The No Pants Show

The No Pants Show

By Michael Shreeve
About
Helping creatives ditch the suit pants and create 6-figure incomes as full-time service providers helping clients to change the world.

Watch my free training to learn the 3-step plan to full-time (profitable) freelancing at thenopantsproject.com.
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Helping creatives ditch the suit pants and create 6-figure incomes as full-time service providers helping clients to change the world.

Watch my free training to learn the 3-step plan to full-time (profitable) freelancing at thenopantsproject.com.

More places to listen

Episode 58: 3 Ways To Add Passive Income To Your Freelance Business
Trading time for dollars has serious limitations. To experience true freedom as a freelancer you need to adopt at least one of these three passive income strategies.
29:55
September 17, 2019
Episode 57: How To Become An Email Copywriter
Email has been the #1 source of financial freedom for myself and many of my clients. In this episode I’ll talk about the 5 major email disciplines and how you can get started as an email copywriter today.
52:03
September 7, 2019
Episode 56: The Revolution Challenge
I need your help to start a revolution. Give me two weeks of your time and I’ll give you a key to unlock anything you’ve ever wanted to achieve. Cost: Nothing but your honesty.
55:53
September 6, 2019
EPISODE 55: Why I Still Freelance
I have three income streams. One of those is doing client work. I’m often asked why I still bother with two other successful businesses. Here’s my answer.
32:24
September 5, 2019
Episode 54: Why Clients Hire New Freelancers
If you think being a new freelancer is an obstacle to getting client work... think again. In this episode I’ll show you why some clients prefer to hire freelancers just starting out.
33:55
September 4, 2019
Episode 53: 6 Reasons To Raise Your Prices
Charging low prices could be harming your freelance business. Tune in as Mike Shreeve, founder of The No Pants Project, discusses six reasons why you should increase your prices.
33:31
September 4, 2019
Episode 52: Freelancer Interview Series with Mollie Horne
Are you looking at becoming a freelancer so you can spend more time with your kids? Then this episode is for you. Delicia Ivins, Growth Director of The No Pants Project, talks to Mollie Horne, an NPP student who is building her travel marketing business while raising a toddler and keeping a day job. To watch the video, click here: https://youtu.be/hDS-9foE1o0
48:45
September 2, 2019
Episode 51: Freelancer Interview Series With Chris Pearson
Ever feel alone while pursuing the freelance life? Then you’ll relate to Chris’s story. Tune in as Delicia Ivins, Growth Director of The No Pants Project, chats with Chris Pearson, an NPP student who has found his tribe and is slowly but surely replacing his full-time job income. To watch the video, click here: https://youtu.be/crJtuonbHcc
37:40
August 26, 2019
Episode 50: Freelancer Interview Series With Jenny Watz
Still on the fence about freelancing? Then don’t miss this episode of The No Pants Show, which is part of our Freelancer Interview Series. Listen in as Delicia Ivins, Growth Director of The No Pants Project, fills in for founder Mike Shreeve and chats with Jenny Watz, an up-and-coming freelancer who attributes a lot of her success to The No Pants Project. To watch the video, click here:  https://youtu.be/uPSWpcK0dG8
34:32
August 22, 2019
Episode 49: How To Get Great Clients
Are you happy with the type of clients you’re attracting? Listen in as Mike Shreeve of The No Pants Project shares a three-part formula to help you get great clients! To watch the video, click here: https://youtu.be/s5qUHnqDwZI 
17:13
July 31, 2019
Episode 48: 4 Ways To Add Value To Clients
How do you stand out in a sea of freelancers?  Listen in as Mike Shreeve, founder of The No Pants Project, talks about four easy ways to add value to your clients. Follow these simple tips to get ahead of the pack quickly!  To watch the video, click here:  https://youtu.be/vhGIC3d4tY0 
21:41
July 23, 2019
Episode 47: How To Be Authentic
What does it mean to be authentic and why is it important?  In this episode of The No Pants Show, Mike Shreeve shares his definition of authenticity and how it can help you in your business. To watch the video, click here: https://youtu.be/CjbBraOPlWM
27:53
July 23, 2019
Episode 46: 3 Wealth Equations That Create True Freedom
What does wealth mean to you?  In this episode of The No Pants Show, Mike Shreeve gives his take on the true meaning of wealth and shares three equations to help you get there.   To watch the video, click here: https://youtu.be/W3SPkWUI3n8 
37:04
July 20, 2019
Episode 45: The Real Reason To Raise Your Prices
