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Overcoming Resistance to Change

Do you get all fired up after discovering a new system for your business only to find that you lack the confidence to implement the necessary changes? After listening to the previous podcast, with Vicky Suiter from The Profit Bleed, Mike was triggered with some familiar, yet uncomfortable feelings. In today's episode, Mike and Dr. Sabrina explore what to do to prevent feelings of failure and resistance to change. Listen in and find out how to build the confidence you need to implement new systems in your business.

On today's Profit by Design, Mike and Dr. Sabrina are building on the topics from the previous two episodes. They got lots of great feedback from you, the listener, for both episodes! The concept of breaking even to thrive, and really thriving, not just surviving, in episode 21, struck a chord with many of you, so today Mike and Dr. Sabrina will be delving deeper, and taking a closer look at how you can ensure that you thrive in your business. They also talk about the new program they're developing to support entrepreneurs in designing a lifestyle business. Their ideas are being fleshed out in the conversation right here, on the Profit by Design podcast with input from listeners. Listen in to find out more.

Dr. Sabrina's free 4 Week Vacation Jump Start While you're there check out the 4 Week Vacation Retreat which is coming up in a few weeks.

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Show Highlights:

  • Mike talks about a feeling he had that was triggered by the previous podcast, with Vicki Suiter from The Profit Bleed.  He explains the fears that came up for him.
  • Mike discusses the importance of entrepreneurs building up their confidence to break through their barriers.
  • Getting all fired up after reading a book, and then lacking the confidence to implement what you have read brings about resistance to change.
  • Why the resistance comes in.
  • Mike explains why it’s important to make a commitment to the change–even on the days it feels like an uphill battle.
  • What it looks like in our business when we're losing our confidence.
  • The difference between implicit and explicit knowledge, and why drawing on implicit knowledge is so helpful in moving change forward.
  • When we're trying to implement new systems in our business, we can benefit by drawing on the collective wisdom of the people who have already been there and done that to guide us through the rough spots.
  • The psychology of the change process.
  • Mike and Dr. Sabrina are launching a new program later this year, to create a group of entrepreneurs to work on their systems together and to establish goals and move towards them.
  • The Two Week Look Ahead resonated with Mike.
  • How Dr. Sabrina implemented a Two Week Look Ahead in her business.
  • The benefits of having a tool to create clarity in your business.
  • Be thinking about what your business is doing for you.
  • Mike and Dr. Sabrina invite your feedback as they develop their program.

If you're doing a Two Week Process, or something similar, and you have a set agenda that you take your team through, please leave us some feedback on the Profit by Design Facebook group about what you are including in your agenda.

Mike would love to hear from anybody struggling with the implementation of systems.

Links and Resources:

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Profit by Design Facebook group


Books mentioned in the episode:

The Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz

Profit First by Mike Michalowicz

Traction by Gino Wickman

The Profit Bleed by Vicki Suiter

How To Hire the Best by Dr. Sabrina Starling

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.