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A Strong Network Can Be Your Business's Best Safety Net

When I lost my job, I felt like I lost everything. But I hadn't. Here's how I built a network that helped me rebound even stronger.

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This story appears in the October 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

In 2018, I had my dream gig: I hosted a that reached millions of listeners and gave me access to the world’s most inspiring entrepreneurs. Then my relationship with my partners fell apart, and they emailed me to say I was fired. With that, I lost my livelihood, my calling, and my very sense of identity.

Zohar Lazar

For weeks, I sat on my couch dreaming up ways to reclaim my show. But I couldn’t; it was gone. Then I realized there was something I hadn’t lost: my relationships! I’d met incredible people throughout my career. And as I reached out to them, they’d become the insurance policy I didn’t even know I had -- an insurance policy that would save me when I needed it most.

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