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The Surprising Key to Workplace Relationships with Dr. Marty Nemko

Today’s show is packed with practical wisdom to help ground us in the middle of these stressful times. You’ll learn why “do what you love” is NOT the best career advice, why being a workaholic shouldn’t carry a negative connotation, and why simplifying your life may be the very best choice you can make.

Dr. Marty Nemko is a highly-regarded career coach who has written many books, articles, and essays with practical wisdom for life strategies. He has been featured on numerous radio and TV shows and has held many positions as an education expert. Even though he completed his Ph.D. in educational psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, he has always believed that his life experiences have been far more valuable in his life than his formal education. On the personal side, Marty grew up in the Bronx, was a professional pianist at age 14, and went on to be a NYC cab driver before pursuing his education. A lifelong lover of the theater, Marty is a playwright, actor, and director; he and his wife, a school superintendent, have one daughter who works for the US Department of Justice.

Join us for a fresh perspective on your career, and don’t miss Marty’s unforgettable example of how limitations can lead to adaptation and produce resilience.

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production in collaboration with Small Business Consulting Group.

Show Highlights:
  • What people need most right now in dealing with stress
  • Why we need to realize that people are NOT as malleable as we might think
  • The key to workplace relationships: self-esteem
  • The difference in being straightforward and “couching” in today’s workplace
  • How the lack of culture and connection are common themes in today’s “great resignation”
  • Why being treated with respect and having connections with others are often more valuable than a big salary
  • What Marty means by saying, “Do what you love—and starve.”
  • Why we have to balance idealism and realism and listen to praise from the people willing to pay us
  • “One size does NOT fit all”–why some workaholics choose to make a bigger contribution
  • Why Marty works 70 hours/week (It’s NOT because he loves what he does!)
  • Marty’s musical illustration of how limitations lead to resilience–because we learn to adapt (“Skirt your weaknesses and build on your strengths.”)
  • Why an MBA increases the chances of someone’s failure as an entrepreneur, and how the “cart business” can be a simple path to success
  • How Marty has applied the “Simplexity, not complexity” principle to his life to be successful, comfortable, and happy
Connect with Marty:

Visit Marty’s website and blog for more information and resources.


Find Marty’s videos on YouTube

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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.