RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS podcast

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS

Mike Michalowicz + Adrienne Dorison

Giving you every tool you need to grow + scale your business with operational excellence, while also prioritizing your quality of life. Hosted by best-selling author + speaker Mike Michalowicz + operational efficiency expert + CEO, Adrienne Dorison, the Run Like Clockwork podcast is a series of insightful + topical operations conversations based on the best-selling book, Clockwork, to help small business owners design a business + team that runs itself. To stay in touch with all things Run Like Clockwork, you can check out runlikeclockwork.com. Subscribe, review + share your takeaways from each episode with us on social media so that we can connect!

100 Episódios

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    130: Building a dream team to have more time + money with Joe Mastriona

    29:37

    Sometimes building a dream team isn’t always dreamy. It often requires difficult conversations and passing all the hats around until you find the right fit on your team. It’s all part of the journey! The important thing is that you don’t continue to wear all the hats yourself.   Our guest on the Run Like Clockwork Podcast is Clockwork superstar, Joe Mastriona, CEO of The Dream Builders Group. Joe shares how Clockwork helped him make strategic hires (and fires) to build a dream team to create more time and money in his business + life!   Topics Joe +  Julie discuss in this episode: How it’s okay to try on hats but learn to hand them off Building a team with Clockwork multiplies your time + money How structure and support gave Joe confidence to go on vacation   You can connect with Joe and see what his amazing Dream Builders Group team is up to on his website or on Facebook.   If you are building a team and ready to delegate more efficiently and effectively, we invite you to an upcoming free masterclass on November 3rd at 1pm ET:   5 Unknown Mistakes Most Leaders Make When Delegating… (and what to do about them)   You have everything it takes to create a business that can run without YOU being involved in everything, and that changes EVERYTHING.   Let us save you countless hours of trial and error, wasted money, headaches of frustration, and precious energy by showing you how to avoid these common delegating pitfalls. Save your spot at clockworkaccelerator.com/mistakes
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    129: The true cost of doing it all yourself

    16:17

    Quick question: do you know how much it’s costing you to NOT delegate? It’s very likely that it’s costing you a lot more time and money than you think to just keep doing everything yourself.   In this episode of the Run Like Clockwork podcast, Adrienne breaks down the true cost of doing it all yourself and shares a super tool to get you moving in the right direction.   Some of the things Adrienne covers: Two major barriers to delegating more off your plate Why being a do-it-all is doing your business more harm than good A tool to give you a clear look at the cost of not delegating   If you want to know what it’s really costing you to NOT delegate:  Click here to grab our delegation calculator now!   You are also invited to a free live training I'm doing on November 3rd, 2021: 5 Unknown Mistakes Most Leaders Make When Delegating… (and what to do about them)   You have everything it takes to create a business that can run without YOU being involved in everything, and that changes EVERYTHING.   Let us save you countless hours of trial and error, wasted money, headaches of frustration, and precious energy by showing you how to avoid these common delegating pitfalls. Save your spot at clockworkaccelerator.com/mistakes
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    128: Breaking the cycle of short term decision making

    25:25

    Over the past several weeks we've talked about common cycles business leaders + team members get stuck in: burnout, hiring + firing, being in motion instead of in action, and now today we're talking about getting stuck in short term ways of thinking.   In this episode of the Run Like Clockwork podcast, Adrienne + Tyler wrap up our Breaking the Cycle series by giving you tools to break the cycle of short term decision making so you can operate your business for long-term success.   Some of the things they cover: How your vision can be an efficiency tool Using financial forecasting for future-focused decision making Breaking the cycle by moving from Doing to Designing   We hope you have enjoyed and found value from the Breaking the Cycle series! You can catch up on past episodes and gain actionable strategies for breaking out of the cycles that so many business leaders and team members get stuck in. There is a better, more efficient way!   If you would like support in moving towards long-term vision + ways of operating, we'd love to work with you! Apply for our Accelerator program. You will also get instant access to a free, private training all about “How to take your 4 week vacation in the next 12 months” which dives deep into how to design your business + team that runs itself.
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    127: Are you in motion or in action?

