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Josh Fonger is the CEO of Work the System Enterprises, a consulting firm that has attracted over 100,000 business owners from over 50 countries. He has personally consulted or coached over 500 business owners from more than 100 industries ranging from small startup businesses to large $500M enterprises.

Josh has the unique ability to develop and implement systematic solutions to complex problems and he has also been recognized as the authority in Business Performance Architecture.

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Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • Josh Fonger talks about homeschooling his kids
  • The dilemma of the one-size-fits-all system of education and the challenges of homeschooling
  • How meeting Dr. Art Robinson shifted his view on homeschooling
  • Josh discusses the different ways to structure a typical homeschool day
  • How homeschooling allows children more time to explore and foster their own skills
  • Josh shares how not having work for nine months shifted his mindset led to him being a business consultant
  • Josh talks about connecting with Sam Carpenter and his Work the System philosophy and methodologies
  • Josh details how to work the core values of Work the System into your life
  • How a company can form and implement core values and how Josh helps business owners determine these for their own company
  • Josh reveals their new product, Systemize to Thrive, and what it can do for business owners
  • How Josh pushed past his struggles in the early days of his consulting business

In this episode…

Most people are confined in their homes these days due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are suddenly thrust with the need to adjust their lives around their current reality, and this includes homeschooling kids. While homeschooling isn’t the easiest thing to do, it can lead to unimaginable growth and opportunity-seeking skills in children. Josh Fonger admits that homeschooling isn’t made for everyone, but the ability to observe, adapt, and adjust that it fosters are values that business owners should have in order to grow their business and thrive.

In this episode of INspiredINsider, Dr. Jeremy Weisz talks to Josh Fonger of Work the System Enterprises about the challenges and benefits of homeschooling and the importance of having the ability to identify opportunities and grab them. He also discusses how the Work the System philosophy and methodologies works, and the exciting new pipeline project they have for business owners. Stay tuned.

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Episode Transcript

Jeremy Weisz 0:19
Dr. Jeremy Weisz here founder of INspiredINsider where I talk with Inspirational entrepreneurs and leaders. The founders you’ve heard of some you’ve never heard of, you know, Josh, I love hearing is the challenge, low moment. Stories like p90x founder, Tony Horton. Yeah, he’s made hundreds of millions of dollars for selling DVDs and other things, but he talked about when he was trying to make food and rent money. When he went cross country, he was the street mine so he put his head on the street. And whatever money he made there, he would have to pay for his food and rent. Baby Einstein founder Julie Clark talks about growing Her business to $20 million with five employees and selling to Disney but she also most impressive part was she beat cancer twice in that journey. And Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, what who was Steve Jobs mentor talked about when Steve Jobs offered him 33% of Apple for $50,000 in why he said no to that, so you can check out inspired insider comm for more episodes, and this episode is brought to you by Rise25 which I co founded with my business partner, John Corcoran, and we help b2b businesses connect to their dream 100 clients and referral partners and help you run your podcasts Oh generates ROI.

And, you know, for me, and Josh has a great podcast too. And, for me, it’s a lot more personal than just business. It was inspired because my grandfather, who was a Holocaust survivor, him and his brother were in concentration camps in Nazi Germany and they were the only people there Family to survive in the actually the legacy of him lives on because the Holocaust foundation did an interview with him. And I put it on my about page. And I watch it multiple times a year. And it’s crazy the stories and it gives me gratitude appreciation for my life and what I go through. But it it makes me think when I have people like Josh finger on, you know, it’s not just about the content, it’s about leaving a legacy and people hopefully be able to watch this for years to come. And so I do credit podcasting is the single best thing I’ve done for my business in my life. And I do think every business should have a podcast period. So if you have questions, you want to start one, you can email us [email protected], and you can learn more and I’m excited to introduce today’s guests before I introduce today’s guest who is a master at Work the System and I always learned something when I talked to him. I want to give a big shout out to danka shell, Dhaka shell I knew of Josh and his work in in. We had a dinner in Arizona and Dan Kuschell invited Josh to come to the dinner. And we were able to connect more intimately. And so Thanks Dan for ultimately introduce me to Josh and Owen at also reintroduce Josh and I, as well, so shout out to sweet process and their podcast. So today we have Josh fogger, who is the CEO Work the System. His consulting firm Work the System wt s enterprises attracted over 100,000 business owners from over 50 countries. Josh has personally consulted or coach over 500 business owners for more than 100 Industries and this can range from small startups to really large $500 million enterprises. And what I find is he has the unique ability of developing and implementing systematic solutions. To really complex problems, and you can check out the book Work the System, the simple mechanics of making more and working less. It’s, it’s written by Sam carpenter. And Sam basically said, there’s nobody in the world who’s better equipped at helping business owners implement this system than Josh. So, Josh, thanks for joining me.

Josh Fonger 4:21
I glad to be here.

Jeremy Weisz 4:22
You know, there’s so much we could talk about. There’s, you know, we’ll talk about the Work the System methodology, we’ll talk about, you know, the influence of Sam carpenter, but in this day and age with the craziness of the world, whenever you’re listening to this, maybe there’s some crisis going on. But as we’re recording this, there’s, you know, the world isn’t shut down as we know it, but we’re kind of homebound. And hacks for homeschooling is really what I’ve retitled this after talking to you but Josh has been they have always homeschool their kids and, and we were talking out before we hit record and he’s like, people think People who homeschool their kids are weird and because they are weird. What did you mean by?

Josh Fonger 5:07
Yeah, well, I don’t deny that.

Growing up my goal is always to be well, I think everyone’s is to kind of conform to be normal. But once we started homeschooling we kind of decided on purpose that we’re going to be different on purpose but, but be purposeful with how we’re different. And so yeah, we started homeschooling. I got three kids, my oldest is 14. three boys, and just early on, my wife was like, she is just really driven. And she’s really driven to do what’s right, not necessarily what is easy or what is normal.
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