Stacey Myers Q and A Interview
Can you share your back story with us, a bit about your childhood?
I’m from Australia and was raised on an island until I was about 8 years old. We then moved over to mainland Australia where I lived until I moved to the United Kingdom in my late 20’s.
Were you a determined child or has that developed?
I think I was always a determined child, with a mind of my own. I know I can be stubborn in my opinions sometimes. I always liked to try new things.
Can you share something about yourself that is not widely known?
I raised $100 000 for the Leukaemia Foundation over 2 years and had 5000 people shave their heads.
How and when did you know you wanted to become an entrepreneur?
I didn’t realise until about 4 years ago that I could run my own business. Due to my own mindset, I thought that I would have to be a teacher for the rest of my life. This is one of the reasons I am so passionate about personal development. It was soon after starting to look at myself, and learn more about myself, I realised that I could actually do anything that I wanted. That I didn’t have to have a job for the rest of my life.
Tell us about your business…
I work with women who want to start their own business. Women who know they were meant for more in life and want to help other women create a life they want. When I first started my business I was all over the place trying all these different strategies. After much trial and error I came upon what I feel are the essentials for starting your own business the right way. This is what I teach other women to do.
What did you give up to get to where you are today? What did you have to sacrifice?
I had to give up the opinion that I couldn’t do it. That it wasn’t going to be possible. This is one of the biggest things we need to do to have a successful business. Stop believing all the things we can’t do and start believing all the things we can do.
As far as what I have had to sacrifice – I’ve never even thought of it that way, so it was an interesting question. I always said that my business wasn’t going to take over my life, but of course it does take up more of your time. I suppose more than sacrificing time, I just waste less of it now.
What’s the hardest thing you’ve had to do?
I cycled 70 miles in the New Forest in the UK. That was hard.
What are your goals for 2018 and beyond?
I would like to decide where it is that I would like to move to next and move there. So many options, how does one choose? Of course I would like to continue to build my business and support as many women as possible.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time? Do you have any big Goals?
I answered some of this in the last question. A big personal goal is to do more travel and for business I would like to take on more speaking engagements.
Can you share 3 #BizTips for Women in Business
1) Consistency – this is the biggest I think. Even if you are taking the smallest step every single day you will still be moving towards your goals.
2) Personal Development – always be working to better yourself. We have so many limiting beliefs that hold us back and most of them we aren’t even aware of.
3) Follow the advice of only a few – find a few people that are successful in their business and that operate with integrity. Listen to them and implement, from their trainings, what you think will work for you. If you follow and listen to too many people then you start to get confused. Most of the strategies out there are great ways to make money in your business – using Facebook Live, doing webinars, running challenges, using YouTube. It is not great to try to do them all at once. Pick a few strategies and stick with them. Once you are having success using those, then you can implement more.
How can people best connect with you online?
Website – www.staceymyers.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/staceylmyers
Twitter – www.twitter.com/staceylmyers
You can read more from Stacey Myers – Why You Really Only Need These 5 Essentials To Run A Successful Online Business inside #BizRocks Magazine Issue 60
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