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The 1% Solution for Work and Life: How to Make Your Next 30 Days the Best… (2010)

by Tom Connellan

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To Spoil the simple concept of this book, the "The 1% Solution for Work and Life" advocates that a 1% improvement is achievable and drastic. Tom Connellan supports his solution by sharing a simple story of networking, desire and motivation. While it may suffer from it's own simplicity the book is a unique and easy read for anyone in leadership. ( )
  kurtabeard | Jul 5, 2011 |
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I liked the book! It is one of the better books that I have read in the self help genre. 1% is not a lot. But improving work, home and friendships by 1% can have a dramatic affect in your life.

The way the book tells you how to achieve this 1% is an interesting story and caught my attention right away. In fact what Mr.Connellan lays out is very easy to follow and requires no additional workbook or plan to follow. Just your desire to improve and to better and be a better person, your willingness is all that is required.

This book wants you to make small changes that can have a big impact on your life. It may seem small but if you are willing to put forth the effort people will notice the change.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.

A good book with good information that will make you better.

This is a book that I received through the Library Thing Early Reviewers , it was a free book. The only thing it cost me was the time to read it. ( )
  foof2you | Jun 27, 2011 |
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A nice follow-up from Connellan's previous books on leadership. The great thing about this book is that it is applicable to any aspect of your life. The idea that trying to make small improvement in many areas will have a huge impact seems simple enough, but when you apply the ideas, you see a difference. This is definitely a book I will read again in the future. ( )
  ginger30297 | Mar 3, 2011 |
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It's that time of the year...people make resolutions, plan for the best year ever to lose the weight, earn the million and put that ring on the finger (or take it off). And just as this book reminds us, about 88% of those people fail to attain their goals, and by the end of the first week of January, only 75% of the resolution makers have stuck to their promises! Talking about motivation...How about aiming to be 1% better every day? This book gives some interesting numbers and puts it all in a different perspective. It's written in form of a story (that I found corny at times), it's easy to read and to remember. I would have probably made a quick summary of the most important steps at the end of the book, for easy reference. Even if you don't like self-help books, read this book, it has amazing facts about those on top so many of us envy. It might be easier to stick to small changes than those fluffy resolutions! ( )
  simora | Jan 21, 2011 |
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Everyone can better themselves by 1%. You aren't asking yourself too much. This is a book that makes you realize that your goals are not as out of reach as you may think they are. This is a book I feel everyone ought to read. Everyone would like to be better in something about themselves. Everyone wants to feel better about themselves. This is a simplistic, easy to understand book. It opens up your mind to thoughts about how you could improve in every aspect of your life. I loved it. This book will be a part of my library for years to come. ( )
  callmejacx | Jan 17, 2011 |
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Ken powered down his computer at the end of the day and took a moment to sit back in his chair. It had been another productive day. Looking out into the hallway, he smiled and waved goodbye to one of his colleagues on her way out the door. It was great to have people around him that he could work with effectively.
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Top sales reps, weight loss champs, blue chip firms, Warren Buffett, Navy SEALs, Olympians, and other winners all understand the power of 1%. Packed with actionable ideas, The 1% Solution shows you how to power up your next 30 days and then keep on going at a permanently higher level. Because it's based not upon opinion, but upon solid research that's backed up with real-life examples, this book is for those who want to be better right now.

 

Connellan notes, for example, that while it's virtually impossible to be 100% better than your competition, it's very possible to be 1% better in hundreds of things.

 

Connellan draws on three sources for the practical solutions he offers:

 

1. His background as a Research Associate and Program Director at the Michigan Business School where he was responsible for the design and implementation of 72 management development programs a year.

 

2. His street experience as an entrepreneur who started a company in the health promotion field and built it into a network of 1200 instructors serving 300 hospitals and most of the Fortune 500 companies. More than 1,000,000 people went through its programs and two different Surgeon General reports cited the firms program quality.

 

3. His current work as a keynote speaker and consultant whose clients include such diverse organizations as FedEx, TD Canada Trust, Marriott, Sobeys, Sony, Acura, BMW, Rogers Communications, Canadian Tire, Neiman Marcus, Home Depot, Target, and the military.

 

As part of his research, he looked at individuals who worked to improve their personal and work lives. While most everyone put in a lot of effort, he found one key difference between those who won that battle and those who lost that battle.

 

The winners had a structure a structure that gave them a disciplined focus and the losers didn't.

If you're interested in a proven structure for work and personal success, this book belongs in your library right now because as one reviewer said The 1% Solution really does give you the magic formula for 'How to Make Your Next 30 Days the Best Ever.'

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Presents strategies for introducing small changes in habits and outlook which can enhance the quality of life and improve the chances of success in achieving personal and professional goals.

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