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E-FICIONADO

E-FICIONADO

By Delanie Fischer
Are you a service provider who is fed up with hustle culture, gross sales tactics, and feeling pressure to sacrifice your authenticity for the sake of success? Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, shares how you can increase your revenue, impact, and freedom (so you can actually enjoy your freakin’ life!) by utilizing an unconventional, minimalist approach to business. It's time to do sh*t your way. For The Side Piece that corresponds with each episode and to apply for a complimentary 15 minute Business Solution Call visit delaniefischer.com.
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14 Simple Branding Tips For Service Providers
Are you stuck thinking about colors, fonts, and tweaking that freakin’ logo of yours that you just can’t seem to get right? Sounds like you might need the tough love that’s in this episode. It’s so easy to get distracted by all of the little details that we think we must have when it comes to running a business - like dishing out a sh*t ton of money on a website you don’t need yet, spending hours contemplating the best shade of green for your YouTube banner, or searching for the most perfect, eco-friendly paper for your business cards. How everything looks isn’t the most important thing when it comes to your brand. Don’t get me wrong, these things can be fun and can definitely elevate your biz, but the stuff that matters - isn’t stuff at all. Your values, your mission, your voice, and your story are the driving force of your brand. This episode is designed to help you clarify your messaging and your mission, be unapologetically yourself as your business evolves, and confidently turn the right people on (and the wrong people off!). This episode of E-ficionado: The Podcast includes: - The Side Piece, a guide that includes practical applications designed to support you in simplifying, streamlining, and scaling your service-based business can be found here: delaniefischer.com - A discussion between Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, and her Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about some early brand experiments that were total flops, why their priorities around branding have shifted throughout their careers, and how they’ve integrated their personal values into their business and mission, leveraged their story to define their brand, and continue to showcase their unique voice. - 14 tips and takeaways for effectively refining a brand that represents your values, interests, and goals If you're a service provider who would like to apply for a complimentary Business Solution Call with Delanie to clarify your goals, audit your current offers and systems, and craft your unique next steps for increasing your revenue (and your free time!), you can apply here To get The Side Piece that corresponds with each episode of E-ficionado: The Podcast, other gifts and resources, and for info about E-ficionado: The Program - Delanie's 1-1 Business Simplicity Coaching for high-performing service providers, visit delaniefischer.com. Want more info related to this episode topic? Episode #16 “Social Media: Setting Boundaries For The Sake of Your Business”can be found here and Episode #10 “How To Start A Service-Based Side Hustle (5 Key Elements)” can be found here. Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat
01:12:36
August 3, 2021
Simple Social Media Strategies For Service-Based Business Owners
Is your current social media strategy working for you, or does it need some adjusting? This episode covers simple social media strategies and tips that can be applied across various platforms and mediums. Whether you’re on Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest - or Tinder, there are some tried and true, evergreen ways to share information about yourself, and your services, efficiently and effectively leading to real results in your business (instead of just likes and comments). This episode is designed to encourage you to zoom out on the big picture for your business, ensure you’re maximizing your results for each piece of content you create and share, and determine what kind of role social media will play in making your goals a reality. It can be easy to get wrapped up in the logistics of how a new feature works, or researching when the best times to post are, or creating and posting content just to stay relevant, but when’s the last time you asked yourself, what sh*t is actually working on here? This episode of The E-ficionado Podcast includes: - An organizer with prompts and exercises to help you extract your thoughts and ideas around this topic and craft your unique action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com. - A discussion between Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, and her Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about their favorite systems surrounding social media, what elements they like to include when sharing information, and how they’ve utilized different platforms and content for the goals they have in their businesses - 16 tips and takeaways for sharing information on social media more intentionally and effectively to support your business If you're an independent contractor or service-based business owner who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss a minimalist approach to your offer, marketing, and operations click here. To get the organizer that corresponds with each episode of The E-ficionado Podcast, other gifts and resources, and for info about Delanie's 1-1 Business Simplicity Coaching Program for high-performing service providers visit delaniefischer.com. Want more info related to this episode topic? Episode #16 “Social Media: Setting Boundaries For The Sake of Your Business” can be found here. Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat
