Movies are not only for entertaining, but it also contains quotes that convey lessons. Movie quotes can inspire people to change perspective or to transform for the better. Here are some of the movie quotes that would motivate novice entrepreneurs and experienced businessmen.
“Never let the fear of striking out, keep you from playing the game.” Cinderella Story (2004)
As an entrepreneur, one should be tough enough to brave the world of business.
There would always be external and internal issues that can affect your business. However, these issues must be faced head on. There is no point in dwelling on them if you don’t have actions to be taken to mitigate these external and internal factors. All will be lost when you succumbed to fear. Fear incapacitates your ability to take action. Do not let fear keep you from doing what you love.
“Great men are not born great, they grow great.” The Godfather (1972)
Success comes as a result of hard work, perseverance, and the right values. It takes a lot of patience and determination to reach the height of success. With valuable experience, entrepreneurs achieve success.
“The key to this business is personal relationships.” Jerry McGuire (1996)
Nurturing relationships and widening the network are vital to entrepreneurs. Connections made through clients, employees, families and friends would help promote your business. Entrepreneurs should build lasting relationships.
“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.” The Little Prince (2015)
A shrewd businessman never looks at face value alone. It is important to search deeper. Looks can be deceiving. Superficiality is inconsequential. Substance over form is the rule. Distinguish the essential from frivolity.
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in awhile, you could miss it.” Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Learn to have a work-life balance. Strike a balance between work and life with family, friends and loved ones. Take a vacation, relax, de-stress and do what you love best as a form of recreation. This helps you appreciate life more. It encourages creativeness and can inspire you to be more effective at work. Take a step back from work and look at the bigger picture.
“I tend to think of myself as a one-man wolf pack.” The Hangover (2009)
You cannot do all things at once. It is a sign of humility to accept help from
others every once in awhile. Trust your employees enough to delegate tasks. Synergy is the result of having a great team. It is more productive when people aim towards the same goals. Being a team player is a good quality of an entrepreneur.
“The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the pearls.” The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
Make use of your talent and abilities to find or create value-added products or services to customers. Be innovative and open-minded. Do not look at the world in a box. Explore your opportunities. Test your limit. Do not be overconfident nor be complacent because, in the ruthless world of business, an entrepreneur should be ready for anything that comes his/her way and should always be on his/her toes.
“You are only ever as good to me as the money you make!” 21 (2008)
Always treat people with respect, regardless of the status in life. Your worth as a person does not increase along with the amount of money you have. Money does not measure a person’s dignity. Value all kinds of people from all walks of life. Even the lowest employees deserve respect. Money should not be a basis to measure a person’s worth. Value people not by looking at how fat their bank accounts are but how they are as a person.
“Money won is twice as sweet as money earned.” The Color of Money (1986)
Yes, it’s true that it is exhilarating to win money, but nothing beats hard-earned money. Do not risk much for easy money. As easy money comes, it is easier to lose, especially if not managed properly. Hard-earned money is more valued and appreciated because of the effort it took to get that money.
“I will never ask you to do anything, which I wouldn’t do myself!” Fury (2014)
With the busy schedules and urgent demands from work, delegating tasks is a must. Trusting your employees build their confidence. It unloads you from less urgent and less important work. Nevertheless, it is necessary that you should know your product or services inside out. Hands on experience will teach you lessons that you will never get if you just keep away from operations. One needs to know and understand the flow of the business and how it operates. The best way to do this is to learn from the ground. An entrepreneur, who is a good leader, knows how to walk the talk.