Are Your A-Players Burning Out?

Are Your A-Players Burning Out?

Let’s talk about you. How are you doing with managing your stress? Right now, world events bring a lot of anxiety and stress, and we are still recovering from the COVID pandemic and its impact on our businesses. In addition, I from hear from many of you that hiring continues to be a challenge and that you are doing everything you can with a “lean and mighty” team. It is important to do a check-in with yourself and your team, especially regarding burnout.

Join me for a closer look at burnout, energy gainers and drainers, and why knowing your team members’ strengths might be the answer to preventing burnout in A-players.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:

  • Check-in questions to ask yourself, the chief A-player in your business:
  • Does your mood fluctuate based on how the business is doing?
  • In the last three days, have you neglected any basic needs, such as sleep, healthy eating, or social interaction—because of work?
  • Are you finding it hard to switch off and NOT think about the business?
  • Do you feel that no one understands you and the stressors you’re experiencing?
  • Why you need to take our FREE Better Business, Better Life Assessment if you’ve never taken it, or feel free to take it again if it’s been more than a few months
  • What we have found in the correlation between a higher number of systems and a lower risk for burnout
  • How to identify your energy “gainers” and “drainers”—and what you can do about them!
  • Why burnout is the downside to having a team of A-players (and how to spot the symptoms!)
  • How to help your A-players fight against burnout by teaching them to delegate lower-value tasks to others and making sure they know how to say NO
  • Tips for supporting your A-players and preventing burnout:
  • Educate them about what burnout is, and give them permission to talk about it.
  • Help them shift responsibilities off their plate and maintain good boundaries about work time.
  • Talk to them about energy gainers and drainers, and encourage them to focus daily on energy gainers. Find out what they don’t enjoy doing that someone else might like to do.
  • How having your team members work from their strengths helps prevent burnout AND increase productivity (There are tools to help!)

 

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About The Author

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast. At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations. These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs. In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?” (as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.