For the 40 Million People Who Recently Lost Their Job

You've recently lost your job. I know how you feel, because I've been there before, too.

In 2008, I lost my job due to the great recession – a dream job that I absolutely loved, that I was ready to dedicate 40+ years of my life to, and I couldn't imagine living without. I begged and pleaded to get hired, and thankfully, I never was.

Yes, I said thankfully.

You see, getting laid off, although I didn't know it, was honestly the best thing to ever happen to me. It completely opened my eyes to what it really meant to take control, and to focus on opportunities that were ahead of me that were there all along, I just never had the time to see them, and if I did, I wouldn't have had the time to act on them.

Since getting laid off, I started multiple businesses, from an app company that generated over $1 million in earnings, to several smaller side businesses that earned a couple thousand dollars a month (which have since been sold), to inventing a physical product that's for sale on Amazon and other retail stores, to writing books, keynoting on stages all around the world, and most of all – and most important – having more freedom with my time in my life so that I can support my family not just with money, but with time and presence.

In this video, I wanted to unveil the great opportunity that's right in front of you. There WILL be a new normal – this we all know – but where you end up has nothing to do with what has happened to you, and everything to do with how you handle it and where you go from here.

I hope this video inspires you, and if you'd like more information about where to go next from here, including how to take some skills you may have and begin to freelance, to how to start an online business, and also a number of my books and courses that I've made freely available during the pandemic, then click on the link below:

You got this. We're in this together.


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Cheers, and as always, #teamflynnforthewin

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    21 Responses to For the 40 Million People Who Recently Lost Their Job

    1. Chad Nedland May 26, 2020 at 4:05 pm #

      Thank you so much for all you give my friend!

    2. world of visuals May 26, 2020 at 4:08 pm #

      Welcome to Entrepreneurship,it’s a life style . Godspeed

    3. Pramanik Astrology Channel (PRA) May 26, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

      Like Hit if You have come from Live Income stream to this video..

    4. John Pullum May 26, 2020 at 4:09 pm #

      My entertainment / speaking business is on hold. It’s crazy. This is the first time since I quit my / let go of my full-time job back in 1993 where something like this has happened. Surgeries, illness, storms, etc. never set me back like this. Hopefully things will get better soon.

    5. Michael Glover May 26, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

      Thanks for this Pat! Life is tough and people struggle not knowing what to do. Thanks for sharing your story with people and giving them hope and ideas on what to do!

    6. Martin Hewlett May 26, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

      If you don’t believe what Pat is saying, I started paying attention to what he is saying and started work on my new biz 6 months ago. Now Im launching a new online course, I run a very successful podcast show and growing my brand. So, pay attention to what Pat says.

    7. Grandma Goodie's Bible Stories May 26, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

      Thanks for inspiring us to look for the silver lining. I love your ending sentiments where you acknowledge that times are tough but encourage us to turn our attention away from what we can’t control to what we can control. You also touched the heart of what makes this so difficult by acknowledging the pain of feeling tossed aside but reminding us that we’re meant for so much more and have so much more to give. Thanks for what you give and for inspiring us with your real-life example of what’s possible in the future.

    8. Cory Steiner May 26, 2020 at 4:22 pm #

      The Income Stream is real. Ideas turn to positive vibes which then turn into action. It’s not easy, but that too is a good thing.

    9. CoachDeb May 26, 2020 at 4:24 pm #

      Beautiful words of inspiration — from a genuine guy who’s been through it — and came out BETTER than before. YES!!! LOVE Your Morning Show @8am PST
      7:47 GREAT Message — I hope to see Millions more Join us at the 8am Hour every morning, as you share your wisdom with everyone.
      Loved how heartfelt this video is. Thanks 4 Sharing from your heart to the millions and millions who are hurting right now, feeling lost and confused.
      Thanks for sharing your free book as well to help others start their own business, and take advantage of this opportunity.
      I’ve got a feeling… Millions are going to Thank you a year from now for inspiring them to LET GO and Start Something NEW… something maybe that feels a lil Risky… but will find it was All Worth It, as they look back, from The Future.
      oooh! Suprise lil bonus at the end… there I am at the 7:53 mark heehee
      LOVE Your Show @Pat Flynn
      Truly. THE Best.
      Makes my Morning…
      especially your awesome QuaranTeam Community in the Chat.
      Pat Flynn = The NEW Joe Rogan on The YouTube
      Who Else Sees it?

    10. Aubriegh Hudson May 26, 2020 at 4:26 pm #

      You are a true gem, Pat! Thank you for being you. 🙂

    11. Scully's House of Thrillers May 26, 2020 at 5:11 pm #

      Sometimes I feel like that guy in the Will Smith movie, the one where he had to sleep in the public bathroom with his kid. It’s scary to put your marbles into an online business. By the way, there’s a scene in my novel Dutch Coffee Shop where Jari drives the Delorean from Back to the Future. Jari’s brother has just died, and he wishes the vehicle had a flux capacitor to bring him back in time. Kudos to all you do, brother.

    12. Elizabeth Perkins- sweet pink home May 26, 2020 at 5:15 pm #

      Tyvm great video so much inspiration. My daughter loves back to the future too

    13. wolfflow May 26, 2020 at 5:40 pm #

      Speaking of architecture, I just started drawing house plans again as I love designing and it doesn’t even feel like work to me. I plan to eventually sell them online but I love making them regardless and can even use them in a portfolio if I need a new day job.

      • Michelle Monk Photography May 26, 2020 at 8:14 pm #

        That’s so inspiring.

    14. Jeff Bianchi May 26, 2020 at 5:47 pm #

      Heartfelt, Pat. Very much appreciated.

    15. Ketan Shah May 26, 2020 at 5:52 pm #

      Truly inspiring and useful video. I am sure this will be very very helpful to many lives. Great stuff.. Thank you Pat for bringing in some much of value. God bless!

    16. Sales, Business & Money with Muna Must May 26, 2020 at 6:06 pm #

      This video gave me goosebumps. I posted a video about this exact topic on my channel but no goosebumps there. Hmmm

    17. V. An. May 26, 2020 at 6:26 pm #

      This was truly inspirational. Thanx man.

    18. V. An. May 26, 2020 at 6:26 pm #

      This was truly inspirational. Thanx man.

    19. Matthew Setter May 26, 2020 at 7:14 pm #

      Thanks Pat. I’ve recently lost my largest freelance client, and your words give me tremendous solace.

    20. Henrique Lopez May 26, 2020 at 10:06 pm #

      Great inspirational video Pat!. Love it! Your message and kindness will live forever! I tried to be with you every day live at 11:00 AM EST.

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