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 […]

Growing Influence Bookiversary: Q&A with the Authors

Today is the two-year “bookiversary” of Growing Influence! I remember receiving my first copy while living in Thailand. I had just moved there with my family about a month prior, and it was the first international package I’d received at our new address. As I opened the box and held my copy, I felt overwhelming […]

Let me tell you a story about sticking with your dreams . . .

(A quick note before we dive in: registration for Nonfiction Book School closes August 5! Let’s write your book together: https://nonfictionbookschool.com/. OK, with that note, let’s get to the story!)  Back in February of 2017, I sent my friend and colleague, Kelly, a 64-page document with the content plan and curriculum for what I called […]

5 writing truths from working with 100+ books

I delivered a book draft to a client this week. No matter how many books I’ve written, coached, or otherwise impacted over the years, the first draft is always an incredible milestone. And no matter how well I plan the process—how dedicated, focused, and organized I am—the last few weeks before a book deadline are […]

Episode 13 | Stacy reads: Unconventional: a look at our nontraditional family life

I get a lot of questions about our nontraditional home life. We live a location independent lifestyle as a family, my husband stays home with the kids, and I’m the sole earner for our household—and have been for more than seven years. This week, I’m reading my latest blog post, which opens the metaphorical curtain […]

Episode 12 | Ask Stacy: books, business, marketing, and childhood

This week, I’m answering your questions! I dig into whether to add an epilogue to a book, discuss business and marketing strategies for someone just starting out as a service-based solopreneur, share my not-so-subtle opinion on providing free samples as an editor or writer (and advice for authors looking to hire talent), and share two […]

A bullet-train week: mastermind, QuickBooks Connect, and the Great Wall (and how I stayed present)

This past week, I felt like I was on a mental and physical bullet train. It started with a mastermind with a dear friend and colleague; followed with an incredible three days speaking at the QuickBooks Connect conference; and concluded with a long layover in China, where I toured the Great Wall. The bullet train […]