When you watch my videos, look at my stance, look how much balance I have throwing strikes. I never cross my feet and I never let my feet get too close. If you have a tree outside you should throw on a shinpad (soccer/football one if you don't have muay thai shinpads) and kick the tree so you can work your technique as you would on a bag.
That makes sense. Do you agree I should step out and to the side a little bit with my lead foot and then throw my pick when I'm learning?