The wedding business can be a grind. There are days that all the proposals or hard work that you've done for someone else, is just not enough. Days where they've invested $100, but want a return valued at $10,000. There are the days when you’ve made countless phone calls and accomplished nothing other than having someone hang up on you in mid-sentence. Or you’ve gone a long stretch of time without picking up any new business and you wonder if you’ll ever close another sale again.
It’s good, during times like these,
to have some inspiration to help you keep pushing. When we're
struggling with the grind we will sometimes go to YouTube, Red Box or
Hulu.plus and pull up clips from some all time great motivational
movies. Here are three of our favorite movies and movie scenes to watch
during those tough days.
My wife loves the movie, Baby Boom, with Diane Keaton.
Why? Whenever she's feeling down or struggling with business--for some
reason this movie helps her get back in the game and motivates her! I
asked her 'what it was that motivated her in this movie? Her reply, "I
love that she's down and out--taking care of her new baby--(spoiler
alert) creates something from nothing--making millions. Most of all, I
love that she finds herself, finds love and is a true success in all
that she is.' She also loves the movies: 'Wedding Planner, You Got
Mail, The Holiday...and other movies like that....(if you know what I
The Pursuit of Happyness with Will Smith.
I asked a guy one time, when he drove up in the most incredible
Ferrier, 'What do you do?!' It reminded me of this movie....one of the
best sales movies of all time. Will Smith is phenomenal in the true
life story of Chris Gardner who, through a combination of risk and
persistence, overcame huge obstacles to become a successful stock
broker. My favorite scene is the climactic close (spoiler alert) when
Gardner finds out that he is the one broker, hired on trial basis, who
will be offered a permanent position. The combination of joy and relief
on his face as he leaves the office to share the good news with his
young son is something that all sales people will find inspirational.
Apollo 13 with Tom Hanks.
Overcoming adversity, flying, determined to see that 'It's a bright new
day filled with unlimited opportunities.' I’m fascinated by the
courage and competence of the men who flew the Apollo missions. As I
watch the astronauts and the crew at Mission Control, overcome every
obstacle and challenge to bring the Apollo 13 team home alive, it
reminds me how small and manageable my problems are in comparison. The
recovery of the space capsule when it lands and the excitement of the
men and their families, would have to rank as my favorite scene.
So, we encourage you today to keep your heads up, stay in the fight....and maybe, take some time to watch a movie....