September 26


Business Movie Review: Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011)

YOUR Business Rescue Coach invites you
to the movies:

We receive lessons in the most unique places. Believe it or not, the movies provide wonderful business lessons for us! I enjoy noticing lessons which share what to do, or what not to do, as I find both are of equal value! Let’s stop, look, and listen to the business lessons we can learn from the movies…

What can the movie, “Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” (2011) teach us about business?

This 2011 movie transports us to the Middle East where a sheik has an extra-ordinary vision which many deemed

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Sharing the Vision

impossible. He has 2 great intentions as to why he wants to accomplish this amazing feat, but one part of it isn’t stated until further into the storyline.  It is inspiring to see how any one person can make or break anything… I’d like to rename this movie “The Power of One” as each character’s role is quite significant in the outcome of the plot.

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” BUSINESS STRATEGY #1
PERSISTENCE: If you know something is right – stick to it!

The visionary sheik was relentless. He was told endlessly this couldn’t be done. Fred, the fish expert, “knew” it couldn’t be done, but Fred was invited to stay with the project and find a solution. The sheik and Fred were on the same path, being called to stand for something they believe in, against all odds. They were called to improve something. What are you called to improve? What is your gift to the world? Are you standing strong in your “YES”? Who do you have to assist you with your calling? Find a couple of people to share your calling with and watch how swiftly it moves into action!

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” BUSINESS STRATEGY #2
COMMUNICATION: Support begins when there is a mutual understanding

The sheik made one “royal” 🙂 mistake, he didn’t communicate with his fellow country men what his 2nd objective was for bringing the salmon fishing to the Yemen. Had he communicated so they would understand that he wasn’t just some rich man who liked salmon fishing, there would have been a mutual understanding as to how this vision would serve everyone. How often do you start something without communicating to appropriate parties what you are doing and why? When you communicate, always remember how the other/s will understand what you are trying to convey.

“Salmon Fishing in the Yemen” BUSINESS STRATEGY#3
ENVISIONING: When it’s too big for your head allow your heart to guide you

The sheik had an enormous and high impact vision. Everyday while he was fishing, you could feel him anchoring his vision deeper and deeper until it was his truth. Even when everyone said it was impossible, he knew in his heart someone would find away to offer this to the people of his country. He invited people to join him to make his dream happen. Fred, also finally heard that it’s all about what the heart wants – it was this knowing which fueled Fred to find the solution.  Do you have a grand idea and give up too soon or let others talk you out of it? Do you keep anchoring your vision, daily, in your mind and heart so it lives somewhere until you can create it? The one common thing all our great leaders have is they envision for 20 minutes every day. If that’s a stretch for you, start with a consistent 5 minutes and see what happens 🙂

Brought to you by:
The Business Rescue Coach, Maggie Mongan
of Brilliant Breakthroughs, Inc.


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