Don’t you agree that entrepreneurship is a rapidly budding industry? There are so many people who have jumped into this bandwagon successfully, and many are keen to do so. However, it’s not an easy road, and you may have to face a number of rough patches along the way. In fact, you may even feel like giving up when times get too tough. So, how to keep your weary-self motivated to keep going forward? Well, watching some inspirational movies can serve the purpose!

There are several movies that depict the plight of an entrepreneur, and some of the best ones are listed below. Read on and extract some important lessons from each of them.

1. The Wolf of Wall Street

The movie reveals how cultures can’t be built inside your comfort zone. It nails how business culture is formed in the fast-growth organizations. 

Leonardo Di Caprio, the main lead, played a man who went from zero to everything he strived to be, as an entrepreneur. However, let’s not forget that in order to retain the success you achieve; awareness and discipline are crucial. Don’t let the temptation of power and money jeopardize your position. 

Here is a quote from the movie that illustrate how he climbed over the top, achieving his business goals step by step:

The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it. – Jordan Belfort

However, let’s not forget that in order to retain the success you achieve; awareness and discipline are crucial. Don’t let the temptation of power and money jeopardize your position. The movie has valuable lessons about fortune, success, fame, greed and respect for law.

2. The Founder

This biographical drama is based on true events revolving around Ray Kroc’s journey from being a low-key salesman to becoming the owner of a multimillion dollar company.

This is the story of how, in the 1950s, a 52-year-old diabetic man struggled to sell milkshake mixers to the restaurant owners around America and ended up as the founder of the very famous franchise – Mcdonalds through his persistence and hard work.

The turning point in his life came when he met the McDonald brothers who were at that time running a small restaurant, and managed to sell eight milkshake machines to them.

Business is war, dog eat dog. I want to take the future. I want to win. McDonald’s can be the new American church!  – Ray Kroc

It is inspiring how despite being rejected countless times he persisted with sheer determination. The movie is an excellent portrayal of how strategic marketing can breed growth.

Although, the way Ray Kroc seized the business from the Mcdonald brothers casts a negative shadow on his character but his vision and salesmanship were commendable!

3. Coco Before Chanel

Today, when we hear the name “Coco Chanel”, we associate it with glamour and beauty. However, there lies a deep struggle behind this reputation. Coco before Chanel tells the tale of a poor orphaned girl in France who fought her way to create one of the most renowned fashion empires in the modern world.

You will be in awe by visualizing Gabrielle Chanel’s journey to initiate a business on the notion that “women should dress for themselves and not their men, and true fashion comes from the streets or it isn’t fashion.” More famously known as Coco Chanel instead of her birth name she lived her life according to her own set of rules.

Success is often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.– Coco Chanel

The movie lets you ponder on the fact that you can never be sure of what is going to work best for your business. Starting off with hats can also lead you to perfumes, like in the case of Chanel, and vice versa. The key is to be uncompromising and steadfast about your tastes in order to construct a strong brand. 

An entrepreneur who gave women the freedom to be fashionable; Coco Chanel was a woman ahead of time. Besides, you can also learn a tip or two from the biopic of this self-made woman on how to manage your personal life along with your company.

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud – Coco Chanel

4. Social Network

Everyone is dependent on the internet for something or the other in the fast-paced world of today. Bearing this in mind Mark Zuckerberg took a simple idea forward to build a social network over the World Wide Web and help it rise as an extremely profitable business. This movie tells his story of how he launched the popular social networking website, Facebook, from his dorm room at Harvard. It dramatizes how the world’s youngest billionaire underwent numerous challenges which included rifts with Facebook’s co-founders.

Watching the film, you are bound to gain a great understanding of how a startup can succeed by exhibiting qualities, such as flexibility and resilience. It focuses on the different growth phases of a tech startup, from birthing an original idea to determining its features, applying for funds, hiring staff, and planning growth strategies. All in all, the moral of the story is that don’t build things to make money, instead, build things that people want. Eventually, the money will flow in.

We lived on farms and then we lived in cities and now we are going to live on the internet! – Sean Parker (Co-founder of Facebook)

Overall, the best films for entrepreneurs are those that portray business reality through fiction. You are definitely going to come out feeling inspired after watching each movie listed above. So, go give yourself a boost of energy and march forward in your entrepreneurial journey with a rejuvenated passion!

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