These results are self-reported from WTS clients and have not been verified. Your results will vary, depending on numerous factors, including your implementation of the program’s strategies, processes, and procedures.
Here's the backstory. After I published the first edition of my book, Work the System in the Spring of 2008, scores of business owners contacted me to basically ask, “Sam, we get it – but can you help us get started?”
I realized it’s much easier to agree that this methodology works than it is to actually get started working it! So I brought in a business partner, Josh Fonger, to start a new consulting business to help others transform their businesses, using the WTS methodology.
Some businesses paid (and still do) over $100,000 to have Josh show them how to permanently embed the systems mindset, and the actual systems themselves, into their businesses.
Eight years ago I was having lunch with Josh in LA after one of our consulting engagements. We talked about the thousands of small business owners who we were failing to reach because they couldn’t afford our help. We wanted to find a way to package up what we’d learned over the years and create an affordable option that still hit on all the high points.
And this is how the Systemize to Thrive Program was born.
So in the fall of 2011, we invited a small group of business owners to join us in our first coaching group.
Our promise to them was simple: If you join us and agree to implement the WTS methodology in your business, as we prescribe, then you will finally stop owning a job and start owning a business; one with less stress and a bigger bottom line. Guaranteed.
The results were amazing.
These business owners quickly implemented the WTS methodology in their businesses and it worked! The initial results were so encouraging we decided to do it again… and again… and again...
...And now, here we are, eight years later still enrolling students! Here’s what some prior students had to say about the program...
Systemize to Thrive is a self-paced business training and coaching program consisting of 17 live recorded interactive video group coaching sessions, and 6 private one-on-one consulting sessions with Sam’s business partner, Josh Fonger, who has personally consulted or coached over 500 business owners.
The program is designed with a very specific goal in mind: to help you increase sales and profit margins, remove chaos, eliminate waste, improve internal efficiencies, and create a stand-alone business that is separate from you and has intrinsic value as a cash-generating “machine.”
Our next enrollment period is happening right now and I'm asking you to join us. Josh and his team will work with you in a small-group setting over the next 6 months to help you transform your business into a well-oiled machine that allows you to earn more and work less.
You'll also get plenty of private one-on-one time with Josh and hist team to discuss your specific situation and challenges. You’ll meet six times so that they can hold you accountable to make sure you’re “doing what you’re learning” in the 17 live recorded group training sessions.
We will work with you to:
In the first session we’ll introduce you to the Work the System Methodology and discuss the importance of adopting a “systems mindset.” We’ll discuss this new way of thinking until the mindset comes naturally and unforced so you can see reality more accurately.
In this session you will use our proven template to craft your Strategic Objective (SO). Your SO is your single most important document. It establishes the direction of your business and overall strategy. I’ll show you how to create a SO that will help you clarify:
The SO is not a mission statement (which is usually a waste of time). Instead, this single-page document will determine your whole business: the money it grinds out, the employees you have, the clients you serve. Everything. It will be your “guidebook” and is essential for any successful business.
In this session I will help you refine the Strategic Objective you’ve crafted and answer any questions that may have come up as you produced this vital business document.
I’ll walk you through:
We’ll also go over examples of Strategic Objectives others have made so you can get ideas on how to tweak yours so it’s perfect.
Time is your most valuable, non-renewable resource. When managed well you feel there’s always enough time to get the important things done. But when mismanaged, you’ll always feel like you’re behind.
So in this session you’ll acquire the practical skills that will help you make more time so you can get this program done and finally systematize your business.
In this session you’ll walk away with:
Most problems in your business likely stem from poor communication, which in turn stems from a failure to create some fundamental ground rules about how decisions in your business should be made. You may expect your team to act a certain way, because that’s what you would do, but unless you translate your thoughts into concrete principles, it’s unfair to expect that.
During this session I’ll walk you through the process of creating your General Operating Principles so you can:
Here’s where we’ll show you how to implement the Operating Principles you created in the last session. We’ll walk through specific examples from actual companies so you can see how this document works in the real world.
I’ll show you how to:
Working Procedures (WPs) are the third critical document in the Work the System Methodology. This session is all about “how” to assemble them. You’ll discover it’s not just about writing what you do, but about ironing out the inefficiencies as you go through the process.
After working with over 700 business owners, CEOs and entrepreneurs I’ve learned a valuable lesson: leadership matters! As I’ve worked directly with so many business owners to help them implement the WTS methodology, I’ve observed some common habits, skill-sets and techniques of strong leaders and distilled those observations into a few simple but powerful insights.
In this session I’ll show you:
In this session we’ll talk about the best technology and tools to help you implement and manage the Work the System Methodology in your business. Instead of wasting hours researching and testing tools and technology on your own I’ll show you what works best (remember I’ve done this for hundreds of businesses).
