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I like my work. Can I keep doing what I’m doing, or are you telling me I must turn my world upside down by doing something completely different? Are you a business owner? This is about fixing the business you already own or manage. And if you work for someone else? If there is a ladder to climb, and a future in the service or product your company provides, you should think hard about keeping your job. Here’s the crux: If what you do has a future, then what I teach will propel you toward freedom and wealth because, through the underlying “machinery” that you will optimize to do the work, the quantity of your output will be massive and the quality of that output will be superb. Back To Top

This all sounds too good to be true. Are you offering a magic pill? Yes, I am. Once you “get” systems methodology, your next moves toward freedom and wealth are obvious. You will confidently take the proper steps for your circumstance, and your life will never be the same. (But here’s the obvious obligatory disclaimer: I can’t guarantee anyone’s near or long-term success). You will quickly find Work the System methodology to be believable and logical. It’s common sense! As you start to see results — and it won’t take long — you will be convinced of the validity of the principles. Back To Top

Hey, Sam Carpenter: Who do you think you are? Are you qualified? I lived this, from the bottom up, and then I documented the process of my success in a way that translates easily to anyone who is working too hard and struggling financially. I have no use for pretense or silly sophistication. I’ve done everything from riding on the back of garbage trucks and scrubbing toilets (in my 20′s, in three separate jobs!) to managing six businesses simultaneously; from factory line-work to project engineering; from flipping hamburgers to journalism in the most dangerous area of the world. And through all this, the first 50 years of my life were chaotic and therefore unhappy. In the business I purchased in 1984, I worked 80- to 100-hour workweeks for 15 years. My gross personal income never exceeded $60,000 in any one year. To top it off, for all of these 15 years I was the single custodial parent of a son and daughter. It was very tough. But in a midnight moment of insight, the way I viewed the world permanently changed. From this new vantage point I applied a few simple, mechanical principles and moved to a two hour workweek and a terrific income. As part of this transformation, my business, Centratel (www.centratel.com) quickly grew to become the highest quality telephone answering service in the United States. (Yes, I still own and operate the business, in Bend, Oregon). And now we consult worldwide to executives of companies ranging up to one-half billion dollars in annual revenue. Know this: Other than my gut-level grasp of the system principles presented in my book, I am nothing special and in fact have a natural tendency to be a bit scattered. It’s the new vantage point and system methodology that has transformed my life. Simple mechanics! Back To Top

Is what you teach some kind of mystical secret? No! I teach what successful leaders everywhere are already doing…although most of them would be hard-put to explain it in words, and some of them don’t even know they’re doing it! Work the System explains the “systems mindset” simply and directly and it lays out the necessary mechanical processes in a way anyone can understand and then apply. When you read the book, you will understand. Back To Top

Must I change how I see the world? Well, yes. But this has nothing to do with religion, politics, or esoteric/mysterious theory. You don’t necessarily have to change where you work or reside, or who you associate or live with…and I certainly don’t encourage you to change your fundamental spiritual/religious beliefs. But once the epiphany strikes, as you understand the logic of it, you’ll willingly adjust how you operate moment-to-moment. The first third of Work the System is designed to help you “get it,” and once that happens the rest will come easy. Back To Top

What size companies do you work with? With our coaching programs and Academy product, we have assisted startups as well as other businesses that gross up to several million dollars per year. On the other end of the scale, we have consulted one-on-one to businesses that gross 20 million per annum on up to multi-nationals in the 500 million range. Except for scale, the WTS Method is applied in essentially the same way for any size business because it is based on the fundamental mechanics of how the world operates. Part One of my book carefully explains the methodology and why it is universal. Back To Top

What about my teenagers? Would it benefit them to read this book? I raised two children single handedly and humbly submit that this book is “required reading” for any teen. You know this is true: Today’s kids are bombarded by disorienting input/output, especially nerve-jangling electronic entertainment and inane peer-to-peer communications. These low-benefit preoccupations preclude quiet contemplations such as reading, study, self-improvement, and good conversation – the habits that ultimately lead to personal control, prosperity and great relationships. Work The System induces a life-methodology that assists your teen in finding the strength to fend off useless time-wasters, as it instills a hunger for learning and creative contribution. I believe it’s a parent’s job to accomplish just three things: First, to help the child develop enough internal backbone so he or she can negotiate the world without assistance. Second, to assist that child in developing solid personal integrity. And third, to raise an individual who respects others. Once we succeed in teaching our kids these three attributes, the rest is up to them: Turn them loose and let them go (at age 18, not 35!) Work the System is about personal efficiency, internal strength, thoughtfulness and life-appreciation. Back To Top

Is there a guarantee? Yes. It’s a 120% guarantee. If you buy the hard-copy version of the book from this website and in the first 60 days if for any reason you are not satisfied with the message, send it back to me and I will immediately refund the purchase price plus an extra 20% (the extra 20% is to pay for the postage and packaging necessary to send the book back). I don’t care what condition the book is in. I only ask you to add a very brief note telling me why it didn’t fill your expectations. (BTW, to date, this has never happened.) Back To Top

Is this a long-term “gottcha!”? Must I buy something else after I buy Work the System? No. But if you want to go deeper, there’s our on-line Work the System Academy product. We also have special Software that makes it easy to create documentation. We also have a recurring group coaching program. Or, we’ll physically come to you.  Go here for information. Back To Top

Are there qualifications I must meet? Must I be an expert in my line of work? No. This is about simple mechanics; not experience, advanced educational degree, high IQ, engaging personality, who you know, how many books you’ve read, the capacity for hard work, or any specific expertise or aptitude. Rather, it’s about the raw mechanics of your particular endeavor and the mechanical execution of your existence “one layer deeper.” (And, yes, YOU will be making the changes and guiding the process…with more control and satisfaction than you’ve ever had before.) If you are surviving in the business or job you have now, and there is a future in your product or service, the Work the System methodology is a must. Back To Top

Must I do something? Is there work I must perform in order to make more and work less? Of course! First, there will be the mental adjusting. Then there will be some work in the form of documentation of your business or job and how you go about things. After that, you will want the people who work for you to “climb on board.” Here’s what happened to me, and I am not exaggerating: For each hour I invested in applying the methodology, thousands of hours in free time have come to me…while my income has increased geometrically. An investment in time in the Work the System method provides a phenomenal return, and it’s my bet that it will be the best investment of any kind that you will ever make. Back To Top

In a nutshell, what do you teach? You’ve stuck with me this far, and for that effort you deserve the nutshell-summary. First, I will prove to you that your world is logical and already working at 99.9 percent efficiency. Second, I will convince you that your existence is not an unpredictable and amorphous conglomeration of sights, sounds and events, but instead, that your every-day world is composed up of separate and logical linear systems, each of which can be easily seen and adjusted to your benefit. You will develop the ability to see these personal “system entities” on a moment-to-moment basis. Then I’ll teach you how to organize and make them perfect, one at a time. You’ll become a “system improvement” specialist, spending your days automating, delegating and sometimes discarding elements of the work you are performing now. And the end-result of these efforts? Your service or product will be the highest quality in your field as you find the peace and prosperity you’ve always wanted. Your personal comportment will include powerful self-confidence and gut-certainties about how the world operates. That’s it! No silly hocus-pocus; no unsupportable theories. This is simple mechanics! Back To Top

Sam, are you really saying there is a chance you can change my life forever? Yes. That is exactly what I’m saying. For unsolicited feedback from others, go here. Back To Top

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