The Single Most Important Activity In Your Business
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Efficiency is all about doing LESS, but getting better results. Which means we have to understand what are the RIGHT things to keep doing versus just continuing to do everything and add bloat to the business. 


As Mike and I were looking for most efficient organizations on planet...we found bees. 

Everything they do + the very way they operate takes EFFICIENCY into the equation. 


They do many different things to leverage efficiency, but most importantly…is their understanding of their resource use in relationship to their highest priority goal. The goal of a bee colony is to survive — that’s nature, right?


They’ve used this principle to identify the SINGLE most important activity inside their colony...we call this the Queen Bee Role. 

This concept has changed our clients entire approach to business. It’s allowed them to lean down, to do less, to spend less money + resources, all while getting BETTER results. For some, it’s even saved their businesses just by identifying what it was + therefore being able to shift things to protect it. 

ONE SHIFT. ONE CONCEPT. KNOWING YOUR QBR. 

The QBR is the single most important activity inside your business, but it’s different for all businesses, and we’re going to help you find yours on next weeks QBR webinar -- it’s free and I want you to join us. 

runlikeclockwork.com/qbr 

We’re offering this masterclass at different times so you can find what works best for you. But don’t miss this -- because your companies long-term survival depends on it!


Tyler B.
How to THINK like a Clockwork CEO
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This episode is going to be a little different than our usual as today we’re going to talk about your THOUGHTS and mindset around Clockworking your business and the traps we see that hold CEO’s back from designing the Clockwork business that runs itself. So if you’ve loved the IDEA of Clockworking but still can’t wrap your head around how YOU are going to get there...this episode is going to be such good food for thought for you! 


Let’s talk about the 5 invisible bottlenecks that are holding you back from becoming a CLOCKWORK CEO...


  • The “I know this” trap

  • “I’m the only one who can do this” / no one can do this as well as me

  • “Growing a team is going to be MORE work for me.” 

  • “I can make more money if I don’t hire anyone.”

  • “We just don’t have the time right now to set up the systems, we’ll do it next year…”


These are just SOME of the thoughts and limiting beliefs we see CEO’s sharing all the time that are holding them back from Clockworking...there’s more, but hopefully this opened up your awareness even just a little bit to see where YOU are stopping YOU. 

Join us for our FREE live Post It Note challenge next week where we’ll be helping you assess whether or not your business can survive without you at this point, and we’ll show you your exact next steps if not. It’s the ultimate litmus test that every CEO needs to take! 

>> runlikeclockwork.com/challenge 


Tyler B.
How To Get Your Time Back THIS WEEK
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One of the most important pieces of clockworking your business + removing yourself from the day-to-day operations starts with a 4D time tracking analysis. 

 

I know, I know...not the sexiest thing to add to your week, but it will 1000% be worth it for a few reasons. 

 

  1. This is DATA! Just like the financial data you rely on to run your business, you need data on where your time is going too.

  2. We can use this data to figure out who your next hire needs to be, how much time you need them for each week, and you’ll have a complete list of tasks you want them to be responsible for to use in the job description.

  3. You’ll be able to get time back THIS WEEK just by following today’s steps.

 

In this episode, Adrienne shares the 3T’s you’ll apply once you have your time tracking completed, and she reveals the 4th “T” that didn’t even make the book, but is going to change your perspective on everything you do in the day. 

 

If you want to use our time tracking sheet that we share with all of our clients, you can grab that here


Share with me over on instagram and let me know what you’re 3T’ing this week! (@adriennedorison, @rlclockwork).

Tyler B.
How To Sell The Idea Of Clockwork To Your Team
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One of the most common questions we get is...“but how do I get my team to care about my 4-week vacation?!”


NEWSFLASH: YOU DON’T! 


Instead of thinking about how Clockwork benefits you as the owner, you must flip the script and start thinking about the benefits of implementing the clockwork process from your team members’ perspective. 


In this episode, Adrienne shares her list of her TOP 4 benefits to the team, and then encourages you to keep brainstorming + then share with your team. It’s your job to get them enrolled in the Clockwork vision, and that starts with you understanding how it will benefit them! 


