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The Pursuit Of Happyness
I just have two questions for you. What do you do, and how do you do it?” 

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The Pursuit of Happyness
The movie presents a real-life story - the journey of Chris Garder who had it all planned, from his life, his happiness and finances. But somewhere along the way, he isn’t able to make enough money to keep his family together. Thus his wife walks away and leaves him alone with his son

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"You look so happy. I want to know what do you do and how do you do it". 

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Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your work.” 

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"The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls".

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Chris Gardner

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”

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The walk didn’t have to be long strides; baby steps counted too. Go forward.” 

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Don’t ever let somebody tell you… You can't do something. Not even me. All right?” 

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Chris Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness

“You got a dream... You gotta protect it. People can't do somethin' themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want somethin', go get it. Period.”

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  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. 

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  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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