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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 • 63 Ratings

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

    Summer Break Bonus: Michael Roderick on Building a Referable Brand

    Summer Break Bonus: Michael Roderick on Building a Referable Brand

    I’m taking the month of August off to be with my family, and I hope you’re taking some time to do something amazing and relaxing too.For the whole month, I’ll be sharing clips from some of my favorite episodes that you’ll enjoy revisiting as well.First up, my interview with Michael Roderick, the king of connecting. We talked about what true influence is and how to build a truly referable brand.Michael Roderick is not only the KING of networking and connecting but he’s also the CEO of Small Pond Enterprises which helps thoughtful givers become thought leaders by making their brands referable, their messaging memorable, and their ideas unforgettable.He is also the host of the podcast Access to Anyone which shows how you can get to know anyone you want in business and in life using time-tested relationship-building principles. And his background is pretty unique—he went from a high school English teacher to a Broadway Producer in under two years until shifting into the entrepreneur he is today.Tune into this episode to hear:* The difference between networking and building a referable brand* How to open up your “container words” and craft your message* How curation serves your clients and improves relationship retention* Why you need to “find your Celine”Learn more about Pia: * No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* The Show Your Business Who's Boss Crash Course  (https://badassyourbusiness.com/cc)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)* The 50/25/25 Rule to Profit and Freedom™ Mini Course (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)

    • 50 min
    Ep 109: #SpainBrain and the Importance of Taking Time to Rest and Recharge

    Ep 109: #SpainBrain and the Importance of Taking Time to Rest and Recharge

    Whenever we talk about success in business, it’s usually about how to make more money, how to make more profit, how to get more clients, better clients, improve your process, improve your systems.What we don’t often talk about is the personal side of business success.Can you call it a successful business if it’s draining you personally and physically?We build businesses because we want to have lives we’re proud of and that we enjoy living. And your personal and physical health is absolutely a part of that.But how do you maintain both? How do you find balance without sacrificing?Tune into this episode to hear:* Why it’s so hard for business owners to turn off and stop working* How we implemented #SpainBrain at home and how it changed our productivity* Questions to ask to help make space for taking care of yourselfLearn more about Pia: * No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* The Show Your Business Who's Boss Crash Course  (https://badassyourbusiness.com/cc)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)* The 50/25/25 Rule to Profit and Freedom™ Mini Course (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)Resources:* Alex Hormozi on Instagram: @hormozi (https://www.instagram.com/hormozi/)* Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing,Bronnie Ware

    • 22 min
    EP 108: How to Get Disciplined, Stop Endlessly Exploring, and Call Your Creative Work "Done"

    EP 108: How to Get Disciplined, Stop Endlessly Exploring, and Call Your Creative Work "Done"

    I got this question in the Facebook group the other day: How can I get more disciplined to get to a point where I can call it done and stop exploring ideas?I get why it’s hard to stop exploring. You want to give your clients the best work possible. Sometimes you don’t believe that what you’ve come up with is good enough, so you keep working and working and never feel like it’s good enough.When you hear that we build entire brands in just a few days, do you think to yourself, yeah, I could never do that. I could never box in how much time it takes for me to create a brand.Today I’d like to give you a different perspective that won’t leave you feeling restricted, but will actually give you more focus and insight into how you can shrink your process, without losing the creative genius you have to offer.Tune into this episode to hear:* Why you have to untie effort from value* Why you’re never really starting with a blank page–and that’s a good thing* How to tell if there’s a better idea or just a different version of what you already haveLearn more about Pia: * No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* The Show Your Business Who's Boss Crash Course  (https://badassyourbusiness.com/cc)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)* The 50/25/25 Rule to Profit and Freedom™ Mini Course (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)

    • 16 min
    Ep 107: Did You Know You Can Make Great Clients? Here's How.

    Ep 107: Did You Know You Can Make Great Clients? Here's How.

