Blind Spots

Don’t forget to check all your mirrors! Adjust them to your height and then always turn your head to check your…BLIND SPOTS. We heard it a million times when we were going through driver’s ed. Why, then, when running a business do we forget that we don’t know what we don’t know?

What pieces of your operation are your blind spots and how do you find them?

Unfortunately, we often don’t recognize our blind spots until after something unfortunate has occurred. What went wrong? What systems weren't in place? Why didn’t I see it?

There’s of course, a proactive way to review our blind spots. I recently did this for myself when I was planning my 6-week vacation. I wanted to examine which tasks were using up all my energy and compare it with what I love to do, and am the best at doing.

By examining this with the support of a fellow coach (yes, even coaches have coaches because we have our own blind spots!) , I was able to see I had a HUGE blind spot as to some roles and responsibilities within the company that I simply needed to delegate. Whether there is someone better for the task, or it would free up time for me to laser-focus on my strongest group of strengths—like coaching and strategizing, which incorporate almost all of my major strengths, it was time to let go. Task switching between tasks that do not utilize my strengths was leaving me feeling tired, unfulfilled and frustrated. THOSE are not the feelings I want to have as I run my business!

One of the biggest blind spots our clients identify just a couple of months into working with us is simply “I didn't know what I didn't know.” This statement is usually made in reference to a total mindset shift and a new way of thinking strategically about the business.

What was once hard, overwhelming and frustrating, is becoming simple, clear and straightforward with a new mindset and strategy for growing profit and a fun, great place to work!

Running an effective and profitable business takes stamina and focus, with short term wins and long term gains. Let’s find your blind spots, work on them together, and set a solid vision for your business…and yourself.

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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.