People Systems

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 […]

Its Always About Control “…it is mandatory that we understand the machinery of our lives if we are to modify that machinery to produce the results we want.” –From the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. A couple of months ago I wrote a post about Maslow’s Hierarchy of […]

This is an excerpt from the Third Edition of Work the System, and has much to do with Mole-Whacking. For those of you who aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s an “arcade redemption game” that exactly describes how too many people live their lives. -sc If you are like most people, you have not consciously […]

  Excerpt from Chapter 6 of the book, Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. “If solid goals are established and the majority of time is spent examining and tweaking systems toward those goals, great results will materialize naturally. Conversely, think about ‘holistic’ solutions that cover life’s complexity like a blanket: Another […]

(Go here to read the Introduction to the series.) The Point of Sale concept is integral to the nine other Systems Mindset concepts that will follow. Ultimately, getting solid control of one’s life is the goal and the Point of Sale posture is an essential ingredient in pulling that off…. Point of Sale The Point of Sale (POS) principle has always been […]

Over the next weeks, I’m going to cover ten Systems Mindset concepts that have significantly improved my life over the past two years. Some of them are brand new, developed after Work the System’s last revision, which was just one year ago. Others will be familiar but I’ll give you a fresh update. The Point […]

I’ve worked hard to distill the essential elements of the Method into just one essay. Here it is. System Improvement is Your Solution In books on the subject of achieving business/life success there are two classic approaches: Do certain physical things – follow the  recommended tips – and life will be swell Perform certain crisis-management/brain-teaser […]

Coaching

October 11, 2013

From: Sam Carpenter Bend, OR June, 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 […]