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Beyond Better is a podcast that explores a simple but profound idea: we all deserve to live lives that are not just better—but beyond better. I’m Stacy Ennis, an author, mom of two, and long-time location independent entrepreneur living in Portugal. Join me as I talk business, location independence, writing, travel, and so much more, all focused on building a life that is beyond better.

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Beyond Better is a podcast that explores a simple but profound idea: we all deserve to live lives that are not just better—but beyond better. I’m Stacy Ennis, an author, mom of two, and long-time location independent entrepreneur living in Portugal. Join me as I talk business, location independence, writing, travel, and so much more, all focused on building a life that is beyond better.

    [Replay] Ask Stacy: Book writing, publishing, ChatGPT, and second-language authorhood

    [Replay] Ask Stacy: Book writing, publishing, ChatGPT, and second-language authorhood

    This Ask Stacy episode is full of writing and publishing-related questions from my listeners. Topics covered in this episode include:


    What to do if English is your second language and you’re finding it challenging to write.
    Whether traditional publishing is better than self-publishing.
    If ChatGPT is an ethical route to write a book.
    The average word count for a nonfiction manuscript and what to do if you’re struggling to create enough for a whole book.

    Show notes:


    Determining Your Publishing Path with Jane Friedman

    Learn more about my Idea-to-Draft Accelerator and Author Mentorship program here.

    Follow me on:


    Instagram @stacyennis
    Facebook @stacyenniscreative
    LinkedIn
    YouTube @stacyennisauthor

    To submit a question, email hello@stacyennis.com or visit http://stacyennis.com/contact and fill out the form on the page.

    • 29 min
    146. [Replay] How to finish what you start, with NYT best-selling ghostwriter Tim Vandehey

    146. [Replay] How to finish what you start, with NYT best-selling ghostwriter Tim Vandehey

    I’m excited to reshare a conversation on my podcast with an individual who has had a profound impact on my career: Tim Vandehey.

    Tim is a friend and business mentor—not to mention a renowned writer. A freelance writer since 1995, he is an award-winning New York Times best-selling ghostwriter of more than sixty-five nonfiction books.

    In this week’s episode, we talk about why we humans are notoriously awful at finishing projects and what we can do about it. We discuss how we’ve each been able to tackle and complete big projects—you know, like writing dozens of books—and share practical strategies to get things done. Plus, we talk about the business of ghostwriting and share insider tips for writers looking to succeed in the field.

    Learn more about Tim:


    Website
    Facebook and Linkedin
    Tim’s most recent book: Swipe: The Science Behind Why We Don’t Finish What We Start

    Follow me on:


    Instagram @stacyennis
    Facebook @stacyenniscreative
    LinkedIn
    Youtube @stacyennisauthor

    To submit a question, email hello@stacyennis.com or visit www.stacyennis.com/contact and fill out the form on the page.

    • 44 min
    145. [Replay] What it’s like to move abroad in your 30s, 40s, and beyond, with Cepee Tabibian

    145. [Replay] What it’s like to move abroad in your 30s, 40s, and beyond, with Cepee Tabibian

    I get emails every week from listeners and readers who want to know about life abroad. Questions cover: What is it like to uproot everything and move somewhere new? What is the visa process like? What should I consider when deciding on whether to move abroad? These questions get more specific when it comes to dating, raising a family, and everything in between.

    That’s why I loved this conversation with Cepee Tabibian of She Hit Refresh. We discuss what it’s like to move abroad as a single woman thirty and older, what it’s like to raise a family abroad, and some of the real-life consideration for people looking to build a new life abroad. Since Cepee and I come from different life situations, we brought our experiences to this discussion, sharing our experience living in different countries. If you’ve ever considered moving abroad, don’t miss this episode.

    Learn more about Cepee:


    Website: shehitrefresh.com
    Instagram
    TikTok
    Youtube
    Facebook Group

    Follow me on: 


    Instagram @stacyennis
    Facebook @stacyenniscreative
    LinkedIn
    Youtube @stacyennisauthor

    To submit a question, email hello@stacyennis.com or visit www.stacyennis.com/contact and fill out the form on the page.

    • 37 min
    144. [Replay] How to Build a Following, With TikTok Influencer and Financial Educator Giovanna Gonzalez

    144. [Replay] How to Build a Following, With TikTok Influencer and Financial Educator Giovanna Gonzalez

    As I shared earlier, I’m on a needed podcasting break, so I’m sharing some listener favorite episodes. This week’s replay is “How to build a following, with TikTok influencer and financial educator Giovanna Gonzalez.”

