Take Control of Your Work &
Live Life on Your Own Terms

5-Star Rating

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, and give you targeted, actionable guidance on:

  • Cultivating the Boss Mindset: weed out distractions and get focused on what you want
  • Mastering Boss habits and routines: including a “magical” way of mapping out your goals for amazing results
  • How to stop freaking out about money and sell yourself (without shame)
  • Living the Boss Life (it’s not all about work!)

Being Boss gives you both hard-hitting business advice along with inspiring lessons on self-care and finding balance. With worksheets, checklists, and other real tools for achieving success, here’s a guide that will truly help you “be boss” not only at growing your business, but in every aspect of your life.

“Finally, a book for entrepreneurs that embraces mind, body, and spirit; with an approach that honors your intuition while cultivating your inner badass. Being Boss is full of real-life insights and bold strategies to help you define success, take charge of your day, and create the life you’ve always wanted.”

– Melissa Hartwig


“Ditch the myth that creatives and business don’t mix. Being Boss is the uncomplicated guide to creating your own success.”

– Mike McDerment

Co-Founder and CEO, Freshbooks

“Being Boss is a practical guide to inspired sovereignty in your work and in your life. This book offers a roadmap for finding agency, authenticity, and joy, and it is chock full with helpful strategies the reader can get started with right away. Want to make the most of this gift of a life you’ve been given? Kathleen and Emily will show you how.”

– Tara Mohr

Author of Playing Big

“Kathleen and Emily are two of the hardest working and passionate hustlers around. Their care and attention to detail doesn’t just show in their work, but in how they’ve built a tribe of raving supporters. In this book, they don’t just talk about creating the business and life you want–they show you how, step by step.”

– Jasmine Star

Photographer and Business Strategist

“Holy crap—this book is beautifully written and laid out, helpful as only something from the trenches could be, and offers no-BS ideas for truly becoming and being the boss of your business.”

– Paul Jarvis

Author of Company of One