Five for Friday ~ January 12 2018

How I got 1% better this week

Faithful Subscriber,

Every Friday I share with you the 5 things that made me 1% better this week.  Each one falls into one of the following 5 categories:

  • Something that inspired me.

  • Something that I learned

  • The quote I found most impactful

  • The book I’m reading

  • Something that made me laugh

I hope that you will consider each of these things and use them to get 1% better this week. But you don’t have to….

Success Is Voluntary!


This video always gets my blood pumping and makes me feel like I can take on hell with a squirt gun!

I Learned This


Association health plans for small businesses and self employed individuals may return.

From Forbes Magazine “The Trump administration put small businesses — some of them, anyway — in the crosshairs last week, when it unveiled its latest effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. On January 4, the Department of Labor proposed to revise its rules in a way to make it easier for small businesses to buy insurance from trade associations — insurance that wouldn’t have to abide by many of the requirements that Obamacare imposes on small-group and individual health plans. But the new rules are hardly a complete victory for the health care law’s opponents — at least not yet.” Read the whole article by CLICKING HERE

Quote of the Week

“The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.” – Walt Disney

The Book I’m Reading


Daniel Pink is one of my favorite authors. I have preordered his last three books on Amazon. I was thrilled to get his latest book in my hands on Tuesday. From the editor: “Everyone knows that timing is everything. But we don’t know much about timing itself. Our lives are a never-ending stream of “when” decisions: when to start a business, schedule a class, get serious about a person. Yet we make those decisions based on intuition and guesswork.

Timing, it’s often assumed, is an art. In When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing, Pink shows that timing is really a science.

Drawing on a rich trove of research from psychology, biology, and economics, Pink reveals how best to live, work, and succeed. How can we use the hidden patterns of the day to build the ideal schedule? Why do certain breaks dramatically improve student test scores? How can we turn a stumbling beginning into a fresh start? Why should we avoid going to the hospital in the afternoon? Why is singing in time with other people as good for you as exercise? And what is the ideal time to quit a job, switch careers, or get married?

In When, Pink distills cutting-edge research and data on timing and synthesizes them into a fascinating, readable narrative packed with irresistible stories and practical takeaways that give readers compelling insights into how we can live richer, more engaged lives.” Use this link to purchase or find out more:

When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

I Found This Funny (Your Results May Vary)


Finish Strong!


Finish the week strong! Don’t slow down just because the weekend is in sight. (For you non-math majors, Friday is 20% of your week. Don’t squander it.)

I hope you have a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend. I’ll see you right back here Monday with my latest blog post.



Tim Martin

    Tim has spent the last 22 years in the VB sales world. During that time he has recruited and trained over 2,000 agents to get people to do what they should, but wouldn't do if we didn't come along. In addition to his leadership rolls at the two largest VB carriers on the planet, Tim has worked with outside organizations through consulting and sales coaching. His energetic and humorous key note addresses have also inspired and electrified audiences throughout the United States. Currently Tim is also working on his first book "Success Is Voluntary."

    Tim and the lovely Dizzy D reside in Peoria, Arizona. They have been married for 29 years and are the proud parent of two gorgeous grown young women, Brittny 27 and Victoria 25.

    Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

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