Episode #1 // Do the Work

"What separates the hobbyists from the professionals in the creative industry is doing the work."
- Kathleen Shannon

Welcome to our very first episode of Being Boss – a podcast for creative entrepreneurs. In this episode Kathleen and Emily share a little background on our journey to becoming friends and creative powerhouses in our businesses. The theme of this episode is all about “doing the work.” In other words, going from being just a creative to being a creative entrepreneur.

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Topics discussed:

  • What does it mean to do the work?
  • Debunking the overnight success
  • Kathleen shares a story about her brother who is a sideshow performer from Coney Island, NY – he’s the ultimate example of a creative who is dedicated to doing the work
  • Emily shares a behind-the-scenes example of doing the work by getting transparent about her email newsletter strategy
  • We talk about characteristics of admirable boss-ladies who “do the work”
  • We discuss systems we have in place for doing the work when we’d rather be binging on Netflix
  • Finally, we share what you can expect on future podcasts what it’s like to run a creative, online business and Be Boss in today’s world

Creative Entrepreneur Overnight Success

KATHLEEN SAID:

'What separates the hobbyists from the professionals in the creative industry is doing the work.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Overnight success is a myth.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Doing the work is what makes you look like an overnight success 10 years later.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet 'Doing the work is literally opening the Indesign file and going through the motions.' -@andkathleen Click To Tweet

Doing the work

EMILY SAID:

Doing the work is all the things that come between wanting something and actually accomplishing it. -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Doing the work is what separates the creatives from the creative entrepreneurs.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Making goals and actually doing the work to reach them is what turns you into an entrepreneur.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Planning anything is setting a roadmap for the work.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'Know that any sort of setback is just a setback. You just keep on pushing.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet 'A lot of fear that keeps us from actually doing the work is mostly just in-your-head nonsense.' -@EmilyM_Thompson Click To Tweet

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TOPICS DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • What does it mean to do the work?
  • Debunking the overnight success
  • Kathleen shares a story about her brother who is a sideshow performer from Coney Island, NY – he’s the ultimate example of a creative who is dedicated to doing the work
  • Emily shares a behind-the-scenes example of doing the work by getting transparent about her email newsletter strategy
  • We talk about characteristics of admirable boss-ladies who “do the work"
  • We discuss systems we have in place for doing the work when we’d rather be binging on Netflix
  • Finally, we share what you can expect on future podcasts what it’s like to run a creative, online business and Be Boss in today’s world

RESOURCES DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE

MORE FROM KATHLEEN

Braid Creative
The Braid Method Branding ECourse

MORE FROM EMILY

Indie Shopography
Rock Your Web Design Business
Indie Tactics Newsletter

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