Are you afraid to raise your prices?  In this episode, Mike Shreeve of The No Pants Project talks about why you should charge more and why it’s way more dangerous to not do so.  Originally recorded on January 24, 2019.  To watch the video, click here: https://youtu.be/MDaPE8u5vVg
20:41
July 19, 2019
Episode 44: The Double Your Profits In The Next 90 Days Challenge
Do you want to make more money this year? (Who doesn’t?)  Then tune in as Mike Shreeve, founder of The No Pants Project, shares how you can double your profits in the next 90 days.  Originally recorded on January 19, 2019. To watch the video, click here: https://youtu.be/-clKJs_NvmA 
11:59
July 17, 2019
Episode 43: 3 Ways To Give Yourself A Raise
Are you overworked and en route to Burnoutville?  In this episode, Mike Shreeve talks about three ways to increase what you earn without taking on more clients or doing any marketing. It sounds too good to be true, but it isn’t!  Originally recorded on January 25, 2019. To watch the video, click here:  https://youtu.be/Vy2Wg4yNbg8
29:13
July 17, 2019
Episode 42: What To Say That Turns Strangers Into Clients
 Are you struggling to attract clients? Then this episode is for you. We discuss some simple yet effective strategies, including Mike Shreeve’s tried-and-tested million dollar secret, that will presell potential clients on your services before they even get on the phone with you.  Originally recorded on January 26, 2019.  To watch the video click here:  https://youtu.be/lCAqNA9YObA 
27:02
July 16, 2019
Episode 41: How To Master The Most Important Skill In Freelancing
Could you be sabotaging your own freelancing career without knowing it?  In this episode, we’ll talk about a very important part of your brain and what you can do to make it work for you, not against you.  Originally recorded on November 26, 2017.  To watch the video click here:  https://youtu.be/MO8JEaRdon4 
26:06
July 13, 2019
EPISODE 40: 3 Questions To Double Your Business
Want a simple growth plan? Ask these 3 questions everyday. (For those who want to scale big I threw in a 4th question you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss)
45:53
June 11, 2019
EPISODE 39: 7 Questions To Change Your Life
Feeling stuck? Not where you want to be? Can’t seem to figure “it” out? Build the habit of asking yourself these 7 questions and change your life.
55:40
June 2, 2019
EPISODE 38: Could vs Should
Wanna build a 6-figure business working only 20 hours a week? You don’t need tricks or hacks to pull it off, just mastery of a very simple mental framework I share in today’s episode.
46:02
May 7, 2019
EPISODE 37: How To Deal With Trolls, Haters, And Critics Online
Got haters? Good. Means you are doing something positive. Let me show you how to navigate the world of online trolls, haters, and critics so you can keep creating and changing the world for the better!
57:53
April 24, 2019
EPISODE 36: 7 Ways To Use Your Cellphone To Market And Grow Your Business
Here are 7 ways you can use nothing but your smartphone to market your services and get consistent clients.
53:33
April 9, 2019
EPISODE 35: The Surprising Reason Why Focus Really Matters
Your life is mostly the result of what you’ve spent most of your time focusing on. In this episode we’ll talk about why that matters and how to leverage that truth to make achieving success more simple and doable.
27:59
April 6, 2019
EPISODE 34: What Your Clients Really Want To Buy
Knowing what clients want in advance = less stress and more profit. In this episode we’ll talk about what clients really want and how to build a business that delivers it consistently enough to create patterns and habits of profit and leverage.
49:11
April 5, 2019
EPISODE 33: How To Start A Business When You've Got A Day Job + A Family + Hobbies
Wanna know the secret to turning that "side-hustle" into a full-time income? In this episode I share some advice I gave to a long-time friend on how he could break out of his day job in the next 30 days by simplifying his approach, changing his pricing strategy, and sticking to a simple client getting process.
21:37
April 4, 2019
Episode 32: How To Use Fear To Sell More Of Your Stuff
Did you know that your brain has a built-in sales mechanism which allows you to increase your prospect to closed client conversion rate? In this episode we’ll talk about how to use fear to increase your ability to turn strangers into paying clients.
21:42
April 1, 2019
Episode 31: The Truth About Passive Income
There are a lot of dangerous ideas about “passive income“ peddled to you by Internet marketing, Lamborghini renting brosephs. In this episode, I’ll tell you the truth about what it really takes to create “passive income“, how realistic it is for you, and a few important things you need to know before going down the path of “money while you sleep“. After a decade of serving clients and helping them to create leverage income streams, this is what I know to be true.
