Monthly Archive October 2017

Five Famous Motivational Speakers

motivational-speaking Motivational speakers are there to motivate or inspire a group of people. There can talk about any topic under the sun, and have a way of eliciting strong reactions from their audiences. Good motivational speakers know how to connect with their audiences and impress upon them to be better.

There are many motivational speakers for different topics and issues, but here are some that stand out above the rest. These speakers have come a long way to overcome their hardships and many have become famous figures and sources of inspiration to different people around the world. Here are some of the most famous speakers known for their motivational impact and what they impart:

1. Eric Thomas

Eric Thomas is nicknamed the “hip hop preacher.” He was a high school dropout and was homeless until he met a preacher who changed his life. He is known for being blunt and for inspiring people to chase success even though times seem to be hard. According to Eric Thomas, success could take years to achieve and someone who wants to be successful needs to make sacrifices. But he says that if a person is really committed to being successful, then in the end, the sacrifices and hardship will be worth it, and he will be successful.

2. Les Brown

Les Brown was given up for adoption a few days after he was born and was deemed “mentally retarded” while growing up. This caused him to develop self-esteem problems, which becomes one of the driving points in his talks – loving oneself and having self-confidence.

He pins his adopted mother and a preacher as his main sources of inspiration to do better and reach his true potential. Les Brown teaches people to aim high and not be afraid of believing in themselves. One of the important lessons he parts to his audiences is that people fail because they’re content with setting the bar low and staying that way, as opposed to setting it high and trying to reach it.

3. Nick Vujicic

Nick Vujicic is one of the more famous motivational speakers, as it’s hard to miss him. Born without any arms or legs, Nick had to struggle to learn how to do daily tasks by himself. His talks are usually humor-filled, with him making fun of himself and his struggles. He shows that just because someone is born with a disability, doesn’t mean that they can’t succeed. He teaches people to keep going and to never give up. Nick Vujicic has written several books and has been cast in a couple of inspiring short films.

4. Zig Ziglar

Motivational SpeakersEver since 1970, Zig Ziglar has traveled to give inspiring talk to many people around the world. He worked as a salesman before becoming a motivational speaker, and has written several best-selling books. His talks aim to inspire people to improve their lives, and to welcome change. In 2007, he suffered a fall down a flight of stairs that left him with short-term memory problems, but nonetheless still continued to give motivational speeches. He passed away in 2012.

5. Arnold Schwarzenegger

The famous actor and bodybuilder is also known to be one of the best motivational speakers. Arnold Schwarzenegger talks about his work ethic, self-discipline, and how success could be hard to obtain, but possible if someone works hard. He impresses upon his audiences that it’s through the struggles that a person faces that they become stronger and that they have to be stubborn enough to chase what they want. He believes that someone needs to be determined and stay determined in order to achieve his goals, despite what others might say.

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What Happens when you Go: Things you Need to Know about Cremation and Funerals

Let’s face it. Everyone is afraid of death because no one knows what will happen afterwards. However, if there is one thing we are certain of, it’s when we decide to plan ahead. This is especially true when you have family and when you want to make sure you leave no loose ends when you go.

The fact is, many people want to be ready for whatever outcome may happen after they die. Being one starts on being ready, he be must first know a few things about funerals.

The first thing to ask is how you want your body to be treated :

Many of our clients come to us regarding how they want their bodies to be handled. Many opt for the traditional burial while some prefer cremation. We have a selection of life plans to choose from and the best part is that it not only covers the treatment of the body, but also various benefits and protection.

Aside from life plans, many clients go to funeral parlors to arrange funeral details, such as chapel seating, catering and even burial dates, and it is our job to help manage all those. This is done with the belief that our clients are still grieving and may not be capable of interacting with visitors and guests. By providing these services, we are eliminating the burden of loss from our clients.

Our services also include the use of our elegantly restored, classic Georgian chapels for that added simplicity and elegance in an otherwise peaceful ceremony.

Now let’s talk about how the body is treated :

CremationThere are two types of burials. There is the traditional burial wherein the body is entombed in a plot of land or inside a mausoleum. This is usually favored by families who already have either plots of land or constructed mausoleums.

The other type involves reducing the body into ashes and placing it in a small urn. This process is called cremation. Now, in more recent times, this has been favored by many families since it is relatively affordable and does not cost much in terms of installments.

However, cremation is a method that not many family members are comfortable with. In fact, most do not want to consider the prospect of completely converting the physical body of their beloved to ashes. This is due to the long standing tradition in many cultures of burying the dead and having something physical to visit.

When considering this method, we often advise our clients to discuss this matter with their family members before formulating the final decision. This establishes a firm and deeper connection with the client’s intentions as well as the feelings of their family members. By doing so, they are put at ease during the time of peace, thus avoiding any future apprehensions during the actual process. At the same time, our clients can rest well knowing that their family members will be alright and that their last wishes will be met.

Many people often ask this important question :

After we die, what happens to our loved ones? Most of the time, they are left to grieve and find various outlets to cope with the loss. Sometimes, they are also left with our unfinished businesses that often drain them of their personal resources.

Fortunately, for them, we still provide additional services that will benefit both client and their family members long after. Prior to the funeral, we provide assistance in filing for various mandated benefits such as veteran’s benefits, insurance, health and other financial settlements. This is done to ensure that their family members will still be taken care of long after death.

For post funeral services, we also provide grief support groups :

Sometimes, the pain of loss is unbearable, rendering the person incapable of doing various tasks, such as going to work or school. Fortunately, our grief support group offers our clients the chance to meet with others who are still grieving long after. Our program includes a series of newsletters, quotes and inspirational stories designed to make the coping process easier.

Planning a funeral and deciding whether to have cremation or traditional burial is truly a difficult task to handle, especially if the family still cannot accept the idea of saying goodbye to a loved one. This is why funeral parlors, like us, are around. We understand that dealing with a deceased loved one is a difficult situation to be in. What we do is provide additional support not just for the family, but also to the deceased.

We can offer help especially when it comes to handling relevant affairs and last wishes. By doing so, we are providing the community with a great service that not only celebrates the life of someone special, but also helps the family with the deceased’s passing and intended wishes.

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