Your 4 Week Vacation®️ is Within Reach and Entirely Possible! with Kristin Meyer

Are you preparing for YOUR 4 week vacation®️ in 2024? Or is this another year of stress and overwhelm moving you toward full-blown burnout? Help is available, and your 4 week vacation®️ is possible! Today’s episode is a live coaching call with Kristin Meyer, the CEO and co-owner of Southern Crafted Shutters. They are an exterior shutter manufacturer and retailer in upstate South Carolina where there is an intentional focus on team and culture.

Kristin wants to take a 4 week vacation®️ with her husband, who is the co-owner of the business. If it’s a challenge for one business owner to take a 4 week vacation®️, it is much more magnified when both co-owners plan to vacation at the same time! Kristin is passionate about providing amazing service whether in developing her team, proactively communicating with customers, or partnering with other business owners. She believes that culture is everything and strives to maintain a work environment where people have fun, get things done, and feel like family. One cool fact about Kristin is that she has a coaching certification from Coaching Life, so she brings coaching principles into how she runs her business. Join the conversation and listen to Dr. Sabrina’s coaching that can help Kristin make her 4 week vacation®️ dream a reality!

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

Show Highlights:

  • Highlights of Kristin’s career journey and her intense community involvement
  • How Kristin’s unique team has developed and grown over the five years of their business
  • Why A-players value flexibility
  • How Kristin’s company strives to delight their customers in unusual ways
  • How Kristin plans an upcoming builder conference to be a small “dry run” for her team to function without her and her husband
  • How the Better Business Better Life Assessment measures burnout—and what Kristin’s score of 4 means for her
  • How Kristin and her husband have learned to put boundaries in place
  • Why we need to give our team members opportunities to step up—and get out of their way
  • Are we making choices out of fear or love?
  • How Kristin needs to restructure her systems around scheduling so that she isn’t handling this task
  • Dr. Sabrina’s advice to Kristin:
    • Delegate—and don’t take those tasks back.
    • Schedule the next time to be away from the business—and make it longer than a week, then two weeks, and then three.
  • How to analyze past cash flow problems, pay attention to the right KPIs, and find ways to make your business stronger

Links and Resources:

Connect with Kristin Meyer and Southern Crafted Shutters: Website, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, TikTok, Pinterest, and LinkedIn

Get 25% off shutter hardware with your shutter purchase by mentioning the Profit by Design podcast. Visit the Southern Crafted Shutters Website.

Let us help you plan for your 4 Week Vacation®️! We will analyze your business, diagnose the problems, and help you put the right systems in place. Book a call with us today!

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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.