Entrepreneurship lessons to learn from ‘Pursuit of Happyness’ - Start-Up Hyderabad
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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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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.
While trying to sell one of his bone scanners downtown, he meets Jay Twistle, a manager for Dean Witter, whom he impresses after solving a Rubix cube puzzle in a taxi ride. After securing an interview with Dean Witter to become an intern stockbroker, he is arrested for unpaid parking tickets. When he’s let go, he’s out of time to change clothes and has to suck up his pride and go to the interview in sweatpants and a wife beater. He presents his reasons for candidacy with such strength, determination and passion that his employers were forced to look beyond his appearance.
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Believe in yourself and apply maximum conviction and dedication to what you are doing. Don't "try", do it. This puts you ahead of the competition.
This applies to your physical body as well. If you are constantly slouched with a frown on your face and arms crossed, that may not serve you well. That kind of posture can come across as defensive, negative or closed minded. A strong, positive, and open posture will make things that much more attainable.
Problems can be interpreted as opportunities to use different resources and find alternatives.
A problem means life is eliminating options and helping you choose how you are going to be successful. In the case of not having money, it may mean you have to learn to do it yourself.
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Never be motivated by your greed. Chihiro was primarily motivated by a purpose – rescuing her parents.
Help others on their purposeful journey to the destination. When you help people around you with your generosity and tenacity, people feel the gratitude to help you back even if you don’t ask for it.
Show your gratitude and say thanks to the people who have ever helped you in any way.
Continued determination is the key to success.
Keep faith in your action irrespective of the outcome. Eventually it will pay off.
Don’t be content with the precious gifts you have received without working hard for having them. They are illusionary and treacherous and can betray you at any point in time.
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Being afraid is a constant anxious emotion that can break us from the inside, however, being scared is just a temporary reaction, which can happen to anyone.
The world has a huge number of problems which need solutions and people who aren’t afraid can work towards them. One needs to be open-minded, adaptive and be able to embrace change.123
Fear is the real enemy that is to be fought, as being fearful and afraid makes the problem worse. Worldwide issues are compounding our already problematic lives.
So it's important to stop overthinking things. Getting distracted with worst-case scenarios will stop you from seeing what really in front of you and from taking the necessary steps.
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A difficult start does not define the rest of your life.
Born in 1964 in Beirut, Lebanon, Keanu Reeves’ life began with an instability that would last throughout his childhood and teenage years. But he chose to find stability in chasing his own aspirations and grew into a man who takes responsibility for his own life and decisions.
It can be more rewarding than riches.
Keanu is thought to have made about $110 million from Matrix, $75 million of which he reportedly gave to the special effects team and costume design department. He also bought the entire stunt team their own Harley Davidson motorcycles. Over the years, Keanu has also given millions to charities including PETA, the SickKids Foundation, and Stand Up To Cancer.
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"Embracing new things often requires us to embrace our fears, however trivial they may seem. You deal with fear not by pretending it doesn’t exist, but by refusing to give it decision-making authority."
If the goal is meaningful, it will transform you. You’ll be more confident, mature, capable of seeing even bigger adventures, and empowered to pursue them.
A quest might end better than we imagine or disastrously. Either way, there’s always another adventure if we’re willing to pursue it.
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Self-hatred gives us negative thoughts, telling us we are unattractive, lack confidence, and are generally unworthy. If we listen to it, we give it power. We then create a negative shield around us and will have trouble accepting love and compassion.
The internal negative breeding will attract further negativity in our lives and relationships.