“Authentically Being Boss” with Kathleen Shannon

Have you ever wanted someone to lift the curtain and tell the truth about the messiness of motherhood and business, share what it takes to have a business partner, and be super honest about imposter syndrome on social media? If you want a backstage pass to what it really looks like to being your own boss when time is your most precious asset, this episode is for you.

In today’s conversation, I get cozy with Kathleen Shannon, the co-author of the book, Being Boss.


Tune in and listen below:

 

What you'll hear (and don't want to miss!)

  • Kathleen’s thoughts on the imposter syndrome and whether she’s ever experienced on her own journey [6:26]
  • What the Being Boss movement is all about and how she is putting love into practice within it [10:51]
  • One thing that most entrepreneurs are neglecting to do (and why they need to do it) [14:51]
  • How Kathleen found her “Business Bestie” and the ways they make their partnership work [15:46]
  • What surprised her the most about the book writing process and the challenges they faced with it [21:46]
  • What a day looks like for Kathleen when things don’t quite go according to the plan [33:30]
  • What a business partner is and isn’t [46:56]
  • What’s working, what’s kind of working, and what isn’t working with their podcast [54:36]
  • Why Kathleen decided to shut down a Facebook group with over 25,000 people [59:46]

 

Resources + links mentioned:

Being Boss

Being Boss Podcast

Being Boss by Emily Thompson and Kathleen Shannon

What’s Working, Kind of Working and Not Working

Connect with Being Boss on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest!

Braid Creative

Connect with Braid Creative on Facebook and Twitter!

 

Key Quotes:

“It’s just so funny how metrics and numbers can completely just skew our perception of the humans behind the (social media) accounts.” [1:35]

“Show up and be yourself, because I believe that is one of the best things we can do for other women, is to tell our truth. It “I’m doing the best I can with what I’ve got, and I’m being as honest as possible and show up and being seen anyway.” [4:32]

“That’s where our podcast really struck a chord, is that we were hitting publish on the business bestie conversations that we were having that so many people were craving.” [26:41]

“I think that’s what part of being boss is; really assessing what you value and how you’re compensated. Right now, time is my compensation more than anything.” [28:07]

“We can allow other people to step in. We don’t have to do it all.” [33:05]

“The more honest we can be, the more it diffuses any challenges.” [46:17]

 

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The Lead with Love podcast is hosted by Jadah Sellner (that's me!). I help entrepreneurs build their tribes with the online program, Build Your Challenge. I'm also an author, international keynote + TEDx speaker, poet, and creator of Love Over Metrics™, a Business Growth Incubator and Mastermind for women with big ambitions and even bigger hearts. #LeadWithLove


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