The Inevitable Box

Reach Beyond Your Inner Potential

Clarke Allen’s gripping journey from go-to event designer to “utter wreck” inspires anyone who has dreamed of success and, subsequently, wrestled with immeasurable loss. Allen walks readers through his quest for meaning and deliver and inspiring message of re-emergence. The Inevitable Box resonates deeply with the Phoenix buried inside us all – to help readers re-create a rich, meaningful, redefined and passionate life.

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About The Inevitable Box

Clarke Allen found himself sitting in the dark of his 30,000-square-foot building with no work, no staff, and no marriage and no hope. It was a stunning drop for an event designer and planner who had created events for celebrities, socialites, sports teams and major corporations. Now he was at the brink of bankruptcy. Allen had a decision to make. He set out to discover how he could possibly go from being the go-to event designer in the Southeast to being an utter wreck, both professionally and personally. Placing the blame directly on himself, Allen wanted to find out why his craving to be significant had ended in such disaster — and how he could create a life worth living.

Clarke Allen’s gripping journey from go-to event designer to “utter wreck” inspires anyone who has dreamed of success and, subsequently, wrestled with immeasurable loss. Allen walks readers through his quest for meaning and deliver and inspiring message of re-emergence. The Inevitable Box resonates deeply with the Phoenix buried inside us all – to help readers re-create a rich, meaningful, redefined and passionate life.

What people Are Saying About ‘The Inevitable Box’

Starting off with a bang, TIB begins with a carnal view into what it is really like to be a business owner and the incredibly dark moments that we have all had and ends the incredible highs that we hope for.

We all know the cliches of being an entrepreneur. When you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. You are really good at that; you should start your own company. True BUT what we do not know or hear about are authentic accounts of what a life as an entrepreneur really looks, feels and most importantly lives like. As someone that has and still successfully owns and operates small businesses ranging in size from 10 – 100+ people, I can truly say that this book is worth reading. It connected and hit my core like no other.

Clarke takes the entrepreneurial journey and tells his story, in full & sometimes cringe-worthy detail. TIB is filled with his honest accounts of the ebbs and flows of life, great victories and failures, emotional breakthroughs and breakdowns, mentors and negative influences as well as life altering epiphanies and letdowns. Clarke’s brutal honesty allowed me to connect with myself in a way that I asked the really tough questions. Why do I do what I do? Do I enjoy it, does anyone? Why are there so many failures along with seeming success? After reading, I can truly say that I have improved my efficiency and enjoyment in life and in business. The book ends on a very positive note and truly demonstrates that what matters is that when we find our why, life changes.

To put a final cap, if you feel like you are the only one succeeding and struggling at the same time, do yourself a favor and read this book because you are not. Thank you Clarke for your honesty and for helping to bridge the gap in entrepreneurial theory and reality.

Andrew M.
I went into the Inevitable Box looking for a feel good book for entrepreneurs that encountered ups and downs along the way only to find glory on the other side. Boy was I in for a ride that took me down a road, at times that was very uncomfortable as it made me confront issues and realities about my own business that weren’t so pretty! Kudos to Clarke for putting the truth out there that so many of us as business owners need to face and deal with. I was surprised at the amount of times certain things happened in Clarke’s life until the lesson was eventually solidified, isn’t that the truth for all of us sometimes. No one ever said being an entrepreneur was easy, requiring passion and discipline unlike anything else most folks will ever deal with in their life. So often the entrepreneur goes through incredible challenges only to come out the other side and say, OH, that’s what God was trying to say! Great read and reminder that anything great comes at a price, the real question then being, what are you willing to pay?
Dean Carter
The Inevitable Box is a view into the life and mind of an entrepreneur, but it’s so much more than a business book. It’s about overcoming personal obstacles, but it’s much more than a self-help book. Never before have I read a work of non-fiction where the author was willing to be so vulnerable. Clarke Allen gives us a glimpse into his world during some of his darkest moments, and we get to watch him use them to inspire action. This book is super inspirational across the board, not just to those who are starting their own business ventures, but to anyone who has worked hard, gotten knocked down, and fought to get back up.
Shane Krobisch

Starting off with a bang, TIB begins with a carnal view into what it is really like to be a business owner and the incredibly dark moments that we have all had and ends the incredible highs that we hope for.

We all know the cliches of being an entrepreneur. When you do what you love, you never work a day in your life. You are really good at that; you should start your own company. True BUT what we do not know or hear about are authentic accounts of what a life as an entrepreneur really looks, feels and most importantly lives like. As someone that has and still successfully owns and operates small businesses ranging in size from 10 – 100+ people, I can truly say that this book is worth reading. It connected and hit my core like no other.

Clarke takes the entrepreneurial journey and tells his story, in full & sometimes cringe-worthy detail. TIB is filled with his honest accounts of the ebbs and flows of life, great victories and failures, emotional breakthroughs and breakdowns, mentors and negative influences as well as life altering epiphanies and letdowns. Clarke’s brutal honesty allowed me to connect with myself in a way that I asked the really tough questions. Why do I do what I do? Do I enjoy it, does anyone? Why are there so many failures along with seeming success? After reading, I can truly say that I have improved my efficiency and enjoyment in life and in business. The book ends on a very positive note and truly demonstrates that what matters is that when we find our why, life changes.

To put a final cap, if you feel like you are the only one succeeding and struggling at the same time, do yourself a favor and read this book because you are not. Thank you Clarke for your honesty and for helping to bridge the gap in entrepreneurial theory and reality.
— Andrew M.

I went into the Inevitable Box looking for a feel good book for entrepreneurs that encountered ups and downs along the way only to find glory on the other side. Boy was I in for a ride that took me down a road, at times that was very uncomfortable as it made me confront issues and realities about my own business that weren’t so pretty! Kudos to Clarke for putting the truth out there that so many of us as business owners need to face and deal with. I was surprised at the amount of times certain things happened in Clarke’s life until the lesson was eventually solidified, isn’t that the truth for all of us sometimes. No one ever said being an entrepreneur was easy, requiring passion and discipline unlike anything else most folks will ever deal with in their life. So often the entrepreneur goes through incredible challenges only to come out the other side and say, OH, that’s what God was trying to say! Great read and reminder that anything great comes at a price, the real question then being, what are you willing to pay?
— Dean Carter

The Inevitable Box is a view into the life and mind of an entrepreneur, but it’s so much more than a business book. It’s about overcoming personal obstacles, but it’s much more than a self-help book. Never before have I read a work of non-fiction where the author was willing to be so vulnerable. Clarke Allen gives us a glimpse into his world during some of his darkest moments, and we get to watch him use them to inspire action. This book is super inspirational across the board, not just to those who are starting their own business ventures, but to anyone who has worked hard, gotten knocked down, and fought to get back up.
— Shane Krobisch

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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.”

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