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Creating the Life You Want as a Family Business Owner – Episode 197

Profit by Design 197: Creating the Life You Want as a Family Business Owner 

Andrew Tvardzik of Cedar Ridge Log Homes has just graduated from Tap the Potential’s Better Business Better Life program, and we are celebrating with him! We are excited about what Andrew has accomplished since his new journey began in 2018. Running a family company presents many unique challenges and requires deeper-level work to promote growth and development. Besides increasing overall profitability and being able to take four-week vacations, Andrew has seen revenue growth of 5x! Andrew’s story is an opportunity for much learning for other business owners.

Join us to hear Andrew’s story of niching down, implementing and improving systems, and building a team of A-players who love what they do!

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

Show Highlights:
  • What Andrew’s business was like back in 2018, when he and his dad were trying to find their place in the construction world
  • Andrew’s moment of clarity–when everything began to change for the better
  • How Andrew stepped into a new location, new niche, and new business after coming through a very dark place
  • What it meant for Andrew to shift his thinking, build his team, and figure out exactly who they are at Cedar Ridge Log Homes
  • Unique challenges in running a family business and figuring out who needs to “sit in each seat”
  • How it makes a big difference to have A-players operating in their sweet spots
  • How Andrew learned to empower his team and let go of the “I have to do it myself” mentality through implementing systems
  • Why mistakes are learning opportunities to improve the system–and not personal attacks on anyone
  • What Andrew has learned about sales and products that Cedar Ridge delivers outside his personal skill set
  • How Andrew and his company were able to stay afloat during the COVID pandemic, a blessing in disguise
  • How Andrew is using the Better Business Better Life principles and Tap the Potential resources to create a healthier and happier life for himself and his family
  • How being highly coachable and creating a support community makes the difference in creating a business that gives your life back to you as a business owner
  • Andrew’s insights about who is a good fit for the Better Business Better Life program


Links and Resources:
Connect with Andrew:

Find out more about Andrew and his company:

Connect with Dr. Sabrina:

Download our Workbook and take our Better Business, Better Life Assessment.

Learn more about the next How to Hire the Best course.

New! Now Available!
The 4 Week Vacation book with bonuses! Follow the steps to claim your spot for the upcoming live training, The 4 Week Vacation Better Business Better Life Jumpstart !

Download Dr. Sabrina’s Introductory Training: How to Make Your Time Worth $10,000 an Hour

Join Dr. Sabrina in our Entrepreneurs Take Your Life Back! Community


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.