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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.

    Building a thought leadership platform as an author with Naren Aryal (replay)

    Building a thought leadership platform as an author with Naren Aryal (replay)

    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 Aryal. Along with solid advice for growing a thought leadership platform as an author, Naren shares insider publisher secrets. If you’re an aspiring or published nonfiction author, don’t miss this informative (and fun!) episode.

    Learn more about Naren’s publishing companies:


    Learn more about Mascot Publishing: www.mascotbooks.com
    Learn more about Amplify Publishing: www.amplifypublishing.com
    Learn more about Real Clear Publishing: www.realclearpublishing.com

    Join the waiting list for my accelerated author program, Nonfiction Book School: www.nonfictionbookschool.com.

    Connect with me at http://stacyennis.com. Follow me on Instagram @stacyennis, on Facebook @stacyenniscreative, and on LinkedIn.

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

    • 27 min
    How to develop a 7-figure money mindset with Octavia Conner

    How to develop a 7-figure money mindset with Octavia Conner

    Money. It’s one of the biggest sources of stress entrepreneurs face. This week, Octavia Conner, founder and CEO of Say Yes to Profits, shares some of her top strategies to go from financial distress to abundance—and grow your company as you grow your money mindset.

    Octavia Conner has been quoted in Forbes and featured in Afro Tech and Intuit. Selected as a top-50 accountant in North America for two consecutive years and acknowledged as an award-winning, best-selling author and professional speaker, Octavia combines over 20 years of business, accounting, and financial experience. Basically, she knows her stuff!

    If you want to reclaim your financial power and grow your business, you won’t want to miss this episode!

    In this episode, we cover:


    money moves to reach six and seven figures in your business
    how to go from money drought to six-figure cash flow
    why and how Octavia left a cushy role as CFO to start her own business
    what Octavia learned when she failed the first time launching her business
    how to achieve financial peace of mind
    why having a financial strategy matters in reaching your business goals

    Get to know Octavia:


    Say Yes to Profits website
    Follow her on Instagram

    Join the waiting list for my accelerated author program, Nonfiction Book School: www.nonfictionbookschool.com.

    Connect with me at http://stacyennis.com. Follow me on Instagram @stacyennis, on Facebook @stacyenniscreative, and on LinkedIn.

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

    • 30 min
    How to run a profitable, scalable consulting business with Michael Zipursky

    How to run a profitable, scalable consulting business with Michael Zipursky

    Michael Zipursky is the CEO of Consulting Success®, a consulting business that specializes in helping entrepreneurial consultants grow profitable, scalable, and strategic businesses. We talk about Michael’s journey through multiple businesses and how he transitioned from burning the midnight oil to structuring his business in a way that supports a lifestyle of freedom. He shares what a healthy entrepreneurial work-life balance looks like for him and the mindset shifts necessary to achieve it. Hint: the key is to optimize our business and our lifestyle so that we can start enjoying more of what we want today and not delaying it for the future.

    Michael explains how authorhood impacted his business (Michael has published three books to date), as well as the four pillars of developing a highly profitable, scalable coaching business (the components of his Clarity Coaching program); content marketing; social media; and more.

    This is a value-packed episode you don’t want to miss!

    Get to know Michael:


    Consulting Success website: www.consultingsuccess.com
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/zipursky

    Join the waiting list for my accelerated author program, Nonfiction Book School: www.nonfictionbookschool.com.

    Connect with me at http://stacyennis.com. Follow me on Instagram @stacyennis, on Facebook @stacyenniscreative, and on LinkedIn.

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

    • 45 min
    Getting help to grow your dreams

    Getting help to grow your dreams

    In this week's solo episode, I share three core stages of my business, the mindset changes I made along the way, and the support I leaned on to make my dreams happen. I also share why my husband decided to be a stay-at-home dad, and how we have made decisions in alignment with the life we want—not what society thinks we should do.

