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,