01:12:06
July 20, 2021
How To Change Your Mindset Around Money To Support Your Service Based Business
How we feel about money greatly affects how we set up and operate our business. It impacts what we offer, how we offer it, and the amount we charge. You can have plenty of interest in your business - you might be getting a lot of clients and customers, maybe you’re being featured on many different platforms and publications, but if the amount of money you’re making doesn’t seem to be lining up with how long and hard you’re working, there’s a very good chance that your thoughts, beliefs, and mindset about all things money is getting in the way of you running your business with more ease and earning higher profits. This episode addresses how we feel about money and why, and offers practical tips and action steps for upgrading your mindset and your environment in order to support your goals. Women discussing money, setting financial goals, and earning what they’re worth needs to become the norm. Are you ready to stop letting your negative beliefs around money sabotage your growth? This episode includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com A discussion between Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, and her Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about their old vs. new beliefs around work and money and how those beliefs have impacted their lives, how their mindset around money changed their business, and the practical steps, tricks, and hacks each of them have implemented to support a positive outlook about money as their careers evolve. They also cover topics like spending, saving, and the infamous D word - debt! 10 questions to ask yourself about your relationship with money 15 tips for leveling up your thoughts, beliefs, and mindset and taking inspired action If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat
01:33:00
July 6, 2021
Social Media: Setting Boundaries For The Sake Of Your Business
Social media can be a powerful tool for your business - it can make you visible to people who may not have discovered you otherwise, it can support brand awareness, and it can strengthen the connection you have with your community. BUT, if social media is the priority in your business, and as a result, you’re not experiencing tangible results when it comes to your services and revenue, that’s when it can be detrimental to your growth. This episode addresses how to use social media effectively, set boundaries around it, and steps to leave it altogether if that’s something you’ve been considering. The discussion and exercises in this episode are designed to help you take stock of the current efficacy of social media in your business, ensure that you’re building and growing your business sustainably, and most of all -  that you're enjoying the sh*t out of what you’re doing! This episode includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com A discussion between Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, and her Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about how they use and have used social media for their businesses, what’s been most effective, and the guidelines they’ve given themselves around the platforms they use. Plus, steps to take in order to run a social media free biz. 12 questions to ask yourself about your social media usage 20 tips and tools for setting boundaries with social media to increase its effectiveness and preserve your energy If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat
01:15:04
June 22, 2021
How To Price A Service Or Product As An Artist, Entrepreneur, Or Business Owner
Entrepreneurs and business owners often feel a lot of fear, uncertainty, and confusion around setting a price for their offer. This episode not only addresses the feelings we have around money, but it's also packed with practical action steps to help you determine your unique price based on your expenses, needs (and wants!), and the value you provide. Whether you have a product-based business, or you're a service provider, this information will help you select a starting point, ensure you're not undercharging or undervaluing your work, and level your sh*t up. This episode includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com A discussion between Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, and her Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about their past feelings and beliefs about money, what they feel formed those beliefs, and how they feel and approach money and finances now. They also describe the moments where they stopped trading time for money, and started exchanging value for money instead. 9 tips for selecting your price for the products or services you offer so you can compensate yourself well, feel confident about the value you provide, and attract your ideal clients and customers. If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat
01:31:07
June 8, 2021
Curing Decision Fatigue As An Entrepreneur, Business Owner, Or CEO
Decision fatigue can be frustrating and draining, but there are many ways you can gain clarity and become more decisive when faced with important decisions as a business owner, entrepreneur, CEO, executive, and leader. This episode is designed to help you finally make a decision you’ve been struggling with, as well as prevent future decision fatigue. This episode includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com A discussion between Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, and her Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about their personal experiences with indecision and decision fatigue in their professional and personal lives - including what steps Delanie took that led to the decision to close a business and how Kris gained clarity regarding a big move to a different city, the root cause of their indecision, tips and tactics that help them prevent indecision and decision fatigue, and what steps help each of them get decisive when decision fatigue is at its peak 7 main tips and takeaways to help you get the information you need in order to make your next decision If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat
