5 Benefits to Being an Underdog in the Pandemic Economy

As a child growing up with divorced parents and a learning disability, Dean Graziosi would often spend the week living with his mom in a trailer park in upstate New York. On weekends, he would sleep in the bathroom with his father, kept warm only by an old electric heater because their house wasn’t heated. His parents, who were married nine times between them, didn’t have money.

And to add to his childhood struggles, Graziosi had dyslexia. In school, he was frequently ridiculed because he had significant challenges reading, writing, and spelling. To say that Graziosi was born and raised as an underdog with all the cards stacked against him would be an understatement.  

Today, Graziosi is a multiple New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur, and one of the most influential success trainers of our generation. In his book The Underdog Advantage, he shows us that as an underdog, 

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10 Tips for Buying a Business Car

Depending on the type of business you own, buying a company car could provide some noteworthy benefits. It might come in handy for deliveries or driving between work locations, and the tax benefits of owning a business vehicle are substantial. But like any major purchase, there are several things to consider before you sign on the dotted line. Start by reviewing these 10 tips for buying a business car.

1. Determine between leasing and owning a company car

Your first decision may be about whether it’s better to lease or own a business car. If you decide to purchase a car, you may need a loan, which you will have to pay back even if the value of the vehicle drops below the amount of the loan. Sometimes this happens when an accident occurs. If you choose to lease a car instead, the residual value at the end of the … Read more

How Sympathy Brands Became The Leading Player in The Industry

Working in an industry that is taboo to many people is quite a challenge; I know this because I recently started Remembering.Live, a virtual memorial service provider, after my mom passed away last March and gathering restrictions were in place. While the pandemic highlighted the need for the end of life industry to quickly adjust and adapt, Sympathy Brands, a Florida based company was already using proprietary technology to bridge the gap between consumers and the industry, helping to modernize business practices for funeral homes and cemeteries.

Sympathy Brands is the parent company to Shiva.com, eCondolence.com, and the newly launched addition to its family of brands: Cemetery.com. In search to learn more about tackling the challenge of working in the grief industry, I sat down with Michael Schimmel, CEO of Sympathy Brands, to discuss the three steps Sympathy Brands took to become the leading player in

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28 Love and Happiness Quotes for February 2021

It’s Valentine’s Day, and that means it’s time for thinking about love, relationships, and the next installment of my 365 inspirational quotes for 2021, one month at a time.

If you like these kinds of compilations, feel free to download my free ebook, 365+ Top Inspirational Quotes, which includes top selections from past years. 

Here’s the installment for February:

1.    “People always fall in love with the most perfect aspects of each other’s personalities. Who wouldn’t? Anybody can love the most wonderful parts of another person. But that’s not the clever trick. The really clever trick is this: Can you accept the flaws?” 
–Elizabeth Gilbert

2.    “When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not

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People Who Adopt These 5 Verbal Habits in 2021 Have Very High Emotional Intelligence

I’ve talked with a lot of readers about self-improvement in 2021. By far, the number one thing they want to work on is improving emotional intelligence.

So, here are simple verbal habits that are designed to do exactly that. They’re adapted from my free ebook, Improving Emotional Intelligence 2021. (You can download the preview edition here.)  

They’re easy changes really, just a matter of memorizing phrases. Let’s get started.

1.    “Tell me more.”

This is one of the most powerful phrases in the universe, and it’s my favorite one for improving emotional intelligence. It’s also nearly all-purpose. You can say “tell me more” in almost any situation, and you’ll do things like:

  • Reassure the other person in a conversation that you’re interested and listening.
  • Avoid the temptation of turning the focus of a conversation from the other person to yourself.
  • Set yourself up for silence, which as
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