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Jul 6, 2023

Guess what? I’m on a 4-week vacation right now, but I didn’t want to leave you without regular content. I’ve chosen to fill these slots with some of our best interviews with business owners who have taken 4-week vacations. I want to inspire you with what’s possible for YOU! Today’s episode is an interview from 2018 with Steve Bousquet, and we spoke the day after he returned from a 4-week vacation.

I hope that, in the midst of the challenges and pain of entrepreneurship, you are inspired to make the 4 Week Vacation Pledge®️. I want you to be the next business owner that we support and celebrate in taking a 4-week vacation. You deserve it!

 

Profit by Design is a Tap the Potential Production.

 

Show Highlights:

  • Dr. Sabrina is writing a book, The 4 Week Vacation®️, documenting what happens in a business from the moment that a business owner commits to taking a 4-Week Vacation until the time they take it. She will go deeper into what's involved in a later episode. 

  • You can download Dr. Sabrina's 4-Week Vacation Jumpstart Guide right now. Go to www.drsabrinastarling.com/jumpstart.

  • Steve talks about the 4 Week Vacations he's taken before, the first of which was not a “vacation” but rather an extended absence following an injury.

  • Steve discusses what his business was like back when he had to take an unplanned six weeks off work in 2014. 

  • The preparations and plans that Steven made, and why he made them,  before taking his unplanned six-week vacation.

  • How Steve's business grew 6% without him being around. 

  • Steve is still working on getting out of the way.

  • The way that Steve implemented Pumpkin Plan and Profit First.

  • The difference that having things clearly defined and money properly managed made to Steve's business.

  • This time around, Steve took his 4 Week Vacation after growing the company by acquiring another business.

  • Successfully doubling the business and integrating new team members smoothly at the same time.

  • Steve's secret to keeping his staff for a really long time.

  • Traveling to ten different businesses across southern America to get a different perspective and to get out of the way of his people's talents.

  • The benefits of taking time off from your business. 

  • How to start getting out of your own way in your business.

  • Bringing in new people to train for unique roles and key functions and working through the pushbacks.

  • The things that became really clear to Steve after taking four weeks off.

  • The struggles that come with running a small business. 

  • Always keep your eye on your mission.

  • The importance of understanding the numbers.

  • Hitting profit targets every year by implementing processes.

  • Steven got really serious about watching his numbers in 2012 by using only three books- Simple Numbers, Straight Talk, Big Profit by Greg Crabtree, Accounting For The Numberphobic by Dawn Fotopulos, and Profit First by Mike Michalowicz.

  • Tripling his company profit since the 2008 recession due to understanding the numbers.

Links and Resources:

Make the 4 Week Vacation®️ Pledge:  www.tapthepotential.com/pledge   

Take the Better Business, Better Life Assessment: www.tapthepotential.com/assessment  

Join the Tap the Potential Community on Mighty Networks: www.tapthepotential.com   

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