Getting Out of Your Own Way to be Profitable

Are you undermining your ability to be profitable? You may be doing this without even realizing it! Let’s talk about how to get out of your own way and implement the Profit First principles, starting with the basics. Cash flow problems crop up from time to time, and they are probably caused by long-standing habits and patterns that can be changed to improve your profitability. That’s where I can help! There are “gremlins” in your head that are affecting your health, relationships, disposition, creativity, productivity, and more! (From Rick Carson, author of Taming Your Gremlin, a book that I highly recommend!) Let’s take a closer look!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • Why people pleasing is a gremlin that can undermine your business and cost you in BIG ways
  • How people pleasing develops initially as a coping mechanism to keep us safe, but we can leave it behind and move on in a beautiful transformation
  • How people pleasing can keep us from taking the time to work on our business
  • How people pleasing creates codependency–and a business and team that are totally dependent on YOU
  • How to train your team members to make decisions and learn the process to become people you can trust to handle tasks for you
  • Why “Skeptical Skip” is a gremlin who doesn’t trust because he has been burned before–and how he shows up in your head, especially around finances
  • Tips for best practices in starting to delegate bookkeeping tasks to your team members
  • If you need support in hiring team members and defeating your gremlins, check out our How to Hire the Best course and our Better Business Better Life program. We can help!
  • Practical steps to take TODAY to squash your gremlins and take back your profitability

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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.