A weekend in Lisbon: Ai Weiwei, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, and the Oceanarium

This past weekend, we took a trip to one of my favorite cities: Lisbon. Technically, we stayed in Cascais, a charming town about 30 minutes outside the city, but we spent two out of the four days in Portugal’s capital city. When we first moved to Portugal, we almost lived in Lisbon. It was an attractive choice: […]

The 10 best podcasts of 2021

I get asked on a nearly daily basis for podcast recommendations. And while I still stand by my earlier list of recommendations, I’ve shifted my listening substantially since I published that post in 2017. So what are the 10 best podcasts of the moment, according to . . . well, me? As a self-proclaimed expert […]

5 mistakes while building a location independent business

On a weekly, and sometimes daily, basis, I meet a new individual looking to build a location independent (LI) business. If you’re new to this term, running an LI business means you can run the business from anywhere in the world. It doesn’t mean that you’re generating the fabled “passive income” while sipping piña coladas […]

Writing a book? Resources to guide you—no matter where you are in your journey

TLDR: I’ve broken the resources below down by your current writing situation, so feel free to scan for the headline that grabs you—and dig into a resource to support your journey. I clearly remember the day I sat down to write my book. Well, to be honest, not the exact day—more like an amalgamation of days […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Episode 25 | Building a six-figure PR firm with Caitlin Copple Masingill

I’m joined this week by Caitlin Copple Masingill, founder of Full Swing PR. We talk all things location independence, business, courage . . . and even making money with a liquor license. Alongside her PR firm, she is cofounder of Electable Women, a community of women who want to run, win, and lead in local […]