A Gift to Yourself

Gift to Yourself

 Stretch beyond your self-imposed limits and let yourself imagine what's possible for 2015.

In the midst of the holiday hustle and bustle this year, take time to give yourself a special gift. Commit to spending some quiet reflective time with your favorite person – you! This practice will do more than support you through the “craziness” of the season. It will ensure that you are committed to making choices about your life and to making 2015 the year that brings you back to yourself and awakens your dreams!

Completing the Old

Step One

Look at all the areas of your life, reflecting on 2014. You may want to use the Wheel of Life for this part.

  • List all of your wins, successes and breakthroughs.
  • List all of your losses, disappointments and breakdowns.

Step Two

Choose 5-7 lessons you have learned this past year that you want to take into 2015. When thinking what to include, remember that you will want to consciously use these lessons in the coming year.

Creating the New


  • Imagine ahead to 2015.
  • Write a list of your wins, successes and breakthroughs for 2015.
  • Be specific and write them as if though they have already happened.
  • Look at each area of your life and make the list as long as you like.


Combined with this, some clients love to do a Vision Board for the coming year. This might take the form of a poem, story, collage, or drawing; anything that captures the essence and excitement of what you are stepping into in the year ahead. Check out Karyn Greenstreet's blog post about vision boards to learn more about this process.

Sabrina Dr. Sabrina Schleicher recognizes that employee  problems can be one of the biggest stumbling  blocks for any business owner.   With her background in psychology, and years of coaching small  business owners to extraordinary results, Dr. Schleicher knows what it takes to find, keep and get exceptional performance out of your biggest investment-your employees. Access her comprehensive video training 5 Secrets to Exceptional Employee Performance (her gift to you!) at www.tapthepotential.com

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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.