Redefining success: 4 resources to support you

“Success” is such a loaded word, isn’t it? So many of us are raised to believe that we don’t get to define this word for ourselves. We’re given a set path—go to college! get a good job! buy a house! raise a family! retire at 65.5 with a solid nest egg!—with little room for error. […]

Want to live a location independent life? 5 resources to get you started

I get a lot of questions about living abroad. How do you run your business from Portugal? What’s it like to navigate schools and health care? How do you balance business, family, and adventure? Is it something I could do too? Portugal is the fourth country I’ve lived in outside the United States: Dominican Republic and […]

How writing my first book led me to live in Portugal

In 2012, I was a graduate student at the University of Cincinnati, attending with a full tuition assistantship working part-time at a scientific journal on campus. I was also running my business, which I had started three years earlier while living in the Dominican Republic, and had been working since the age of 14. While […]

Struggling? Thoughts on being open and controlling what you can

This week, I’ve been thinking a lot about being open. Because for so long, so much has been closed. The world has been shut down; access to things we want and need has been closed. Travel has been halted. Here in Portugal, schools have been virtual. Physical access to our family back home has been […]

Why I’m quitting social media forever

First of all, apologies for the click bait-y title. I know, I know. It would annoy me too. But I got your attention, didn’t I? When I went off social media on October 2—the day after turning thirty-five—I told myself I’d be back on in thirty days. I just needed a reset. A break. Some […]

Episode 29 | How to deliver a phenomenal virtual keynote and recover from business disaster with Misty Megia

Misty Megia is a creative producer extraordinaire who has helped craft and produce keynotes on some of the biggest stages in the world. After leaving her high-profile Fortune 500 position on February 26, 2020, to start her own company, Misty lost $85,000 in contracts in one day as events around the US were cancelled due […]

Episode 28 | Ask Stacy: What did you overcome to reach where you are today?

This week, I get to do one of my favorite things: answer your questions! Questions include: What were the major mental, emotional, or professional milestones that you had to reach or overcome in your career in order to be where you are today? How do you edit/ghostwrite content for projects you don’t love but are […]

How discretionary time can transform your life and work

In college, I didn’t have the luxury of time. While many of my peers would languish over their papers for weeks and study half-heartedly for exams over hours, I had small pockets of time to get my work done. Since I worked full time, and sometimes also part time, to support myself during school—and took […]

Episode 27 | Olympic athletes and entrepreneurship with publisher Maryanna Young

Joy, freedom, and friend—these are the words that guide Maryanna Young, CEO and founder of Aloha Publishing. In this episode, she shares how the principles she learned coaching Olympic and world class athletes applies to entrepreneurship. We also have a thoughtful conversation about goal setting, productivity, and focus, all some of my favorite subjects. Learn […]

Episode 26 | Building a thought leadership platform as an author with Naren Aryal

Growing your influence and impact as an author requires more than just writing a book people want to read. You need to show up with passion, purpose, and consistency to develop a solid author platform that attracts an audience. In this episode, I talk with founder and CEO of Amplify Publishing and Mascot Books, Naren […]