Connect with me over on instagram and let me know what other benefits you came up with of clockworking from your team members perspective! (@adriennedorison, @rlclockwork


Pop over here to grab our free Clockwork quickstart guide + other free resources that will help you as you start clockworking your business: runlikeclockwork.com/kit


Subscribe, rate + review this podcast so that more entrepreneurs can benefit from the power of clockworking their business!


Tyler B.
How to Delegate More Successfully to Your Team Members
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This week we’re talking all about how to delegate more successfully to your team members. Adrienne talks through the IPO framework and then shares some quick delegation tips to get you started on the right path!


The actions that are keeping you safe are also the ones that's keeping you stuck. And you’re effectively maintaining CONTROL at the expense of FREEDOM.  


It's safe right now to keep everything you're doing on your plate...

  • Keep managing your calendar so no one messes up your schedule.

  • Keep people out of your inbox so that you can respond the way you want.

  • Keep doing the client-work yourself so that no one makes a mistake.  


Keeping these things on your plate, don't move you towards a different future, they keep you where you are...which is fine if you're fine to stay there, just make that choice consciously + intentionally if so.


Here's some quick tips on how to start handing things over to team members with a little more trust + confidence...even if you're a control freak.


1. Start with the right tasks!

→ low-stakes

→ simple

→ easy to capture


You don't want to start handing over things to team members that are what we call 'high-stakes'. A much better approach is to hand over things that are lower stakes tasks, responsibilities, + decisions. Start with things that are easier for you to capture + hand over, things that are simple.


2. Delegate properly using the IPO approach!

→ Information (what information do they need to accomplish this)

→ Permission (hand over permission to make decisions)

→ Outcome (what is the outcome / success criteria you're looking to achieve)


Delegating will be less risky if you tell them where they’re actually going + what success looks like, give them permission to be autonomous + give them the resources they need to get there.


3. Have them submit an EOD stand-up!

→ what did you do today?

→ what obstacles / concerns did you run up against?

→ do you need my help with anything?

→ what will you be focused on tomorrow?


At the end of the day, especially during the training/onboarding period, have them submit a daily stand-up to give you information about what's going on, where they're struggling or need more information to effectively do the job, open the line of communication in case they need help, and help them get better at priority-setting by asking them to get clear on next-day focus. You don't need to ask them for this -- communicate this once at the beginning of the working relationship + have them send you the responses daily.


4. Adjust your expectations!

→ YOU have to be part of the process if you want them to be successful in their role.

→ you can hire the best people, but you'll always be disappointed if you never take the time to share about YOUR business + needs.

→ baby step it every day and you’ll get where you want to be — DON'T TAKE IT BACK ON YOURSELF, take the time to improve the process + relationship!


Do this + not only will you trust people more to take over some of the DOING that's falling on your plate, but you'll end up with a WHOLE LOT MORE free time as well.


HAPPY DELEGATING!


Connect with me over on instagram and let me know how your delegation went this week @adriennedorison, @rlclockwork!


Pop over here to grab our free Clockwork quickstart guide + other free resources that will help you as you start clockworking your business: runlikeclockwork.com/kit


Subscribe, rate + review this podcast so that more entrepreneurs can benefit from the power of clockworking their business!


Tyler B.
How To Get Your Team To Make Decisions Without You
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Deciding is one the of most energetically + neurologically taxing things that we can do, yet as business-owners we end up doing it ALL DAY LONG not just for ourselves, but for other people on our team too.


Of course they’re passing decisions off to you...decision-making is exhausting, and you keep doing it, so why not!? But in this episode we cover the 3 main reasons they are NOT making decisions in their role and how to use this filter to think through what they need to be more autonomous in their decision-making in the future.


Connect with me over on instagram and let me know if there’s anything you want me to cover on the podcast! @adriennedorison, @rlclockwork.


Pop over here to grab our free Clockwork quickstart guide + other free resources that will help you as you start clockworking your business: runlikeclockwork.com/kit


Subscribe, rate + review this podcast so that more entrepreneurs can benefit from the power of clockworking their business!


