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Breaking Free from the Survival Trap

Have you ever felt like you were just spinning your wheels in your business? Have you felt that the very best effort you could give is never enough? This is called the “survival trap,” and that’s the focus of today’s show. I want to explain what the survival trap is, what it looks like in your business, and best of all, what you can do to break free. Join me!

Many business owners have too many things on their plates, and they just can’t get everything done. This survival trap will stagnate your business and burn you out. We can help you break free and get back the life you want. Our FREE Better Business Better Life Jumpstart is starting on April 10, and we want you to join us!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • Signs that you are in the survival trap in your business–Look out for these red flags! (Does this sound like you?)
  • Why you are not alone (9 out of 10 entrepreneurs experience burnout with symptoms around mood, difficulty enjoying life away from work, sleeplessness, skipping proper meals and exercise, increased stress, and social isolation)
  • The truth: being in the survival trap means that you need higher levels or organizational systems in your growing business
  • How EVERY decision needs to support your bigger WHY of your business
  • How my daily “one thing” designation helped me in the early days of entrepreneurship and became my chart of $10,000 an Hour Activities (Get the chart here!)
  • What I’ve discovered about the key systems that have the greatest impact to help you break free of the survival trap
  • What it takes to break free from the survival trap
  • What’s waiting for you on the other side of the survival trap? (We want you to get to the other side and find out! Let us help! Sign up for our FREE Better Business Better Life Jumpstart that runs for one hour each day during the week of Monday, April 10.)

Links and Resources:

If you are ready to break free from the survival trap, sign up for the FREE Better Business Better Life Jumpstart today! I hope to see you at our first Zoom meeting on Monday, April 10!

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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.