Based on your answers…

You could go 4 hours unplugged before you were needed

So enjoy your half day to yourself.

The pros and cons of being a Half Dayer

You’ve created an incredible business from scratch.

The fact that you have clients or customers, you have products to sell, and you created a business to begin with speaks VOLUMES to your determination, stamina, and worth ethic as an owner.

You created something out of nothing and that can’t be understated.

You have some processes or team members in place already.

In order to take a Half Day at all, you have already started to automate and templatize your business. These small steps will take you from a small business owner to a CEO if you keep going and keep clockworking.

The more you can delegate and trust others, the more freedom for you.

You have serious clockworking potential.

Even hiring 1 more A-team player or implementing a new process will give you SO MUCH time back. When you are a Half Dayer, even a weekend staycation will feel like a 5-star resort vacation at this point.

Making time to clockwork your business will give you MORE time.

You are stuck delegating and then taking back the task.

As a Half Dayer, you have started to delegate parts of your business but you find that you take it back and end up doing it yourself anyway. You fear that someone else won’t do it as well as you will.

Half Dayers typically say, “If you want something done right, do it yourself”

You put out a lot of fires but don’t seem to be moving forward.

You feel reactionary in your business instead of proactive to change, new opportunities, or challenges. Every day seems to be new fires you have to deal with instead of taking your business to the next level.

You want to be the LEADER of your business but feel stuck as the DOER, with your phone permanently glued to your hand “just in case”.

Your business is affecting your relationships and life.

Because you can only take a Half Day, that means vacations keep getting pushed to the next business milestone. Your family is nagging you for more time but so is your business. You feel torn.

Your business and your family need you to be in control of your time and energy.

The must-listen Clockwork Podcast episodes for Half Dayers

Episode 5

What does 'Clockworking' your business even mean?

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....

Episode 10

What to do if no one else can do it...

“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…...

Episode 103

How to get more results for less effort

In this episode of the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, Adrienne introduces the bottleneck framework and kickstarts a bottleneck series we will have over the next several weeks....

Episode 19

Top 5 Reasons to Clockwork your business NOW

In this episode, we’re counting down the top 5 reasons you need to start Clockworking your business NOW! It’s time to stop putting this on the backburner, for oh so many reasons, but let’s talk about the big ones.5. It’s the most responsible thing you can do as a business owner....

Episode 68

Clockworking to break the burnout cycle with Amanda Bond

Amanda shares her story of burnout and how Clockworking helped her break the burnout cycle and step into more ease + efficiency… and how it can help you, too!...

Episode 86

6 failproof tips for hiring amazing people with Emily Doyle

This week on the Run Like Clockwork Podcast, Adrienne and Emily share 6 failproof tips for hiring amazing people! These same tips are what Emily used to hire + double our team in the past 6 months!...

To take back your life, you need a business that continues to thrive even when you aren’t around.

You need a business that allows you to spend less — less energy, time, resources, and money — and grow more.

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We’re here to show you how to shift your mindset, culture, and processes so you can create a lean, profitable business that supports you.

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This program exceeded my expectations. I have stopped working 9-13 hour days, I now work approximately 6 hours a day but I’m working on more fulfilling tasks that are moving the business forward.

Co-Founder of
The Bucketlist Bombshells

Running a business as a solo founder is hard, so it is nice to get input from someone outside my company. My team members have been happy to take over some of the roles that I have been holding onto and doing by myself. I’m more conscious about the changes that I need to implement each week in order for my business to depend less on me.

Founder at Ombu Labs, The Lean Software Boutique

I wanted my team to run like clockwork, without my constant input, and now we’re well on our way to making that a reality. The content was killer and it was just the right amount, not overwhelming. The best part of it was that everything was very actionable + transformational.

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