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My Friend Lost His Business After a 15-Minute Speech

The Coronavirus ended his ten-year business journey and it will inspire you during these tough times.

Tim Denning
Mar 24 · 5 min read
Image Credit: Richard Heathcote/Getty Images

Long Walks

Going for walks each day helped him clear his mind. Sticking to the social distancing rules, he found peace and calmness in long walks.


I was not expecting this one at all. My friend found solace in the garden. He planted new seeds in the ground hoping they would grow, as his mind recovered from what had occurred.

Thinking about those doing it tough

Whenever he was feeling sorry for himself, thoughts of his workers and their struggle comforted him.

Focusing your thoughts on the struggles of others helps heal your mind from selfish thoughts and your own survival.

Stay calm

My friend said over and over that the key to him not losing his mind was staying calm.

Leave people better than you found them

At the end of the phone call, I left my friend with a few thoughts:

  1. Take time off.
  2. Your network doesn’t disappear.
  3. People will remember how you treated them.
  4. The worst event can be the birth of the most innovative businesses.

Doing the right thing is always the right thing.

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