Reviewed by Elise C. for Readers' Favorite
The 1% Solution for Work and Life is a book aimed at teaching its readers how to improve their life, small bits at a time. Mostly the book reveals common sense practices that are often overlooked. For example, one point stressed in the book is that your body needs at least 8 hours of sleep per day. Most adults are aware of this, but we don’t usually follow this advice unless there is sufficient evidence from people we “know” that the strategy works in their life.
That’s where 1% Solution wins. Instead of revealing all of these techniques in a “preaching” way, readers are taken through several brief story lines where each successful character (and teacher of the 1% Solution) is introduced. We get to know them, trust them, and ultimately believe them. We meet all of these characters from the point-of-view of Ken, an average guy who wants to change his life for the better.
The author is great at using imagery to bring his story to life. This is definitely not like your typical non-fiction business book. It teaches you the things that you need to do in order to improve your life so that you can be “1% better at hundreds of things."
The 1% Solution for Work and Life is a good solid read. It’s very easy to follow, there’s no rambling, and there are important common sense lessons taught. I would definitely recommend picking up a copy of the book if you need help changing the pace in your life.