The Butterfly Effect
You've probably heard about the butterfly effect. At Tap the Potential, we are absolutely convinced that when we #leadwithlove, while finding the motivation to Be A Gift From Our Gifts, we are encouraging others to do the same. At a time like this (the pandemic of Covid19), and through any major crisis, if we can look beyond ourselves, we can make a BIG impact on our families, our teams, our business, and our community.
From Wikipedia: In chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions in which a small change in one state of a deterministic nonlinear system can result in large differences in a later state.
I find it interesting how many inspiring stories come through in a time of crisis, from chaos. Do you trust that you can be the beginning of a ripple effect of good things to come? What happens if you don't participate? You don't even have a chance to make a difference. I can think of many cliches for this instance like you can't win if you don't try. And, let me be clear. This isn't an act of ego or expectation. This is an act of service and self-confidence. True trust in yourself that you matter, and what you bring to the table, makes all the difference in the world.
Be A Gift
I'm listening to so many entrepreneurs right now—so many of you are struggling with entrepreneurial burnout. Now, I get it. We can't always be positive and certain of things, especially in a time like this. BUT! We can make a difference. We can show up. We can keep an eye on our vision. And, we all have innate talents. Likely, we started our businesses because of those talents, passions, and interests. Am I right?
Don't lose sight of yourself during this crisis. To lead positively takes a lot of energy. I, for one, am convinced that we need to put our oxygen masks on first and give ourselves a little grace, space, and time (#veggiesfirst). Now, once your mind is clear from that long walk, or nap, or yoga (or nibble of chocolate), what is that inner voice telling you? If you show up “in service” of others—yes! even when you aren't sure you have anything left to give—that's truly serving. It's the empathy but doesn't need to feel like a sacrifice, that will fuel you.
You have an innate talent that drives you. Deep down, it's there. Where it all started. You've had that vision of your life for some time. Don't let go of that. Sure, we have to adjust during this time. Perhaps we need to have a new pace for the plan. And, perhaps this time and space in a new reality exist so that you can recenter, refocus, and get back to your roots. Perhaps you are in this because the world needs you to show up. Only you have your unique set or combination of experiences, expertise, environment, dreams, talents, passions, people,
This is your time to shine. Be A Gift of Your Gifts
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I believe in you. Come on, we're waiting for (and rooting for) you!
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Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist™ and author of the How to Hire the Best series is the founder of Tap the Potential. 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. Through our proprietary Better Business, Better Life™ coaching program, we transform cash-sucking businesses into highly profitable, Great Places to Work, then send business owners on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate that accomplishment. After the first year in our program, our clients have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than ever before.
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. Her latest book, How to Hire the Best: The Contractor’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees, is an International Best Seller on Amazon! In this powerful book, Dr. Sabrina shares crucial hiring strategies to transform your small business AND improve your personal life. With her background in psychology, and years of driving profit in small business, Dr. Starling knows what it takes to find, keep and get exceptional performance out of your biggest investment — your team members.
Dr. Sabrina is working on her next books: How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Team Members (available Sept 15) and The 4 Week Vacation: Work Supports Life, Not the Other Way Around (available Dec 1; featuring many of our Trailblazing 4 Week Vacation™ Retreat Participants!)