You can tell if someone is a Pioneer because they have a back full of arrows.
Kanye West came out of silence and decided to begin writing a book on twitter which was all about individual self expression and love. Not being held down by tradition, conventional wisdom and what others expect of you.
People constantly identify and label themselves with something to better explain it. People in the business world are hustlers. People are NOT just business owners anymore, we are entrepreneurs, artists, creatives, blah blah blah.
It all boils down to the true you — which is LOVE…
It’s Sunday — cold as a freezer, with a wind gust of upwards of 18 knots in Philadelphia. Some would describe it as a day to ‘Netflix and Chill’
I have 5 books heading my way from a recent order from Amazon. I was looking forward to eating a book today from the fresh lot. This will not be the case because most will not do whatever it takes to go above and beyond for their customers. (More on this …in a bit)
To sidestep and to ring in my point, I was asked a question by an interviewer last…
You can’t hardly wait. The day is soon approaching when you sell yourself, your experience and what you can bring to a team. You are excited. It may be your first job, your dream job or your ‘I’ll take whatever I can get job.’ You lay out your clothes. Practice your best interview voice in front of the mirror and you are so nervous but you KNOW it is what you need to survive.
My last job is the one I am currently in. I started as an entry-level ticketing agent for an airline in 2011. I didn’t…
Tonight I was inspired to go to Barnes N Nobles instead of cracking at a few sales templates, I had on my to do list. I haven’t been at a bookstore in a while. I usually click a few buttons and whalah my Amazon Prime order is instantly fulfilled from the comfort of my home. Today, I was inspired to go to the store instead. I initially had no intention to buy anything in particular. I was just walking in to imagine my book and banner on the walls and center table. I have a deep affection for books. I…
I discovered something while marketing my book that can help you break free out of obscurity and stop feeling shame around asking other people for money. Yes, the selling part. Most writers are creative and they suck at marketing and selling their book. That’s why its usually second nature not to ask for the sale — they rather jab, jab, jab, jab, jab me to death. Sometimes I find…
Our family trip in the summer of 95 was my first experience with the casino life. I was only 14. The kids in the family were warded off to enjoy the fun and games of the boardwalk while the adults enjoyed the fun and games inside Atlantic City’s Showboat. I hated going to the boardwalk — I much rather watch from the lobby area or partitioned wall which separated the action from the rest of the building.
So I told my cousins to go and I would catch up with them while I tried to lock eyes with my mother…
I used to think I was a speaker….. wrong
Thought I was an entrepreneur first ….WRONG
Thought at one point I was a funnel hacker…..DEAD WRONG
The reason my marketing sucked is because I never looked at myself as a marketer first. I always thought I was the speaker, author, chief motivator, chief [insert what sounds good here]
After visiting, meeting and interviewing Billy Gene of Billy Gene is Marketing INC .. I got a whole new perspective.
Watch the entire VLOG and Interview below.
Stacy A. Cross
I am going to take the time to celebrate this new discovery in such a time where the entrepreneurship landscape needs it.
I’ve tried this method for myself today while exercising for an hour.
I brought a sheet of paper with me filled with aphorisms and was super determined to understand each in its own right before moving forward with the list.
A voice said, ‘Stacy, turn off your damn phone’ and I listened.
I was able to run through that one sheet of paper 6 times with full understanding. I kept the method going to record a full podcast which was 100% off the head with no interruption.
Try it. Turn off your phone. Forget about it. Set blocks in your schedule when you know the phone will be OFF.
Stacy A. Cross
To date I’ve personally spent upwards of $3,000 on Facebook Ads. In the grand scheme of things…that’s no money at all, but when you’re a solopreneur, startup or just getting your knuckles wet in entrepreneurship, every penny counts.
If you are like me you read articles on articles teaching you strategies behind facebook. Then you have to read in the footer that ‘results aren’t guaranteed’ or an excerpt on how Facebook changed their algorithms, making it harder for new companies to squeeze. ….the good ol days.
There are definitely duplicatable techniques but it will cost you another 1 year to…
Success breeds success.
The Rich gets richer while the poor keeps floating around with no paddle and a hole in the damn boat. Guess what? Just as this concept is known in self improvement circles as the difference between the abundance mindset and the scarcity mindset, the same way confidence is understood as a concept utilizing the same principles.
Confidence is defined as: a feeling or belief that you can do something well or succeed at something, according to Merriam-Webster, my pal.
Even a small success can be used as a gateway to greater ones. — to build confidence.