    16:03

    There is a common cycle that smart people get stuck in, in many cases, without you ever realizing it.The mistake has to do with the difference between being in motion and taking action. They sound similar, but they’re not the same.   In this episode of the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, Emily + Erica expand on this powerful distinction between being in motion and being in action and give you strategies for breaking the cycle of motion to get into action!   Topics Erica + Emily covers in this episode: Examples of going in motion vs in action Why we get caught in the cycle of being in motion Strategies for breaking the cycle of motion and getting into action   Sometimes motion is useful, but motion will never produce a final result. Action will. Let's break the cycle of staying in motion and get into action!   If you're ready to break free from the hiring + firing cycle and want support doing so, we'd love to work with you! You can apply for our Accelerator program at clockworkaccelerator.com. You will also get instant access to a free, private training all about “How to take your 4 week vacation in the next 12 months” which dives deep into how to design your business + team that runs itself.
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    126: Trusting the process to gain time + space with Heather Prestanski

    31:26

    What would happen to your business if you found yourself in a health crisis, flat on your back for weeks or even months? Would your business allow you the time + space to heal without imploding?   Our guest on the Run Like Clockwork Podcast is Clockwork superstar, Heather Prestanski, Founder and Creative Director at Comfortable Dwelling. Heather shares how a major health crisis brought her to Clockwork and how trusting the Clockwork process helped her gain time + space.   Topics Heather + Julie discuss in this episode: Using your catalyst to Clockwork as fuel instead of an excuse Transferring creative projects from the start of clockworking How time tracking provides valuable insight for gaining time + space   Heather has been committed to consistent clockworking and is reaping the rewards! She graduated from the Clockwork Accelerator program in record time, took a completely unplugged vacation, and has reduced the hours she works exponentially! What a fantastic example! If you're ready to break free from the hiring + firing cycle and want support doing so, we'd love to work with you! You can apply for our Accelerator program at clockworkaccelerator.com. You will also get instant access to a free, private training all about “How to take your 4 week vacation in the next 12 months” which dives deep into how to design your business + team that runs itself.
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    125: Breaking the firing + hiring cycle

    30:58

    We’re continuing the Breaking the Cycle series with a cycle soooo many of our students are stuck in when they join Clockwork... and is often the reason they joined in the first place: they're stuck in a hiring + firing cycle.   In this episode of the Run Like Clockwork podcast, Adrienne, Emily, and Danielia share 3 culprits that'll get you stuck in this cycle, and what you can do to break the cycle so you can begin building the team + culture that you enjoy and will take your business to the next level of efficiency + success!   Topics Adrienne, Emily + Danielia cover in this episode: 3 culprits that can get you stuck in the hiring + firing trap What numbers you need to know to help you hire the right people Instead of hiring in panic, do this instead   Having a strong, autonomous team is obviously important in order to create a business that runs itself. Hiring well up front then implementing processes + systems to help them take ownership of their role is a core component to a Clockworked business.   If you're ready to break free from the hiring + firing cycle and want support doing so, we'd love to work with you! You can apply for our Accelerator program at clockworkaccelerator.com. You will also get instant access to a free, private training all about “How to take your 4 week vacation in the next 12 months” which dives deep into how to design your business + team that runs itself.
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    124: How to know when it’s okay to drop the ball

    15:41

    Do you ever get to the end of the week, or even the end of the day, and think “wow! I really dropped the ball!”? Of course you have. We all have! Nora Roberts said “the key to juggling is to know that some of the balls you have in the air are made of plastic and some are made of glass.”    In this episode of the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, Adrienne expands on Nora Robert’s powerful analogy to help you reframe your perspective on “dropping the ball” through a lens of prioritization + efficiency.   Topics Adrienne covers in this episode: A powerful quote by author Nora Roberts The connection between juggling, prioritization, and the QBR How to know when it’s okay to drop the ball   This episode also gives you an insider’s view into the weekly Monday Mindset calls we have for our students inside our Accelerator program. We got such a flood of feedback on how powerful this particular topic was that we decided to share it with you all, too, on the podcast!   If you would like support in prioritization and efficiency in your business, we'd love to work with you! Apply for our Accelerator program. You will also get instant access to a free, private training all about “How to take your 4 week vacation in the next 12 months” which dives deep into how to design your business + team that runs itself.  
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    123: Three signs that your business fosters burnout

