Course Description

The Journey of 1,000 Miles Begins With Making Time To Take A Step


We’ve all got them, and if you’re a business leader or manager, you’ve got more than most. You may think many of your problems are “just the way it is.” In a way, you’d be right, and you’re not alone. But what if it didn't have to be this way?

I’ve worked with thousands of leaders and managers since 2002 and the most remarkable thing I’ve learned is that everyone has unique variations of the same exact problems, and most try to solve them in the same ways that don’t work. Eventually, the problem becomes a belief that it's "just the way it is." These beliefs become expressions like:

  • "There's never enough money."
  • "I don't have time."
  • "There are no good people out there to hire."

None of these beliefs are true. But don't believe me. You'll experience it. Keep reading.

All business problems inevitably come down to:

  • People
  • Money
  • Time

Do you complain that your people aren’t accountable? Do you feel like there’s never enough time in the day? Are you not earning what you feel you deserve? Do you talk with other people who have the same problems and agree with you that this is "the way it is."

Stop. It's not helping you.

Every great change begins with a decision to no longer accept a problem.

You can have great people who hold themselves accountable.

You can have more money than you need.

You can have all the time you need to be fulfilled.

You can create a great place to work. And you can be a boss that people love to work for.

No, this is not more of the same inspirational “anything is possible” crap you’ve heard from my industry for decades. This is the Clear and Open Method. I’ve helped thousands of people eliminate their people, money, and time problems. And I want to help you, too. But whatever you're wrestling with, one thing I'll bet on: you don't have enough time to work on it yet. That's the root problem. So that's where you start!

Can you spare seven minutes? Of course, you can. You're going to invest minutes to save hours per week. That's your foothold for change. Sign up for my free, three-video course right now. Each one is about seven minutes, and will free up your time so you can work on the problems you’ve had for far too long. Then I can help you with those, too.

The people you have can improve. And you can find better ones if you need to. And there’s money you’re leaving on the table without realizing it. But it all has to begin with the hours in your week you can reclaim.

These universal problems are not proof of “the way it is.” They’re proof of how rare good teaching about people, money, and time is. How much training have you received on these topics? Isn’t it mostly assumed in our world that you'd just “figure that out?”

I’m so sorry no one gave you the tools you needed to tackle these universal challenges. These are things we all should have learned in high school. But because you’re reading this, it can finally be different. Please don't wait another precious minute to save hours per week and get on track to solving the rest of your challenges.

Josef Shapiro

Since I first trained as a business coach at EMyth in 2002, I’ve been a change agent for thousands of business leaders and managers. Coaching is a fast-growing industry, but it's also very young. I'm a perennial student and never satisfied with the pace of human change because I think we can do better. For me, it’s an unsolved mystery and the needless suffering inside workplaces around the world hangs in the balance. It affects us all. Learn more at

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Lesson 1

    • Introduction & The Touch It Once Method

  • 2

    Lesson 2

    • Disable the Doorbells

  • 3

    Lesson 3

    • How To Stop Wasting Time with Email

    • 2 Minute Course Evaluation Survey