Business Strategies via watching movies… Does it get any better than this?
What can the movie, “The First Wives Club” (1996)
teach about business strategies?
Today, we share 3 Business Strategies via “The First Wives Club” (1996) movie.
The movie begins with a flashback of 4 college besties on their graduation day. Then moves to present time where the one who is voted “most likely to succeed” commits suicide. The 3 besties meet each other at the funeral. Go to lunch and create illusions that “all is well in their world”, which is not truthful for any of them. The first wives support each other through the difficulties of divorce and encourage each other to courageously step into creating something better than revenge. It’s better than real life to see how the personal and professional worlds are enmeshed. Sorta spoiler: in the end, they create something grander than they initially intended – yay! (Adults Only Please)
BUSINESS STRATEGY #1: Strategies of Collaboration
The first wives co-labored (collaborated) with each other to satisfy their goals. It took them a while to figure out how to best do this. They were persistent and were rewarded! They even enrolled a daughter to do some incognito investigating and enrolled a New York’s A-List socialite into creating some distractions for them too!
Strategy #1 Pondering: Do you enroll enough people with other talents to collaborate with you? Accomplishing goals today is nothing short of a miracle! Creating a team to help you gain clarity and even assist with parts of your goals is important. Allow the expertise of others to illuminate your path.
BUSINESS STRATEGY #2: Strategies of Compensation
The first wives wanted to be compensated for the injustices they experienced. First they did it inappropriately. But once they found the right form of compensation- it allowed them to create a grand vision into reality. And some former husbands eventually supported it!
Strategy #2 Pondering: How often do you have difficulty assessing what fair compensation is for you, others, or an offering of yours? Compensation is a balancing act between value and perceived value. It is a balancing act between what one wants and what is practical at the time with all other things to consider. By starting with a discernment process regarding value, you will be on the right track.
BUSINESS STRATEGY #3: Strategies of Confidence
When the women first met, each one was lacking self-confidence. Through listening to one another and getting creative, they were able to motivate each other. Through appropriate and honest conversation, they were able to rise above their circumstances. Ultimately, each stepping into their true self.
Strategy #3 Pondering: What is your confidence level? Is it strong or lacking? Throughout life we tend to sway between strong or lacking to some degree or another. Often this depends on if we are encountering something new or we are stuck in an old thought pattern that no longer serves us. Do it right now: what’s something that you aren’t boldly stepping into? Are you doing it because it’s new or an old thought pattern, or both? Once you have your answer, take some time to shift your obstacle to the side and continue proceeding with greater confidence… or find someone to help you with your obstacle 🙂
Take a moment to kill this coach’s curiosity… Please share which strategies require your attention right now – take a moment to answer in the comment section. Let’s see how we can serve each other with authentic sharings 🙂
Last: If you need assistance on any of these strategies or something else to help your business shine, please contact me. I’d be happy to learn if I can help you or refer to another who is capable of resolving your needs!