35:38
March 29, 2019
EPISODE 30: Why Your Prospects Never Have Any Money
One of the most frustrating things in building a service-based business is speaking with people who don’t have the money to purchase your services. In this episode I’ll show you exactly why most of the people you speak with don’t have the money to hire you. I’ll give you three things you can do to start attracting people who have the money to afford your best price.
29:50
March 27, 2019
EPISODE 29: 2 Things You Can Do To 10x Productivity
You don’t have to work yourself to the bone in order to be perfectly efficient. Instead, apply these two simple exercises to create much more time freedom and flexibility without sacrificing income.
33:16
March 26, 2019
EPISODE 28: 7 Things I’m Testing
I spend a lot of my time testing new ideas from ways to develop myself as a person to better strategies and tactics for my business. In this episode, I will be sharing seven of the things I’ve been testing this past month or so and the results of those tests. My hope is that you can embrace the spirit of testing and maybe even learn a thing or two about some of the things I’m trying.
44:49
March 26, 2019
EPISODE 27: How To Prepare For The Coming Recession
Nobody knows exactly when the market will correct, but it’s a well-known fact that eventually things will get worse than they are now. Are you prepared for that event? Do you have your business and financial lives in order? Are you prepared to flourish in an economy less forgiving than today’s? In this episode we’ll talk about the three simple (but not easy) things you should be doing right now to prepare for our next recession.
43:18
March 24, 2019
EPISODE 26: How To Stop Shiny Object Syndrome (Finally!)
There is nothing more detrimental and time wasting than jumping from tactic to tactic and idea to idea. Shiny object syndrome is a very serious problem among solo entrepreneurs and freelancers trying to find their place in the great big world of business. When things get difficult, it can be all too easy to abandon the original path assuming the new one will be better. This is a fallacy and an unhelpful bias that keeps talented people stuck in a cycle of hard work with little to no returns. In this episode I’ll share with you a few tactics, some scientific principles, and helpful advice for stopping the cycle of shiny object syndrome so you can finally get the momentum you need to make positive changes in your growth as a business owner.
34:13
March 23, 2019
EPISODE 25: 4 Ways To Eject Toxicity From Your Life
It’s very difficult to be creative when all around you is toxicity. In this episode I’ll talk about four of the ways we inject toxicity into our own lives by accident, and how to correct our behaviors to drastically reduce the negativity we experience in our day-to-day lives. The end result of a diminishment in toxicity is an increase in creativity. For more information on how to build a successful, and creative, freelancing business, please visit: TheNoPantsProject.com
39:40
March 23, 2019
EPISODE 24: 7 Bad Beliefs That Keep Freelancers Stuck
Beliefs create behaviors. Behaviors create consequences. Consequences are what we live day-to-day. In this episode we’ll explore seven common beliefs that keep freelancers from growing into their full potential.
58:19
March 22, 2019
EPISODE 23: 3 Ways To Get Others To Promote Your Business For Free (Sort Of)
In this episode I’ll share with you three ways that you can leverage time to create mutually beneficial deals with other influencers who can generate client leads and sales for you. The best part? It requires zero upfront investment while still being wildly profitable for all parties involved. From more information on how to become a six-figure freelancer, please visit: TheNoPantsProject.com
30:02
March 21, 2019
EPISODE 22: The Pre-eminence Pricing Strategy
Struggling to get clients to pay your worth? Tired of constantly getting haggled on price when talking to prospects? Here’s 3 ways to fix that using the Pre-eminence Pricing Strategy.
32:28
March 20, 2019
EPISODE 21: How Intolerance Fuels Achievement
“We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our...” In this episode we’ll explore what really motivates us and why we sometimes stay stuck no matter how hard we try to improve.
35:18
March 19, 2019
EPISODE 20: How To Get Clients Fast
When your back is up against the wall and you need the client checks to start rolling in... focus on JUST these 3 things if you want fast results.
