January 3

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Business Movie Review: “The Big Year” & Your Business Performance

YOUR Business Rescue Coach invites you to the movies:

Inspire yourself this year by watching
“The Big Year”  (2011 Movie)

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!

It's The Big Year Is this one yours?
The Big Year
Is this one waiting for you?

“The Big Year” (2011) is a well done thought provoking and humorous movie which will give you the opportunity to see yourself and everyone else in each of its characters. What can a day-dreaming computer analyst (Joe Black), an egotistical roofing contractor (Owen Wilson), and a loving yet powerful CEO (Steve Martin) have in common? They are “birders”, or birdwatchers, who take this activity quite seriously. Each year there is a contest and the winning birder is the one who sees the most different species of birds. Undeniably, this movie revealed a lot of how humans behave and has exquisite character development of the good, the bad, and the oh-so ugly! No spoilers here… just watch it and see how it relates to your life AND your business behavior.

THE BIG YEAR’S BUSINESS STRATEGY #1
PRIORITIES: Focusing on the right things will always make you a winner

So often throughout life we are challenged both personally and professionally. Regardless of where the lesson is coming from, it ultimate impacts us – and all our loved ones. Some business decisions are oh so tempting, but we realize they may not be for the overall good. Has this ever happen to you?

Each of our three characters struggle with figuring out how to do what is right. To me this feels real. How often, when you are striving to achieve a goal, do you become tempted? Temptation comes in many shapes and sizes: being ruthless or irresponsible, disregarding other commitments, or even allowing yourself to become distracted so you don’t have to do the work to accomplish your goal. Keeping to your priorities, truly as priorities, is always essential to your success!

THE BIG YEAR’S BUSINESS STRATEGY #2
IMAGINATION: Allow yourself time to see and create a new reality

Each character had a vision of living a different experience from their current reality. They had envisioned the year long competition and the joy this experience would bring them. Each, wise enough to know that this joy would not be totally bliss-filled as it involved, was dedicated to the necessary activities to realize their vision.

When was the last time you imagined or envisioned something “fresh” for yourself? Did you savor this concept and see how far you could take your concept? Often when something is new or different, we tend to minimize it. Yet, we know that some of the greatest creations are completely fresh or revolutionary… or evolutionary 🙂 What idea do you have that could be a potential game-changer for your business? You never know its potential until you play with it for a good while! Have fun 🙂

THE BIG YEAR’S BUSINESS STRATEGY#3
ADVENTURE: Swimming upstream, like a salmon, may be what saves you

Imagination always fuels and anchors adventure. Adventures are different experiences from the norm and they tend to enliven the one experiencing them. Is doing what you do for a living an adventure for you? When things are adventurous, you, like a salmon, don’t give up. There is no stopping until it’s completed, satisfactory, or it brings you great joy! If you are in the hum-drum routine of what you do, it might be time for you to put on your “Imagination Hat” and create a new adventure to fan your professional flame and success!

If you would like assistance with any of these strategies,
feel free to call me (262) 716-7750   Note: I’m on Central Time

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


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