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Beyond Booked Solid: Your Business, Your Life, Your Way-It's All Inside


Praise for: Beyond Booked Solid

"If you want a four-hour work week, this book is required reading."—TIMOTHY FERRISS, bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek

"If you liked The E-Myth, you'll love Beyond Booked Solid. Port's new book is required reading for all entrepreneurs."
—Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth

"Many business advice books are like certain kinds of Chinese food—you read them and an hour later you're hungry again. By ...

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Praise for: Beyond Booked Solid

"If you want a four-hour work week, this book is required reading."—TIMOTHY FERRISS, bestselling author of The 4-Hour Workweek

"If you liked The E-Myth, you'll love Beyond Booked Solid. Port's new book is required reading for all entrepreneurs."
—Michael E. Gerber, author of The E-Myth

"Many business advice books are like certain kinds of Chinese food—you read them and an hour later you're hungry again. By contrast, Beyond Booked Solid is like soul food. You read it, you come back for seconds, and finish it satisfied and happy, looking forward to the day when Michael Port writes his next book."
—Ben Dattner, PhD, Adjunct Professor of Organizational Psychology, New York University

"In Beyond Booked Solid, Port offers you an opportunity to capitalize on one of the most underappreciated assets in business—leverage. And he shows you how to do it with authenticity."
—Keith Ferrazzi, bestselling coauthor of Never Eat Alone

"Michael Port has bridged the gap between professional and personal success. His book generously shares tips and techniques that will help you manage a successful life, much more difficult than it sounds. This is the perfect complement to Book Yourself Solid. If you wish you had more time and happiness in your business life, this book will make it come true."
—Tim Sanders, author of Love Is the Killer App

"Michael Port doesn't just talk about this stuff. He lives it!"
—Seth Godin, author of Meatball Sundae

"If you want bigger revenues and profits, then Beyond Booked Solid is the book to read when you're tired of thinking small. It's a masterpiece because you will never think about your business (or your life) in the same way again. I highly recommend it for those who want to understand how to go from doing it all themselves to running a highly successful enterprise with no limit on what is possible."
—Dr. Tony Alessandra, coauthor of The Platinum Rule

"Beyond Booked Solid takes you beyond perspiration to inspiration. It is an innovative guide to the power of leverage; the kind of leverage that will produce amazing results while providing you with more time for your life outside of work. Buy this book if you want to leave a financial and a personal legacy."
—Steve Lundin, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Fish!

"Whether you are just starting out in your business or you're already booked solid, Beyond Booked Solid offers the tools and the inspiration to significantly grow your business and maintain work-life balance. If you want to learn tried-and-true innovations that will catapult your business to the next level, turn the page."
—Brian Scudamore, founder and CEO, 1-800-Got-Junk?

"The ideas in Beyond Booked Solid show you how to create a sustainable, profitable business and live the life you want. Perhaps even more important, you develop a keen sense of mastery and self-actualization—showing yourself that you can continuously grow and innovate, and creating a true sense of personal success."
—Larina Kase, PsyD, MBA, business psychologist and New York Times bestselling coauthor of The Confident Speaker

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470174364
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 4/18/2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 686,759
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Port is the author of Book Yourself Solid. He's been called a "marketing guru" by the Wall Street Journal and is a renowned public speaker. A slightly irreverent, sometimes funny, knowledgeable, compassionate, and passionate performer, Michael hits his mark every time and leaves his audiences, readers, and clients a little smarter, much more alive, and thinking a heck of a lot bigger about who they are and what they offer the world. See videos and read his blog at

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Table of Contents



Chapter 1. How and Why—Doing and Being.


Where You Are.

Chapter 2. Decide—The Change You Want to Make.

Current State.

Build by Extension.

Build New.

Chapter 3. How Do You Feel About the Future? Be Disposed Toward Success.

Cultivate Curiosity.

Be Ambitious.

Nurture Creativity.

Chapter 4. Business—Building Blocks.

Common Business Building Blocks.

Design What's Constructible.

Chapter 5. How Can You Get There?—Preparing Yourself for the Future.

Be a Conscious Discloser.

Be A-Historical.

Learning Methods.

Chapter 6. The Right Architecture for You—and Keeping it Flexible.

The Problem of Choice.

Creating a Set of Options for Your Future.

Elements of the BBS Report.

Chapter 7. What Do You Need to Get There?—What You Have, What You Need.

Closing the Gaps.

Your Resources.

Chapter 8. What do you want?—Defining and Measuring Your Objectives.

Projects and Constraints

Relieving and Applying Constraints.

Measuring Project Success.


Chapter 9. Projects—How to Get Things Done.

Some Simple Rules for Getting Things Done.

Playing Catch with Hal.

Be Clear What You Want.

Dealing with the Inevitable.

Observe the Change You've Wrought.

Chapter 10. Systems—A Business That Runs Itself.

When to Build a System.

Building Systems.


Document Your Current Processes.

Chapter 11. How To—Hire Others, Outsource and Leverage Yourself.



Strategic Alliances and Partnerships.

Leverage Is—Being a Leader and Getting Others to Take the Lead.

Chapter 12. Integrate—People and Process.

People or Processes.

A Place for Everything and Everything in Its Place.

Don't Overwork People.

People Versus Technology.

Chapter 13. Live—The Balance.

Finding Flow.

Have a Hobby.

Chapter 14. Case Studies—Real People, Real Businesses.

Brandon Hartsell and Sunstone Yoga.

Ron Quintero and My Resource Center, Mortgage Leaders Edge, Debt Advisory Alliance, and Finance This Home.

Dr. Mike Berkeley and The Berkeley Center for Reproductive Wellness and Women's Health.

Lori Kliman, Heather White, and Cupcakes by Heather and Lori.

Brian Scudamore and 1–800-Got-Junk.

Jonathan Hunt and

Kody Bateman and


About the Author.

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