21:51
March 19, 2019
EPISODE 19: Why You Need To Save Yourself First
You can't save others if you're drowning yourself.  In this episode I talk about why you could be failing yourself and others by trying to be a "people pleaser".  Learn what really happens when you try and make everyone else happy at your own expense and hopefully you'll learn to become a better business owner and human in the process.  For more podcast episodes like this check out: https://anchor.fm/thenopantsshow For articles and other resources to help grow your Freelance business, check out: http://thenopantsprojectblog.com/ To find out how I built a $26,500 per month Freelance business, go here: https://thenopantsproject.com/case-study 
50:21
March 15, 2019
EPISODE 18: Podcast Experiment Results & Lessons: Day 18
In this episode I review the results of our 18 day podcasting experiment including total views, revenue numbers, and the 4 major lessons I’ve learned in creating a daily content habit through podcasting. If you’ve been considering starting a podcast of your own, check out my results to see if it would be a good fit for your business now. For more information on how to grow your creative business, visit thenopantsproject.com.
44:11
March 14, 2019
EPISODE 17: The Best Advice I Could Give To Anyone Who Wants To Start A Biz
This is the one thing I want my children to learn from me.
38:03
March 13, 2019
EPISODE 16: The Most Simple (FREE) Way To Get Clients I’ve Ever Seen
It takes only 3 steps, requires zero investment, and can be done by anyone who knows how to comment on the Internet. What is it? The most simple client getting process in the world and in this episode I show you exactly how to get started.
29:40
March 12, 2019
EPISODE 15: The Anti-Burnout Formula: Why I shut down a 17,800 person Facebook group to grow my biz
The only good business to run is one that doesn't run you into the ground.  In this episode I'll share a decision making framework I've used for the past ten years to make sure I am on the straightest, smoothest, and most simple path forward. This process has saved me many thousands of dollars in wasted money, but more importantly, it has prevented me from burning out and self-destructing (a common problem with many business owners).  If you're seeking "peaceful profits" in your Freelance biz, give this episode a listen to learn the 3-step Anti-Burnout Formula I used that inspired me to shut down a 17,800 person FB group for my own mental sanity (sidenote: the second I shut it down... profits shot up. That's how powerful this formula is.)  Apply to work with me: https://thenopantsproject.com/video For more podcast episodes like this check out: https://anchor.fm/thenopantsshow For articles and other resources to help grow your Freelance business, check out: http://thenopantsprojectblog.com/ 
58:36
March 11, 2019
EPISODE 14: 14 Ways To Be Unique And Stand Out In A Crowded Marketplace
By 2027, half of the workforce will be considered Freelance. Is your business prepared for the influx of competition?  Are clients coming to you because of your price, or because they want to work with YOU.  If you aren't getting prospects clamoring to your doorstep looking specifically for the unique thing you can do for them, it's gonna be tough to sustain your success moving forward. In this episode of The No Pants Show we talk about 14 ways you can be truly and authentically unique while service your dream customers more deeply. This episode contains the key to raising your prices and attracting more premium clients without having to rely on the sleaze of hardcore sales tactics.  Apply to work with me: https://thenopantsproject.com/video For more podcast episodes like this check out: https://anchor.fm/thenopantsshow For articles and other resources to help grow your Freelance business, check out: http://thenopantsprojectblog.com/
45:27
March 10, 2019
EPISODE 13: How To Know What You Want
In this episode we discuss how to find the answer to the most important question of all: What Do You Want?
1:00:01
March 9, 2019
EPISODE 12: My Advice To A Freelancer Wanting To Earn $10,000/Month (and still have a healthy life)
I sat down with one of my students in a private, one-on-one to plan out the quickest path to $10,000/month.  Graciously, Thomas agreed to share the recording of some of our time together to give you an insight into one path (of many) that you could take to 6-figure Freelancing without sacrificing the important things.  In this episode you'll hear my raw and honest feedback and advice on what it really takes to create and maintain significant income.  For more podcast episodes like this check out: https://anchor.fm/thenopantsshow For articles and other resources to help grow your Freelance business, check out: http://thenopantsprojectblog.com/ To find out how I built a $26,500 per month Freelance business, go here: https://thenopantsproject.com/case-study 
28:02
March 8, 2019
EPISODE 11: How (and why) To Tell Better Stories
Humans are story machines.  We use them to process the world around us, determine our morality, and even to navigate our own inner universe.  That's why I am always shocked when new Freelancers fail to use story more effectively to communicate their worth to prospects and land better client projects.  In this episode we've covered:  + Why story telling is the most powerful sales force on the planet (powerful enough to alter reality as we know it)  + How to change your own reality by "Standing guard at the gates of your mind"  + Why big box food stores want you to believe you're helping local farmers when really they aren't  + What every Freelancer change about their sales approach if they want to make selling easy  + Where to find the best sources of information when you need to know "what is my prospect thinking?"  + How to use ancient myths to stop hard selling and start using empathy to close more client projects  + And a whole bunch more nifty stuff  You don't need to be a master story teller to start leveraging story to make your life easier when it comes to marketing and selling your services. 
