I’m quite the movie buff, though rarely do I get a chance to see them in the cinema.
I know I work hard, and that what my family has now has been earned, built and created by my husband and I based on years of hard work. But I was recently left considering how far would I go. What would I do for my children?
The movies that often resonate with most are those based on true stories. North Country is one that stands out, Omagh another and Capote.
But in terms of entrepreneurial journeys Will Smith (and his real son Jaden) in Pursuit of Happyness, is vivid, based on the true story of Chris Gardner. I was left wondering how far would I really go to achieve what I set out to do.
Tim Pethick (of Nudie Juice fame) describes being an entrepreneur like being a clown punching bag… no matter what hits us we keep popping up. I asked him once, what happens if I just don’t get up one time. He responded ‘Well you wouldn’t be an entrepreneur then….that’s what it is to be an entrepreneur we just keep going.’
People often ask me about ‘success’ they want me to define ‘the one thing…’ The answer ‘hard work’ just is not that interesting for most people. There are no short cuts.