Reclaim Your Life and Plan Your 4 Week Vacation®️ Today! [Encore Edition]

How long have you been in business? What’s the longest time you’ve been able to be away, fully unplugged? When was the last time you took time off from your business, fully unplugged? If your answers to these questions make you cringe, let me help. I want to support you in taking your life back from your business. In today’s episode, I’m sharing an interview from 2021 with a longstanding client. I hope this conversation will inspire you to take action and make plans for your business to run without you. Make the 4 Week Vacation®️ Pledge today as your stake in the ground to say, “I need this, I deserve it, and I’m ready for it!”

Today’s episode is a replay of Episode 166, an interview with one of Dr. Sabrina’s very first coaching clients. In 1998, Chuck Parmely, and his wife, Cynthia, became the owners of the Overhead Door Company of Riverton-Lander in Wyoming, which began as a family business. Having never taken more than five days off in a row, Chuck bought into Dr. Sabrina’s vision of taking his life back and implementing the 4 Week Vacation®️. Listen as Chuck describes how he has taken back his life from his business!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • Dr. Sabrina shares Chuck’s story from her (then) newly-released book, The 4 Week Vacation®️

  • How Chuck describes how far he’s come since he started working with Tap the Potential

  • How business owners often know we need to do things differently but don’t always know exactly what it is we’re supposed to be doing

  • Why the Choice Map™ is a helpful, powerful mindset tool with an immediate impact, teaching business owners how to get off the “judger path” and onto the “learner path” where they can explore, learn, and invite conversation from their team

  • How Chuck reflects on humility and the changes he learned to implement

  • Chuck’s tips on how he got his business to where it didn’t have to rely on him

  • An overview from Chuck of the unique challenges his company has faced during 2021, and how the principles he learned through Tap the Potential helped to prepare him for it

  • Why The 4 Week Vacation®️ really is about creating a business that is sustainable

Links and Resources:

Connect with Chuck: Email and Website

Book Mentioned: Change Your Questions Change Your Life by Marilee Adams, Ph.D.

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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.