Weekend Inspiration

Weekend Inspiration…

Funny story… A few years ago, my daughter saw a post on social media about a family welcoming their mother back from a long trip with a sign,

“Welcome home from prison, Mom!”

Yes, she did that to me when I got back from my next trip.

Ever since then, she likes to surprise me with signs at the airport when she greets me. This time around, she came with this drawing.

It's heartwarming.

After I studied it for a minute, and told her it was really inspiring, her eyebrows furrowed as she pointed out to me, “Mom, do you see the clouds and the rain?”

That's when I realized what she'd drawn. You see, we tend to think about life as a series of peaks and valleys, ups and downs.

This drawing is different. It's a staircase, not peaks and valleys. Each step builds on the next and the challenges are great, even in the good times.

And, we grow from ALL of it.

Where in your life are you climbing?

How are you growing stronger, not just through the challenges,
but also in the good times?

P.S. Her drawing is inspired by Langston Hughes' poem, Mother to Son.
You can listen to it here.

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.