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Clarke's Book Nook

Inspiring Author's & Great Reads

The Inevitable Box: A Quest for Significance

“The Inevitable Box will CHALLENGE you to reach BEYOND the boundaries of your COMFORT ZONE, as it compels you to CONFRONT the FEARS keeping you from experiencing the DESTINY that is INEVITABLE in your life…Prepare to be INSPIRED.”

Great inspirational books have made such a positive impact on my life. Since we are all on this journey together let me share with you some of the books I have read that have inspired and motivated me to action. I have been struck by how much my story and message coincide with what great thought leaders are writing about too. Keep coming back to this page as I continue to share and highlight new books.

Moments Matter:

How One Defining Moment Can Create a Lifetime of...
By Dave Sanderson

Moments Matter

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The E Myth:

Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work
By Michael E. Gerber

The E Myth

“This book helped me see that I was spending entirely too much time working in, rather than on my business. I sure wish I had read this book when I met Michael Gerber back in 1995! At that time, I thought I didn’t have the time. If you are interested in entrepreneurship, this book will serve as a guide to helping you discover your highest value role in your company and the importance of staying in your own lane.” - Clarke Allen
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Boss Life:

Surviving my own small business
By Paul Downsl

Boss Life

“When I read Paul Downs’ story, I was immediately taken with its similarity to my own. Like the Inevitable Box, Boss Life is one man’s story of his entrepreneurial dream and his honest look at it’s challenges and successes. I am grateful to Paul for his real portrayal of the entrepreneurial journey. I know you will enjoy reading it too.” — Clarke Allen
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Rising Strong:

The Reckoning. The Rumble. The Revolution.
By Brené Brown

Rising Strong

“Social scientist Brené Brown has ignited a global conversation on courage, vulnerability, shame, and worthiness. Her pioneering work uncovered a profound truth: Vulnerability—the willingness to show up and be seen with no guarantee of outcome—is the only path to more love, belonging, creativity, and joy. But living a brave life is not always easy: We are, inevitably, going to stumble and fall.” — Clarke Allen
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A New Earth:

Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose
By Eckart Tolle

A New Earth

“Through Tolle’s work I have learned how my own ego has led me to so much unhappiness in my life. We have the power within to raise ourselves to a new consciousness.” — Clarke Allen
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Emotional Intelligence:

Why it can Matter More than IQ
By Daniel Goleman

Emotional Intelligence

“Surprisingly, having emotional intelligence is more important than having all the knowledge in the world. Through Goleman’s work, I learned that we could develop the skills necessary to be emotionally intelligent and thus achieve real success in life.” — Clarke Allen
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The Tipping Point:

How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
By Malcolm Gladwell

The Tipping Point

“This book was eye opening for me in understanding our connections and networks. Connectors, Mavens and Salesmen each have a roll in creating all types of epidemics whether it be a brand or message epidemic.” — Clarke Allen
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Don't Stop the Carnival:

It's every parrothead's dream...
By Herman Wouk

Don't Stop the Carnival

It's every parrothead's dream: to leave behind the rat race of the workaday world and start life all over again amidst the cool breezes, sun-drenched colors, and rum-laced drinks of a tropical paradise.
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