Why Hitting Rock Bottom Is Your Greatest Opportunity


If you didn’t already know, in the 2008 recession, Lori and I hit rock bottom financially. It was an extremely challenging time, but looking back, we realize it was one of the best things that could have ever happened to us as it forced us to completely rethink our lives and make essential mindset shifts. I am so grateful for that experience because it helped me become the unapologetic person I am today. In this episode, I share all the steps I took to bounce back from rock bottom stronger than ever. If you’re feeling down or need some old-fashioned motivation, this is for you! 


Episode Timeline & Discussion Questions:

(1:14) Welcome back to The Chris Harder Show. Today’s episode is about climbing out of rock bottom. 

(3:33) Danny asks Chris, “What is your biggest failure?” 

(7:28) Danny asks Chris, “How did you and Lori operate being at your lowest?” 

(9:21) Danny asks Chris, “How long did it take for you to get your confidence back?” 

(11:41) Danny asks Chris, “When you were finding your new direction and choosing a new industry, what did that actually look like?”

(15:23) Danny asks Chris, “What helped you to let go of your ego?” 

(19:43) Danny asks Chris, “What’s your advice to someone at rock bottom?”

(19:59) Chris asks listeners to share the podcast and leave a 5-star review.

My advice is to take a baby step. Make the choice to be a lot more open to new experiences than you are today.

You’re Going To Hear About:


  • How to turn any failure into a springboard for opportunity 
  • The most important lessons I learned from all time my lowest moments
  • Why you always need to release your judgment and ego 
  • Advice for anyone who feels they’re at rock bottom and are ready for a comeback

Resources Mentioned:

  • Text DAILY to 310-421-0416 to get daily Money Mantras to boost your day.
  • Visit my website: chrisharder.me 
  • Learn more about frello, my peer-to-peer lending app: frelloapp.com 
  • Follow frello: @frello_app