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Ignore The Crap That’s Holding You Back & Discover What It Really Takes To Be The Boss

No BS Agency Podcast Pia Silva

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 74 Ratings

Ignore The Crap That’s Holding You Back & Discover What It Really Takes To Be The Boss

    Ep 203: My Motivations: The Bigger Mission

    Ep 203: My Motivations: The Bigger Mission

    Sometimes people ask me, “If you’re so successful in your agency, why are you doing this training program?”To really answer that, we’ll have to rewind a bit, to my introduction to the concepts of microlending and social entrepreneurship, and how they taught me that seemingly small actions could have major positive impacts.Continuing this month’s series on connecting with your “why” and getting clear on your motivations, today I’m going to share how my mission to create meaningful impact has shown up in my life and work over the years.Tune into this episode to hear:* How I was introduced to and got invested in social entrepreneurship* How I realized that the nonprofit world wasn’t for me, but I still wanted to have an impact* Why I found it’s key to play to my strengths and what I love doing in service of my greater missionResources:* Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism, Muhammad Yunus* Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty, Muhammad Yunus* No BS Agencies Mastery (https://www.nobsagencies.com/program)* The Price to Freedom Calculator™ (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)* No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)

    • 21 min
    Ep 202: My Motivations: Why I Do What I Do

    Ep 202: My Motivations: Why I Do What I Do

    There’s a daily journaling exercise that I suggest to everyone who joins No BS Agencies Mastery. There are four questions in the exercise, and it takes as little as five minutes to complete, but one question in particular is critical for success: Why are you doing this?There is no right or wrong answer, and your response might change every day. There are a lot of reasons to build a business. But the key is connecting with your motivations.This month, I’m going to talk about the big “why” and how it’s so powerful for keeping you going through the tough times. I’ll be sharing my own personal and professional journey getting clear on why I’m doing what I do.Tune into this episode to hear:* How connecting with your why every day helps you through the ups and downs of starting and running a business* How I realized that some of my best, most satisfying work has been as a facilitator * Why I’m so passionate about helping others find their confidenceResources:* No BS Agencies Mastery (https://www.nobsagencies.com/program)* The Price to Freedom Calculator™ (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)* No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)

    • 14 min
    Ep 201: Andrea Merrill on How Her Business Changed When She Discovered and Owned Her Niche

    Ep 201: Andrea Merrill on How Her Business Changed When She Discovered and Owned Her Niche

    You need a niche. You’ve probably heard it a million times. But what does honing and owning your niche look like in practice?Today, I’ve invited one of my longtime star students turned No BS Program coach, Andrea Merrill, to share her story of how she went from drowning in low-paying client work to consistently closing the high-ticket clients of her dreams by getting clear on her niche.Andrea Merrill is the founder of Virtually Adventurous. She helps scatterbrained speakers become go-to experts while making a ton of money. Andrea's clients have generated over 80 million in sales to date and she's helped them discover new opportunities that they never thought possible and make a greater impact beyond the stage. Tune into this episode to hear:* Why working within a niche is the opposite of boring and boxed-in* How getting clear on her mission and values helped Andrea define her niche* Why you need to validate your niche before you go all in* The biggest mindset shift Andrea had to make to step into her confidence in her business* How Andrea overcame her fears and struggles with doing outreach, and the advice she gives to students todayLearn more about Andrea Merrill:* Virtually Adventurous (https://www.virtuallyadventurous.com)* Instagram: @virtuallyadventurous (https://www.instagram.com/virtuallyadventurous/)* Connect on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/virtuallyadventurous/)Resources:* Choose Wonder Over Worry: Move Beyond Fear and Doubt to Unlock Your Full Potential, Amber Rae* Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose Your Mind and Create a New One, Joe Dispenza* No BS Agencies Mastery (https://www.nobsagencies.com/program)* The Price to Freedom Calculator™ (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)* No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)*

    • 43 min
    Ep. 200: Critical Mindset Shifts for No BS Agency Owners: Ease

    Ep. 200: Critical Mindset Shifts for No BS Agency Owners: Ease

     Does your business ever stress you out?  Silly question, right? Of course it does! Being a business owner can be incredibly stressful and overwhelming. The responsibility can be heavy and when things aren’t going well, it can feel like your entire world is imploding. I know I’m not the only one who’s been brought to tears with stress and frustration and worry in the course of running a business. So what’s the opposite of crying at the kitchen table?Peace. Ease. Even if you haven’t quite articulated it, that’s really what we’re all hoping for. We want to feel at ease in our businesses, no matter what’s going on at any particular moment.And achieving that sense of ease is what I want to talk about today, because it’s one of the most crucial mindset shifts you can make.Tune into this episode to hear:* Three key elements of creating ease in your business* Why your habitual feelings of stress and overwhelm might be lying to you* Why you need to make actionable habits out of your plans and goals* How to break out of the employee mindset and think about revenue annually, not month to month* Why true ease has nothing to do with what’s in your bank accountResources:* The Big Leap: Conquer Your Hidden Fear and Take Life to the Next Level, Gay Hendricks* No BS Agencies Mastery (https://www.nobsagencies.com/program)* The Price to Freedom Calculator™ (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)* No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)

    • 34 min
    Ep 199: Critical Mindset Shifts for No BS Agency Owners: Freedom

    Ep 199: Critical Mindset Shifts for No BS Agency Owners: Freedom

    When you decided to hang your own shingle and be your own boss, did you imagine that you’d finally have the kind of freedom and flexibility that you never did as an employee?But how much freedom do you actually feel? Are you tied to your business at all hours, constantly answering emails, afraid to leave your phone or laptop for even a day? If that’s you, you are not alone. It’s a phase of business that everyone goes through, and the only way out is through clear, intentional action to change the way you do business.Today, I want to talk about three mindset shifts you have to make if you want to stop being constantly tethered to your business and start having the freedom you’re looking for.Tune into this episode to hear:* How  to build real freedom into your schedule* Why freedom is a mindset as much as it is time in your schedule* The relationship between profitability and freedomResources:* No BS Agencies Mastery (https://www.nobsagencies.com/program)* The Price to Freedom Calculator™ (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)* No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)

    • 16 min
    Ep 198: Critical Mindset Shifts for No BS Agency Owners: Profit

    Ep 198: Critical Mindset Shifts for No BS Agency Owners: Profit

    If you’ve been running your business for a while and still feeling underpaid and overworked —you are not alone.There are three things that most people are looking for when they decide to build a No BS Agency: Profit, Freedom, and Ease. We can teach them all of our strategies, tactics, and action plans to make that happen. But none of it will work unless they are able and willing to make some critical mindset shifts.This month, I’m digging into those mindset shifts. Today, we're talking about the shifts you need to make when you think about profit. Tune into this episode to hear:* How we define profitability within the No BS Agency framework* Why you have to separate value delivered from hours worked* Why your highest-priced offer isn’t necessarily your most profitable* Why and how to say no to unprofitable projectsResources:* No BS Agencies Mastery (https://www.nobsagencies.com/program)* The Price to Freedom Calculator™ (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)* No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
74 Ratings

74 Ratings

FFerenczi ,

Always a good listen!

I love Pia’s approach to business, and appreciate the conversations she leads with guests, as well as her solo episodes! Definitely a must listen!

Cory_V ,

Helpful, to the point, and digestible

Great podcast for agency owners. Content is thoughtful, concise, and provides actionable takeaways.

Janzikins ,

Great, useful, to the point

I just discovered this podcast and am extremely impressed by the strategies and tactics she presents, as well as her concise and logical presentation.
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