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Business Owners: Mike Michalowicz Shows You How to Break Free of the Daily Grind
C-Suite members: Can your business operate without you? Would it survive if you weren’t there every day, breathing life—your life—into it day in and day out?
If you answered no, then your business is probably consuming you. You’re probably sacrificing relationships with friends and family, your health, hobbies and other things that make life worth living—all so your business can live.
In this episode of Talking Business Now, serial entrepreneur and best-selling book author Mike Michalowicz offers C-Suite listeners a formula for gaining control of the daily grind and living life on your own terms. The tips are from Mike’s latest book, Clockwork, and they’ll help you reclaim your life by showing how you can step away from the business—while it still grows and turns a profit.
Discover the 7 steps for making your business run itself:
- Why the 4D mix is essential for categorizing your work.
- How to determine your QBR—the one function that is most critical to your business.
- How to protect and serve the QBR.
- An efficient way to capture systems.
- Making things happen by matching traits to tasks, not people to titles.
- What it means to commit to a community.
- What you need to do so you can take regular 4-week vacations.
Mike Michalowicz is a serial entrepreneur and the author of several books about growing profitable businesses: Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. By his 35th birthday, Mike had founded and sold two companies. He now operates Profit First Professionals, a multimillion dollar business. A former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and the former business makeover specialist on MSNBC, Mike has traveled the world speaking.
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