You’ll be trained on:
The Work the System mindset can, and should, be applied to every facet of your business, including sales and marketing. In this session I’ll show you how to design effective systems that will facilitate healthy and sustainable growth for your business.
This is where we will:
You will be using the Work the System framework to hire, train and manage your staff. In this session I’ll show you how to create effective People Systems so you can start:
There are two root problems in a business. The first is not being clear about desired outcomes and the second is poor communication. In this session you’ll find out how to once and for all solve your communication problems.
It’s in this session where you will:
The Work the System Method will not just provide immense value to you as a business owner, but it will also improve the experience your clients have. Starbucks is a great example of this. You can see that both employees and customers are happy. Everybody wins!
In this session we’ll focus on designing the best possible experience for your customers.
I’ll show you how to:
Up to this point most of what you’ll have learned has had to do with recurring processes (systems which contain repeating 1, 2, 3 linear steps). But what about all the other “stuff” that comes your way? In this session you’ll learn how to effectively manage everything that happens on a day-to-day basis, including those processes that can’t be shoehorned into any of your working procedures.
In this session you will be trained on:
Peter Drucker said, “You can’t manage what you can’t measure.” So if you want to manage your systems properly you must find a way to measure the results. This will also allow you to make incremental improvements as time goes on.
In this session I’ll show you how to:
The same principles you will have learned for business systems hold true for your personal systems too. In this session we’ll talk about how to apply the Work the System Method to your health, relationships and anything else you do.
In this part of the program you will:
Far before you approach the end of your 4-month training, you’ll notice big improvements in your business and life. However, we want to make sure you experience sustainable improvements over the long haul, and this is done through installing and managing Maintenance Systems.
In this final session I’ll show you:
In addition to the 17 live training sessions, you will also benefit from 6 private coaching calls with an expert Certified WTS Coach. Some examples of the common problems your coach will help you with:
You’ll have access to your coach’s online calendar to book your meetings. You'll choose if you want to have phone or Zoom meetings. Meetings will be 25 minutes long.
Email Support: You will have your coach’s private email address and you can email them directly about anything you want while you’re in the program. You can take advantage of this benefit as often as you’d like.
Q: What will the Systemize to Thrive program be like?
This comprehensive program will include training videos, templates, examples, and activities. It is a self paced training program with active support and 6 one on one coaching calls.
Q: Is there email and/or phone support available during the program?
Yes, there is unlimited email and phone support available.
Q: What will the 6 private one-on-one calls with my coach be like?
Your coach will help you apply what you learn in the training and keep you accountable to “do what you learn.” Having worked with over 700 business owners, WTS has an incredibly wide range of experience and can help you solve your specific problems using the WTS Method.
Q: When will I start to see improvements?
Of course this varies, but most clients see initial improvements in efficiency and profits within the first 30 days. But ultimately, you’re putting your business on a new trajectory that will enable it to grow in sales and profit, as well as reduce your efforts month-over-month and year-over-year.
Q: If I have a startup business is it too soon to sign up for this?
If you are serious about designing a business you can scale based on documented systems, and you have a general idea of the path you should follow to accomplish this, then it’s not too early. If your startup is still in the exploratory and experimentation stage, then wait until your business is more developed before embarking on the system building program.
Q: OK. Put it in a nutshell. Why should I do this?
Here’s what you can expect from a properly executed systemization: Increase sales and profit margins, remove chaos, eliminate waste, improve internal efficiencies, create a stand-alone business that is separate from you and has intrinsic value as a cash-generating “machine,” decrease the number of hours you spend working, drop personal stress, implement potent sales processes, establish clear direction that is scalable and profitable, watch employees become empowered and enthusiastic about the structure you’ve put in place, find yourself making quick clear-headed decisions….and discover, as a byproduct of the transformation, that you’re spending far less time killing fires and much more time building your business and your personal life.
Q: What's your refund policy for this program?
We offer a 100% money-back guarantee. If you’re not satisfied for any reason, simply email us within 30 days of starting the program and we’ll gladly refund all your money.
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Digital and hard copy magazines
Motion Picture & Video
Residential care facilities
Heating and cooling
Residential Appraisal firms
Small Parts Manufacturers
Perishable foods Manufacturers
Women’s health practitioners
Network marketing businesses
Civil Engineering firms
Commercial Real Estate investors
Limo and taxi companies
GPS Tracking Technologies
Stock options traders
Cell phone re-seller
Stock market trading
Physical Therapy Centers
Audio/Video Sales and Installation
Publicly traded companies
Digital Information products
Waiting is a kind of dying. Indecision is a decision. When you let enough time go by as you wring your hands and say, “Well, I just don’t know,” the opportunity will pass and your decision will have been made. Procrastination is the passive assassin of happiness.
ROY H. WILLIAMS