    I recorded this episode on Independence Day in the US, as I was reflecting on what independence means to me. (Hint: It's not the American value of self-sufficiency.) I can’t think of a better topic to share this week as I reflect with gratitude on thirteen years of business and all the help my family and I have gotten along the way.

    Join my email list: http://stacyennis.com/join

    Join the waiting list for my accelerated author program, Nonfiction Book School: www.nonfictionbookschool.com.

    Connect with me at http://stacyennis.com. Follow me on Instagram @stacyennis, on Facebook @stacyenniscreative, and on LinkedIn.

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

    • 41 min
    Websites that convert with Jeffrey Shipley of TONIC Site Shop

    Websites that convert with Jeffrey Shipley of TONIC Site Shop

    This week, I’m joined by Jeffrey Shipley, cofounder of TONIC Site Shop. In this insightful, vulnerable discussion, we cover effective website design, and Jeffrey shares practical action steps to create a website that effectively communicates your brand and converts.

    My favorite part of this interview? His story. We discuss mistakes and lessons learned along his entrepreneurial journey cofounding TONIC Site Shop and building it into the wildly successful company it is today. Plus, we pull back the curtains on our businesses to explore working within one’s zone of genius, and the power of entrepreneurship and choice.

    (I teared up while interviewing Jeffrey for this episode. Our conversation is that powerful!)

    Whether you’re looking to revamp or refresh your site, or want to listen in on two entrepreneurs sharing the hard and great stuff, you won’t want to miss this episode!

    Join the waiting list for my accelerated author program, Nonfiction Book School: www.nonfictionbookschool.com.

    Connect with me at http://stacyennis.com. Follow me on Instagram @stacyennis and on Facebook @stacyenniscreative.

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

    Get to know Jeffrey


    Check out the TONIC Site Shop and sign up for their phenomenal newsletter: tonicsiteshop.com
    Follow TONIC Site Shop on Instagram: instagram.com/tonicsiteshop
    Follow Jeffrey on Instagram: instagram.com/jeffreyshipley

    • 55 min
    How to build a business and brand that sticks with marketing expert Rhea Allen

    How to build a business and brand that sticks with marketing expert Rhea Allen

    Rhea Allen is the president and CEO of Peppershock Media, a full-service marketing and advertising agency with creative production services that has been building brands and bottom lines since 2003. In this episode, Rhea shares how she took a sports marketing and television background and turned it into a successful marketing company. We talk building business brands, evolving into the “new” media of social media, culture building, transitioning to remote work, and so much more.

    Join the waiting list for my accelerated author program, Nonfiction Book School: www.nonfictionbookschool.com.

    Connect with me at http://stacyennis.com. Follow me on Instagram @stacyennis and on Facebook @stacyenniscreative.

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

    Get to know Rhea


    Learn more about Rhea’s agency at: www.peppershock.com
    Check out the Marketing Expedition Community: www.themarketingexpedition.com
    Listen to The Marketing Expedition Podcast: www.themarketingexpedition.com/podcasts/

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Bizauthor ,

One of my favorites

I always look forward to new episodes. Stacy Ennis is an engaging host who finds interesting guests and topics. This show is at the top of my short list of favorite podcasts.

Ausyjay ,

Smart, practical, and easy listening!

Besides her podcast having accessible, practical knowledge that can be easily applied to my life, I enjoy listening to Stacy’s insights~ she is real, relatable, genuine, and someone I wish I could sit down with over a cup of coffee and bounce ideas off of! Be sure to have paper and pen in hand if you want tips that work for creating a better life and career. (Psst! I’m a stay at home mom and her ideas are still relevant!) Her story is pretty amazing and yet I think we can each identify with her journey at one point or another.

AL Leadership Coach ,

Must-listen for entrepreneurs

This is one of my go-to podcasts. It’s the perfect blend of inspiration, engaging stories, and—my favorite—actionable advice. Great for anyone who wants to elevate their life and work, but especially helpful for me as an entrepreneur who is focused on growing my business and impact.

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