Being your own CEO is a mindset and skillset, not just a job title. Over the years we’ve covered how to go from boss to CEO through business models, habits, and big picture planning. If you’re struggling to find order in the chaos and looking to fully own your inner CEO, you’re in the right place.

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One of the exercises we outline in the Being Boss book is The Scientific Method (for creative entrepreneurs) because running a business is all about testing and changing. In today’s minisode, we’re sharing how to employ the scientific method in your business for getting more clients, to launching a product, to trying out a marketing […]

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