Starting your own business is not an easy task. You have to manage your workforce, technology and finances of running a business on your own. Often, you can feel overwhelmed by the amount of work and challenges one has to face.
In those times, all you need is a little inspiration to overcome these obstacles. When I started my own business, I encountered a lot of difficulties in the initial months. I started to think about dissolving my business at a certain point. Thankfully I was a subscriber of one of the very reasonable Spectrum Internet plans. I used the high-speed Internet service to watch a couple of good business movies like The Social Network and Joy extra. After that, I felt quite inspired and motivated. Through hard work and perseverance, I was able to make 6 figures in my business within a year.
So, if your business is also going through a difficult phase, relax and watch these movies to get through this rough patch.
The Social Network
If you dream of making it big in business, this movie is definitely for you. The Social Network is about a real-life young entrepreneur who develops a website to get back at his ex-girlfriend. Mark Zuckerberg builds this website surpassing the financial and legal requirements. Later, things get messy as Zuckerberg gets involved in a nasty lawsuit. If you are a drama lover, you’ll find this movie quite enjoyable.
The Imitation Game
It follows the life of a young mathematician who is hired by British MI6 to crack a Nazi code during World War 2. It also explores his autistic condition and his sexuality. Being an entrepreneur, you can learn that creative-minded and hardworking individuals should be valued at any cost. It can also inspire you to hire the right talent for your business.
Twelve Angry Men
If you are a small business owner, this movie is a must-watch for you. It follows that story of 12 men confined inside a jury deliberation room. Through this movie, you’ll learn how to get along with your colleagues and team members. You’ll also learn about the impact of cultural values and biases on an individual’s decision making abilities.
Joy follows the life of a woman who is stuck at her home with her husband, 2 kids, divorced parents, and grandmother. She dreams of making it big with her idea of a cleaning product called the Miracle Mop. This movie will make you realize the struggles and challenges that an entrepreneur has to face. You can also learn about how such hardships can be overcome and how one can make the most of one’s life.
Julie & Julia
This movie will make you realize the importance of good relationships. It follows the story of a young woman named Julia Child who decides to take cooking classes at Le Cordon Bleu and discovers her real passion along the way. It also depicts the story of Julie who decides to quit her job to try all the recipes in Julia’s Cookbook. You’ll learn how any dream can become a reality if you have a stable relationship with your partner.
Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
This film will teach you how to stay away from selfish and greedy individuals. It follows the story of Gordon Gekko who uses his cunning ways to rise to power. It also shows how such an individual can make the individuals around him suffer.
The Devil Wears Prada
This movie is about a young journalist who dreams of making it big in the publishing industry. However, when she achieves her goals, she realizes that ethics and integrity are much more valuable than fame and money. Through this movie, you’ll learn the importance of clinging to your core values as an entrepreneur.
This movie will make you learn about the importance of social responsibility and ethics as an entrepreneur. It follows the story of a mother of three kids who lands herself the position of legal researcher in California. As she gets familiar with the health issues caused by PG&E, she files a lawsuit against this company and achieves success.
It’s a Wonderful Life
This movie will teach you about the importance of succeeding in life alongside the business. It follows the story of George Bailey who gives up on his dream of traveling the world in order to keep his family business going. By acting unselfishly, he helps his town’s working people from the wrath of the town’s slumlord Potter.
So, if you are in need of some serious business inspiration, watch these movies to make the most of both your business and life. The movies I watched made me realize the importance of treating my employees with kindness. Instead of getting angry with my assistant about forgetting to pay Spectrum bill online, I started to manage this task myself and found it to be quite quick and convenient. Therefore, every entrepreneur can learn a thing or two from these movies that can go a long way to make him/her succeed in life.