: @BrigitteLyonsFollow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

1hr 14mins

5 Jun 2018

Rank #14

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#195 - Branding for Business

Consider this the episode that can serve as the Branding 101 guide to your business. We've done a couple episodes about branding in the past, but in this episode, we're breaking down the terms, talking about how to develop your brand standards, going over when to invest in branding and when to bootstrap it on your own, plus all the nitty-gritty on stock photography, fonts, and marketing.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & PodiaGet full show notes for this episode here---Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

58mins

25 Sep 2018

Rank #15

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#111 - Marie Forleo on Productivity & Intuition

Marie Forleo, founder of B-School, is on the Being Boss Podcast talking all about intuition, productivity secrets, and daily habits & rituals for being a successful creative entrepreneur and business owner—from getting in the boss mindset to taking care of your physical wellness.

56mins

14 Feb 2017

Rank #16

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#161 - Side Hustle with Chris Guillebeau

Chris Guillebeau joins us to talk about what it means to have a side hustle and how that affects the job market today. We're talking about funneling your drive to be a creative entrepreneur and how to create boundaries, containers, and rules to help you do the work.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud AccountingGet full show notes for this episode here---Follow Chris on Instagram: @193countriesFollow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

46mins

30 Jan 2018

Rank #17

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#192 - Cultivating Optimism

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.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud AccountingGet full show notes for this episode here---Follow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

59mins

4 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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#166 - Alignment with Your Business with Melyssa Griffin

Melyssa Griffin joins us on Being Boss for a vulnerable chat about overcoming blocks in your business when you have a scarcity mindset, creating a business that is in alignment with what you want to bring into the world, and how spirituality fits into it all.This episode is sponsored by Freshbooks Cloud Accounting & Twenty20Get full show notes for this episode here---Follow Melyssa on Instagram: @melyssa_griffinFollow Being Boss on Instagram: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Twitter: @beingbossclubFollow Being Boss on Facebook: facebook.com/beingbossclub

1hr 8mins

6 Mar 2018

Rank #19

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#92 - Creating a Business Model with Tara Gentile

Tara Gentile is joining us on the podcast again to talk about business models and creating a legacy business. We’ve been working with Tara in her mastermind group to plan for huge growth in Being Boss, so we’re talking about some of the problems we’ve faced, what we need to do to reach the goals we’ve set, and how wanting more is nothing to be ashamed of.

1hr 20mins

4 Oct 2016

Rank #20