Movies every entrepreneur should consider watching
Who said that you could not learn anything if you stay comfortable on your coach? Thanks to the world of movies and documentaries, we can learn new things about the world of business, which we would never maybe know otherwise. Movies aren’t going to write your business plan for you, but they can help you glean some powerful insights.
Here is a list of movies you can start watching
12 Angry Men
12 Angry men is a brilliant drama that represents us with all the shadows of leadership. You will be surprised how much you can learn from 12 members of the jury deciding if a teen is guilty or not. The tricky part is that they need to vote unanimously, and they cannot leave the room until the verdict is reached. What can we, as entrepreneurs, learn from 12 angry men? Firstly, it shows us not to be scared to stand out. We usually feel scared to be different because of the fear of resistance, but we should not be. Every entrepreneur needs to dare to be different, and whenever they feel scared, it is always helpful asking themselves: what’s the worst that may happen?
The Godfather trilogy
This trilogy, in terms of entrepreneurship, highlights the importance of building and having a network. We can spend our whole career thinking that investing in people, investing in creating a network is a waste of time. Still, you will feel different after seeing the Godfather trilogy. It will teach you how important it is for your business to help people and understand competition. Additionally, one of the main lessons you will spot from this trilogy is knowing how to offer something that cannot be refused. Always remember this quote from Mark Joyner: There are 86400 seconds in a day. You have exactly 3 of them to capture the mind of your prospect. BE UNIQUE!
The devil wears Prada.
The devil wears Prada is all about dreams. The purchase of a dream is never easy; entrepreneurs need to face uncomfortable and unfamiliar situations. This movie helps you understand how to handle these situations. It starts by showing the importance of knowing yourself, knowing who you are, and your true potential. There is no room for insecurities in this world full of opportunities. As an entrepreneur, you should always be ready to pitch yourself and your ideas.
Additionally, it is crucial to learn how to manage your priorities. Behind the role of an entrepreneur, there is a mother, a father, a son, and all of them have something in common, their families. To achieve the work-life balance, we need to learn how to set and maintain our priorities.
The usual suspects
The movie explores themes like leadership consolidation, power and influence, and long-term business strategy, which serves as valuable insight for established and aspiring entrepreneurs. It can teach us that the best way to sell is through storytelling and understanding customer needs. The movie teaches nothing more than how to assess other people’s needs and, in this case, as entrepreneurs, our customers’ needs.
And one last personal advice that you can learn from my own experience is to keep running or get hunted. The world of business is challenging, and it won’t work for kindhearted or scared people. Never doubt yourself, but also never stop evaluating yourself. It might seem like everything is going great, and you might end up failing and vice versa.
NEVER STOP DREAMING, NEVER STOP BELIEVING, NEVER STOP TRYING.