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Ben Franklin penned the phrase "time is money" back in the 18th century. Three hundred years later, we take it for granted. But the idea that time is money has had a massive impact on the way we work and earn our livelihoods today. Time & Money is an 8-part limited series designed to help you question your assumptions about time, money, and their intersection. What is money? How much is our time work? How do we measure quality time? And what metrics really matter when it comes to how we unde ...
 
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.
 
Most emails are delete worthy. Yet, others command our attention during the course of a busy day. Why...and more interestingly, how? Pushing Send dives into the stories behind people who send great emails. Each episode explores their strategies—plus the human side to how they connect and engage with readers. The goal of Pushing Send is to share inspiring stories about various approaches to email. If you’re an entrepreneur, marketing professional, or anyone using email in order to grow a busi ...
 
Janelle Allen from the Zen Courses blog interviews successful online course creators, sharing their stories, successes, and struggles. On the podcast, she also reveals her strategies for creating and growing an online learning business, based on her 9 years as an Instructional Design consultant. Discover how you can build a profitable online course that improves learning, increases revenue, and boosts your authority. Learn how to take your existing learning platform to the next level so you ...
 
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“You could make money with that!” That’s probably the first thing you hear when someone discovers you’re an excellent baker, or designer, or potter. Even if your hobby is collecting super hero figurines, someone has probably suggesting “monetizing” that interest. There is all sorts of historical, economic, and sociological context for this. But in …
 
We all know how important boundaries are, but how do you reach the point where they work for you? In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss discuss what it looks like to uphold healthy boundaries. They share must-have boundaries for business owners, how to set boundaries that protect yourself, and a few unpopular tips on testing and changing a…
 
“Positive thinking” comes in many forms: New Thought, the prosperity gospel, manifestation teaching, self-help guides, and more. It’s hard to argue with thinking positive thoughts! But when positive thoughts become a substitute for curiosity and inquiry about real challenges, positive thinking can lead us away from real solutions. In this episode, …
 
Do you struggle with boundaries? In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss talk about all things related to personal boundaries. Many bosses struggle with setting (and maintaining) healthy boundaries in both life and business. Why is this topic difficult for so many? How can you improve your life by improving your boundaries? Enjoy this insigh…
 
Who doesn’t love to get paid? So we’re going to talk about how that actually happens. Not the dollars and cents of getting paid, but the form and structure. In the previous two episodes, we examined our relationships to work—both paid and unpaid. And it got me thinking about how we actually account for the ways paid work, well, pays—and especially …
 
In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss talk about the changes that are taking place in Emily’s crystal shop, Almanac Supply Co. She shares the process of growing an in-person store, how she found her dream retail space, and what she’s learned from owning a retail business so far. Get full shownotes for this episode here >> — Listen to more …
 
It seems like every business owner or freelancer I know wants to quit social media. But very few people are actually doing it. It seems easier to imagine the end of your business than the end of social media, to paraphrase Mark Fisher. There’s something about our relationship to social platforms that makes them feel inescapable. And, perhaps withou…
 
How can you practice intentional social media usage when running a business? In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss talk about being mindful of how you market yourself. They discuss the pros and cons of social media and what it means to intentionally use it, both professionally and personally. Whether you love social media or hate feeling t…
 
I grew up expecting to love what I did for a living. I was encouraged to choose a career that I was passionate about. But when I did, I bumped up against the stark reality that work I loved didn’t pay the bills. At least not in any straightforward way. In this episode, I explore the context of “doing what you love” and how it shapes the way we buil…
 
How do you plan for maternity leave as a business owner? In this episode, Emily and Eman Ismail, professional email copywriter, discuss the importance of taking time off post-partum. Eman shares her experience preparing for maternity leave and how she eased back into her business afterward. In a society that pressures women to choose between family…
 
“Rugged individualism” is the very language we speak in America. It shapes the way we approach work, family, and society. And rugged individualism has a direct impact on the decisions we make about our businesses and careers. In this short Extra Context bonus, I unpack where rugged individualism comes from and highlight a different way forward. The…
 
Project management can change your world as a business owner. More importantly, it can bring your big vision to life. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss discusses all things project management with Jackie Cahill, the Senior Project Manager at Biddy Tarot. They share some of the top time management skills every entrepreneur needs, how to identify …
 
No one likes being asked for a refund. In fact, I find the thought of it stomach churning. And when what’s being refunded is the product of your time, experience, and expertise... it’s tempting to put every obstacle you can think of between a customer and a refund. In this episode, I’ll take you on a journey from the 17th century all the way throug…
 
Content creation has become an important part of how we promote our businesses online. But how do you approach your content strategy responsibly and with intention? In this episode, Emily and Kathleen discuss the current state of content marketing, the pros and cons of creating content, and the evolution of content creation since they started their…
 
At the end of 2021, I stepped away from my business: left our community, off-boarded my employee to another company, and focused on my mental health. Over the next 4 months, I wrote a book and thought about what might be next for me and my work. In this episode, I share what I’ve been up to in that time and what I might do in the months to come. Th…
 
What does it mean to be good enough? Many entrepreneurs look to others for the answer. Trying to find validation and examples of what success should look like from the outside. In this episode, author Carrie Severson joins Emily to discuss how she learned to stop questioning her enoughness. And instead asked what her life could be if she accepted h…
 
What does it mean to do the work? After 7 years and 300 episodes, Emily reboots the very first Being Boss podcast episode. She explores why doing the work is what separates the hobbyists from the professionals, why it is critical to also have a devotion to the craft of business, and why having self-awareness is necessary for getting what you want. …
 
