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Making Time for What Matters Most

Are you struggling to get everything done? A common problem for most business owners is finding time for the things that matter most in their lives. It’s a problem that only seems to grow bigger and bigger as the business grows. The time is NOW for you to take control of your time and your life, and I’m sharing key time management strategies in today’s show. Join us to learn more!

I’m joined by one of the people who helped me wrangle my time management problems and come out on top. Melissa Swire is the Lead Strategist at Tap the Potential, and she’s here to discuss how we can design sustainably profitable businesses with more time for what matters most. She is a master at helping our clients figure out their time management challenges, and she is sharing her wisdom and practical tips with us today. Let us help you build a business that supports your life!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • Why entrepreneurs fall into the trap of “putting work before life”
  • Why time management is essentially a mindset that affects every aspect of your life
  • How Tap the Potential Strategic Planner can help you with time management (It’s a FREE download! Get yours today!)
  • How time management WILL improve your productivity and profitability
  • Examples of powerful questions to ask about your time
  • How a weekly list of intentions, priorities, and goals (included in the Planner!) can streamline your tasks and help you delegate
  • How end-of-day reflection helps you prioritize and prepare for the next day
  • Simple strategies for “calendaring” and setting hard boundaries for work
  • How buffers in your calendar help you prioritize the most important task: self-care
  • Why Melissa recommends batching your tasks like meetings and projects–and making time for an end-of-the-week time audit
  • How to set tight deadlines to get MORE work done in a shorter period of time–and work in your sweet spot
  • Favorite features included in the Planner
  • How a Take Your Time Back Strategy Session with Melissa can help you get started in better time management (Visit our Website to book a call today!)
  • How our Mighty Networks group helps us have relevant conversations with our podcast listeners (Join our Group today!)
  • How our collaborative community offers support and resources
  • What’s coming in our next Breakthroughs Retreat in March 2024

Links and Resources:

Let us help you and your business! Book a call with us today!

Learn more about our Breakthroughs Retreat scheduled for March 2024!

Let us help you manage your time, your most valuable resource! Get your FREE copy of the Tap the Potential Strategic Planner for 2023 at

Download Dr. Sabrina’s Introductory Training: How to Make Your Time Worth $10,000 an Hour

Think beyond Employee Appreciation. Check out Leadership Boot Camp today!

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

New! Now Available!! The 4 Week Vacation book with bonuses! Follow the steps to claim your spot for the upcoming live training, The 4 Week Vacation Better Business Better Life Jumpstart!


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.