Tyler B.
Big News -- Clockwork Baby on the Way!
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BIG Clockwork update! I’m pregnant y’all!


We’re going to be taking you behind the scenes as we baby-proof and Clockwork our own business over the next 7 months. Business + babies has been something I’ve been a huge advocate for since the inception of Clockwork as I know so many women are afraid of bringing a child into the equation for fear of what it may do to the business. I want to use this process to show you that you CAN have both and that Clockwork is the perfect tool to give yourself the space you need when baby arrives, while still allowing the business to run + grow without you being there.


This isn’t about just putting everything on hold when baby joins you, it’s all about how to make sure things KEEP GOING even when you’re sleep deprived, breastfeeding constantly and confused about what day it is.


Connect with me over on instagram and let me know if there’s anything you want me to cover as we go through this baby-proofing series! @adriennedorison, @rlclockwork.


Pop over here to grab our free Clockwork quickstart guide + other free resources that will help you as you start clockworking your business: runlikeclockwork.com/kit


Subscribe, rate + review this podcast so that more entrepreneurs can benefit from the power of clockworking their business!


Tyler B.
How to Get Your Team Onboard with Clockwork
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Why many people don’t even get started with clockworking? Because of the fear of pushback from the team. In this episode, Mike shares why he never calls his team members “employees”, how to get your team onboard with clockworking your business, and what to do when there is pushback.


Pop over here to grab our free Clockwork quickstart guide + other free resources that will help you as you start clockworking your business: runlikeclockwork.com/kit


Subscribe, rate + review this podcast so that more entrepreneurs can benefit from the power of clockworking their business!


Tyler B.
What to do if no one else can do it...
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“But what if I’m the only one who can do this?”


This is one of the most common questions we get when working with clients on clockworking their businesses. I get it, it often feels like no one else will ever be able to take over certain pieces of the business because they’ll never be able to do it as well as you. But in this episode I’m going to offer you a simple solution and shift for this that will start immediately removing YOU as the bottleneck to the business growth.


Pop over here to grab our free Clockwork quickstart guide + other free resources that will help you as you start clockworking your business: runlikeclockwork.com/kit


Subscribe, rate + review this podcast so that more entrepreneurs can benefit from the power of clockworking their business!


Tyler B.
Don’t Make This Hiring Mistake!

Today we’re talking about this big mistake I see most small business owners make when it comes to hiring new team members. Making this mistake costs you money, it costs you earning potential, and as you continue to do it for each additional hire...it shrinks your margins FAST.

 

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Take a screenshot during this episode + tag us on social media (@rlclockwork) so that you can use that public accountability to take action on this! Share any hiring aha’s you have after you listen!

 

Subscribe, rate + review this podcast so that more entrepreneurs can benefit from the power of Clockworking their business!

Tyler B.
Mike’s 4 Week Vacation Recap!
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In this episode, Mike’s giving you an inside look at his 4 week vacation...one of the most important parts? ACTUALLY COMMITTING TO IT by writing it into the book. We have our clients make this commitment publicly too because you’re WAYY more likely to follow-through and not just leave this till ‘ someday’.

 

 

Mike shares the good the bad + the needs improvement of his 4 week vacation challenge on this episode. Here’s the thing...the 4 week vacation isn’t about YOU + it’s not about getting it perfect, it’s about seeing what can run without you, how the team can totally step up to the plate, where you need some hobbies :) and how to make improvements when you return!

 

 

Take a screenshot during this episode, commit to your 4 week vacation date + tag us on social media (@rlclockwork) so that you can use that public accountability to make this a reality!

 


If you want a personal push -- we’re hosting a 1.5 day workshop in Seattle on April 30th + May 1st -- and we’d love to have you there! You can register at www.runlikeclockwork.com/seattle or feel free to email us if you’ve got any questions! support@runlikeclockwork.com

Tyler B.
Finding your QBR
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In this episode, Mike share the MOST IMPORTANT CONCEPT from the book + our process… the QBR, the Queen Bee Role. If you get nothing else right, do this! This will impact how you design your business like clockwork more than anything -- so listen in + Mike can help you nail it!

