Getting It

Note: Readership of this blog stretches to over 150 countries and as we prepared to post this particular essay I realized the message is most applicable to parents in the western world…parents who have the time and money to over-complicate things. In much of the developing world where basic survival is the challenge, parents will viscerally understand this mechanical sensibility because […]

I had arthroscopic shoulder surgery yesterday. They put me down, spent an hour snaking tubes into my right shoulder joint, took out some loose bone debris, wheeled me back to recovery, and then I woke up and a friend drove me home

by Josh Fonger Bottlenecking, or preventing a company from growing into the success it could be, is a common pitfall among business owners. When coaching a recent client I asked, “What three roadblocks will I encounter when implementing documented systems into your business?” the three answers I got back were humbly honest and signified a […]

Bend Event

September 22, 2015

 Two Day Weekend Boot Camp Bend, Oregon (Next Boot Camp Dates TBD) It’s been five years since we’ve done an intimate boot-camp style gathering at the Work the System/Centratel offices here in Bend, Oregon and it’s about time we did it again! It’s time to open up the doors and show business owners and managers what the WTS Method really […]

Two days ago I submitted the manuscript of my new book to my publisher, Greenleaf Book Group. The title is The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of Your Life. Now in the final stages of copy-editing, it’s due for publication in late October. Because I own the manuscript I’m able to distribute it myself, in conjunction […]

Here’s a rough, not-yet-edited Chapter from my new book, The Systems Mindset: Managing the Machinery of Your Life, to be published in January. -sc Texting isn’t Enough: Ten Communication Tweaks Let’s consider an exception to the Ockham’s Law theory that the simplest solution is usually the correct solution. More and more, in business and personal relationships, general communication […]

Last week, Josh and I released a brand new podcast entitled “Systemization: The Four Mistakes You do NOT Want to Make.”  Go here to listen. You’ll be able to download it too, and it’s on iTunes… (Adapted from the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less.) Could it be […]

Note!  Next week we are releasing a brand new podcast entitled “Break on Through: Quickly moving your business from Chaos to Control.” Go to the home page of the website on Tuesday June 2nd, any time after 12 Noon EST. You won’t want to miss this one… Four Key Considerations for Creating Working Procedures What is […]

This excerpt from the Preface to the Third Edition of my book addresses the question, “what is the best approach to make tangible progress toward freedom, wealth and happiness?”  The psycho-babble contingent wants you to ruminate and theorize in your head. I recommend you get on with things by taking step-by-step material action in the real world. Get control of daily events and […]