I recently received the book 1% Better Reaching My Full Potential and How You Can Too to review. Written by Chris Nikic & Nik Nikic, with Don Yaeger, 1% Better is written in Nik Nikic’s voice. Chris and his accomplishments are the focus of 1% Better, and Chris is a coauthor of the book as he was interviewed by his father and the writer.
1% Better Book Review & Giveaway
Chris Nikic, the first person with Down syndrome to every complete an IRONMAN triathlon, inspires others to achieve their goals by getting better 1% at a time.
If you have read only one article about Chris Nikic, you were likely hooked and wanted to read more. This inspiring young man, who in November 2020 became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN (and verified by Guinness World Records), has become famous. All across the globe, people followed his pursuit and cheered him on, but in this book Chris and his father, Nik, will give the how-to behind his success—getting better 1% at a time—which is something everyone can do in any area of their lives.
“My mission is to honor God by being the best me I can be so I can be an example to others,” states Chris. “I want to change the perceptions and raise expectations for others like me so we can reach our God-given potential.” In 1% Better, Chris and Nik share the motivating principles that can be applied by anyone trying to realize a dream and reach their full potential—whether they are young or old, in shape or out of shape, and even if living with a disability.
I enjoyed reading 1% Better. A great book, about a great guy, and his awesome accomplishments. I learned a couple of things that I will be applying to my life in areas that I need to improve.
1% Better is divided into 3 parts.
Part 1 covers from Dad’s childhood to Chris’ childhood, school, and interest in sports.
Part 2 is the section where Chris gets serious about his training, and his accomplishments.
Part 3 goes into more detail about the 1% better concept. The mindset and habits one needs to develop to achieve their goals and dreams.
In each part, Dad also talks about his business’, how they relate to his son, and to his 1% better philosophy.
I was slightly disappointed that there wasn’t more shown from Chris’s point of view. I believe that was by design, as stated above in the first paragraph. I did miss more of his voice, though.
Overall, 1% Better is a great book, and I highly recommend it. Whether you are looking for a great read, or a self help book to improve your life, I think you will like 1% Better, too.
You can purchase 1% Better HERE.
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Disclosure: Many thanks to FrontGate Media for providing this product/product information for review. Opinions are 100% my own and NOT influenced by monetary compensation. I did receive a sample of the product in exchange for this review and post