    Have you ever wondered why everyone you talk to is a challenging client, and everyone you talk to doesn’t have a budget, yet so many people online seem to be working with these mystical ideal clients?Here’s the secret: The people who are always working with those ideal clients? They’re not finding them from some hidden paradise. They know how to make great clients. And so can you.Tune into this episode to hear:* How fit calls and lead products position you as the leader of the project* Why selling lead products helps you bypass the “I don’t have the budget” conversation* How communication, setting expectations, and following through creates great clientsLearn more about Pia: * No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* The Show Your Business Who's Boss Crash Course  (https://badassyourbusiness.com/cc)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)* The 50/25/25 Rule to Profit and Freedom™ Mini Course (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)

    • 18 min
    Ep 106: How Vincent Kitirattragarn Built Dang Foods, an Award-Winning Asian Snacks Company, From Scratch

    Ep 106: How Vincent Kitirattragarn Built Dang Foods, an Award-Winning Asian Snacks Company, From Scratch

    A couple of weeks ago, I hosted my 20th high school reunion.And while I was there, I had the chance to catch up with lots of old friends, but I was especially excited to chat with Vincent Kitirattragarn.I’ve been watching his journey building Dang Foods from afar for the last ten years. Those delicious coconut chips at the end of the aisle at Whole Foods? That’s Dang Foods.So today, we’re sitting down to dig in further to his journey from popup restaurants to having shelf space in over 10,000 grocery stores.Vincent Kitirattragarn is the founder and CEO of Dang Foods, the largest healthy Asian snack company. Dang’s coconut chips, rice chips, and nutrition bars are found in over 10,000 grocery stores and have earned many industry awards including the coveted SOFI “best snack” award multiple times. A Cornell Graduate, Vincent is a Forbes 30 Under 30 awardee, and Gold List A100 awardee. His journey was featured on NPR’s “How I Built This” podcast in 2022. Vincent has been an active member of the Asian-American community for decades, organizing an annual Thai-American youth camp, supporting local organizations advancing justice for underrepresented ethnic communities, and supporting Bay Area food banks. In the natural food industry, Vincent advocates for Asian issues like the recognition of lunar new year and AAPI heritage month. He is also a board member to JEDI Collective, an industry group promoting justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion. Tune into this episode to hear:* How Vincent went through several business models, from food trucks to popups, before landing on snack foods* The growing pains of a rapidly scaling business and how they found out the hard way about following someone else’s playbook* How they leaned in to their family story and found their positioning* Why Vincent says focus groups aren’t worth it* Why he’s not a growth at all costs entrepreneurLearn more about Vincent:* Dang Foods (http://www.dangfoods.com)Learn more about Pia: * No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* The Show Your Business Who's Boss Crash Course  (https://badassyourbusiness.com/cc)*

    • 52 min
    EP 105: Getting Paid to Pitch: The Lead Product Method

    EP 105: Getting Paid to Pitch: The Lead Product Method

    Pitching your work, writing proposals, sending out proposals and never hearing back from clients, or hearing from clients that “this is more money than we have budgeted for.”To me, these are some of the worst parts of running your own business.What if you could eliminate all of that? What if you could get rid of the free proposals and all of the pitching and get it down to a 15-minute phone call where you could make the sale on the call?Sounds magical, right?Well, I have a strategy for that, and it’s a cornerstone of the No BS Agency method.Tune into this episode to hear:* How the lead product replaces the proposal process–and gets you paid for your work* How a lead product puts you in control of the project, not the client* How the LP prevents scope creep and helps you sell bigger packages* Why a flat-rate lead product takes the pressure out of sellingLearn more about Pia: * No BS Launchpad (https://www.nobsagencies.com/launchpad)* No BS Agency Owners Free Facebook Group (https://www.facebook.com/groups/nobsagencyowners)* The Show Your Business Who's Boss Crash Course  (https://badassyourbusiness.com/cc)* Start reading the first chapter of my book (https://www.piasilva.com/ch1)* Piasilva.com (https://www.piasilva.com/)* The 50/25/25 Rule to Profit and Freedom™ Mini Course (https://www.nobsagencies.com/freedom)

    • 26 min

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The best resource to gain insight into being your own boss

Pia is my go to expert for strategy knowledge to grow my business. I absolutely devoured her book, I follow her on social media, read her exceptional articles in Forbes and now am an avid listener of this podcast. Her content and expert guests create an explosive amount of valuable information. Keep your notebook and pen handy because you don’t want to miss a minute of this podcast!

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