Remember when we recommended that you step away from work and relax anytime you have a creative block? If not, check out our five research-backed tips for overcoming creative blocks. What better way to relax than to binge on Netflix movies? Well, not any Netflix movies. Let’s kill two birds with one stone; Relaxation and gaining some inspiration or ideas for your business.
The Minimalists – Less is Now.
You will have some personal reflections after watching this educational movie. The Minimalists sheds light on many great entrepreneurial lessons. These include the importance of reflecting on the way you’re currently operating. You find yourself pondering on whether or not your priorities are in the right place and evaluating your results differently.
One key concept that the film highlights is the process of decluttering; lifting the weight off your shoulders. It also walks us through creating manageable goals. The Minimalists illustrate how you don't have to do everything at once. Instead, focus on one thing at a time until it's up and running, then move on to the next. It explains what it means to live a "minimalist lifestyle" while running a profitable company. This film includes many great takeaways that are great to adapt to our lifestyles.
Whether you're a baseball fan or not, we highly recommend Moneyball as a must-watch for all entrepreneurs. Learning to adapt and understand constantly changing environments and honing our analytical skills is essential for entrepreneurs and businesses alike. Moneyball combines all these crucial skills as well as following your gut thrillingly and excitingly.
Moneyball showcases how believing in your team and taking risks in their abilities can give you great success in the long run. Mentoring your employees and pushing them to get out of their comfort zone might be the best gift you can give them. Invest in your teams' potential.
Great businesses are built by great teams.
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind.
This Netflix original is based on the true story of a boy who saved his town from famine by constructing a windmill to provide water and electricity. This epic movie sheds light on the real-life struggle that innovation goes through. Ever heard the saying “Necessity is the mother of innovation?” This movie portrays just that.
Having determination, putting in a hard effort, and having a productive team to assist you to launch a successful enterprise is a sufficient combination for success. Even if resources are limited and the atmosphere is not ideal. People may not believe in you along the path, but it is your determination that will propel you forward. Have faith in yourself.
This is a biographical film about Steve Jobs, who refused to pursue the conventional paths to success. The film is split into three sections, each focusing on the period leading up to the launching of their main products. The sequences reveal important details about professional life as well as the troubled personal life of Steve Jobs. It also demonstrates Steve's inability to work well with others.
What Steve Jobs lacked in skills, he made up for in vision. He wasn’t a computer coder, a marketer, or an engineer, yet Apple would not exist without him. He didn’t care about being liked, and he didn’t let himself get bogged down by outmoded paradigms. He had a vision of affordable computing for all, and he let nothing stand in the way of accomplishing that goal. Lesson from Steve Job; Never Back Down.
There is a little bit of controversy around who the real founder of McDonald’s is. This movie offers clarity on that. The Founder is the true story of how Ray Kroc, a struggling salesman from Illinois, met Mac and Dick McDonald, who were running a burger operation in Southern California in the ‘50s. Kroc was impressed by the brothers' speedy system of making the food and saw franchise potential. Kroc eventually maneuvers himself into a position that enables him to pull the company from the brothers and create a multi-billion dollar empire.
Shoot for the moon. If you miss, you'll land among the stars. All of us can learn from Ray Kroc. He had an ambitious goal of making McDonald’s a coast-to-coast sensation and the brand is now worth $33 Billion.
Each of these films tackles different aspects of the entrepreneurship journey. Taking a look at how people have dealt with certain situations and the processes that worked for them might unlock the creativity within you. It’s important to disconnect from time to time because inspiration takes time as well as patience and might appear when you least expect it.
So, NETFLIX & LEARN!