Five For Friday ~ January 19, 2019

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!


If this doesn’t fire you up, your wood is wet!

I Learned This

This video is a little long but so worth it. If you or anyone you know has ever suffered from the insidiousness of shame, I can’t implore you enough to watch it and pass it on!

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Quote of the Week

“It’s not over until I win! – Les Brown

The Book I’m Reading


This book is changing the way I deal with people when the stakes are important and emotions are running high.

From the Amazon review page:

The New York Times and Washington Post bestseller that changed the way millions communicate

“[Crucial Conversations] draws our attention to those defining moments that literally shape our lives, our relationships, and our world. . . . This book deserves to take its place as one of the key thought leadership contributions of our time.”
―from the Foreword by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Use this link to purchase or find out more: CRUCIAL CONVERSATION

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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