Inspiration is everywhere and we all get it from different places, but one of the best ways to really get a new perspective is through art, whether it’s music, cinema, visual arts or stage performance.
There are actually quite a lot of movies that can be related to entrepreneurship and the challenges faced by people who are trying to build something bigger than themselves. The truth is that almost all great films follow a similar narrative. A hero, against all odds, must understand something about him or herself, and overcome internal and external obstacles to reach a new plain…
Starting off with something light-hearted, Office Space highlights all of those really annoying but hilarious quirks that anyone who’s worked in an office will know all too well. While this movie won’t give you deep insight into entrepreneurship, it will make you realise how much doing a job that you hate really sucks, and that making an effort to follow your dreams is totally worth it.
Joy is loosely based on the true story of real-life entrepreneur and inventor Joy Mangano. Mangano is credited with owning more than 100 patents and breaking the Home Shopping Network’s sales record for selling over 180,000 units in a single day in 2010.
Starting a new business can often feel like one of those cheesy but awesome underdog sports movies. Moneyball shows how a different approach to a problem can lead to success. The main character’s decision to rely on data, instead of trends or public opinion, really makes you think. It highlights the fact that staying open-minded, creative, and analytical when making decisions is paramount to being successful as an entrepreneur.
Imagine taking an organization like The Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California to court without having any education in law, and winning. Brockovich’s story is a true tale of going against giants, and never giving up.
Whether you’re a fan or not, Elon Musk’s story is pretty darn impressive. His estimated net worth is currently at $20.8 billion which is a pretty good return on the $28,000 he borrowed from his father to start his first venture.
If you feel like you’re up against some tough obstacles, the story of Mary Temple Grandin is sure to give you some real inspiration. The movie follows the real-life story of an extremely talented inventor and professor of animal science who was diagnosed as being on the autistic spectrum. It’s a perfect example of how staying true to yourself and using your individuality can help you achieve great things.
It’s completely natural to feel a drop in motivation now and then, but there’s so much out there to draw inspiration from. So, cook up some popcorn, get cozy with a movie or two, and start tomorrow off with a whole new perspective.
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