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How to Take a 4 Week Vacation® Part 2

Small business owners deserve a 4-week vacation! Unfortunately, too many entrepreneurs think that’s impossible and way out of reach for them. I’m on a mission to change that mindset and help small business owners take back their lives from their businesses. This is what we do at Tap the Potential every single day. We are in a series of podcast episodes around this topic to show entrepreneurs how to take a fully unplugged 4-week vacation.

In last week’s episode, we talked about the mindset shift that has to happen for you to prepare your business to grow and sustain itself if you step away for one week, two weeks, or that 4-week vacation. We also discussed the dynamic of over-functioning/under-functioning with your team, along with delegating tasks and focusing on $ 10,000-an-hour activities. If you missed Part 1, go back and listen now! Today’s topic is how to set your team up for success, which is a key piece to your 4-week vacation. Let’s get started!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • The key mindset in setting our A-players up for success (“A lot of people have gone further than they thought they could because someone else thought they could.” –Zig Ziglar)
  • Four components to set your team up to make decisions effectively without you:
      • Your Compelling, Vivid Vision
      •  Immutable Laws
      • Field of Play
      • Filter Questions (We will cover this element in next week’s episode.)
  • What is your Compelling, Vivid Vision? (Don’t be afraid to dream big!)
  • How your Immutable Laws function as the guardrails of your business
  • How to identify your Immutable Laws
  • How to use the Field of Play concept to make work more like a game (From The Game of Work by Charles Coonradt)
  • How to identify “out of bounds” rules, expectations, and opportunities for feedback with team members

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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.