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Story: Friends, Fakes & Funerals

March 20, 2022  

By Charlie Hutton

March 20, 2022

An oldie and a goodie for you this week…

So picture the scene:

It’s the FA Cup Final, it’s raining and the mood inside Wembley is close to fever pitch.

Twenty minutes before kick-off and a man makes his way to his seat, right on the touchline. 

He sits down and notices that the chair to his right is empty. 

He leans over and asks the neighbour to the empty seat, ‘Anybody sitting there?’

‘No,’ says the neighbour. ‘The seat is empty.’ 

‘Fuck! That’s incredible,’ says the man. ‘Who in their right mind would have a seat like this and not use it?’ 

The neighbour turns to him and says sadly, ‘Well actually the seat belongs to me. I was supposed to come with my best mate, but he died last week.’ 

‘Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that. That’s terrible. Couldn’t you find someone else, a friend, relative or even a colleague to take his spot?’ 

The man shakes his head. 

‘No,’ he says. ‘They’re all at his funeral.’


An amusing anecdote and one that begs a serious question….

In the cold hard light of day would your best man choose funeral or football?

A starter for ten that raises even B-I-G-G-E-R questions of the men that surround you on a daily basis:

  • How many would loan you money? 
  • How many could you depend on in an emergency? 
  • How many could depend on you?

… Because I don’t know about you, but in my experience, when most run the numbers – the results make for sobering reading.

It’s why this week I’d urge you to consider who really has your back and who’s just blowing smoke up your arse 🙂

The thing is, as the cookie really starts to crumble, history tells us that the spoils will always go to those who have others in their corner and championing their cause.

Make More. Provide More. Be More.

Charlie Hutton


Founder Of The One Man Empire Movement.

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