What Does Success Mean? What Does It Really Mean? | Stacy Hartmann

The only person who can define your success is you.


On this interview, Stacy and I talk about the hustle and the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. Stacy Hartmann started out in corporate, has been in business for the last five years, and has had her own online business for the last two. Stacy talks about breaking through barriers and as you reach new ceilings as an entrepreneur, how those barriers never really go away. Towards the end, Stacy even flips the interview on me and asks me a couple of questions! I think the biggest takeaway is that success is about defining how you want to feel, not how you think you should feel.

Key Insights & Aha Moments


*Hustle never really goes away.

*Thank you so much for your feedback.

*Who is Stacy? She is a business strategist and coach.

*Stacy went from teaching at-risk kids success strategies to entrepreneurs.

*Does success really matter?

*Success is anything you want it to be.

*Stacy’s secret sauce was when she hired her first high-end mentor. She spent $7,500 to spend half a day with this person.

*Within two months of making that kind of investment, Stacy 4x her rates and did it fearlessly.

*Sometimes you just don’t know what you don’t know.

*We can’t really help anybody without closing the sale.

*What kind of business challenges has Stacy faced?

*Stacy has found that when she’s hit a wall and feels like giving up, she always finds a breakthrough shortly after it.

*So many people think that once they have clients or more income, they’ll be home free. However, both Stacy and I had those things and we still felt like something was missing.

*It boils down to your personal fulfillment. You can have a ton of business goals and still feel empty on the inside.

*Stay tuned to my personal story about success and what it means to me at the end of the interview!

Maven Moment


I loved when Stacy talked about defining your own success. As many of you know, I built a very successful brick and mortar business, but after achieving business milestone after business milestone and hitting those goals, I still wasn’t fulfilled, at least not in the way I thought I’d be once I got to the end of the road. I still felt like something was missing and that something was just the fact that I wasn’t living my life the way I wanted to. I wasn’t putting my most authentic self forward and I knew something had to change. What I learned at the end of the day is that, success is about defining how you want to feel in your life and in your business. How do you feel now? Send me an email or comment!

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