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Is Your Business Taking Over Your Life?

Is your business taking over your life? This is an important question to ask as you check in with yourself. It may be more accurate to ask the people around you what they are seeing. We business owners focus on putting out daily fires in our business to the point that we have no awareness of how other people see us, and those whom we love the most are watching us struggle and suffer. Don’t we owe it to them (and ourselves) to do better?

I wrote the book, The 4 Week Vacation, to help business owners learn that work supports life and not the other way around. We developed our Better Business Better Life Jumpstart to help entrepreneurs and small business owners learn to recognize the signs that their businesses are taking over their lives so they can stop the cycle before it accelerates to burnout. In today’s episode, I want to give you some important questions to ask to help you figure out if your business is taking over your life, along with steps you can take to reverse the trend.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • Questions to ask yourself and journal about:
  • What has suffered in my life because of my business?
  • How have the people closest to me been impacted by my business?
  • What experiences have I missed or said NO to?
  • In what ways have I neglected self-care?
  • What dreams have I pushed away or let go of because of my business?
  • What would I do if I could free up an extra 10 hours each week?
  • How to dream of more and create a better future
  • How to explore ideas and let new insights and awareness come to you
  • Why you need to make the 4 Week Vacation Pledge (See Episode 245 for more info!)
  • Don’t wait for the future to make big changes; start with micro changes today! We can help!

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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.