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Clockwork: Design Your Business to Run Itself

Entrepreneurs often struggle and get overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done. Join us as we share key takeaways from Mike Michalowicz’s Clockwork.


Key Insights

  • Break down the popular book “Clockwork”
  • Discover easy ways to implement these tools into your business
  • Avoid common mistakes and learn how to reduce your Target Allocation Percentage if it seems out of sync with your goals


  • [00:27] – Welcome
  • [02:55] – Why this concept is so important
  • [04:34] – Implementing the system
  • [06:02] – The basics (Time, Tasks , The QBR – Queen Bee Role )
  • [06:45] – Time audit
  • [07:26] – Doing
  • [09:08] – Deciding
  • [10:40] – Delegating
  • [11:00] – Designing
  • [13:20] – Target Allocation Percentage (TAP)
  • [14:34] – Making small shifts to improve TAP
  • [19:30] – Queen Bee Role
  • [22:50] – Having the systems and team in place
  • [24:32] – Placing your team in the right roles
  • [25:25] – Understanding your customer
  • [28:44] – Challenges
  • [30:35] – Planning your 4 week vacation, 18 months from today
  • [31:54] – Action Items
  • [35:38] – Tom’s Bookshelf

Resources Mentioned

Actions to Take

Tom Sylvester
  • Do the time and task audit. Take a look at the results and make a plan to eliminate one of the them to delegate elsewhere.
Ariana Sylvester
  • Do a task brain dump. Write down every single thing you’re responsible for.

Tom's Bookshelf

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Tom & Ariana Sylvester

Tom and Ariana have built 3 business and quit both of their jobs, all while raising 2 amazing kids.  Together they share their philosophies and guidance for entrepreneurs on their Lifestyle Builders™ podcast, their upcoming book Lifestyle Builders™: Build Your Business, Quit Your Job, & Create Your Ideal Life, as well as through their coaching and consulting programs.

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