How She Got There: Stacia Pierce, Founder & CEO of Ultimate Lifestyle Enterprises

Name: Stacia Pierce

Job Title and Description: Founder, CEO of Ultimate Lifestyle Enterprises

Website: Lifecoach2women.com

Twitter Handle: @lifecoach2women

Instagram Handle: @staciapierce

Whether you're a sophomore in high school or you're a fifth-year college senior, everyone struggles with this whole adulting thing. Thankfully Stacia Pierce has made a lifelong career from coaching others in business, success and life itself. Beyond being a best-selling author for her expertise, Pierce has adopted a 'no excuses' business and policy and she has a plethora of advice on how to make your morning routine more efficient, as well as a ton of vocational advice (because we all know that we can never have too many career tips). 

Her Campus: What does your current job entail? Is there such a thing as a typical day?

Stacia Pierce: My typical day starts with my morning routine of early morning meditation, journaling, showering while listening to inspirational podcasts or books on my Nook. I say my daily affirmations while I dress. From there I start with an agenda. I focus on 3 top goals that have to do that day. A lot of my day consists of writing. Writing a book, writing a speech for a presentation or working on my marketing emails. Then I have meetings with my team or my clients. After that, I create coaching lessons for my business school. In the evenings, I usually partake of some kind of cultural or creative event to keep things fun and interesting. This includes walks with my husband, new eclectic restaurants, a scenic drive and visits to the bookstore. When I retire to my room, I sip my tea and write my gratitude list in my journal, reflect on my day and plan the next day's event.

HC: What is the best part of your job?

SP: The best part of my job is that I get to help people. I get to do work that is fulfilling because I help people to change their bottom line and achieve their own goals. I also love that I have the freedom to be creative in my work.

HC: What was your first entry-level job in your field and how did you get it?  

SP: As a business owner, my first job was running my own ice cream shop/arcade when I was 13 years old. My father bought me a business to teach me how to be an entrepreneur. It was very exciting at first, then I realized that I had to stay in the shop and work all summer. So, I hired my friends so that I could have help and get to see my friends more.

HC: What words of wisdom (well-known quotes, an anecdote from your boss) do you find most valuable?

SP: My father told me that information is the key to promotion. If you are going to keep being promoted in your field or work, you’ll have to keep learning new information. Don’t ever feel like you know it all. Stay in a constant state of learning. He also told me, everything may not be easy but it is 'figureoutable.'  

When dealing with people in transactions, trust your gut. Go with what you feel inside more than what you see outside since people can say one thing and do another. Don’t only trust relationships by sight. Be productive and excellent at whatever work you do, even if it’s not your dream job. There is something to learn in every position. Always ask yourself, Why am I here? What do I have to learn?

HC: What is one mistake you made along the way and what did you learn from it?

SP: As a manager, one of my biggest mistakes is assuming that people will do exactly what you want and that they have to the same intensity about projects as I did.  I learned that you have to inspect what you expect.

HC: What has been the most surreal moment of your career thus far?

SP: The most surreal moment would have been holding my first book or product in my hand. I’ve written 20 books and created several products and every time they come, holding them for the first time give me butterflies. I get excited knowing that I’ve created something that will impact the lives of others in a positive way. That feeling never gets old.

HC: What do you look for when considering hiring someone?

SP: Integrity is high on my list. Secondly, I look for someone is a self-starter, productive and can think on their feet. I look for people who don’t have to be micromanaged to get the job done. Attitude is important as well. We have a positive and happy environment so potential works must also be positive and happy in order to thrive with us.

HC: What advice would you give to a 20-something with similar aspirations?

SP: Write your goals down, review them often. Keep a journal of ideas and take action on them quickly. Usually when you wait you lose momentum

HC: What's the one thing that's stood out to you the most in a resume?

SP: A relevant objective statement that gives some clarity of who the applicant is and what they want to do.