50:14
March 7, 2019
EPISODE 10: 17 Self-care Tips For Freelancers
Are you doing a good job of taking care of your #1 business asset?  In this episode we'll talk practical strategies for making sure you are performing at your best so you can take on life and business challenges and win! 
55:40
March 6, 2019
EPISODE 9: 7 Lessons Learned From Generating $131,777 In 45 Days From Zero
A few months ago I created a transparency challenge where I committed to generating $20,000 in new business in 45 days, from scratch, and to record every step of that journey for others to watch how I did it.  The result...  ... instead of $20,000 I generated $131,777 in revenue blowing my own expectations out of the water!  In this episode I'll break down:  + How much of that $131,777 was profit (HINT: most of it)  + The business model I followed that generated those results  + The 7 lessons I learned about created "better-than-expected" results and how replicate that feeling over and over again  + The #1 thing holding people back from reaching their potential  + How to reduce Shiny Object Syndrome + The secret to Pricing your products or services that reduces stress and lets you be really, really bad at marketing but still be profitable + And a bunch o' more cool stuff  For more podcast episodes like this check out: https://anchor.fm/thenopantsshow For articles and other resources to help grow your Freelance business, check out: http://thenopantsprojectblog.com/ To find out how I built a $26,500 per month Freelance business, go here: https://thenopantsproject.com/case-study
51:39
March 5, 2019
EPISODE 8: How I Charge My Clients $12,500/month (the exact service)
In this episode I’ll share with you exactly what it is I do for clients that allows me to charge (and get) $12,500/month using my Super Power. We'll talk about:  + The 10x ROI rule and why it matters if you want to charge more  + How I discovered my Super Power by asking "What's the compound problem I can solve today?"  + The 3 steps required to add $1,000,000 in revenue to any business + Why I focus my prospecting efforts on disqualifying prospects as soon as possible  + How to turn your love of teaching into an income stream that could help you get more per client + And a whole bunch of other cool things Feel free to copy what I do, or do it for yourself, or even just take a piece of it to improve your own Freelance business. If you want help discovering your Super Power too, visit TheNoPantsProject.com to apply for our coaching and mentorship program.
55:34
March 5, 2019
EPISODE 7: 21 Ways To Attract Your Dream Client With Easy To Make Content
If you want a simple way to get dream clients coming to you (instead of chasing them) it starts with daily content. In today’s episode I’ll share 21 easy content ideas you can use to get started attracting clients now. Keep things simple, focus on mastery, and be consistent.
52:46
March 4, 2019
EPISODE 6: What To Do When It All Goes Wrong
Stuck in the Valley Of Despair? Here’s what I do when the going gets tough and I need to make things happen fast.
22:12
March 3, 2019
EPISODE 5: How To Start A Podcast With Just A Cellphone And 3 Free Apps
Wanna have your first podcast episode up and running by the end of today? Reduce complexity, get out of your own way, and use these simple (free) tools to get started. Be a creator and make something cool.
35:11
March 1, 2019
EPISODE 4: 3 Things Every Freelancer Needs To Know About Money
Is your belief about how money works keeping you from growing your business? Probably. In this episode we talk about 3 money mindset shifts that need to occur before you’ll ever be able to reach your income goals.
38:24
March 1, 2019
EPISODE 3: How To Refocus When Feeling Overwhelmed
Ever get so overwhelmed with building your business that you think, “How am I ever gonna make this happen?” You aren’t alone. Overwhelm and confusion are natural parts of creating something new. In today’s episode we will look at the 4 sources of overwhelm and discover tools to prevent and correct circular thinking and confusion. Focus and clarity can be created if you know how to adjust your inputs. This episode reveals exactly how to do that!
54:31
February 28, 2019
EPISODE 2: How To Persevere No Matter What (The Secret To Getting What You Want)
Struggling to get what you want? In this episode we’ll look at the art and science of the most critical component to goal achievement: perseverance. Discover what the science says about Shiny Object Syndrome, focus, and what it really takes to get what you want. Visit TheNoPantsProject.com for more info.
54:44
February 26, 2019
EPISODE 1: How To Get Started
In this episode of The No Pants Show we tackle one of the biggest issues facing creatives who want to start their own business: The Art Of Getting Started
1:00:07
February 26, 2019
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