How to Be Your Own Boss - Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon

How to Be Your Own Boss - Emily Thompson & Kathleen Shannon

 

What does it mean to be boss? How can you create a life that your work supports, and not the other way around? Being Boss founders Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon are the masterminds behind the highly acclaimed Being Boss Podcast, the global Being Boss community, and now they have a book to spread their boss wisdom! These powerhouse ladies share their best tips on how to set boundaries, how to get clear about what you want, why taking your slice of success helps everyone else, and why you should always set a meeting with yourself.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Follow your curiosity. Figure out what you want to do all day and what you want to be known for.
  2. Being boss is creating a life that your work supports. Break through expectations, define who you are, show up, and do the work.
  3. Visualize your goals. Make physical space for them.
  4. Write a list of everything you’ve accomplished in your life. You’ll be surprised how much you’ve done.
  5. A boss understands and expects failure. But a boss also knows they’ll figure it out. Find the wrong paths to illuminate the right one.
  6. Build a wall around your garden. Protect what’s most important to you. Keep out the things you don’t want.
  7. The most important meeting of the day is your meeting with yourself.
  8. If you can dream it, plan it, and put it into action - it doesn’t mean you’re taking a slice from everyone else.
  9. Surround yourself with people who say your goals are achievable.
  10. Redefine what it means to be a hunter. It doesn’t always have to feel icky.
  11. Find your voice by using your voice.
  12. You’re not creating content in a saturated market. You’re creating content to get to know yourself better.

 

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How to Find Your Purpose - Jessica Huie

How to Find Your Purpose - Jessica Huie

 

How do you gain clarity and say yes to your true calling? Jessica Huie, author, MBE recipient, and esteemed entrepreneur was caught in the whirlwind of enormous success - but she still felt broken and unhappy inside. Find out how she stripped back the layers to reconnect to her true self, how to get soul conscious and nurture your soul, and how to arrest your old habits that hold you back from your unlimited potential.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Say yes to your calling. Admit that you haven’t been honest about where you want to be. Then start to reconnect with your true self.
  2. Strip back the layers of your old identity. Put yourself in new environments with new people and new conversations.
  3. Get soul-conscious. Be open to the idea that you are your spirit, and things become limitless.
  4. Brands and business should be a vehicle to express the truest version of ourselves - but you have to find that out first.
  5. Get conscious about what you’re saying, then what you’re thinking - and then commit to changing.
  6. Nourish your soul with books, music, whatever inspires you - so when you’re hit, you don’t fall too far off your path.
  7. Arrest your habits. Wipe the slate clean of those old reactions and old beliefs. Don’t let those sabotage the good that’s coming.
  8. Just consider that the biggest obstacle in your way is your opinion of how possible that is for you.
  9. If things are falling apart - consider that this is where you’re breaking through, rather than breaking down. Step into what’s waiting for you.

 

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How to Make the Jump - Mike Lewis

How to Make the Jump - Mike Lewis

 

How do you prepare to make the jump? When do you know you're ready? Author Mike Lewis took his own leap from a stable financial job to a traveling pro squash player, and then to the founder of When To Jump - a community that inspires and instructs people all around the world to make that major change towards the career of their dreams. Find out the four steps to follow before your jump, why you need to find your one north star, and how simply envisioning your full potential can lead to unbelievable opportunities.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. Any jump starts when the little voice won't go away. Listen to it.
  2. Make a plan. Put away money, look for the people who will support you, try it out part-time.
  3. Let yourself be lucky. Don't wait for full certainty - that's where jumps die.
  4. Embrace failure. Look forward to it.
  5. It won't become "more" overnight. It starts with the mini, unsexy steps that can make it something more.
  6. Use your adversity to your advantage. Hardship helps.
  7. Envision yourself as the baker, the jewelry maker, the pro squash athlete. If you don't, no one will.
  8. Find your one north star - the one person who lives in the same terms you believe in. 
  9. Say you can crush it. Because you can, and you will.
  10. Dream big, act small.
  11. Success happens from facing the failure and the restarts, and coming back the next day.


