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Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less

Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less

by Sam Carpenter

Your Mindset

Life is composed of systems that are yours to control or not to control.

There are two psychological approaches to finding a way to live a full and positive life:

  1. The Freudian stance: Assumes that our past determines our present happiness
  2. The ...

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  • Fixing life’s problems in one swoop is impossible. You have to proceed one step at a time.
  • There is a direct relationship between happiness and the amount of control that we have.
  • To take control of our lives, we have to adopt a different perspective. We must question our sta...

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The Work The System protocol has three main aspects:

  • The Strategic Objective. This is similar to the declaration of independence. It is your mandate for a better future. It will provide overall direction to your work and personal life
  • The General Operat...

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  1. Internalize the fundamentals. Improve your perspective of life and business
  2. Pinpoint the goals of your business, life, and job. This is your Strategic objective
  3. Create your collection of General Operating Principles. Define s...

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To end workplace chaos, get things on paper. Begin by developing your Strategic Objective document.

The Strategic Objective document will become your fundamental guideline for making decisions.

Without exception, the businesses that are large and successful are “w...

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  • Working Procedures make the system tangible, something that can be seen, touched and even perfected.
  • Working Procedures provide direction for flawless operation. 
  • Be ruthless in insisting that the staff follow the set guidelines. 
  • The procedure should be rock solid an...

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  1. Every recurring process requires a Working Procedure. The procedure should define the best method of doing the process
  2. When a problem arises, your staff should use it as a cue to create or modify a Working Procedure. If the problem is infrequent, the...

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If your business depends on you, you don’t own a business—you have a job.

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If you are employed, the goal is to use the 40 hour-week to produce large quantities of superior work to ascend the management ranks, earn serious money, and call your shots.

Time and money wasted is time and money gone forever. And a waste of time and money means some other positive th...

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  • Biological prime time(BPT) is all about maximizing your productivity when your brainpower is at its peak. Some people work best in the morning while others in the evening.
  • The concept of prime time aims at the most fundamental of systems which is our actions.
  • BPT is when ...

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Mechanical prime time (MPT) is the time spent working on system improvement and building primary systems such as your career and your business. MPT exists only if we create it.

During the workday, no matter what you are doing, look at each action you take and ask yourself if it is contr...

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