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Building a Sustainable A-Player Pipeline

If you’re stumped on how to create that consistent and dependable pipeline that brings those A-players to your team, don’t miss this exciting (and informative!) conversation between Dr. Sabrina and Stacey Seguin as they provide us with a Chapter Four sneak preview of How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members, Dr. Sabrina’s latest book in her How to Hire the Best series.

Stacey Seguin, a valued team member of Tap the Potential, interviews Dr. Sabrina in this peek inside the book that addresses one of the biggest hurdles that entrepreneurs face, and that’s finding the right team to support and further their business vision. Don’t miss this conversation around the Tap the Potential solution to creating a business that gives the business owner more time for what matters and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had!

As a Tap the Potential strategist, Stacey specializes in Profit First and Pumpkin Planning and supports Tap the Potential by providing clients with guidance towards advancing their company goals and assisting them in problem-solving any business challenges they may encounter along the way.

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

Show Highlights:

  • One of Dr. Sabrina’s wins and successes for the week was recording the launch video for her newest book with zero stress.
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  • Capacity is a stress point for business owners. Dr. Sabrina explains the difference between time capacity for the entrepreneur and business capacity for serving clients.
  • Dr. Sabrina shares how she lost some clients when she first started adding to her team and how that turned out to be a GOOD thing.
  • Make sure that as we’re bringing in A-players to our team that we’re inviting them to work with our best clients and customers, and that we have that sweet spot clearly defined.
  • Inflection point is that moment of total recognition that how we’re doing things now no longer serves us and is not sustainable to our growth.
  • Getting to the palace of comfort in our business opens up more capacity to do more new things.
  • As entrepreneurs, we tend to be impatient. We want things done, and we want them done now. We get frustrated when things don’t happen on our timeline. We can ask ourselves what is the real harm in pushing goals out? It is not procrastination; it is making a thoughtful choice toward making a bigger impact. What opportunities are created if we give ourselves more time?
  • Having a full pipeline of people who want to come work for you gives you the advantage of more easily bringing in more A-players when you’re ready to take on more clients that are within your sweet spot.
  • Tap the Potential’s Better Business, Better Life™ program has identified steps to take so that you can free up more of your time and get to that point where you have the time to analyze the top clients and do your wish-list interviews.
  • Dr. Sabrina explains that there is a way to set up your pipeline to weed out unqualified leads and attract the qualified leads.
  • Flipping the switch: moving from the business owner who does everything to empowering your key team members in making decisions based on the immutable laws of your business.
  • Dr. Sabrina walks through the steps it takes to get to the “flipping the switch” moment.

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THEN, join our Better Business, Better Life™ program.

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Books Mentioned:


How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How to Hire the Best: The Rural Business Owner's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How To Hire The Best: The Contractor’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz

Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street

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.