    Giovanna Gonzalez is not only a TikTok influencer and financial educator, but she is also a soon-to-be author. During the Great Resignation, she quit her ten-year corporate career in financial services to pursue her true passion: teaching financial literacy to young adults. Since then, Giovanna has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, and Business Insider—and has hundreds of thousands of fans across the world—in just two years as a content creator. Giovanna’s powerful book, Cultura and Cash, was released earlier this year and became a bestseller its first week. She has more than 150 positive reviews on Amazon and has been on fire in the media! It’s been wonderful watching Gio’s success.

    In this candid conversation, Giovanna and I discuss:


    How she left corporate to pursue being a full-time creator
    BTS on what it’s really like to create content all day (hint: it’s not what you think)
    How to build an engaged, loyal following on multiple platforms
    Why first-gen money advice should be different
    What it was like to win a $50,000 writing grant—and what she did afterward to be successful in completing her book
    The highs and lows of her book-writing process
    The journey we went on together (this was my favorite part—I teared up!)

    Get to know Giovanna:


    TikTok @thefirstgenmentor
    Instagram @gigithefirstgenmentor
    Website 
    Cultura and Cash: Lessons from the First Gen Mentor for Managing Finances and Cultural Expectations

    Follow me on:


    Instagram @stacyennis
    Facebook @stacyenniscreative
    LinkedIn
    Youtube @stacyennisauthor

    To submit a question, email hello@stacyennis.com or visit www.stacyennis.com/contact and fill out the form on the page.

    • 42 min
    [Replay] How to live your dream life abroad, with Vanessa Menchaca-Wachtmeister

    [Replay] How to live your dream life abroad, with Vanessa Menchaca-Wachtmeister

    As I shared earlier, I’m on a needed podcasting break, so I’m sharing some listener favorite episodes. This week’s replay is “How to live your dream life abroad, with Vanessa Menchaca-Wachtmeister.”

    Vanessa Menchaca-Wachtmeister is living her dream life in Europe, and she has made a career out of helping others do the same.

    In this episode, we talk through how to transplant your career—essentially, how to do the same thing you’re doing now, but in another area. We discuss practical steps to move abroad, how to set expectations, and the mindset needed to successfully move to another country. We also cover Vanessa’s fifteen income streams (!) and how she is working hard now to secure her financial future.

    Vanessa and I are in different life stages. She’s younger than I, without kids, and in the phase of hustle and build. I remember so well the stage of building, and I love that while Vanessa is able to bring a different perspective than I have, we connect on so many aspects of this beautiful, challenging, wild, unpredictable, amazing life that is location independence.

    If you’ve ever dreamt of living abroad, this is your episode.

    Connect with Vanessa:


    Instagram @wanderonwards
    TikTok @wanderonwards
    Facebook @vanessa.wanderonwards
    Youtube @wanderonwards

    Follow me on:


    Instagram @stacyennis
    Facebook @stacyenniscreative
    LinkedIn
    Youtube @stacyennisauthor

    To submit a question, email hello@stacyennis.com or visit www.stacyennis.com/contact and fill out the form on the page.

    • 41 min
    142. I’m taking a break

    142. I’m taking a break

    It’s been an intense first half of the year, and to be completely honest, I need a break. In this episode, I reflect on the year so far and share a bit about what we’re working on.

    During this break, I’ll be sharing some listener favorite episodes. So don’t take a break from listening—you’ll want to hear these great conversations!

    Join the Author Influence Circle community! 

    Follow me on:


    Instagram @stacyennis
    Facebook @stacyenniscreative
    LinkedIn
    Youtube @stacyennisauthor

    To submit a question, email hello@stacyennis.com or visit www.stacyennis.com/contact and fill out the form on the page.

    • 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

KiersCan ,

All about it!

I am really excited to sink my “teeth” into this Beyond Better podcast. I first heard about Stacy on Farnoosh Torabi’s podcast So Money, and was totally intrigued by your series of “choices” that have lead to this location independent lifestyle you’re leading. It is a goal of mine, and I am drawn to your sense of calm as a point of guidance! I can’t wait for your book about this to be released.

K OConnor ,

Stacy's Podcast program is a favorite

I've been listening for quite some time. I throughly enjoy her topics and guests. The content is always helpful to me as I reach out to the resources provided.
Additionally, as a recent guest, I speak directly to Stacy's extraordinary hosting skills. I felt so comfortable. I appreciate the follow through of Rita and others on the team to provide the recording of the podcast.

Sphere6 ,

Beyond Better

I just listened to your podcast interview with Farnoosh Torabi about her newly released book Á Healthy State of Panic.
You skillfully detangled the deep roots of Farnoosh's journey of fear and how the author uses personal stories, her interpretations, her observations and her wealth of wisdom to convey to the reader the complexity of panic and how one can use this powerful emotion to move forward in life and transform oneself in an extraordinarily positive way.

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