Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Book Review and Giveaway: The 1% Solution for Work and Life, by Tom Connellan

Well, we’re officially six weeks into a new year. So, how are you doing with your New Year’s resolutions? Not so good? If that’s the case, you’re not alone. It’s easy to lose our motivation after just a few weeks. After all, making a commitment to better your life -- whether by losing weight, moving ahead in your career, or improving your marriage -- can be daunting. But what if someone told you that you just need to get 1% better at what you want? This doesn’t sound so overwhelming now, does it?

New York Times bestselling author Tom Connellan shows in his new book, The 1% Solution for Work and Life, that you need only strive for 1% improvement to get the ball rolling. That’s it! Just start with 1%. Amazingly, this simple concept can be applied to your career, personal relationships, finances and much more.

Connellan shows this principle in action with the story of Ken, whose life wasn’t going so well at one point, both personally and professionally. But he meets up with a series of people who explain, step-by-step, a new approach to creating excellence: The One Percent Solution. As Ken begins to implement the advice he is given, his life gets better and better.

So if, like Ken, you’re ready to improve your life -- and you can commit to making just small changes over the next 30 days -- then pick up a copy of The 1% Solution for Work and Life. It’s an easy read, it’s doable, and it will inspire you to reach for more. It is 160 pages of practical brilliance!

P.S. You can also take a sneak peek at this book by downloading the first chapter at www.myfreechapter.com.

GIVEAWAY

Five (5) lucky winners will receive their own hardcover copy of The 1% Solution for Work and Life! To enter, visit author Tom Connellan’s website at www.tomconnellan.com, and then leave a comment on this post sharing something you learned about Connellan or his books. You must do this to enter the giveaway.

After completing the mandatory entry above, you can earn optional, additional entries if you... (leave a separate comment for each)

- Follow Susan Heim on Parenting (@ParentingAuthor) on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway. You may tweet up to three times a day. (Please space them at least an hour apart.) Leave a separate comment with the URL of each tweet. (1 entry per tweet)

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- Post this giveaway on your blog with a link to this page. Leave a comment with a direct link to the post. (3 entries; leave a separate comment for each)

Five winners will be randomly selected from the qualified comments received by Tuesday, March 1, 2011, at 11:59 PM ET. Please leave an email address on one of your comments if it’s not available on your Blogger profile. Winners must respond within 72 hours or another winner will be drawn. Contest is open to US residents only.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to the winners: ArtsyChaos, fdigsby, Anonymous (ariel36disney at yahoo dot com), ky2here, and maryjaco1!



DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of this book to facilitate my candid review. No financial compensation was provided. As an Amazon affiliate, I receive a small commission on sales made through the links in this post.

30 comments:

  1. According to the website, Tom has written 8 books. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com

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  2. Tom’s clients include such diverse organizations as Marriott, FedEx, Neiman Marcus, Sony, GE, and the military.

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  3. email subscriber

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  4. gfc follower

    felecia@twinoaksfl.org

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  5. I learned he was the former program director of the michigan business school executive education program.
    twoofakind12@yahoo.com

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  6. The difference between Gold and no medal averaged about 1%. The difference between Gold and 10th place? About 2%. That is not a big difference.

    chamsmama@gmail.com

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  7. I learned that Tom is a sailor and dog sledder! That's awesome. :)
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  8. I follow you on twitter and tweeted:
    http://twitter.com/#!/ArtsyChaos/status/40447994339926016
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  9. Fan of Susan Heim on Parenting on facebook as Wendy R.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  10. I follow with GFC as ArtsyChaos.
    hiwendyhi at yahoo dot com

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  11. hE'S The Dr. Phil of Corporate Performance

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  12. He has a %100 guarantee about his speaking engagements. That's awesome! My email is on my profile.

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  13. I follow on GFC under the same name.

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  14. Tom is also a sled dog owner and runs his dogs.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  15. GFC follower kycouple2000.

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  16. I learned : Tom’s clients include such diverse organizations as Marriott, FedEx, Neiman Marcus, Sony, GE, and the military.
    mary@cire.com

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  17. I like you on FB. Mary Jaco
    mary@cire.com

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  18. Email subscriber.
    mary@cire.com

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  19. GFC follower- mary J.
    mary@cire.com

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  20. I learned Tom is a sled dog owner.


    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  21. Twitter follower - parkerozgood

    Tweeted - http://twitter.com/parkerozgood/status/42344262817431552

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  22. Facebook Fan

    Parker OZgood

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  23. Networked Blog Follower

    parker OZgood

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  24. Subscriber

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  25. Follower

    Nickolay

    jason(at)allworldautomotive(dot)com

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  26. Anonymous9:15 AM

    I learned that Tom Connellan owns a dog sled and is a "musher". Maybe I should loan him my Samoyed so he can give him a real workout! :-)

    ariel36disney [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  27. Tom is a sled dog owner.

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  28. i learned that:
    One CEO describes Tom as "The Dr. Phil of Corporate Performance. He's knows what he's talking about, shoots straight, and helps you get better."
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  29. Anonymous5:16 PM

    He also wrote "Inside the Magic Kingdom"!

    theyyyguy@yahoo.com

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  30. Heather W5:22 PM

    I learned he has written 8 books.
    Lovefool827 (at) yahoo (dotcom)

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