1. Being an entrepreneur means facing challenges. Despair not, keep trying, your lucky break may be close. 
  2. Have high aspirations. Chris dreamt of being a stockbroker even when he was struggling as an intern. 
  3. Never show your weaknesses. Chris was a homeless father but he behaved and presented himself in a way no one would think him so.
  4. Don’t let others opinions hinder your journey. Chris’s partner thought his idea of becoming a stockbroker was an absurd. 
  5. Work towards achieving what you want. While working as a salesman, Chris encounters a successful stockbroker driving a nice car, decides he wants a similar life and starts working relentlessly towards it.
  6. The current economic status won’t determine your future. Be adaptable and don’t allow it to effect long term planning. 



Self Improvement

The Movie “The Pursuit Of Happyness”

Based on Chris Gardner’s true-life story, the ‘Pursuit of Happyness” is the story of a single father and his journey from homeless unpaid intern to owning a brokerage firm. 

The film shows how the single struggling salesman manages to sustain the expenses of himself and his son in the increasingly unstable economic climate.

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The Pursuit Of Happyness

In the movie, Chris Gardner is a single father, struggling in poverty. Unable to sell the products he invested his life savings into, he finds himself struggling to pay rent. Within one year, he manages to become a stockbroker at a top firm and goes on to run his own multimillion dollar firm.

People gravitated to this story because it's the ultimate success story: the story of the underdog. It's about perseverance, determination and hard work.



  1. Assess yourself. We all have unique abilities and talents and however small we can do great things with them.
  2. Look to someone you admire
  3. Believe in yourself and keep in mind the things that allowed you to attain earlier goals.
  4. Be passionate about what you do. Be willing to constantly learn and adapt.
  5. Love what you do. Money is often not enough motivation. 
  6. Be the best you can be
  7. Remember your roots. After becoming rich Gardner still contributes to his communities and likes to remember where he came from.
  8. Protect your dream. If you want something, do what it takes to get it.
  9. Be agile so you can tackle more challenges in a shorter time and open up new opportunities.
  10. Have a plan that’s clear, concise, compelling and consistent and commit to that.

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