One Percent Solution

You’re probably on this page because you heard Tom say (accurately) that if you improve something by 1% a day, you will double your performance on the 68th day.

That happens because of the behavioral equivalent of compounding interest, something that Tom has years perfecting in his work with leading companies throughout North America.

For example, if you start by bench-pressing 100 pounds and increase that by 1% every day – on the 68th day you will bench press 200 pounds.

If you’re in sales and increase your sales by 1% a day, your sales would double on the 68th day.   Or you could take a slower path – increase them by 1% a week and they will double in the 16th month (because that’s where the 68th week lies). If you want the fast path, then improve 1% on each call.

Whatever performance area you’d like to improve, you can quickly double your performance 1% at a time.

If that’s of interest to you, you don’t have to wait any longer.   You can read the first chapter right here:  The 1% Solution for Work and Life


  • What the exquisitely small difference is between a Gold Medal and no medal in the Olympics.
  • What this means for you personally and professionally.

And here are some of the tools you’ll find in the rest of the book.

  • Why trying to motivate yourself to get more done doesn’t work except in the very short term and what you can do that works all the time. (Pages 27-29)
  • What to do about the unseen force that seems to hold you back at times. (Page 41)
  • How to use behavioral leverage – a tool that enables you to achieve extraordinary results from very small shifts in behavior. (Page 48)
  • Why practice does not make perfect and what you need to do instead to be a top performer in whatever you chose. (Chapter four)
  • How to use a proven formula that will change your life in 30 days or less. (Chapter five)
  • What the toughest thing someone on the verge of bankruptcy ever did, how it got him successfully through those dark days, and how you can do the same. (Page 80)
  • How using the ABC’s of peak performance will change the way you look at almost everything and release a flood of motivation within 90 seconds. (Page 99.)
  • How to change your mood from down to up in less than 30 seconds. (Page 103)
  • How you can tap the easy-to-use performance cycle that separates the top one percent from the rest of the pack. (Page 114)
  • How failure to use the Gradient Stress Tool torpedoes your success and how you can start using it within 24 hours. (Page 136)

Tom always delivers actionable ideas that work in real life.   Shameless overpromising?   Not at all, as you’ll see, because they’re based not upon opinion but upon research, testing, and application.

Read your free chapter here:  The 1% Solution for Work and Life

Here’s what people are saying about The 1% Solution:

“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

“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

“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, author of the New York Times best-sellers,
MOJO and What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

“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.

“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, MIcroMed

“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

Read your free chapter here:  The 1% Solution for Work and Life