01:41:27
May 25, 2021
How To Schedule Your Week As An Entrepreneur, Business Owner, or CEO
Time management is key for building a solid foundation for your business. Whether you’re a full-time entrepreneur or business owner, you’re rockin’ a day job and a side hustle, or you’re just about to start a new endeavor, this episode will help you prioritize what’s most important to you so you can get the right sh*t done while also holding plenty of space for enjoyment. This episode includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com A discussion between Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, and her Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about how they manage their time as they run their businesses, tend to other responsibilities, and practice self-care 20+ time management tips for setting boundaries, creating external accountability, mindset tricks, and other hacks If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat
01:36:03
May 11, 2021
How To Start A Service-Based Side Hustle (5 Key Elements)
Starting, and growing, a side hustle can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Keeping things simple is key - whether you’re new or you’ve been doing your hobby, or business, for a while. This episode includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com A discussion between Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, and her Operations Manager, Kris Hillberg, about how they started their own side hustles that turned into full-time jobs, what mistakes they made, and what moved them forward the most The 5 key elements to focus on when you’re starting out 100 tips for picking a product or service, offering your thing for the first time, streamlining your processes, branding, finance and legal, and diversifying your income If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat
02:51:31
April 27, 2021
50 Eco-Friendly Tips For Business Owners, Entrepreneurs, and CEOs
Considering how you can make your product, marketing, and operations more green is not only compassionate, it’s good business. However, it’s important not to let eco-friendly perfectionism get in the way of you taking action to start, or scale, your biz or passion project. This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com How and why we need to release the pressure around green perfectionism 50 tips for making your business and lifestyle more sustainable 4 questions you can ask yourself before purchasing something new How to generate specific ideas for your own sustainability plan, so you can form eco-conscious habits, instead of a list of overwhelming to-dos If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
55:36
March 30, 2021
10 Ways To Outsmart Perfectionism As An Entrepreneur
How do you manage entrepreneurial perfectionism? It can be so hard to separate yourself from your business as an entrepreneur, business owner, and artist - but it's vital that we remain as objective as possible as we build and grow our businesses and passion projects.  In this episode of E-ficionado - Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, covers: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com Why we experience perfectionism, why it’s important to analyze it, and what can happen if we don’t 10 mindset tricks, exercises, and steps you can take to get unstuck and into action - even if it’s a tiny little cute ass baby step How to generate specific solutions for working through your own perfectionism so you can start, or finish, that thing you’ve been putting off If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
01:02:59
March 2, 2021
2 Things Procrastination Is Telling You (And What To Do About It So Your Business Thrives)
How can you use your entrepreneurial procrastination as a tool to move your business forward? Procrastination isn't a bad thing, it provides us with information that we need in order to run our businesses more efficiently - and more enjoyably. In this episode of E-ficionado - Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, covers: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com Why procrastination is not negative and why we really do it The 2 very different things your procrastination is trying to tell you Exercises to help you determine why you're procrastinating on a particular task Practical steps for removing and simplifying the tasks you procrastinate on If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
39:33
February 16, 2021
9 Ways To Prepare For A Career Pivot
How can you plan and prepare for a career pivot? Any career transition can be filled with uncertainty, but there's a lot we can focus on within our control that can ease our anxiety around this period of time.  This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com 9 things you can do to prepare for the transition from a conventional career to full-time entrepreneurship How to recognize when it’s time to leave your day job The biggest issue that prevents entrepreneurs and business owners from increasing their revenue Steps for creating a personalized action plan for your career pivot If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
01:22:51
February 2, 2021
3 Ways To Simplify Your Service-Based Business
