This is a review of the book 1% Better written by Nik Nikic and co-authored by his son Chris. For those who don’t know, Chris, who has Down Syndrome, became the first person with that condition to complete an IRONMAN triathlon.

From the moment Chris Nikic was born, his parents knew 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 even higher. Together, they set their sights on making history—Chris becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN® triathlon.

In his book 1% Better, Nik Nikic recounts the story of how his son Chris became the first person with Down Syndrome to complete an IRONMAN triathlon. Chris encountered many challenges during each phase of the triathlon, until he came to the last leg of the race, and it looked like he would not be able to complete it. But his father reminded him and the others with him that God had sent His angels to watch over Chris and bring him safely home.

That was all that was needed. Chris found his rhythm once more and crossed the finish line, arms held high, and with a little time to spare.

Written from Chris’s father’s perspective, Nik shares the 1% Better mindset that has helped Chris achieve many of his goals—and the underlying principles of the 1% Better system can help you pursue and achieve your dreams too! Through Chris and Nik’s story, learn the benefits of applying the model to your own life and discover 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

I highly recommend this book.

Publisher’s Note: 1% Better is written in Nik Nikic’s voice. Chris and his accomplishments are the focus of 1% Better, and Chris is a coauthor of the book as he was interviewed by his father and the writer.

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