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Prioritize and Protect Your Mental Health as Your Most Valuable Asset with Melissa Kay

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and we at Tap the Potential take care to greatly emphasize the mental health of entrepreneurs. Your business significantly impacts your mental health! For today’s episode, I’m joined by a very special guest, Melissa Kay, our Lead Strategist at Tap the Potential. We are digging into what we need to be aware of to protect our mental health as our businesses grow–and we aren’t going after baseline mental health. We want you to thrive! If you want to learn more about enduring the challenges of entrepreneurship with thriving mental health, join us!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • Melissa’s perspective on the current challenges of entrepreneurs today in our Better Business Better Life Program
  • Dr. Sabrina’s experience as an entrepreneur with big stressors
  • What the research shows about the burdens entrepreneurs carry—and the ways they neglect their needs
  • The value of meditation, Wim Hof breathing, journaling, visualizations, and “cleaning out the weeds” in your mind
  • A sense of community makes ALL the difference!
  • The biggest problem with burnout symptoms is what they lead to down the road. (Take our Better Business Better Life Assessment today!)
  • For women, trouble lurks at the intersection of menopause, mental health, and entrepreneurship.
  • The sobering truth about adult suicide rates: an increase of 82% since 1999!
  • How to find support and community as a business owner
  • A commitment to self-care can reverse the downward spiral of stress, burnout, and depression.
  • The truth (and dangers) of hustle culture
  • The greatest gift we can give our loved ones is our emotional presence.
  • The value of a 25-hour work week and four-week vacations
  • Our advice: Commit to one daily action to support your well-being. (Dr. Sabrina tries to meditate daily, and Melissa tries to journal morning pages each day.)

Links and Resources:

Mentioned in this episode: The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron and Stealth Health by Dr. Nancy Trimboli

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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.