Play It Brave Podcast

Play It Brave Podcast

The podcast for brave creatives who live in a world that wants you to play it safe. It's time to face facts: You are an indestructible woman fused with super powers that defy convention. Am I right? If so, then this podcast is for you! In Play It Brave, D'Arcy Benincosa dives in deep to her wit and wisdom to teach you about creative a life full of mindset, money, and marketing miracles! Let's get started!

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August 4, 2022 33 min

Tired of spending hours upon hours creating content and dancing for likes with little to show for it? We all love to complain about the algorithm, but what if I told you there’s a better way? Dive into this episode with my friend, past coaching client, and fellow photographer, Heather Anderson, while we chat about how paid advertisement has changed our businesses for the better, and how you can too with just a few simple strategies...

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I’ve read all the things on the internet about an impending recession. But what if your mindset was RECESSION PROOF. What if your business was so intentional and systematic that no economic event could touch it with a ten foot pole? 

Successful people beat the odds all the time. Do you have what it takes to be someone who constantly proves the naysayers wrong?

Anything is possible when you believe it. When you embody it. When you s...

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If marketing and sales feel slimy to you, then today’s episode will give you a fresh perspective. Ryan Ray is a former fireman turned world-renowned photographer with a passion for serving his people. He doesn’t rely on formulas or set strategies to grow his business. Instead, he relies on connection, relationships, and building a beautiful reputation. Tune in to hear his story on how he took his passion to serve to become a sought...

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Ready to raise your prices, but worried about losing your clients and customers? Listen in on this exclusive preview of The Money Map course where I walk you through what you need to do to raise your prices with confidence (and without the bat of an eye from your clients)! Let’s get started.

SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/money/how-to-raise-your-prices

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This bonus episode combines three of my favorite things: sleeping, eating, and sexy men. Wrap yourself up and hit play while Nathan Freitas lulls you to sleep while tantalizing your senses.

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Are you doing enough storytelling in your business? Are you telling the right stories for your brand? Do you even know how to tell a compelling story? Tune into this episode with Storytelling Expert and Photographer/Cinematographer, Nathan Freitas. Nathan and I share a candid conversation about what makes a compelling story, what stories you SHOULDN’T be telling, and how to tell your stories so they connect to your customers and cl...

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Have you been telling yourself “one day I’ll travel the world”? It’s time to stop putting it off and experience the expansion that happens when you step out of your daily life and plunge into the unknown wonders of other cultures. Imagine the stories and growth that can happen along the way! In this episode, my friend Bronwyn and I chat about an Egyptian journey we’re going on this year and we invite you to join us! Hit play if you...

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June 9, 2022 45 min

Does the term In Person Sales make you shutter? What if I told you there’s a way to implement IPS that feels natural and allows you to get to 6-figures and beyond? Today’s guest, Brittany Elise Anderson is a motherhood photographer and In-Person *Service* expert who is pioneering fresh new ways to bring in the extra income from full-service offers and finished products. If you’re even the tiniest bit curious what her secrets to sal...

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From marketing her business on Craigslist to being featured on Martha Stewart Weddings Best Of list, Abby Jiu is a true inspiration to all of us wherever we are in our journey. On this episode Abby and I dive into the intentional strategy that landed her many publications features and luxury weddings and we outline a few tactics you may not have heard before. Let her transformation story be your kick in the butt to get.your.work.se...

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Do you feel like you have to be highly energetic and hyper-involved photographer to make your couples feel comfortable in front of the camera? Let’s be honest, it’s not for everyone. I personally struggled with this idea of who I needed to be as a photographer, so in this episode we’re taking a look at a fresh perspective on running a successful photography business. Anni Graham is on the podcast to share her experience in relievin...

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If you’re a photographer who has ever thought about expanding your business to include other revenue streams (or maybe you haven’t even thought about it) then this episode is for you! Amy McVey is a marketing and branding expert and the brains behind the Erich McVey “empire” outside of photography. In this episode she gives us a behind the scenes peek into what their marketing strategies have looked like over the years, how their b...

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We all have photographers we follow that continuously post photos that stop you in your scroll. For me, Lucy Muñoz is one of them. Today on the podcast, Lucy and I are chatting about how she makes sure she gets THE SHOT at every wedding. The one that sends chills down your spine, gets chosen for a magazine cover, and is a true masterpiece. If you want to take your work from mediocre to a scroll-stopping masterpiece, then tune into ...

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Last year I did my first ½ million dollar launch, and when that same launch rolled around this year I become obsessed with one thing. Doing it all again. I had a major fear of failure.

Fast forward two months, we're now post-launch and the good news is I had an even bigger launch than last year, but it took some major up-leveling.

In this episode, I’m outlining everything I did to ensure a successful launch so that you can do t...

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February 24, 2022 47 min

In this episode I'm diving into my experiences with Ayahuasca, what it is, and what I've learned from it. Please come to this episode with an open and curious mind, and not from a place of judgement. If you're wondering what Ayahuasca is, and how it could benefit you, then let's dive in!

SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/mindset/10-lessons-i-learned-from-ayahuasca

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What was the best testimonial you’ve received? What was the worst? These highs and lows of your business are there to show you where you could refine and align your offers and pricing to serve people better. Today I’m sharing two case studies of two women who have gone through the Self Made Phase 1 Mastermind with me. Each woman faced challenges with pricing and offers before their mastermind experience, and we’re diving into each ...

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Have you ever heard of Curiosity Marketing? These psychology-driven marketing techniques are SO powerful in converting your audience into paying clients. I invited my Psychology Expert/Photographer friend, Jodi Anne onto the podcast to drop all the info on Curiosity Marketing and how YOU can use it to CONNECT and CONVERT without feeling salesy. Ready to dive in? Hit play.

About Jodi Anne:

Jodi is an accomplished international weddi...

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Not experiencing the success you crave? We all have our blindspots, and in this episode I’m sharing the 11 most common blocks to success that my clients and students often face. Maybe this episode will give you the awareness and awakening you need to step into your power and reach your goals!

SHOW NOTES: https://darcybenincosa.com/play-it-brave/success-blocks

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How many hours do you spend editing a wedding or shoot? Probably too many, right? In this episode of the Play It Brave Podcast, I present my very first threesome! Erich Mcvey and the geniuses behind Goodlight Presets joined me in a chat about all things film and digital in a world where creativity is queen! This team of top-notch photographers collectively created the presets to end all presets. Hit play to listen into our geeky g...

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Have you ever thought about reverse engineering your career around your life? Gone are the days of work work work to make more money. On today’s episode, my special guest Daniel Kim and I chat about how we can all design careers that fit our dream life instead of making our life fit into our careers. You may need to hear this one, friend… YOU are not defined by your career. YOU have the opportunity to live the life of your dreams a...

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Are you ready to decrease your weekend workload, but also grow your business and bottom line? Our expert guest, Emily, of Anna Delores Photography joins me on this episode to help you reach your full earning potential by sharing her knowledge about hiring an associate team. If you want to be more than an employee in your business and step into the CEO role, then hit play to dive in!

About Emily Loeppke:

Emily Loeppke is the fo...

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