In the final episode of Time & Money: why we choose to squeeze more in over taking time off. I share how The Squeeze works, why work gets more intense over time, and some of the economic incentives that keep us from making different choices. Resources: “Feeling The Squeeze? Why Your Business Feels So Tight” by Tara McMullin “Busy vs Squeezed: How T…
 
A lot of the work we do today doesn’t much look like “work.” The divide between work-life and life-life is flexible and porous. So what does that mean for the way we spend our time? Or how we earn a living? In this episode, I share designer, coach, and consultant Anne Ditmeyer’s story of rethinking how she works thanks to a big move to Paris. And, …
 
The systems we operate in all have different incentive systems: our business models, the social media platforms, our economy, the culture at large… And many of these incentive systems have become simplified and gamified—changing the way we view the results of our work and the goals that we hold. In this episode, I explore how the philosophy of game…
 
Most of us learn the value of our time in our first jobs. Even as we get more experience and our hourly jobs turn into salaried jobs or freelance projects, the specter of selling your time for a particular wage looms. In this episode, I talk with Wealth Over Now founder & Money Files host Keina Newell about how she thinks about the intersection of …
 
I’ve been talking about the “new economy” since about 2010. But more and more, I recognize that the economic possibilities created through the internet aren’t nearly as new or innovative as I’d first thought (and hoped). It seems that the old economy is just making itself over as the not-so-new economy. In this episode, I explore 3 processes of the…
 
There’s more than one way to measure success—and there’s more than one way to measure time. How do you account for the time you spend working? And is it really the most effective—for you—to spend it? In other words, what constitutes quality time when it comes to the way you work? I talked with business operations coach Elisabeth Jackson about how s…
 
We spend money on lots of tools designed to save us time and work. But all too often, those tools just end up raising our expectations. Why do work in less time when you could do more work in the same amount of time?! In this episode, I examine “the egg beater effect” and why we should, just maybe, lower our expectations a bit. Resources: You’re Wr…
 
“Time is money.” Ben Franklin gave us that chestnut in 1748—and ever since, we’ve been trained to think of our lives as opportunities for making a buck. This week, we start a series exploring the “time is money” construction. But before we think through how we spend our time, we’re going to think through money: what it really is, how we relate to i…
 
“Time is money.” It’s a phrase we take for granted in the 21st century. Every hour of the day is a potentially monetizable unit. It’s another client you can serve, another social media post you can create, another trip you can drive, invoice you can send, or errand you can run. Ben Franklin penned the phrase “time is money” back in the 18th century…
 
A sense of urgency can be good in some situations, but operating a business in constant hustle mode isn’t healthy. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss talks with Erica Courdae about releasing the belief that everything is urgent. They share insightful tips on handling conflict, why it’s okay to be wrong sometimes, and how to respond instead of rea…
 
How does your relationship with money affect your life, business, family, community, and even the world? You might be surprised to learn that financial wellness is one of the most meaningful and impactful practices you can cultivate. In this episode, Emily interviews Jessie-Susannah Karnatz, the Money Witch, about money magic and rituals for financ…
 
Having a day job can be a huge bonus when pursuing your creative boss goals. Many entrepreneurs keep their day jobs, which is both valid and sustainable in business. In this episode, Emily chats with Alanah Joseph, Head of Creator Partnerships at Hubspot and creator of the Ambitious Black Woman channel. They discuss tips for pursuing a passion proj…
 
I’m sure you’ve heard it before: underpromise and overdeliver. But is that really the best way to do business? Or does it just give us a permission slip for self-exploitation? When does overdelivering become overcompensating? And when does being generous just morph into entrepreneurial martyrdom? I sat down with sales coach Allison Davis to talk ab…
 
A lot of business owners get stuck feeling lonely and overwhelmed in their creative work. This is why finding a business community is one of the most life-changing things you can do in entrepreneurship. In this episode, Emily chats with Erica Courdae (DEI teacher & founder of Pause on the Play) and Tasha L. Harrison (romance author & writing commun…
 
I’m bringing our Time & Money series to a close this week by exploring why we choose squeezing more in over taking time off. I share how The Squeeze works, why work gets more intense over time, and some of the economic incentives that keep us from making different choices. The post EP 379: Why do we choose squeezing more in over taking time off? (T…
 
Love it or hate it, math is a successful business owner's best friend. Numbers let you see the truth of business performance. In this episode, Emily and Corey of Being Boss talk about numbers and business metrics. They share why metrics matter and how to consistently tune in to your business’ data to make improvements. Learn how to befriend the key…
 
A lot of the work we do today doesn’t much look like “work.” The divide between work-life and life-life is flexible and porous. So what does that mean for the way we spend our time? Or how we earn a living? In this episode, I share designer, coach, and consultant Anne Ditmeyer’s story of rethinking how she works thanks to a big move to Paris. And, …
 
After four years of running an online product shop, Almanac Supply Co. became a retail store. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss shares the most important lessons she’s learned from running this small retail business. She explains how she started an online shop, what it takes to run a retail store, and tips for success when selling online and in-…
 
The systems we operate in all have different incentive systems: our business models, the social media platforms, our economy, the culture at large... And many of these incentive systems have become simplified and gamified—changing the way we view the results of our work and the goals that we hold. In this episode, I explore how the philosophy of ga…
 
Everyone has a calling in life. Astrology can help business owners align with theirs. In this episode, Emily of Being Boss dives deep with Natalie Walstein, a career astrologer and business coach. They discuss birth charts, what astrology can reveal about your life, and how your zodiac chart can help you discover what your cosmic calling truly is. …
 
Most of us learn the value of our time in our first jobs. Even as we get more experience and our hourly jobs turn into salaried jobs or freelance projects, the specter of selling your time for a particular wage looms. In this episode, I talk with Wealth Over Now founder & Money Files host Keina Newell about how she thinks about the intersection of …
 
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