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What You Wish Employees Would Do

On today’s episode, we’ll be discussing a very important topic, and that is how to get your team members to make decisions and take initiative to solve problems on their own.

When business owners are asked about the best way that Tap the Potential can support them in having a better team, this issue is one of the most frequently requested.

Listen in as Dr. Sabrina draws from her vast experience on the subject and takes you on a deep dive into how you can bring this about in your business, too, because there are multiple pieces to making this work!

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

Show Highlights:

  • The strategies that Dr. Sabrina shares today come straight from her upcoming book, The 4 Week Vacation (releasing October 2021), so you’ll be getting an overview of a couple of chapters!
  • Remember that we are in a relationship with our team members and that relationship is a system. When one person in that system over-functions, it creates the opportunity for others in that system to under-function.
  • When you change your behavior, it forces the others in the relationship to change their behavior, as well.
  • How to help your team members step outside of their comfort zone:
    • Be explicit with your team members.
    • Acknowledge the effort and not the result.
  • Properly equip your team members for success when it comes to making decisions and problem-solving.
  • In order to be successful in delegating and having team members who take initiative, you need to be hiring A-players whose values align with the immutable laws in your business.
  • If you’re struggling to hire A-players, you can read Dr. Sabrina’s book, How to Hire the Best, or sign up for the next How to Hire the Best COURSE. Learn how you can become an employer of choice!
  • By delegating, what opportunities does this free up for you? Download your FREE Chart of $10,000 an Hour Activities for ideas on what you can be doing to add value to your business.
  • Dr. Sabrina walks through your compelling vivid vision, immutable laws, field of play, and the “filter” questions. This is taught at a much deeper level in the Better Business, Better Life™ program.
  • The Survival Trap helps to illustrate how the day-to-day decisions we make have long-term ramifications.
  • “Q-Storming” is a process of brainstorming powerful questions that often leads to new insights and new possibilities. Remember, the questions we ask determine the solutions we find. If we don’t like the solutions we’re finding, we need to be asking better questions.
  • Dr. Sabrina shares some “decision-filtering” questions that you can use with your team to help make better decisions.
  • Don’t forget to celebrate the effort, rather than the result!


Links and Resources:

Ep. 137: How She Turned Her Business Around During COVID with Cathy Anesi

NEW! Facebook Group: Entrepreneurs Take Your Life Back! Upon joining, you’ll get access to exclusive, free, mini-trainings from Dr. Sabrina, including the Better Business, Better Life™ jumpstart, as well as the “How to Hire the Best” jumpstart! No charge to join! Let’s get to know each other!

BUY THE BOOK ON AMAZON: How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How to Hire the Best Toolkit

COURSE: How to Hire the Best

Taking care of yourself is important now more than ever. Are you ready to take your life back from your business?

The FIRST STEP is taking our Assessment at:

NEXT, meet with our Success Team Lead to debrief your results.

THEN, join our Better Business, Better Life™ program.

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Books Frequently Mentioned:

The 4 Week Vacation by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD – COMING OCTOBER 2021!

How to Hire the Best: The Entrepreneur's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top-Performing Team Members by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How to Hire the Best: The Rural Business Owner's Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

How To Hire The Best: The Contractor’s Ultimate Guide to Attracting Top Performing Employees by Dr. Sabrina Starling PhD

Profit First: Transform Your Business from a Cash-Eating Monster to a Money-Making Machine by Mike Michalowicz

The Pumpkin Plan: A Simple Strategy to Grow a Remarkable Business in Any Field by Mike Michalowicz

The Game of Work by Charles Coonradt

The Road Less Stupid by Keith J. Cunningham

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.