Episode 25 // Financially Fierce Founder: Candyce Fiessel

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Are you ready for this!? We’re back with Season 2 of The Gab Lab, bringing you more insights and more intel to blow your mind and build your bottom line.

We're kicking things off with none other than the incomparable, the one-and-only, Ms. Candyce Fiessel, Founder of Sheer Escape, Director of Operations of The Style Academy, creator of My Life Planner, and Life School!

If you’re feeling like you’re working too hard but not getting anywhere, download this episode, step away from your desk, and listen in as Candyce walks us through how she’s able to build not one, but four wildly successful ventures simultaneously. Pay attention, because she shares with us her through-line, the thread that runs throughout all of her businesses and anchors the majority of her decisions.

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Episode Timeline //

[00:00] Introduction of #FinanciallyFierceFounder Candyce Fiessel

[01:56] Candyce's four successful ventures

[08:10] How a personal trauma took Candyce and her business to the next level

[13:09] How and why to work smarter not harder

[15:04] Personal development meetings in business

[16:20] The performance-based salary rule

[20:18] The business model and how to scale it

[23:36] Making one-on-one meetings meaningful

[27:37] How and when Candyce reviews her business growth stats

[28:45] Why she purchased an existing business (Style Academy) instead of starting from scratch

[32:57] The mindset of being an investor

[35:07] Saving money for investing

[37:49] Candyce's story of overcoming divorce and lessons learned

[40:42] Candyce's purpose in life

[43:57] Step up and sign up for ‘Financially Fierce Fridays’

Founder’s Take //

There were so many mind-blowing moments in this episode. However, I was able to discern three core pillars that have structured Candyce's financial and entrepreneurial reality:

Don't have the patience to sit through a whole episode (you are an entrepreneur after all)

check out our timestamps below!

Work smarter not harder // Candyce, with such grace and vulnerability shares with us the trauma that reinvented her relationship with money, and ultimately, her approach to doing business. There is no doubt Candyce has worked for every penny, client, and success that's come her way, BUT it didn’t come from working herself into a state of overwhelm and fatigue! It came from getting smart with her time, her money, and her strategy. Working smarter not harder required her to get uncomfortable and choose to do things differently. Tune in to learn how Candyce chose a different path and where that path has taken her.

Surround yourself with amazing people // From the first day of working with Candyce, I knew building a tribe was one of her many gifts. If you’ve been struggling to build a team, or at odds with the art of delegation, turn this episode up! Candyce doesn’t manage her people, she develops them. Seriously, there is so much value in better understanding Candyce's leadership philosophy, you’ll want to circle back, hit pause, and take notes.

Think like an investor // Very early in her entrepreneurial journey, Candyce chose to invest in personal and professional development. Candyce chooses to see decisions as investment opportunities; investments in her education, in her team, and her businesses. It’s a choice that has shaped her approach to doing business and has had a radical impact on her outcomes. Imagine having enough cash set aside to personally bankroll the expansion of your business?! It's possible! This is the episode and the #FinanciallyFierceFounder to show you how!

Mic Drop Moments //

BOOM! There it is! I promised you intel to blow your mind and build your bottom line.

Here are just a few of my favorite mic drop moment's compliments of

#FinanciallyFierceFounder, Candyce Fiessel.