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What Are You Meant to Do - Jeff Goins

What Are You Meant to Do - Jeff Goins

 

Is it possible that many artists are far from starving? Are all successful artists truly an original? Debunk the myths about "real artists" with best-selling author and blogger Jeff Goins, who built the bridge of his writing career with a few essential steps - and a ton of commitment. He shares how much time you should dedicate to marketing your craft, why you need to identify who you are, when you should (and shouldn't) be stubborn, and how to cultivate an apprentice-patron relationship with someone who has influenced you.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. You can do the thing you love, but if you want to make it a business you must adopt disciplines that go beyond the hobby.
  2. Build the bridge instead of taking the leap.
  3. Before telling your life what you'll do with it, listen to it tell you who you are.
  4. Be willing to be the apprentice before trying to become the master.
  5. Pivot around the obstacles instead of trying to run through it. Let failures be the sign posts that redirect you along the journey.
  6. It's not about being the most talented. It's about knowing what the market wants.
  7. Great art starts with copying, but it doesn't end there.
  8. Be stubborn on vision, be flexible on details.
  9. Cultivate patrons. Do the work, then reach out and say "Thank you for X. It helped me do Y. What about Z?"
  10. Find out what you really want and how that aligns with who you really are. Don't get trapped being a success at the wrong thing.
  11. Start the race knowing that you're already enough. Once you win the race, you can either keep moving the finish line - or keep running just for the fun of it.

 

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How to Lead a Joyful Life - Martha Beck

How to Lead a Joyful Life - Martha Beck

 

What's the secret to a life of joy? Martha Beck, bestselling author, speaker, and life coach reveals the simple, yet often forgotten solution to the thing that makes us happy. She also explains how to recognize your essential self vs. your social self, why your definition of "everyone" creates a huge roadblock, and why you should do nothing.

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TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE:

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  1. If there's something you hate so much that it makes you sick, do less of it. If there's something that makes you happy, do more of it. It's that simple.
  2. You can't hide your essential self forever. Listen to your body, because it's trying to guide you.
  3. Don't waste your life for the sake of 3 to 6 people. They are not "everyone."
  4. Practice thinking the alternative. Create a different circuit in your brain until it becomes a belief.
  5. Take mouse steps towards your eagle vision.
  6. If you're not willing to jump into a new square one, you'll never make a change.
  7. No one else can make what you make. It's desperately needed. And it's your duty to give that to the world.
  8. Do nothing. Enjoy the stillness.
  9. Take a risk by doing one thing a day that scares you. When it stops scaring you, go bigger.
  10. You are infinitely loved, you are always safe, and there's no possible way you can make a mistake.
  11. If you trust yourself, you'll know how to live.


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  • Quote: "Beauty is its own excuse for being." - Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Martha's books, including:
    • Finding Your Own North Star: Claiming The Life You Were Meant to Live
    • Finding Your Way In A Wild New World: Reclaim Your True Nature To Create The Life You Want
    • The Joy Diet: 10 Daily Practices For A Happier Life
    • Leaving The Saints: How I Lost The Mormons And Found My Faith
    • Expecting Adam: A True Story Of Birth, Rebirth And Everyday Magic
    • Diana, Herself: An Allegory of Awakening
  • Essential self vs. social self
    • Essential self: genotype, true nature, what you're born to be
    • Social self: response to the culture that raises you
  • Myelination in the brain
  • Quote: "All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone." - Blaise Pascal
  • Dante's Inferno
  • Quote: "You are loved and cherished, dearly, forever. You have nothing to fear. There is nothing you can do wrong." - Dr. Eben Alexander
  • Elizabeth Gilbert, Martha's good friend and amazing author of Eat, Pray, Love

 

 

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