How to Take a 4 Week Vacation® Part 3

Thanks for joining me for the third of a three-part series about how you CAN take a 4 week vacation®️ from your business. I am ramping up for my 4 week vacation®️, which is only two weeks away! I love having the time off for fun and family time, but I also love what happens with my team when I am away. My amazing team is gearing up to take ownership and implement the plans we have put into place, and our success team is rocking it so that I don’t have any worries about stepping away. They are ready to shine!

Melissa Swire, our lead strategist, posted in our Mighty Networks community and on social media this week to say that if you're not working on taking a short vacation, you're leaving money on the table. That is so true! To fully implement a 4 week vacation®️ and do it successfully, you want to follow the Tap the Potential Solution, which is a model to make your business much more efficient, and efficiency leads to increased profitability AND more time freedom for you.

Everything included in this three-part series is found in The 4 Week Vacation®️ book, so pick up your copy if you haven’t yet done so. In Part 1 of this series, I talked about the dynamics you may have unintentionally created on your team around over-functioning/under-functioning. We also discussed the art of delegation and trading up your time to work on $10K an hour activities. Part 2 focused on setting your team up for success around three critical items. Be sure to check out Episodes 248 and 249 for all the good stuff on those topics. Today’s Part 3 teaches you decision-making tools to share with your team so they can make the best decisions whether you are present or absent. Before we jump in, have you made the 4 Week Vacation®️ Pledge? Do it today!

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Show Highlights:

  • Why we have to slow down in the decision-making process and not operate in reactive mode
  • The two main benefits of involving your team in the decision-making process
  • How to ask powerful questions of your team that help increase the quality of the decisions made (Listen for examples of 14 powerful questions!)
  • Why we make better decisions when we slow things down
  • The importance of equipping your team with a decision-making filter
  • Every decision should align with your company’s Compelling, Vivid Vision, Immutable Laws, and Field of Play
  • Key questions to support your team with a decision-making filter (Listen for examples of 11 powerful questions!)

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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.