 

If you’re ready to fast-track your clockworking journey, the Clockwork Core online training program is officially OPEN -- you can learn more + register here: runlikeclockwork.com/join

Tyler B.
What types of businesses will Clockwork work for?
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But will clockworking work for my business?!

 

We get this question a lot. Y’all must think you’re real special. In this episode, Adrienne will share who clockworking is really for, what types of business models + industries this will work best for, and how it might look differently for one business versus another.

 

She even gives you some homework...it’s going to require a long walk in nature, and for you to get crystal clear on what you truly WANT your life + business to look like...without self-judgement.

 

If you’re ready to fast-track your clockworking journey, the Clockwork Core online training program is officially OPEN -- you can learn more + register here: runlikeclockwork.com/join

Tyler B.
What does 'Clockworking' your business even mean?
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In this episode, Adrienne shares what the new verb she made up, “clockworking,” your business even means, why the vacation is just a carrot + not really the point of it, and how to get started clockworking your business, plus the mindset you’ll need to adopt to be successful. She even shares a super tip on how to recoup 15 days this year of your time with one simple shift.


She’s also shamelessly asking you for podcast reviews! Hook a sister up with an itunes review if you’re tuning in.


Make sure to join the FREE training Adrienne mentioned: www.runlikeclockwork.com/bottleneck


Grab the book if you haven’t read it yet: www.runlikeclockwork.com/book


And if you’re ready to start time tracking -- you can grab the spreadsheet we use with all our clients here for free: www.runlikeclockwork.com/take-the-4d-challenge


Tyler B.
He ruined his family vacation…
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Why did Mike write Clockwork? Simple...same reason he writes all his books, he found a problem in his own life + business, realized it was something that was plaguing others, and then dove deep to find experts that could help solve it. In this episode Mike shares the personal story behind what prompted Clockwork for him...and yes, it all started with a vacation. 

The Run Like Clockwork podcast will take you beyond the book with tips, insights + strategies, and if you’re interested in more free resources or joining our programs, you can learn more at runlikeclockwork.com.

Tyler B.
But who the heck is Adrienne?!
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After Adrienne revealed her big challenge of “MM imposter syndrome” in the last episode, she knew that meant stretching herself immediately and giving a full episode on who Adrienne is, what background qualifies her to talk about operational efficiency, how she left the corporate world, and even what she likes to do in her spare time. Tune into this episode to get an inside glimpse into the side of the Clockwork partnership that you may not know just yet! 

The Run Like Clockwork podcast will take you beyond the book with tips, insights + strategies, and if you’re interested in more free resources or joining our programs, you can learn more at runlikeclockwork.com.

Tyler B.
The Clockwork Origin Story
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How the heck did you all meet? Which came first the book or the company? Who does what inside the business? In this episode, Mike + Adrienne have an open conversation about all your nosy Clockwork questions...like our biggest challenges working with each other. We’ll share the real origin story of this business + book from both of our perspectives.

This show will take you beyond the book with tips, insights + strategies, and if you’re interested in more free resources or joining our programs, you can learn more at runlikeclockwork.com.

Tyler B.
What you’ll find on this podcast…
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Whether you’re currently clockworking your business, thinking about it, or just like to hear our voices :) this podcast is meant to be a resource for you to create a business that runs like clockwork. Clockwork is about personal freedom, business growth, + scaling with excellence...and while YES we dangle the carrot of the 4 week vacation in the book, that’s really just to get you OUT for long enough to see what doesn’t operate well without you still. 

Everything we do + share will come through the lens of operational efficiency + excellence (something that no one is talking about in the small business space). We created Run Like Clockwork to provide a SIMPLE + implementable solution ..that actually worked.

This show will take you beyond the book with tips, insights + strategies, and if you’re interested in more free resources or joining our programs, you can learn more at runlikeclockwork.com.

Tyler B.