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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!

RUN LIKE CLOCKWORK: SMALL BUSINESS OPERATIONS Mike Michalowicz + Adrienne Dorison

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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!

    Team Debrief from Adrienne’s 4 Week “Vacation”

    Team Debrief from Adrienne’s 4 Week “Vacation”

    We did it! Adrienne had her baby Kit and took her 4 week “vacation”...and Team RLC held down the fort! Phew!
     
    On this special “Team Takeover” episode, Emily, Laurie and Erica share how the 4-week vacation went for the team. 
     
    The team shares WINS that happened on the backend:
    Hired Gabbi Closed a cart without Adrienne Enrolled new students Made big decisions on our own System Improvements & upgrades - team collaborations  
    What didn’t go so well:
    Nothing major happened that couldn’t be dealt with by us! -  Minor: emailed to wrong list a couple of times but kicked us into gear that there is a system failure here to be fixed. Some strategy decisions just had to be made, with the realization that we might have to change things when she came back No access to permissions to update Clickup  
    Each team member shares their biggest learnings. Overall, BIGGEST lesson is that we truly are not creating oxygen, so it is ok to make a decision with the information we have and keep moving forward.
     
    On a 4-week vacation you can expect problems. You’re actually looking for problems because it gives you and your team clarity on what needs to be fixed when you return and gives your team a chance to flex their decision making muscles.
     
    Does your 2020 business plan include a 4-week vacation (or do you want it to)? Not sure where to start clockworking your business + team to run itself when you step away? Great! Grab our Clockwork Quickstart Guide + Business Bottleneck training to get moving in the right direction. 

    • 23 min
    What NOT to Do to Your Team When Clockworking

    What NOT to Do to Your Team When Clockworking

    The definition of “clockworking” is to design a business + team that runs itself. In order to do that, as the business owner, you need to empower your team to take responsibility for the outcome and anonymity in their decision-making.
     
    On this episode of the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, Erica + Emily discuss 4 things to NOT to do to your team when clockworking your business:
     
    What NOT to do:
    Insert yourself into things you’ve already removed yourself from. Believe that you are the only one that’s capable of doing the job the best. Don’t completely disengage from the team Expect your team to read your mind.   
    What TO DO: 
    Share the vision for team buy-in.  When you communicate the WHY, give context to the what.  Know & communicate what a WIN looks like.  Get your team input on the process.  Delegate the outcome, not the exact process you’ve always done things.  
    Ready to get started clockworking your team + business? Your first step is grabbing the Clockwork Quick-Start Guide that includes a bonus “Find Your Bottleneck” training.

    • 28 min
    Atomic Habits for Clockworking

    Atomic Habits for Clockworking

    Which goal would you prefer to pursue?
    -To be a business owner who takes a 4 week vacation    Or
    -To become a CEO who runs their business as efficiently and responsibly as possible.
     
    Do you hear that subtle shift between the performance goal and identity goal? The goal of Clockwork is not just the 4 week vacation, which is a performance goal. #operationvacation  But ultimately, help business owners become a CEO who is efficient in all areas of business. #identityshift
     
    Your habits and the habits of your team are a huge part of that identity goal.
     
    At Run Like Clockwork, we believe that you can’t succeed at clockworking your business until doing the work associated with that change becomes an automatic habit.
     
    In this episode of the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, Emily covers the following aspects of habits for clockworking:
    Performance vs Identity goal/habit How to create habit feedback loops that serve you and your team Trash, Trim & Transfer Cue & Cravings for Clockwork 4 things you can do to make habit formation easy  
    “Motivation rarely is enough to carry you all the way through to the formation of a habit. You need more than just motivation to make a habit really stick.”
     
    Ready for the first steps in Clockworking your business? We’ve got you covered! Grab our free Clockwork Quickstart Guide and get a bonus training with it, too.

    • 25 min
    How to Get Your Team to Care

    How to Get Your Team to Care

    A common complaint or fear we hear from owners regularly is — “I’m super excited and invested in clockworking my business… my team just doesn’t seem to care as much. How do I get them to care as much as me?”
     
    We get it! When it’s not your business, inherently the stakes aren’t as high.
     
    While Adrienne is on her 4 week vacation/maternity leave, Emily & Laurie do a Team Takeover episode and share 3 ways that you can get your team to care more about the business.



    Share the vision for your company with the team. Be bold, open, and share your biggest dreams, and explain how each team member will fit into that.  
    Clockworking is a revolution!!! This doesn’t just benefit the boss… it benefits our society! Want more practical examples? Check out Episode 28: Mike’s Best 4-week Vacation Tips.   
    Have an open and honest conversation about what owning a business is like for your life, and how it impacts you and your life.  Adrienne + Tyler demonstrate this beautifully in episode 26: 3 Lessons from a Week-long Vacation


    Excited to get started clockworking and get your team on board too? Grab our Clockwork Quickstart Guide! It has links to resources that will benefit you + your team so you can start designing a business + team that runs itself!

    • 23 min
    Clockwork Rapidfire Q+A

    Clockwork Rapidfire Q+A

    Here’s a juicy episode for you! I’m answering ALL your questions, rapidfire!
     
    Questions I answer on this episode:
     
    How can I start implementing Clockworking with new hires from the very beginning? When hiring someone new -- how long should it take to get them fully integrated + into a fully ‘delegated’ state? What do you do when you want to fire almost everyone? How do I support my team with hitting income company income goals? How do I deal with team members making client facing mistakes? Do you have any advice for protecting design time and preventing it from devolving into other other D’s (doing, deciding, delegating)?   
    I hope that me answering these questions helped clear up some of your own questions. And if any of these questions resonated with you or sparked more, nuanced questions for your business specifically, you may want to consider joining our Run Like Clockwork Accelerator where we can answer all your questions and provide specific feedback to your business. 
     
    I plan to do more of these rapidfire Q + A episodes so if you have other questions, share them with us on Instagram @rlclockwork.

    • 22 min
    5 Habits that Help Me Stay Efficient AND Productive

    5 Habits that Help Me Stay Efficient AND Productive

    “We first make habits, and then our habits make us.” John Dryden
     
    There’s no doubt that habits play a huge role in the success (or failure) of a business. While we all live by habits, some habits are more intentional than others. Today I’m sharing 5 habits I have developed that help me stay efficient AND productive. 
     
    My top 5 habits are:
    review my projects / PM system daily end of day standup  time blocking remove distractions create your personal non-negotiables  
    Hopefully you can take one, some, or all of these and start testing and applying them to your business. I can guarantee you that if you stay consistent on them, they will help you be more efficient and productive in your business. I’d love to hear how it’s going for you if you try any of these! Tag us on Instagram @rlclockwork ! We would love to hear which one you try or if there are other habits that are working for you that we should know about!

    • 26 min

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