Taking the Pledge

In 2018, 6 trailblazers took the pledge to take the 4 Week Vacation™. I brought my vision book and shared what I wanted to accomplish. I'm on a mission to help all entrepreneurs take a 4 Week Vacation. I see so many people chasing their tails trying to make ends meet and not getting ahead. Then, they begin to feel they are missing out on life because the business becomes all-consuming. 

In 2019, we celebrated their pledges and tell a little about their journeys to prepare, and of their successes and challenges. When you set up the business to support you to take the time off, you can enjoy more of your life and what's important to you.

A Testament to WHY

Chuck Parmely attended the 2018 retreat and took the pledge.  In his 40 years of running his company, he had only ever taken 5 DAYS off in a row. When the business can't run without you, you simply cannot explore all that life has to offer. You may want to explore hobbies, spend more time with family, travel, read more… whatever it is! Hear more of Chuck's story in the video.

Build More Value, for Your Business and Your Life

As Rochelle Rizzi, CEO of Le Vrai Nord, (future 2020 attendee) said in her blog post, “You are not your business.” It's often a tough lesson for many. After starting your business with vigor and hope and dreams, it can quickly suck you into the daily grind of operations. A 4 Week Vacation not only helps you create a different mindset, but it will force you to get the right people on the bus, the proper systems in place, and transfer leadership. You will not only empower your team to step up, creating accountability and buy-in (and ownership), you are creating VALUE beyond your presence. 

Are you ready to make the 4 Week Vacation Pledge? Join us at the Retreat!

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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.