Podcast Episode 189
with our guest Sam Carpenter

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


Sam Carpenter is the author of Work the System: The Simple Mechanics of Making More and Working Less. Sam is an author, an entrepreneur, and has extensive experience in a variety of fields, including engineering, journalism, publishing, surveying, forestry, construction management, telecommunications, and a myriad of other blue- and white-collar enterprises and jobs. Sam has owned and operated Centratel, the leading telephone answering service in the United States, for nearly 40 years.

Show Notes

In this Interview on the School for Good Living Podcast, Sam joins me to discuss how we can find good living through the good results of managing our systems. We all deal with systems and processes and Sam is someone who helps us learn to deal with recurring systems and processes to make our lives easier, free ourselves up, reduce our stress levels, earn more money, and have more free time.

“Unhappy people’s lives are out of control because they spend their days coping with the random bad results of their unmanaged systems.”

This week on the School for Good Living Podcast:

  • Which way should the toilet paper roll face?
  • How we can avoid ‘fire fighting’ against our tasks and challenges
  • Finding the organic processes in a business and making them mechanical
  • The documents required to guide a business’s goals and principles
  • Sam’s systems for writing books that make a difference

Watch the interview on YouTube.
Listen on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and Spotify!
Visit the Sam Carpenter guest page right here on goodliving.com!