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It’s Bold and It’s True! Tax Accountant takes 4 Week Vacation®️ in the Height of Tax Season with John Briggs [Encore Edition]


As you are listening to this episode, I’m on my 4 week vacation®️, but I did not forget about you! I want to keep you inspired and motivated about what’s possible, so I’m bringing you another 4 week vacation®️ story that is full of fun. We are featuring this encore edition of Ep. 28 with John Briggs, founder, and CEO of Incite Tax Works, who took a 4 week vacation®️ at the height of tax season. We recorded this interview in March 2019, when John was two weeks away from his 4 week vacation®️. We talked about the necessary mindset shifts as you prepare for a 4 week vacation®️, along with a critical, last-minute hiring piece that had to fall into place for John. Also worth noting, John was in the process of writing his first book, Profit First for Microgyms, which is now in print.

When you’re starting on this journey, it may feel like you have a huge mountain to climb before your 4 week vacation®️ is a possibility. Remember that it truly is a journey of small steps forward taken in a consistent direction that lead to big change over time. If you want to take a fully unplugged 4 week vacation®️, connect with us and make the 4 Week Vacation®️ Pledge today! Let us support you in making this dream a reality for YOU!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • Why it feels surreal to John to take a 4 week vacation®️ in the height of tax season
  • How the book Clockwork by Michael Michalowicz became a personal challenge for John
  • How John prepared for three years to make his 4 week vacation®️ happen
  • Why entrepreneurs have to make a critical mindset shift in delegating responsibilities to their team members
  • Why it’s important to trust your team members and even thank them for their mistakes
  • Key first steps in preparation for John: making a list and implementing systems
  • How John struggled with key hires and found help through Dr. Sabrina and the How to Hire the Best system
  • How John created a remarkable recruitment marketing video to convey how Incite Tax Works is different–and to attract the right team members
  • What John is planning for his 4 week vacation®️
  • An overview of John’s book, Profit First for Microgyms, and his Five Day Cash Challenge

Links and Resources:

Connect with John and Incite Tax Works: Website, Profit First for Microgyms, and John’s Free Five Day Cash Challenge

See John’s recruiting video here in our Great Place to Work spotlight.

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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.