How can you simplify each area of your business in order to prevent shiny object syndrome and stay grounded as an entrepreneur or business owner? This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized actions steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com How to extract and reflect on your beliefs about work and money, and how to change the beliefs that are not supporting you A 3 step system that helps you stay focused and grounded in what actually moves your business forward Examples for simplifying both product and service-based businesses If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
01:05:41
January 19, 2021
How To Manage and Prevent Entrepreneurial Burnout
How can you manage, prevent, and learn from entrepreneurial burnout? Although burnout can be a part of entrepreneurship, it can also be avoided as much as possible when we build and work with intention. This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com A 5 step process for burnout recovery How to determine what is essential for your business, what isn’t, and how to keep your workflow simple 15 tips for preventing burnout as a business owner or entrepreneur  If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
39:15
December 23, 2020
How To Declutter Your Home (And Make It Stick)
How can you ensure that what you own is supporting you, rather than draining you? Creating an environment you feel your best in can have a significant impact on your results as an entrepreneur and business owner.  This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com How to determine what's most important to you  How to set an intention in each area of your home (and follow-through)  A simple process for removing and distributing stuff  How to transform your space (even on a tight budget)  Questions to ask yourself when attempting to maintain a decluttered space  Tips for gift-giving and receiving (it's not what you might think!)  If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
51:22
December 12, 2020
Handling Criticism As A Consultant, Coach, Freelancer, or Contractor
How can you manage destructive criticism while you're in pursuit of something you're passionate about as an entrepreneur, business owner, performer, artist, and creative? Don't let critics, internet trolls, and a-holes get the best of you.  This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft unique action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com Identifying any areas of your life and business where you’re letting fear of criticism hold you back  Why critics do what they do, how to not take it personally, and claiming your power back  Generating solutions for handling criticism in a way that feels right for you Practical tips for handling criticism online and in real life If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
34:22
November 18, 2020
How To Rethink Failure As A Service Provider
How can you acknowledge what hasn't worked for you in the past, and leverage that information to accomplish your career goals? If you feel like you've failed at something in business, entrepreneurship - or otherwise, and it's been keeping you stuck, this episode is for you.  This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com Creating a list of your "failures" and facing them head-on How to extract what you learned from each situation  How to use this new information as a tool that propels you forward If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing visit delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
24:59
November 3, 2020
How To Free Up More Time As A Service-Based Entrepreneur, Business Owner, or CEO
How can you free up your time in order to focus on what's most important to you in your life and business? If you're an entrepreneur or business owner who feels like your days are packed with crap that drains you, and you’re ready to implement some alternatives, this episode is for you. This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft personalized action steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com Finding your unique motivating factors to free up more of your time and energy How to determine what you like doing vs. dislike doing (it can be tricky to acknowledge!)  A variety of solutions for tasks you hate doing - by outsourcing, delegating, bartering, systematizing, and removing  Which 1 thing you can implement today so you have more time to focus on what you love!  If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you may be experiencing: delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
47:05
October 27, 2020
6 Questions To Ask Yourself When You're Indecisive About Your Career Path
Are you feeling stuck, bored, drained, or discouraged in your corporate job, and you'd love to transition into running your own service-based business? Let's discuss how you can determine what your authentic goals are (vs. goals you might have out of obligation), and what steps to take in order to attain them. If you're feeling burnt out, overwhelmed, indecisive - or a hot cocktail of all of the above, this episode is for you. This episode of E-ficionado with Business Simplicity Coach, Delanie Fischer, includes: A worksheet with prompts and exercises to help you gather your thoughts, get organized, and craft unique actions steps can be found here: delaniefischer.com How to get clear on what you think you should want vs. what you actually want  A process for taking stock of your current tasks, commitments, and responsibilities  How to remove, or ease out of, the tasks that are not supporting your goals  How to make time for, and double down on, the tasks that are supporting your goals What you can implement starting today  If you're a part-time or full-time service provider who would like to apply for a comped 15 minute Business Solution Call with Delanie to discuss your business goals and any obstacles you might be experiencing: delaniefischer.com Credits: Edited by Kris Hillberg Cover art by Patrick Nicely Photo by Tillah Freckleton Song by OctoSound Sound effects by Zapsplat Find the transcript for this episode here
38:32
October 17, 2020