Mindset and Mental Health Framework for Entrepreneurs

In Episode 1 of this special series on self-care and strategy for entrepreneurs, Dr. Sabrina lays down a framework regarding the importance of our mindset and mental health. She encourages us to acknowledge that the current pandemic has changed life as we know it, and explores ways to help us think more strategically about how this situation can help prepare us and our business for any future adversity.

Listen in to hear Dr. Sabrina’s tips and resources that will help you cope so that you can not just survive, but thrive.

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

Show Highlights:

  • In studying entrepreneurs and assessing their levels of entrepreneurial burnout, Dr. Sabrina is seeing a very strong correlation between burnout and gaps that exist in our business.
  • Many entrepreneurs in the Tap the Potential community have been practicing Profit First, which is a great way to strengthen your business foundation and provide you with cash reserves to help get you through whatever might be happening in your business.
  • Burnout leaves us in a constant state of chronic stress, with stress hormones coursing continuously through our bodies. This kind of stress significantly raises our risk for depression and suicide.
  • Tunnel vision causes us to miss the opportunities around us.
  • Dr. Sabrina explains “survival trap” decisions and how Tap the Potential shows you how to avoid these traps by helping you to create a business plan that supports your life vision.
  • Our survival instincts are great at helping us to survive but they’re not great at moving us closer to our vision.
  • Make sure that any decisions that you’re making to get through the immediate situation are in alignment with your life vision.
  • Dr. Sabrina provides her ideas for sharing the protocol plans with her small group clients, those in the Better Business, Better Life™ program, and the retreat alumni. She also has something to offer those who are not current clients of Tap the Potential.
  • What is Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and its relevance to entrepreneurial burnout?
  • If you haven’t already, get a baseline of your entrepreneurial burnout by taking the FREE assessment here https://www.tapthepotential.com/assessment.
  • Dr. Sabrina shares the “Veggies First” philosophy: It is critical that you take care of yourself first.
  • Here are some tips, which Dr. Sabrina explains in detail:
    • Get adequate sleep
    • Maintain a healthy mindset
    • Practice Mindfulness (Dr. Sabrina enjoys the Calm App!)
    • Exercise
    • Limit your media consumption and make it off-limits in the morning.
    • Your thinking is the average of the five people with whom we spend the most time, so surround yourself with people who think in a healthy, positive way.
  • Tap the Potential’s resources to help support you:
    • The Profit By Design Podcast airs each Thursday covering healthy conversations that are good for your mindset.
    • The Q-Storming process, which is a useful tool that bypasses tunnel vision.
    • Experience-sharing.
  • Check out a 45-minute Q-Storming strategy session here: https://www.tapthepotential.com/strategy. It is a $250 investment.
  • Strategic thinking, making those decisions, and looking for those opportunities will move you closer to your business goal that supports your life vision.

Links and Resources:

Taking care of yourself is important now more than ever. Are you ready to take your life back from your business?

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NEXT, meet with our Success Team Lead to debrief your results.

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Books Mentioned:

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

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.