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Growing Through Your Pain Points with John Bates

We have to write our relationship with our businesses, and not let the businesses take over our lives, but as successful as we can become as entrepreneurs, success doesn’t automatically carry over into our personal lives.

Today’s guest has a very powerful life experience he would like to share and his story is featured in Dr. Sabrina’s newly-released The 4 Week Vacation™ book! Listen in as John Bates walks us through some of his most challenging professional and personal moments and the lessons that came out of it.

John Bates‘ mission is to bring out what is awesome inside you, so it can live in the world and make a real difference. He designs his programs using principles derived from neurobiology so your communication is as mighty as your ideas.

John is an in-demand executive coach. He is also one of the most prolific TED-format coaches in the world. Executives from organizations like Johnson & Johnson’s JLABS, NASA (including the Astronauts), US Navy Special Operations, Boston Scientific, and more recommend him to their colleagues as the best leadership communication coach working today. He knows the power creating a TED-like talk can bring to anyone, in business, and in life.

John's training is derived from human evolutionary biology and human neurophysiology, so you learn not only what works, but also WHY it works. That gives you principles you can apply to your unique style, which will allow you to achieve ever-increasing success and the ability to play and create in the areas of communication and leadership.

John has trained thousands of TED/TEDx/TED-format speakers all over the world. He also works with C-level executives at top companies to make their communications “TED-Worthy.”

His ongoing program, Live Like a Leader, supports executives, entrepreneurs, influencers, and leaders in being fully integrated, influential leaders. And his podcast,, inspires people from all over the world.

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

Show Highlights:

  • John relates a personal, life-changing experience.
  • Dr. Sabrina shares the importance of completing the stress cycle.
  • What a “mid-week weekend” can do for you!
  • Take four weeks away from my business, seriously? (Yes, seriously.)
  • If you’re a “one-man band”, you will always play small.
  • Be clear on the idea that you want to bring to the world.
  • John and Dr. Sabrina discuss public speaking and suggest tips for effective communication.
  • Are you ready to Speak Like a Leader? Check out the courses that John offers!
  • If you’re ready to take your life back from your business, purchase your copy of The 4 Week Vacation™  (plus you get a bonus!) and join us in the Entrepreneurs Take Your Life Back! Community Facebook group.


Connect with John!

Find him on his WebsiteLinkedInFacebookInstagram, or Twitter.

Links and Resources:

New! Now Available!! The 4 Week Vacation™ book with bonuses!

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.