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Transforming Business to Support Life: A Journey with Collected Living Design

I’m excited to welcome Abby, Trent, and Laurie from Collected Living Design. This trio of business partners is sharing how they have taken their growing business and turned it into a business that truly supports their lives. They have been on this journey with us at Tap the Potential for about 1½ years, and they have accomplished incredible things. Each of them is growing as a human being and learning valuable life lessons as they tweak their roles as business owners/partners. They have each been able to take extended time away from their business to enjoy their lives and families, which is a huge step for any small business owner. Join us for my conversation with Abby, Trent, and Laurie!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • The biggest surprises on this journey so far: a work-life balance IS possible, the right systems are EVERYTHING, and learning to enjoy the business side
  • The importance of letting go of what brought you where you are–so you can move forward
  • The hardest lessons so far: trusting others, setting aside time for visioning and goals, and accepting our own strengths and weaknesses
  • Coaching advice for business owners sometimes seems counterintuitive—and it’s NOT all about the numbers and effort you put forth.
  • Navigating “fires” in the business with accountability to each other about turning off  “work” mode
  • Personal lives are different now for Trent, Abby, and Laurie because they can prioritize their energy levels, take unplugged vacations, and leave the mental stress at work each day.
  • Trent’s experience in taking paternity leave when his new baby was born, Abby’s unplugged vacation to France, and Laurie’s upcoming trip
  • Get the details about the Pledge-A-Thon for July for business owners. Find out more about your chance to win the How to Hire the Best Course for free and take the free 4 Week Vacation® pledge today!
  • Perspectives from Trent, Abby, and Laurie on the biggest worries of business owners about taking a 4 Week Vacation®

Links and Resources:

Connect with Collected Living Design: Website

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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.