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The  1% Solution, Tom Connellan

Expert Identifies How to Power Your Way Through 2011

 

Over the past few years world renowned performance expert and NY Times bestselling author Tom Connellan became fascinated with the exquisitely small differences in performances demonstrated by top performers in business, academics, and sports. He looked at the success patterns of Olympians, Rhodes Scholars, astronauts, CEO's, female world leaders, elite Canadian athletes, top students, top performing sales reps, military achievers, U.S. presidents, and others.  His findings showed what we intuitively know to be true � that the difference between really good and great is amazingly small.

 

In looking at the Men�s Downhill in the 2006 Winter Olympics, for example, Tom found that the difference between a Gold Medal and no medal was 1.08 seconds or .9%.

 

No matter where he looked, he found pretty much the same thing. The difference between a Gold Medal and no medal averaged a shade under 1%.

 

In his new book, The 1% Solution for Work and Life, Tom shares his research findings about exactly what the very best performers do that make this incredibly important difference.

 

"The key", he says, "is that winners have a structure for making the necessary changes and the losers don't." 

 

The 1% Solution gives them the missing structure.

 

Tom recognizes that most of us aren't going to compete in the Olympics.  But because the tools he advocates are not based on opinion but on solid research and testing, they produce results for anyone willing to take certain steps that leave behind old habits and beliefs,  replacing them with the proper structure.

 

"The real discovery," he says "is that there are just a few key actionable ideas that you need to improve yourself in whatever you do. You don�t have to compete with other people. You just have to focus on being better today than you were yesterday."

 

His examples land like a velvet coated sledgehammer!  His book is chock full of simple, easy- to-understand tools and techniques that teach you how to make a difference. Here�s a sample of five actionable ideas from the book that make it easier to power up and get your work and life going on a higher level.

 

* Be 1% better in 100�s of things. There's no way  a company can be 100% better than the competition. But it can be 1% better in 100's of things. A company that executes better on 100's of things will smash the competition every time.

 

* Pick one thing to change and stick with that change for 30 days.  The time frame works because research shows that it takes between 21 and 30 days for the new way to become a habit.  You can even change a negative emotion, a facial expression, or voice tonality as a small initial change.

 

* Be better today than you were yesterday. You may never be the very best in the world at what you do, but you can be better than you are right now. The Olympic motto is Citius Altius Fortius which translates into swifter, higher, stronger� not into swiftest, highest, strongest. That means working at getting better every day.

 

* Use the Power of Yet.  I'm not a millionaire is different than I'm not a millionaire yet.  Each resonates within the body in a different way.  Think of your body as an electromagnetic field and you'll find that even something as small as simply adding yet to a statement, changes the way your body feels. Try it with different statements.  Ask friends and family to try it.   

 

*  Know that even positive change feels uncomfortable. Clasp your hands together.  Note which thumb is on top.  Now take your hands apart and put them back together again  this time with the other thumb on top.  How does that feel?  If you used words like weird, awkward, strange or �uncomfortable, that's normal.  Realize that when you make a change  however small  that's the initial (and normal) response.  At about the 21st day, that feeling goes away; this is when the new habit gets locked in.

 

It�s easy for people to identify many places and ways they can make improvements in their life, but because they lack a structure for making improvements, the improvements seldom last.

 

The 1% Solution gives you the tools to make
improvements permanent.

 

 

The 1% Solution For Work and Life:

How to Make Your Next 30 Days The Best Ever

By Tom Connellan

 

List $19.95

Jacketed hardcover 160 Pages

ISBN 978-0-9769506-2-2

January 2011

Available wherever books are sold.

 

For more information visit www.TomConnellan.com  or www.TheOnePercentProject.com.

 

To view videos of Tom in action http://www.tomconnellan.com/video.html

 

What People Are Saying

 

"Tom Connellan delivers on a big promise because The 1% Solution really does give you the magic formula for �How to Make Your Next 30 Days the Best Ever."

 

Margot Morrell, Author of the New York Times Bestseller Shackleton's Way.

 

"If actionable ideas that can make your job and life better interest you, get your copy of The 1% Solution for Work and Life now because some of the tools can make a difference in as little as
30 seconds."

 

Marshall Goldsmith, World-renowned executive coach and author of the NY Times best sellers MOJO and What Got You Here Won't Get You There

 

"Everyone interested in their own success should read this book. It's Tom Connellan's usual style-packed with actionable ideas you can use right away."

 

Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager and Leading at a Higher Level

 

"Within an hour of starting The 1% Solution, I could feel the stress and pressure melting away because I knew I'd found my guide for making it through any challenge including the tight economic times we�re in right now."

 

Betsy Gordon, President, Equipment Locator Vendor Services

 

"Tom has a special gift he continues to see and communicate insights that make a difference. Thanks for challenging us with The 1% Solution!"

 

Mark Miller, Vice President, Training and Development,
Chick-fil-A

 

 

"If you want to succeed both personally and professionally, you have to read this powerful book because the easy-to-use tools can change your life!"

 

Michelle Lewis, Vice President Global Human Resources,
E. & J. Gallo Winery

 

"Bad habits are easy to come by and hard to live with; good habits are hard to come by and easy to live with. If you put Tom's proven steps to work, success will follow."

 

Rodger Ford, Founder, AlphaGraphics, Chief Executive Officer, SynCardia Systems

 

"Tom's books and teachings have played a big role in our ministry's progress. His books are easy to read and profound in their impact. The 1% Solution is no different. Whatever your belief system, you will immediately benefit from reading this book because some of the tools work within 30 seconds and others within 30 days."

 

Reverend A. R. Bernard, Christian Cultural Center,
Brooklyn, NY

 

�Making your life better can be daunting, but Tom Connellan shows in The 1% Percent Solution that you only need 1% percent improvement to get the ball rolling. This amazingly simple yet powerful concept can be applied to your career, personal relationships, finances and much more. It�s 160 pages of practical brilliance.�

 

Susan M. Heim, co-author/editor,
Chicken Soup for the Soul series

 

 

You can check out some early reviews from several Amazon Top 500 Reviewers here:

 http://www.amazon.com/1-Solution-Work-Life-Make/product-reviews/0976950626/ref=cm_cr_dp_all_summary?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

 

About Tom Connellan

 

Tom Connellan

 

Tom Connellan is a former Program Director and Research Associate at the Michigan Business School. He is a New York Times Bestselling author and is highly sought after keynote speaker whose North American clients include FedEx, Canadian Tire, Acura, BMW, Marriott, Neiman Marcus, Dell, Sony, Rogers Communications, Sobeys, TD Canada Trust, Tim Hortons, Home Depot and the military. Selling Power Magazine labeled him one of seven "tough talking and truth telling" keynote speakers because he always delivers actionable ideas.

 

Tom started a service company in the health care field and built it into a network of 1200 instructors servicing 300 hospitals and most of the Fortune 500 firms. More than 1,000,000 people participated in these programs.

 

He�s been the Editorial Director of four leadership and human resource magazines, a first level supervisor, and a company president. He is the author of several bestselling books.  Inside the Magic Kingdom is a Wall Street Journal Bestseller. Bringing out the Best in Others! is a New York Times Bestseller.

 

He lives in Orlando, Florida.

Direct Contact 1-800-457-8746
 

 

 



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