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**Please note that this episode may be triggering for some listeners. Take care as you listen.**
John Kelley shares his story of loss, resilience, and perseverance in this week's episode. John's story is one of tragedy and triumph, and his incredible journey inspires many. In this episode, John talks about his father's advice (“Tomorrow is not promised”), his father's untimely and sudden death, and the tragic passing of his mother.
“Sometimes, he would have those mind-blowing philosophical conversations. You know, like I am because I am, and I can think; therefore, I am not like he would bring these weird things up that he's read or heard of in the past. And one of the things that he would always say was much simpler than all of that, and it was tomorrow is not promised. And he's told me that from a young age, it's something that I've always heard. It's just not something that I had understood yet, and it was in an instant when I was told he was gone; it all of a sudden was a lesson learned of Damn Tomorrow is not promised.”
Here are the main takeaways from this episode:
- Despite the immense grief and loss John experienced, he persevered and found a way to honor his parents and build a successful career. He used the pain and suffering to fuel him and create a life of purpose and meaning.
- John found solace in his friendships and relationships with those around him. He leaned on them for support and guidance during his difficult times.
- He believes in the power of his story and how it can help others who are going through similar experiences.
John Kelley is a Texas firefighter, entrepreneur, and marketing advisor. As a business major, small business owner, and marketing advisor for Beefy Marketing, he has become very familiar with entrepreneurs' daily challenges. Bringing his humor and love for helping others to The Small Business Origins Podcast, he dives deep into what makes each business tick, helping bring useful information to other small business owners. Learning all about a business and putting them into the spotlight gives listeners a reason to visit each business featured and give them a try.
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