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This post is a resurrection from earlier on in the year and perhaps one of my intentions for 2012 to which I still uphold.

If I told you to try to increase your business by 1% this week, do you think you could?

If I told you to go add 1% more subscribers to your lists, could you?

If I maybe suggested 1% more backlinks to your sites, 1% more sales, 1% more social media posts do you think that is achiebable?

I certainly don't think it is too difficult surely and after one year, your business would have grown by 67%, your list would be 67% larger and your income would also be 67% higher, now does this seem interesting as a concept?

Now, if you grew your network by 1% each week, do you think that 67% more colleagues in a year might help you reach your goals faster? I think so...

But of course, 1% a week is such a tiddley little number isn't it? And we are meant to be motivated individuals, aren't we? So how about upping the stakes a bit?

Well I for one decided that I could go one step farther and do 1% a day and wow now go check out the maths... You will be 67% bigger and more successful in less than two months and yet we are still just looking for 1% a day.

I am not even going to tell you what the growth works out to after one year as you just wouldn't believe me so go off now and get out your calculators or a spreadsheet would be better for this one as you can set a timeline and tick it off, one day at a time, 1% a day.

Or, if you like the first target better, then do the 1% a week and you will be where I am in 6 years time...enjoy the ride cause when you get here, I will be gone again
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  • Profile picture of the author micromike
    or applied to other things...one percent more kind words in a day, one percent more times to do something nice for someone, one percent more hugs in a day.. bet those kind of things are cumulative too
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Grant
      Absolutely, I once did an experiment over 2 days when travelling on the same train journey route.

      The first day, I kept a serious face, made no effort to connect with anyone and basically put up the barriers. Not one person interacted and the journey was oh so boring.

      The next day, I smiled as I past people, passed comment as I walked down the aisle and generally tried to reach out to as many as I could with a cheery disposition. The train journey was incredible. I had some great conversations, the journey passed by so fast and people were all to willing to offer their help if needed. In fact, the conversation spread around and I think that three tables of people converged to join the discussions.

      So of course, reaching out in any situation reaps rewards and it is true that what you give out, comes back in abundence, sometimes much quicker than you would ever expect.

      Thanks for expanding the topic too.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rishy
        I was listening to the famous tony robbins Giant steps seminar where he says that if you made progress 1% each day , over a year it would be 365%. But the problem is people want things to happen fast and thinking a year is far away people don't even make the attempt to make a 1% progress each day.
        Japanese people follow the same philosophy - daily progress each day,
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        • Profile picture of the author ljlinning
          I got to agree that as we give 1% more each day in all we do, we actually become more valuable to society. And that is worth it's weight in gold!! And it is not hard to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tony Grant
    Well of course, if you increased by 1% on your starting point then you would increase by 365% but in reality, it is compound as day 2 sees you increase by 1% on 101% and so on until...

    3740.93%

    Well, that is what my Excel states and that sounds pretty good to me and definately better than the calculator Tony Robbins used lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author BobbyTn
    That is an interesting topic Tony,
    I love your post and yes the addition of %1 to progress each day and everyday adds up for sure, however that is for people who are actually doing something not just sitting and waiting for something to happen, which in that case %1 x 0 = 0
    But if you set a goal and try to understand that there are no overnight success or riches for that matter, Then keep taking ONE STEP a day towards that goal you WILL reach your goal no matter what....
    put it this way, when you are a parent would you give up on teaching you baby how to walk? Would you give up after he or she falls a few times? NO, why? because you know she or he will learn as we all did..... So what’s keeping you from trying again even if you have failed before? But this time be realistic! Set a goal the one step at the time J

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  • Profile picture of the author sriram rajan
    Tony man, good stuff you got here... Yes sometimes we do not realize mindset is everything and working 1% at a time is not only powerful but very doable.. Thanks for the reminder ..
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  • Profile picture of the author Mary Wilhite
    In fact even one applied this rule of 1% to every aspect of his or her own life, the results would be spectacular. Perhaps in under 3 years, you would most likely be profiled by the New York Times, BBC or even CNN.
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  • Profile picture of the author Anton Nadilo
    Tony, thanks for sharing such a great post.

    I think the mistake many IM marketers make is looking for the BIG wins or silver bullets and not focusing each and every day on improving themselves and their businesses.

    Did you know that only 10% of books purchased are read cover to cover? This say a lot about the laziness of people yet these same people complain profusely about the lack of success and happiness they are acheiving.

    Well...doh...if you would rather wacth ESPN or CNN for hours on end rather than pick up a book or spend quality time with your kids or spouse what do you expect!!

    Stay Strong & Prosper

    Cheers

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    • Profile picture of the author Bhekizwe
      Originally Posted by Anton Nadilo View Post

      Tony, thanks for sharing such a great post.

      I think the mistake many IM marketers make is looking for the BIG wins or silver bullets and not focusing each and every day on improving themselves and their businesses.

      Did you know that only 10% of books purchased are read cover to cover? This say a lot about the laziness of people yet these same people complain profusely about the lack of success and happiness they are acheiving.

      Well...doh...if you would rather wacth ESPN or CNN for hours on end rather than pick up a book or spend quality time with your kids or spouse what do you expect!!

      Stay Strong & Prosper

      Cheers

      Anton
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  • Profile picture of the author kenyon99
    I agree, consistency is really a key. It is the compounding effect of progress day after day that leads to success.
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  • Profile picture of the author mikedz
    1% improvement brings huge momentum! Love the idea
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  • Profile picture of the author AaronMorton
    I have a similar theme with what I tell my clients when I ask them;

    What would you do if you were 5% more productive than you were last week?

    Then stay quiet for a while because it throws up big insights!

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  • Profile picture of the author Ferma231
    Well 1% isnt nothing much , i think everyone can do that.

    But if you try to get 10% in week or 2 weeks ? Resutls would be even better
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  • Profile picture of the author AllenYK2
    Thanks. this is a very good post! I can learn and apply in my life right away =)
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  • Profile picture of the author Lee A Bracey
    Way to chunk your goals! I think breaking down your goals this way makes them easier to digest, and a little less overwhelming. 1% doesn't seem like a lot, but the way you break it down it yields tremendous results. Thanks for the advice and for posting this!
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  • Profile picture of the author Natniszakov
    Nice and achievable concept.
    As long as you work, baby steps will be great.
    Thank you
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  • I really like the idea of increasing my business by 1%. It seems easy enough to accomplish with just a little more effort. Thank you for reminding of the power of the 1% increase.
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  • Profile picture of the author mert
    I really agree with your concept. Very nice! The concept is the same with a businessman who has 100 workers that contribute only $1 a day to his business in comparison with a worker who earns $100 a day. For the businessman, if one of his workers will absent, he can still earn $99. Whereas, if a worker will absent, he will lose everything. It is clear, the rule of 1% is helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author davidfrankk
    A great concept. I like how at the end of the year my business would actually grow much more than 365%
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  • Profile picture of the author RockNRolla
    Hi Tony,

    This is the first time I've ever read this worded in that way and I have to say that it is brilliant! This section of the Warrior Forum is fast becoming my favourite, every thread I read makes me more motivated to work
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Lemos
    Great concept. It's those small steps that count and make a significant difference!!
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