I knew I was on the right track with interviewing Stacie when, after I asked her to be on the podcast, she said, “Brian, I don’t know if I am that interesting..” Because how many of us have had that feeling, believed that thought?
See, for those of us around her, we get inspired by someone believing in themselves enough to try something different, to go out on their own (even if it’s not a full time gig), and being willing to risk a little when the excuse of “I’m too busy” would have been perfectly acceptable, and true. For Stacie, it seemed like something as simple as connecting her desire for social engagement with a product she loves, but for the rest of us, she provides an example of the type of confidence we are all looking to develop.
For her, it started from someone else being an example. Someone influential in her life showing her a different potential path and opening her eyes. And, while she does not consider herself a salesperson, perhaps she is simply the kind of salesperson we would all like to see a bit more of. Someone doing it for the right reasons and with a company they are proud to represent.
That single example allowed her to find more examples, like a friend not being afraid of failing. And even more important than that, it allows Stacie to teach her daughters that it is ok to try new things, to take risks, and to not be afraid to fail. For those of us that care to be an example for our own friends and family, Stacie is not just an interesting example, but the type of example we need more of in life. That we can be influential, inspirational, and successful by simply connecting something we like with something we like to do.