I am usually not a first run movie goer. I like to wait a couple of weeks to go see a movie because the movie theaters are usually too crowded during the first weekend it is in theaters. However, for this movie, I had to make an exception. Wonder Woman has been one of my favorite superheroes since I was a kid. So quite naturally, I have been anticipating this movie. I was absolutely thrilled that they were finally giving a female superhero her own movie. As usual, I noticed some business applications. So here are some things entrepreneurs can learn from Wonder Woman. (Spoiler alert: I may give away some scenes, but nothing too integral to the story)
Recognize When It’s Time To Act
One recurring theme I noticed in this movie was that Wonder Woman was always ready to act. When it was time to do what she was born to do, she didn’t hesitate. Business owners need to have this same mindset. When it is time to act, act. Don’t get caught in overwhelm. Do what you know you need to do in order to achieve your goals.
Don’t Get Caught Up In Other People’s Opinions Of You
When Wonder Woman was in the “real world” looking for clothes, she wasn’t enthused by the choices for women. When she learned that a corset was to “tuck in one’s tummy”, she asked the legitimate question of why? I thought that was hilarious. She eventually said to heck with all of these clothes and just started fighting in the Wonder Woman outfit we know and love. Don’t get caught up in other people’s opinions. When your friends and family beg you to get “a real job” just shake it off and keep moving towards your goal.
You Don’t Have To Do It Alone
Wonder Woman didn’t save the world by herself. She had a team around her. Don’t think that just because you are in business for yourself that you have to do everything by yourself. Build a team of competent people around you. Find people that are experts in areas that you are not. This will keep you from having to pull an endless string of 12 hour days.
Running your own business can be a challenging task. It doesn’t have to be that difficult if you follow the advice given in this blog post.