Episode 15

Find Your Rat People with Paul Jarvis

April 13, 2015

In today’s episode of Being Boss, Emily and Kathleen welcome Paul Jarvis, a web designer who has worked with big deals like Marie Forleo, The Highline in New York, and Mercedes-Benz. He’s a best selling author and his books include Be Awesome at Online Business, The Good Creative, and he’s even written a vegan cookbook. You may know Paul from his newsletter called The Sunday Dispatch or his podcast called Invisible Office Hours.

Episode Transcript
"It's important to listen to your audience and kind of take their pulse as often as possible."
- Paul Jarvis

Discussed in this Episode

  • Work systems (daily/weekly) and how you separate income streams
  • When to know to say "yes" and when to say "no" when taking on new projects
  • Learning how to place focus on your audience before anyone else
  • How to deal with your haters
  • Being uncomfortable about talking about money and business as a creative entrepreneur
  • Learning how to step away from something that isn't working, even if you've already invested time and effort into it
  • Successfully launching a new course and learning how to pitch it to the right audience
  • Growing your [email] list with followers who are interested in the products you continue to release
  • Getting to know your subscribers/followers in order to continue to produce valuable content and products

Resources Mentioned

Hosts + Guests

Emily Thompson
Emily Thompson


Almanac Supply Co

Kathleen Shannon
Kathleen Shannon


Braid Creative