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Kim Walsh Phillips is a multi seven-figure business entrepreneur with no business degree and she has put more than a billion dollars in her clients’ pockets through direct response, social media marketing.

Kim is also the Founder of Powerful Professionals, where she empowers entrepreneurs to stop relying on word-of-mouth marketing and start scaling quickly online. She is the best selling author of the book No B.S. Guide to Direct Response Social Media Marketing which she co-authored with Dan S. Kennedy. She’s also a renowned public speaker who has spoken at different conferences all over the world and has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robbins and Gary Vaynerchuk.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Kim Walsh Phillips shares her hustle moment story
  • Kim shares her low moments and what pushed her to not give up
  • Kim talks about her proud moment of making it to the Inc 5000 list
  • What Kim has taught her daughters about business

In this episode…

The entrepreneurial journey has many hustle moments. These are moments when even if you’re lacking in resources or have no idea what your next move will be, you just can’t say no. So what do you do? You get resourceful. And that’s exactly what Kim Walsh did when she encountered her very first hustle moment.

In this episode of INspired INsider, Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks to his friend, Kim Walsh Phillips of Powerful Professionals, where Kim talks about her very first hustle moment and how business owners can get resourceful in order to push through their hustle moments. Stay tuned.

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Episode Transcript

Jeremy Weisz 0:15
you are listening to INspired INsider with your host, Dr. Jeremy Weisz. Dr. Jeremy Weisz here founder of where I talk with inspirational entrepreneurs leaders. And you know some of you’ve heard of some you’ve never heard of him. I like hearing about the challenge stories. So, you know, I had someone on Luis Navone, who was the founding engineer Mobileye. And they had a journey, and they were acquired by Intel for $13.2 billion. But what struck, what struck me during the interview was that multiple times they made sacrifices and had to take pay cuts, and he had to go back to his family and tell the kids we’re pulling you out of all extracurricular activities, and we can’t afford it. And so that’s like the true journey of we hear about these success stories but the the, you know the ups and downs that people go through to get there is tremendous. So check out more episodes, and this episode is brought to you by Rise25, which I co founded with my business partner John Corcoran, who, who Kim also knows. And Kim has also been on Smart Business Revolution so check that out. And Rise25 we’ll b2b businesses connect to their dream 100 clients and referral partners and help you run your podcast so essentially, and get ROI, which is important which we’ll talk about with Kim, making sure people get ROI from social media. And just like Kim thinks you must be in social media must get ROI from social media is how we feel about podcasting. Okay, it’s been the best thing I’ve done for my business and my life because I’ve met business partner, gone to people’s weddings, I’ve gone and family vacations with people, and so check out and You can email us at [email protected] if you have questions about podcasting and clients that we have worked with Harvard Alumni group, Berkshire Hathaway company, SAS companies and many more, so check it out. I am excited to introduce today’s guests who have known for a long time. Kim Walsh Phillips who has put more than a billion dollars in her clients pockets through direct response, social media marketing and Kim is a multi seven figure business entrepreneur most importantly she’s a lover of all things Disney and you know she’s the best selling author of no BS guide to direct response social media marketing Dan Kennedy you can check it out at and her company and you know she’s spoken all over the world Moscow Dubai traffic and conversion gic super conferences Kevin O’Leary Shark Tank meetup I’m sure I’m missing a few. Kim but um, thanks for joining me, you know, I always ask Kim says inspired Insider, what has been a loaded moment you had to push through and a proud moment. I wanted to do you know for you, a hustle moment, not a you know, we’ll talk about the low mon problem as a hustle moment that I still remember from we talked, it was almost five years ago that we were talking about this topic, and I still remember the story. When you were young, and it was your parents anniversary, I wonder if you could quickly tell that story.

Kim Walsh-Phillips 3:30
I was 13 and my parents had a big anniversary coming up and I didn’t have the money to pay for a party because I had no money and have a job. But I thought of a way that I could pay for it by collecting cans and bringing them I lived in New York at the time and they have a deposit per bottle that you can get back and so I went around the neighborhood collecting cans long enough to bet get $95 which of course seemed like everything in the world to me at that time, which gave me enough money to pay For a nice Italian dinner to be catered, and I could take care of the party fees myself. And that’s really just one of many examples of the amazing entrepreneurs that are probably watching right now. Because we all know when you don’t have the resources, that doesn’t mean you say no, that means you get resourceful. And so I’ve definitely, throughout the years use opportunities in front of me to say, What do I want? And how am I going to get it? How can I make this work for me, based on what I have available and what I can put together myself?

Jeremy Weisz 4:31
You inspired the hustle moment, I think this is gonna be like a staple on the show now the Kim Walsh hustle moment, um, thanks. Um, low point that you push through in your career, like I mentioned the front of the interview, you know, you’ve had very, very successful agencies and products and all of this and you make it look seamless and easy, but there’s been a journey to that

Kim Walsh-Phillips 5:00
But I’ve had a lot of little moments. One of the worst was that before I knew about direct response, and I had not figured out so many of the things, I had to Hawk my engagement rate to make payroll. And so I’m in the town pawn shop, which I’ve never been in before. And as the guys asking me what I wanted for my rank, I didn’t know that you’re not supposed to give honest answers, right? So like this $10,000 ring that I got 1300 dollars for just so I could make payroll. I had that moment, I had a time where I got a letter from my bank saying they weren’t going to cover my overdraft protection anymore while I was home with my newborn baby, and I didn’t know how I was going to do it. Like there’s been a lot of moments that we’ve held on for dear life, I’ve leaned into my faith and then pulled all of my resources together to get through it. I mean, I was able to grow my agency, literally from declaring bankruptcy at one point to selling it for a really good exit to then growing our coaching company in three years from zero to eight. In the Inc 5000 list so, it These things are possible. It’s about bullheaded determination but not continuing to do things that aren’t working. When something isn’t working, it doesn’t mean working more is the answer more of the thing that wasn’t working before is not the answer. Instead, finding the strategies that have worked from others of people that you’re willing to trade places with, because they’ve had this success that you want to copy what they do find their blueprints, instead of trying to constantly reinvent the wheel so you can actually achieve what you’re trying to accomplish.

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