I recently released part two of my 1 percent improvement concept, you can view it below. As I edited this YouTube video, I realised that there is a part three that is so fundamental that I need to insert it in here until I record the third instalment of the series

Unfortunately, when I talk about 1 percent improvement, some people think it’s about ‘doing stuff’, but that’s not really the point. We all ‘do stuff’ every day. 1 percent improvement is about IMPROVING something every day. Like these examples…

Examples of 1 percent improvement:

  • A colleague sent me a scanned image of a Yellow Pages ad today, labeled img000456.jpg. By NOT labeling the file “YellowPageAd2008.jpg” [or something similar] he’s going to potentially have trouble finding it in 1, 2, 3 or 5 years from now. If he labeled THAT file and from NOW ON labels ALL his scanned images with searchable text words, THAT would be his 1% for today.
  • I have people contribute content for my blogs that I then edit and publish. I instructed one of the contributors to place the blog post text directly in WordPress and just not publish it so that we could eliminate at least one e-mail correspondence since I check my blogs on a daily basis. I know it’s just one e-mail, but if I can save myself 10 e-mails a day, that’s easily 5 to 10 minutes/day = 1 hour saved per week. It’s all about improving something, 1% at a time.
  • I teach our Platinum Members how to write Killer copy for their ads, e-mails, brochures via a one-day workshop as part of the Killer Kopywriting System™ that I developed. One of the 1% strategies I teach them is to use each e-mail subject line as a KILLER HEADLINE, which gives them DOZENS of opportunities/day to PRACTICE and hone their craft. Less than a handful still do it. How do I know? I know when they send me e-mails… It’s one of my 1% improvement mechanisms I created to KNOW with no effort if they are doing it!

So there you have it – it’s not about ‘doing stuff’, but IMPROVING the stuff that you are doing, 1 percent at a time. When you give it time to compound, you’ll be amazed at how EFFORTLESS it is to create results that astonish and amaze others…

Onward and upward!


6 Responses to “1 Percent IMPROVEMENT”

  • Hi Marc,

    I came across this AMAZING article this morning, and wanted to share it with your members.

    This particular one is important because:
    -It’s copied from one industry to another,
    -It shows that sometimes solutions can be SO obvious that they can be be missed or ignored,
    -The cost of implementing a one-percent solution could be minimal and the impact HUGE !


    Andrew Powell

  • I totally agree and thanks for sharing!

    Of course you know by now that WHILE READING this article, ask yourself “What checklists should I be using for work, exercise/sport, investments, personal planning?

    In all our programs, we INCLUDE all the checklist and templates people need to ‘tick all the boxes’…

  • Hi Marc.

    I understand the math behind 1%, but I am struggling to picture how it would manifest itself.

    Is it as simple as having a goal (i.e. become an expert on a subject) and then fulfilling small, daily tasks to accomplish that goal?

    Can you provide an example of how you or someone you know applied the 1% rule and what was the result?

    I am looking forward to your reply. Thank-you.

  • Tanari,
    Please watch all three 1 Percent Improvement videos for the FULL explanation.

    THOUSANDS of people have applied this concept to produce results like buy or create a website from scratch and build it into an asset that is worth $50,000 in one year.

    Another person increased their online sales 1% at a time from $200/month to $4,000/month, bit-by-bit.

    I increased the number of views to my YouTube videos from 0 to 100,000 total views in about 12 months, fine tuning my strategies 1% at a time.

    Students use the strategies in my study book


    To go from Cs and Ds to Bs and As in ONE semester by applying the 1 percent concept EVERY DAY to improve their study habits.

    Others have bought my Speed Reading Video Program


    and started at 150 words per minute to QUADRUPLE it to 600 words per minute in less than one month – focusing on 1 percent improvement each and every time they read something.

    It’s all about the mindset – the Exponential Mindset


    I hope this helps – you sure seem excited by the possibilities that are there for you. Pick one of my programs and see what happens when you apply the 1 percent improvement doctrine!

    Onward and upward!

  • Please let me know how can i purchase the speed reading and speed learning video series via other payment systems becuase i can not purchase via clickbank. Please help me

  • You can contact our customer service at info AT get-better-grades DOT COM. We accept credit cards, PayPal and wire transfers.

    I have forwarded your request – expect an email within 24 hours.

    Thank you!

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