Strategic Planning Series, Part 1 of 4: Practicing Resilience

Today’s show kicks off our Strategic Planning Series. This series is normally reserved for our clients at Tap the Potential, but for the next four weeks, this series is our gift to you, our podcast listeners. This end-of-the-year time is appropriate for reflection, which is something most entrepreneurs don’t take time to do. Reflection helps us determine what IS working that we need more of, along with what we need to stop doing. Let me help you figure out what to let go so you’ll have more time for what matters most in 2023. Visit to download the workbook that accompanies this series.

Our series begins with the topic of resilience, which is hugely important for every entrepreneur. Challenges come every day to stretch us, and we are called on to be stronger and more effective leaders as our businesses grow. We are going to make mistakes, but it’s important to reflect on those and identify what we should do differently in the future, along with finding out what is working well. Join me as we begin this series with a deep dive into resilience!

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Show Highlights:
  • The sad facts about the health and well-being of entrepreneurs–and why we need resilience!
  • Why resilience is about “bouncing forward” and creating more capacity within ourselves
  • Why having resilience means that we allow ourselves to be fundamentally changed by our challenges
  • How vulnerability and resilience go hand-in-hand
  • Practices of highly resilient people: (From Dr. Taryn Stejskal)
  • Vulnerability–Let go of shame.
  • Connection–Don’t be afraid to share.
  • “Gratiosity”–Use a combination of gratitude and generosity to acknowledge the gifts you have received.
  • How to use powerful questions (found in the Strategic Planning Workbook, p. 3-6) in reflection on your challenges
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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.