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  • Inspirational Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch

    shutterstock_76496860Being an entrepreneur is not easy. It is a long journey that is full of challenges and problems. In order to overcome these problems, you need to think out of the box, improve yourself constantly and learn from your mistakes. However, you can also learn from other people’s mistakes and movies are a great way for this.  Therefore, as an entrepreneur, whenever you need a break or some motivation, watch the below movies and inspire yourself.

    • Forrest Gump: Forrest Gump is a great movie which shows that everyone in life can be successful, if they make the right decisions at the right time. You don’t need to be a genius to achieve something in life. Just believe in yourself and use the opportunities presented to you wisely. Know what you are good at, what you like and do not limit yourself. Define your own destiny for yourself. Do not let others define your destiny for you.
    • Social Network: No one says it is easy to turn a dream into a reality with billion users but it is doable. The important point is to take action and execute your idea into something which others can use and brings value to them. Don’t forget that everybody can think the same idea but not everybody can turn it into a product. Therefore, idea itself is not enough to start a business. You need a minimum viable product. Also, another important lesson is that do not betray your friends no matter what. Friendships are priceless!
    • Startup.com: Don’t wait for your product to be perfect to release it. Make the minimum viable product and change it along the way listening to your customers. Otherwise, competitors can make similar products and beat you at the market. Start from the most needed features and then, add other features if your customers request it. Use the lean startup methodology. Also, always use your money wisely. Learn how to manage a budget properly.
    • Chef: You can turn your life around, if you follow your true passion. Don’t let failure demotivate you. Always chase your dreams. Also, don’t underestimate the power of social media and use social media channels whenever you can to market your business. Another important lesson we can learn from this movie is to choose your business partner wisely. S/he should be someone that you can trust and help you out in your challenging days. Moreover, you need to share the same vision as a team, if you want to become successful.
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    Ceren Cubukcu is a top 5 bestselling author of Make Your American Dream A Reality: How to Find a Job as an International Student in the United States. She recently founded her consulting business to help more international students find jobs in the US in addition to her self-service digital event ticketing platform, Etkinlik Fabrikam (My Event Factory), to offer her webinars. You can follow her via Facebook or contact her via www.cerencubukcu.com/contact .

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    2 comments on “Inspirational Movies Every Entrepreneur Should Watch
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      Brett says:

      Great list!

      My add would be The Pursuit of Happyness.

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      Karina says:

      Thanks for the motivation. You said absolutely right movies can inspire you to achieve the business success.

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