The times they are a’ changing, and we have to be prepared to rethink, reposition and restructure our business. Michael Port’s Beyond Booked Solid not only shines light on the path ahead but it offers us innovative “next steps” to stay ahead of the game .
Michael knows we have to build our business from the inside – from our passion, our beliefs, and our values. As we get busy learning and applying new action steps to build our business, it is easy for us to lose track of that core foundation that contains the reason for all we do. Michael asks us to move beyond our unconscious beliefs and perceived limitations and go for the biggest, highest, most unbelievable vision we can conjure up.
And then he shows us how to structure it.
A Cornerstone Business Book
I’ve have already read Beyond Booked Solid twice and I know it’s going to stay handy on my office bookshelf just like Michael’s “Book Yourself Solid” has done, because there are so many important ideas in it. This is a cornerstone book, a book upon which to build a strong business foundation even as it helps you turn the corner into a new vision and version of your business.
As an invited early reader for Michael’s manuscript, I quickly realized he was asking us to move to a new vantage point, to begin to see our business as a structure for which we are the sole designer of its architecture.
When Michael asked me to create the BBS Toolkit to accompany the book I got to read the manuscript again, this time looking for ways to create questionnaires and exercises that would help me (and therefore you) really apply this important work.
The Beyond Booked Solid Toolkit that comes as a free download with purchase contains 40 thought-provoking, insight-revealing exercises that have been developed from the content of this remarkable book. In fact, the realizations you reach from moving through these exercises and studying the concepts in this book are so revealing that I have added them to my own personal Quarterly Business Review, a sort of Solstice, Equinox ritual, during which I look to see if I’m truly going where I want to be going.
It’s all inside
In Beyond Booked Solid we are asked to create an open space in our mind, creatively articulate our vision, and define and design our business architecture to bring that vision into its perfect form. We are then guided to innovative action steps that help us maintain our new structure and keep it aligned with our passion and values. We are guided to build our business from the inside out so that it is truly an expression of our uniqueness.
Michael Port is an explorer and a visionary and Beyond Booked Solid is one of those exceptional books that absolutely belongs on your business book shelf – one you will pull out to refer to time and time again.