    25:31

    What got you here, to your current success, growth, and team, won’t get you to your next level of efficiency, autonomy, profitability, and vision.   This week we start a new series called Breaking the Cycle. In this series on the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, we are going to address common culprits that keep business leaders stuck in cycles: burnout, firing + hiring, short-term vs long-term thinking and motion vs action. We want to address them and give actionable strategies for breaking the cycle that will get you closer to clockworking your business.    Topics Emily + Gabbi cover in this episode: 3 signs that your business fosters burnout Clockworking tips + strategies to break the cycle of burnout Places to look for burnout on your team, business, and life   It’s easy to get stuck in a rhythm of business + life, just because. Identifying signs your business fosters burnout is the first step in breaking that cycle. The tips shared will help alleviate you, your team and your business from staying stuck.   If your business operates in cycles of burnout, we'd love to work with you! Apply for our Accelerator program. You will also get instant access to a free, private training all about “How to take your 4 week vacation in the next 12 months” which dives deep into how to design your business + team that runs itself.     Don’t miss the opportunity to get LIVE coaching from Mike Michalowicz on September 22, 2021.     Coaching with Mike is a special event that only happens a few times each year, so if you’ve got some super-visionary questions for the author of the Run Like Clockwork book, grab your spot ASAP. Apply at www.clockworkaccelerator.com
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    122: Knowing when to DIY or call in the expert with Emily Murnen

    36:41

    One question that comes up a lot from business leaders we work with who are embarking on a new project, product, experience, or event is “does my team have the skills + capacity for this fill in the blank or do I need to hire an expert?” This is a fantastic efficiency question!   Our guest on the Run Like Clockwork Podcast is Emily Murnen, CEO of Wild Elm Events. Emily has become a special part of our Run Like Clockwork team as she is the mastermind behind our Clockwork virtual events! In this episode, Erica + Emily talk all things events, efficiency, and ultimately how to know when to DIY a project, event, or experience or when to call in the expert.   Topics Erica + Emily cover in this episode: Taking inspiration for your business outside your industry Tips for creating an engaging event that you can apply to every business experience How to decide when to DIY a project, event, or experience… or when to call in an expert Emily’s must-have efficiency tools Are in-person events making a comeback?   Even if events aren’t in your business future, this conversations is packed full of tips for combining content + community into your business projects, experience, and team. This is such a great conversation! We would love to hear your favorite take-away! Share it in our Run Like Clockwork Free Community and connect with other like-minded business owners.   If you're ready to Clockwork your life and business, we'd love to work with you! Apply for our Accelerator program. You will also get instant access to a free, private training all about “How to take your 4 week vacation in the next 12 months” which dives deep into how to design your business + team that runs itself.
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    121: 7 Habits of highly efficient business leaders

    41:47

    One of our favorite books here at Run Like Clockwork is Atomic Habits - so we're revisiting it with a Clockwork twist. Clockworking is really about establishing habits that support efficiency. In this week’s episode, Adrienne + Emily cover 7 habits of highly efficient business leaders.   Topics Adrienne + Emily cover in this episode: 7 habits you can embrace as a business leader striving for efficiency Why habits based in identity is stronger than those based in performance How efficiency habits are a team effort The one habit that surfaces in almost every Run Like Clockwork podcast   A powerful quote from Atomic Habits that we love is “Habits are not about doing something, they’re about becoming someone.” Which of the habits we covered stood out to you most? Share it in our Run Like Clockwork Free Community and connect with other like-minded business owners. If you're ready to build a business + team that runs itself and get support with implementing efficient habits, we'd love to work with you! Apply for our Accelerator program. If you are accepted, you will also get instant access to a free, private training all about “How to take your 4 week vacation in the next 12 months” which dives deep into how to design your business + team that runs itself.

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