Episode 353

When to Take Business Personally and When to Let Go with Kathleen Shannon

May 9, 2023

Do you find yourself taking your business and work more personally than you should? In this episode, Emily sits down with Kathleen Shannon, co-founder of Braid Creative and the OG business bestie, to explore this common challenge for creative business owners. They discuss the difference between taking things personally and seriously and provide practical examples of when it’s important to separate personal feelings from business decisions. With valuable insights and strategies for creative business owners who want to take their businesses to the next level, this episode is a must-listen for anyone who struggles with separating personal and professional life.

Episode Transcript
"Fuck feelings, do math."
- Emily Thompson

Discussed in this Episode

  • Kathleen and Emily share about their trip to New Orleans
  • Why creative business owners might take business more personally than others
  • Examples of when to not take business personally
  • The difference between taking things personally vs. seriously
  • Using metrics and data as a guide instead of passion and feelings
  • Examples of when you should take business personally

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