1% Better – Reaching My Full Potential And How You Can Too

1% Better

Lao Tzu, an ancient Chinese philosopher, once said that “The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Have you ever wondered how far you could go in life if you actually put the philosophy into practice?

What would your life look like if you started to measure success by the degree of improvement you experienced each day, no matter how small, instead of focusing only on whether you failed or succeeded?

Nik Nikic encouraged his son to do just that, with astounding results!

If you’d like to see just how far you can go in life by putting that principle into practice, add 1% Better – Reaching My Full Potential And How You Can Too by Chris and Nik Nikic to your motivational reading list.

1% Better tells the incredible story of Chris Nikic – the first person with Down syndrome to ever complete an IRONMAN® triathlon – through the words of Nik Nikic, Chris’s father. From the moment Chris was born, his parents raised him with the mindset that he could achieve anything he set his mind to do.

So when he became involved in triathlons with the Special Olympics, his dad, Nik, took on the role of coach and encouraged Chris to aim ever higher. Together, they set their sights on making history. Their dream was achieved in November 2020 when 21-year old Chris become the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN® triathlon.


In 1% Better, Nik shares the secret to Chris’s success – getting better 1% at a time – which is something each of us can do in any area of our lives!

Adopting the 1% Better mindset helped Chris achieve many of his goals. Learning the underlying principles of the 1% Better system can help you achieve your dreams too! Through Chris and Nik’s story, you’ll learn how to:

  • Overcome the mental hurdles of pain
  • Stay motivated using three irrefutable laws of motivation
  • See failures as opportunities for improvement
  • Form a lifelong habit of success


Chris says:

My mission is to honor God by being the best me I can be so I can be an example to others, I want to change the perceptions and raise expectations for others like me so we can reach our God-given potential.

Nik and Chris realize that you may never be the best. However, you can be better than your best when you stop imposing self-limitations on yourself and begin the journey to reach your goals one confident step at a time.

Video – Chris Nikic’s Inspiring 2021 Espy Speech

1% Better – Book Giveaway

If you are a US Resident 18 years of age or older and would like the opportunity to win a copy of 1% Better, enter this giveaway by November 29, 2021. Note that we are not sponsoring this giveaway – but if you enter, please let us know in the comments so that we can make you aware of similar opportunities in the future!


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Disclosure: I received a copy of this book through FrontGate Media. The opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own.

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3 Responses to “1% Better – Reaching My Full Potential And How You Can Too”

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  1. Mary+McNeil says:

    Great story – thanks for sharing !

  2. Hazlo Emma says:

    What a real life experience!
    No one should ever imagine that they can not exceed expectations and exploit their full potential.
    Not just inspirational, but very real.
    Shared the post on other platforms too.

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