Today, I thought it would be good just to write up a quick read that is in list form. Below are some movies and television shows that I highly recommended current or aspiring entrepreneurs watch (if and when they have any free time). I am not a big fan of wasting time watching movies or television shows, but I always make an exception when I have the chance to watch any of these.
- The Social Network (2010)
- The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
- The Pursuit of Happyness (2006)
- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010)
- The Aviator (2004)
There is somewhat of a pattern with these movies. 1. They all feature famous actors: Jesse Eisenberg, Leonardo DiCaprio, Will Smith, Michael Douglass, etc. 2. They are all motivational. 3. The main characters face problems throughout the film. 4. Despite the struggles, the main characters in the films find ways to overcome them (with the exception of Jordan Belfort in the Wolf of Wall Street). After watching any of these movies, I typically become even more motivated than I was before and am re-charged and ready to get to work right away. Check out any of these movies today (even if you have already seen them). There is always room for more motivation in your life!
- The Profit
- Shark Tank
- Restaurant Startup
- Blue Collar Millionaires
- Make Me A Millionaire Inventor
All of these shows are on CNBC. This is not a subtle way of promoting CNBC; all of these shows are on CNBC yes, but that is because when it comes to business this channel trumps all others. CNBC really made it a point years ago to have business-related programs playing all the time. Many of these you have probably heard of, but I am sure there are a couple up there that you have not watched before. The Profit is my absolute favorite show and features Marcus Lemonis, a savvy investor and entrepreneur that takes his own money and invests it in small businesses. Marcus goes through the process of what a good business needs and frequently utilizes his 3 keys to success for any business: People, Product, and Process. Typically, Marcus will only invest in businesses that have at least good people and a good product. The process is something he feels is fixable (in most cases). Check out these television shows today!