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!... Show More

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October 22, 2020 23 min

“I’m always so stressed about getting all the “must haves” at a wedding that I don’t have the brain space to be creative and try new things!” –– Can you relate?!

It’s time to get out of your head and into your heart. In this special Hot Seats episode, I’m coaching Emily of Anna Delores Photography on how to make space for creativity on wedding days so she can invite her inner artist to the table. Listen in to hear what tips and str...

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Call me crazy, but back in 2018 when I got the keys to my 100 year old home and walked over the threshold, I immediately felt that something was off. Come to find out, my intuition was right, and my house was haunted by several ghosts. In this episode, I’m telling ghost stories and sharing what I’ve learned from living in a haunted house. Believe it or not, the energy of your home can affect other areas of your life, so hit play if...

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October 15, 2020 29 min

When you think of who your business is serving, do you think of an individual person or a few different types of people? If the answer is a few, there’s a chance you haven’t niched down enough. When you’re trying to serve everyone, then you’re speaking to no one. It’s time to refine in order to truly thrive. Ale Saldaña has this exact problem in her business, and in this episode I coached her on how to niche without giving up the d...

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October 13, 2020 45 min

I recently polled my Instagram audience about why they find selling hard--maybe you’ll relate to some of their answers: 

“I’m afraid my dream client will turn down my offer.”

“I don’t know the right words to say to express my worth. And worse than that, what if they laugh or act offended when they hear my pricing?”

“I’m worried that my potential clients (and other people) will think that I am overvaluing myself--like who am ...

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Today’s episode features someone who is often requested: my own coach! I have a few different coaches, but one who has been pivotal for my growth this year is Ashley Robinson. Ashley has a Bachelor of Arts in psychology, a Masters degree in International Affairs from Columbia University, and a coaching diploma from Kingston College in Dublin, Ireland. She has travelled all over the world doing humanitarian work, and is one of the m...

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Are destination weddings a thing of the past? Have you found a way to continue building your destination wedding business, even when international travel is at a halt? Molly McCauley joined me in the hot seat to discuss her frustration with not being able to create the content that will grow her destination photography business. I’m sure many of you can relate! Tune in to hear what big ideas and solutions we come up with.

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Do you have a million ideas, but don’t know where to start when it comes to taking action? You're not alone. Catie Ann is just one of SO many creative entrepreneurs like you who have what I call “Implementation Paralysis” and I have just the thing to get you (and her) unstuck and on your way to diversifying your business and passions! Hit play to hear what money-making ideas I shared and how I coached her through this roadblock...

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Are you struggling to create luxury work in these Covid times? You’re not alone! In fact, I had Erica Estrada join me in the hot seat for today’s episode, and we walk through some of her biggest frustrations that are keeping her from reaching the luxury clients of her dreams. Here’s the truth: You could be ONE big idea or connection away from a big breakthrough, so let’s say f*ck Covid and show the world what you’re made of. Hit pl...

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If you’re feeling like you’re stuck and you just can’t reach your career goals, take a lesson from this episode with KT Merry! Throughout our chat, KT gives her backstory and journey to where she is now – spoiler alert: It was FAR from luxury! From slinging saddles to capturing high profile love stories, KT’s journey is proof of building an empire from the ground up, and evolving along the way. Listen in as she shares her secrets f...

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Photography is so much more than just taking pictures with a camera. There’s a whole other step in the process that results in a completed image, and sometimes this step can be overlooked. Editing plays such a huge role in not only how your images look, but how your clients look, too! It’s important to master the art of editing, just as much as mastering the art of posing and shooting. On this episode, my photographer friend and ma...

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Is it time to make a pivot in your business? Now more than ever before, I’m evaluating my current circumstances, what I feel passionate about, and what path will lead me to where I want to go. Have you done the same? I encourage you to tune into this conversation with Event Planners and Educators, Teissia and Alia of The Firefly Method (previously known as Firefly Events) about their path to success and how leaning into their intui...

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Do you want to know what made Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and music heartthrob Joe Jonas say “you’re hired” to Corbin Gurkin, photographer extraordinaire?

I certainly did! That’s why I brought her on the Play It Brave podcast this week!

Corbin is a photographer of more than 20 years and has photographed weddings in California’s wine country, the striking beaches of Thailand, country estates in Ireland, and the hillside villa...

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August 4, 2020 46 min

When was the last time you updated your website? If the answer doesn’t fall within the last month, then hightail it and hit play. In this episode, Jen Olmstead of Tonic Site Shop joins me to over-serve on knowledge bombs about websites so that we can ensure you’re putting your best foot forward in the online space and not scaring away your bookings. If you have it in your mind that a truly great website costs $10-$50k then I have g...

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If you’ve ever considered getting into the podcast game, here’s the first thing you should know: 

The “magical Internet money” isn’t going to fall into your lap. Podcasting is a grind, and there’s no one who understands the good old-fashioned grind better than powerlifter turned podcaster, Jeremy Slate.

Jeremy is the founder of the award winning Create Your Own Life Podcast with over 2.5 million downloads, and he’s joining me on th...

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In the world as it is today you may be feeling fear and confusion around what to say and do to support the Black Lives Matter Movement. You or people you know may have been “called out” or corrected and that can feel uncomfortable or embarrassing. It’s okay to be uncomfortable. Uncomfortable is GOOD. In this episode, Erin and Steve of Sok Vision join me to discuss what White people are getting wrong, and what you can be doing and s...

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If you feel like you are A-okay in the mind chatter game, have a listen. Whether you are aware of it or not, we all have negative thoughts, and they’re affecting our daily lives and businesses. Maharati Ishaya joins me on this episode to talk about how you can wake up the version of yourself that you’re meant to be. So many of us get trapped in the cycle of waiting. Waiting for more money, a body we decide is the right one, a relat...

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One thing that 2020 has taught us is when big things are thrown at us, it’s important to keep pivoting, creating, and finding solutions that not only solve people’s problems, but allow your business to thrive. Fallon Carter is what I like to call a solution Ninja, and on this episode she’s sharing all the ways she is serving and solving problems in these unprecedented times while her business continues to grow and thrive. Hit play ...

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The truth is, being diverse is more than a business strategy. It’s our responsibility to shape what the wedding industry looks like, so this week talented photographer Elizabeth Austin joined me for a brave conversation about creating a feeling of safety for Black and Brown people in our businesses and the industry as a whole. Hit play to find out how you can help.

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April 30, 2020 53 min

Imagine if you could shape your life and business, just by changing your thoughts… Would you give it a try? In this episode, Life & Business Coach, Tiffany Peterson shares her formula for success that led to her quadrupling her income in one year! Bottom line: Your mindset is such a powerful resource, so if you’re not harnessing it, then you’re missing out on some serious goodness (and big paychecks). 

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April 23, 2020 52 min

Are you finding yourself burnt out on things that aren't leading towards your big goals? Rhiannon Bosse was a wedding planner who chose to honor her next season of life by retiring from the hustle and bustle of the events industry. She’s here today to give us her biggest takeaways when it comes to the radical act of self love that is BOUNDARIES. Hit play to hear what magic word you need to add into your vocabulary!

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