Getting It

Ask yourself what it would be like to get through each day without the need for any mood adjusters. I call that, life cold turkey…. So, to review the main point of the first Caffeine post: lack of sleep promotes caffeine addiction.  It’s that old vicious-circle thing. The circle is created and then propelled by the desire to quickly […]


October 11, 2013

From: Sam Carpenter Bend, OR December, 2019 Dear Business Owner, Are you spending too much time and energy fighting fires and dealing with chaos in your business? Do you wish you could finally make the leap from being self-employed to being an actual business owner so you can stop owning a job and start owning […]

Mind the Gap

February 8, 2012

“Because some (train)  platforms on the Underground are curved and the rolling stock that uses them are straight, an unsafe gap is created when a straight car stops at a curved platform. In the absence of a device to automatically fill the gap some form of visual and auditory warning was needed to prevent passengers […]

The Dance of the Systems Mindset One day during Christmas week I was in the office stirring up the dust and generally making a nuisance of myself. While trading good-natured barbs with Andi as she sat at her desk, behind her I saw a guy at the top of a ladder washing the outside of her office window. As a semi-humble student of life-events, I went silent and watched the man do his […]

Watch this video on YouTube Thanks Louie Schwartzberg, for nailing it. It’s the message I deliver in my book: It’s ALL right here, right now, in this instant! “Getting” this new perception leads to all kinds of great things: everything from carving through the day like a dance, to accumulating more money than one needs (with minimal effort), to calming down, […]

Downtown Abbottabad, Pakistan, October 2005. Go figure.   …I self-published Work the System in the spring of 2008. This first printing was softcover. I had spent two years and thousands of hours (really) getting the book right. It was the very, very best I could do at the time. It was perfect, I thought, as […]

Updated to final version, 6/1/2011. I expect the 3rd Edition to be in hard cover by late August, but the the downloadable PDF, Kindle and audio versions should be available in early July. -sc Preface to the Third Edition Working the System that is Work the System This book is different.

We’re in Paris now, after a smooth Eurostar “flight” from London. France is gorgeous, of course, and the people wonderfully friendly and accommodating. The $10.00 per gallon gas is interesting as is the $500 per night hotel (yes, it’s modest) and the $8.00 bottled water (small size). Also curious:  how a 20% tip to the cab […]

As I write this, Linda and I are on a train headed east into London. It’s mid-day. We’ve spent time in Dorset, Devon and Cornwall (where we spent time at the Eden Project). The English countryside is gorgeous and spring is just breaking out as we slide through it on this smooth, quiet train. Now it’s […]