That's a Wrap!

Today we officially wrap the Breakthroughs on the Bayou 2020 Retreat. Below are a couple of themes and takeaways that stood out in our discussions, while on the topic of Legacy. I'll be studying my notes and following up on some very deep conversations for more tidbits to share here and in the Profit By Design Podcast.

Are We Addicted to Our Business?

Are we in an endless cycle of pride in our business? “I work on every holiday?” “I pulled an all-nighter!” “I worked all weekend!” There is a dominant discourse of what entrepreneurship is. When we leave this retreat, we have the opportunity to be advocates for our passion and to disrupt the interpretation of what being a business owner really means.

It was said at the retreat, “Sometimes you have to open the space, to know what will fill it.” We often say we work for our families, but are we feeling fulfilled? What are we doing this for ourselves? Or, are we creating a dead-end destiny to entrepreneurial burnout?

We Are Changing the Story of Entrepreneurship

That grind it out mentality will not work. We are out to GIVE YOU YOUR LIFE BACK. At the retreat, we honored those Trailblazers who took the 4 Week Vacation™ Pledge. (SEE PHOTO ABOVE.) These individuals have begun the journey to step away from their business for FOUR WEEKS! In order to do so, they've created all the necessary systems, gathered the appropriate team, and provided their team with all necessary tools and documentation to keep the business going in their absence.

One person and one vision at a time, our wish is that every entrepreneur will find the value of stepping out of their business so that it can run without them in order to have a fulfilled personal life, build value within the business, and set up their legacy. 

Discover which foundational pieces you have firmly in place, and what to work on next to transform your business into a highly profitable, great place to work that allows you to take a 4 Week Vacation™. Get your life back!

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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.