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How to Make Your Time Worth $10,000 an Hour

If you’re finding yourself wading through the weeds of your business and finding it difficult to follow through with your intentions, then this episode is for you!

Dr. Sabrina shares insight into a mindset that helps you grow your business. She explains the difference between a high-value activity and a low-value activity and introduces tools that help you to stay focused on those highest value activities that grow your business.

If you’re needing help with staying on track or if you’re just looking for some fresh inspiration, listen in as Dr. Sabrina provides strategies to get the most out of your time and effort so that you can make your own time as an entrepreneur and as a business owner worth $10,000 an hour.

Show Highlights:

  • What are the things going on in your business that you really like, that are going well, and where you really shine?
  • What are the things going on in your business that you don’t like, that you find frustrating, and that make you feel bad?
  • Everything that is going well right now is the result of $10,000 an hour thinking and ON your business actions you have taken in the last few years.
  • Everything that is not going well right now is the result of a gap. This is where there is a need to put focused attention on either the strategy, or the systems, or the people in your business.
  • Strategies, systems, and people fall into the realm of $10,000 an hour activity.
  • What is going on in your life? The fallout of what goes on in the business impacts our life.
  • Creating an asset is an example of $10,000 an hour activity. The return on investment of your time and energy will be realized over the long-term.
  • What’s the most valuable thing that I could do right now that could have the greatest impact? Dr. Sabrina shares a personal story that led her to asking herself this question. It has become the go-to question that helps pull her out of the proverbial weeds.
  • Another powerful question to ask yourself is, “What’s the one thing I can do such that everything else will be easier or unnecessary?”
  • Ask yourself this question at the beginning of the week. The answer is your $10,000 an hour activity for the week.
  • Dr. Sabrina invites you to take her 10-minute assessment to discover gaps in your business plan and the actions to take to close them.
  • Dr. Sabrina explains the 80/20 principle. 20% of our time produces 80% of our results.
  • Low-value activities squeeze out the time and mental space for the high-value activities.
  • Value your time by delegating and systematizing.
  • Work in your zone of strengths.
  • Dr. Sabrina covers the lies we tell ourselves as entrepreneurs.
  • Apply the 80/20 principle to serving your top 20% clients and customers.
  • Here are some distinctions between $10 an hour, $100 an hour, $1,000 an hour, and a $10,000 an hour activities.
  • Team members should look at what they’re doing in the business. Be open to shift activities to the right person to do them.
  • Here’s the importance of accountability and how to work it into your business plan.

Links and Resources:

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How to Hire the Best Toolkit

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Dr. Sabrina’s WEBSITE


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Books Mentioned:

How to Hire the Best – Contractors Edition by Sabrina Starling, PhD
How to Hire the Best – Entrepreneurs Edition by Sabrina Starling, PhD – To Be Released
The 4 Week Vacation by Sabrina Starling, PhD – To Be Released

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz

The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results by Gary Keller

Did You Miss Dr. Sabrina’s Interview With Rochelle Rizzi on The Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship? Listen To It HERE!

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.