Sell Without Selling Podcast

Episode #150

American Dream – The Journey from Bottom to Success with Ann Landstrom

On this episode, Stacey is joined by professional photographer and entrepreneur Ann Landstrom for a conversation on the early struggles of entrepreneurism, positive affirmations, and rescuing yourself.

Key Takeaways:

  • Success isn’t fast. Invest the time. Be patient.
  • Are you running your business like it’s a hobby?
  • Avoid getting trapped by “How?”.

Today’s guests: Ann Landstrom

Ann is an award-winning master photographer with over 20 years in the photography industry.

She has photographed public figures and influencers and has been featured in San Diego magazines, numerous podcasts, and The Huffington Post.

Ann specializes in Branding, Boudoir, and Fine Art Portraits, her passion, and drive are to bring out the best version of each of her clients to elevate their business and also their self-esteem. To show them their inner shine and essence they might have forgotten about or never seen in themselves before through her transformational lens.”

“I had to change my mindset when I came here from Sweden. Coaches and mentors played a big part in helping me get where I am.” -Ann Landstrom




(First ~2 mins)

Hey, this is Ann Landstrom here. If you want to learn the six and seven figure science to success, and hang out with Stacey O’Byrne that is the master of mastery, not only in networking and NLP, but also to get you to the next level in your life, personally and business. Please, you should be listening to Sell Without Selling Podcast with my good friend, Stacey O’Byrne, my mentor and friend.


Hey. Welcome back to another episode of Sell Without Selling. I am your host, Stacey O’Byrne and I believe that learning the art and the science of how to sell without selling is the only way to achieve high six and seven figure success.

Today I am speaking with a really good friend of mine, Ann Landstrom. [Intro for Guest]

I am really excited to get into today’s episode. Really quick, if you are a business owner, entrepreneur, or sales professional, and you haven’t hit the level of success that you wanted or needed, or if you’re stuck and needing a pivot in your business, in your success – or maybe you just want more, and you understand the importance of having a coach to help identify the blind spots, increase accountability, and help with success strategies to take you, your business, your income, and your success to the next level – if this sounds like something for you, then head over to There’s a quick application there that will lead to a personal phone call with me to see if we’re a great fit for each other. Alright let’s do this.

Stacey: Ann. Welcome to the show.

Ann: Hey, Stacey. Thank you so much for having me today. I’m looking forward to this conversation.

Stacey: Oh, I am so excited. You know, I know your schedule has been kind of crazy. You travel all over the world. You photograph some of the top names in multiple industries. I am just blessed you took time for myself and our listeners. So I’d really like for them to get to know who Ann is, and your journey. So how did you get into photography?

Ann: Well, I am an immigrant. I came to America in 1984 from Sweden. Even as a young girl, I used to love sitting watching my parents photo albums with all their old pictures, and asked questions. My dad was a drummer in his youth and travelled all over Europe playing in a jazz band. And my mom was really into fashion and clothing. So between that and going into my mom’s closet and dressing up in her clothes, I think I’ve been doing this since I was 5. But my dad used to tell me when I had moved here, “you send such great pictures home all the time. Why don’t you go take a photography class. Maybe that’ll be something that you can do for a living.” I’ve always been in the arts and I was taking art classes at the time, so I said, “Okay, I’ll give it a shot,” and then I took Photography 101 and never looked back. I just fell in love with it.

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