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Gratitude, Networking, & Onboarding Your A-Players

Listen in for a sneak preview of the last chapters 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.

On today’s show, Dr. Sabrina sits down with two of Tap the Potential’s strategists, Darren Hopman and Stacey Seguin. They discuss the strategies around attracting A-players to an organization by effectively networking outside of our own networks, plus Dr. Sabrina has some great onboarding tips. Don’t miss these new ideas that will assist you in attracting and retaining the team members that will help you get your life back!

But first, they’re kicking off this episode with a heartwarming conversation about the effects that having a spirit of gratitude can have on us, both personally and professionally. In a year that has been challenging for all of us, it might feel difficult to find things for which we are grateful, so if you’ve experienced this struggle for yourself, you’re bound to gain a fresh perspective.

We hope you join us.

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

Show Highlights:

  • Dr. Sabrina, Darren, and Stacey all share what they have learned about gratitude in this past year.
  • Dr. Sabrina offers a new perspective on some of the challenges we may currently be facing.
  • It’s important to acknowledge the things that we are thankful for and to be thankful in the moment.
  • Darren and Stacey share their stories of how they were attracted to Dr. Sabrina’s team.
  • Show up where the A-players are and pay attention to your immutable laws.
  • How to Hire the Best teaches how to identify what you’re looking for, the kind of qualities that you need in someone, and the end result that you’re after.
  • Sometimes the roles that you need to hire for in your business don’t exist yet and you’ll have to create your own training program.
  • Don’t forget the “brokers” in our networks! Who are the people connected to other groups that we are not connected to?
  • Dr. Sabrina shares her tips on how to talk to others when you’re looking to hire.
  • Dr. Sabrina offers her best practices for onboarding new A-players and setting them up for success.
  • Onboarding is such an important part of the A-player experience that Tap the Potential has created an entire onboarding course to walk business owners and their leaders through how to onboard team members.
  • Company culture and immutable laws are critical in attracting and retaining your A-players.
  • Bonus Chapter in Dr. Sabrina’s new book: Listen in for what to expect!

Links and Resources:

NEW!! Coming in 2021: A-Player Onboarding Course

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

QUIZ: How to Hire the Best 

COURSE: How to Hire the Best

Taking care of yourself is important now more than ever. Are you ready to take your life back from your business?

The FIRST STEP is taking our Assessment at:

NEXT, meet with our Success Team Lead to debrief your results.

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

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Referenced Episode with David Burkus:

Ep 62: The Secrets to Tapping into the A-Player Network

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

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life by Mark Manson

The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman and Paul White

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.