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Invest in Yourself for Entrepreneurial Success – Episode 196

Profit by Design 196:  Invest in Yourself for Entrepreneurial Success

I have often wondered what distinguishes successful entrepreneurs from those who continue to flounder in survival mode. This distinction is essential to understanding the secrets to success, and we can even call it the “secret sauce” to entrepreneurial success. Join me today as I share my reflections over my 16 years of building my business and coaching other entrepreneurs.

Don’t make the same mistakes I made! Listen to–and learn from–the advice of others who have forged ahead on the entrepreneurial path. Don’t ever be hesitant to invest in yourself. Let’s dive into this subject together!

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

Show Highlights:
  • My true confessions about early advice that I didn’t take to heart (and have since learned differently):
  • “Mindset is everything.”
  • “Take time to journal about what you really want.”
  • “There is great value in investing in yourself.”
  • A key factor that distinguishes an entrepreneur who thrives from one who stays in survival mode—investing monetarily in themselves
  • Where can you invest the time, energy, and money to get the learning and insight that you need as an entrepreneur?
  • Ideas for investing in yourself as an entrepreneur: READ, listen to podcasts and integrate the learning, take online courses (be selective), and take advantage of opportunities for support and coaching
  • Ask yourself, “How can I invest in myself to take my business to the next level, and what return can I experience in my business and personal life?”


Connect with Dr. Sabrina:

Download our Workbook and take our Better Business, Better Life Assessment.

Learn more about the next How to Hire the Best course.

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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.