This weekend I watched the 2008 movie, Bottle Shock, for the second time. It stars Chris Pine in a pre-Star Trek role and Bill Pullman of Independence Day fame (although my favorite role of his is as the guy Sandra Bullock’s character ultimately falls in love with in While You Were Sleeping) as a father and son team, Jim and Bo Barrett, who are facing a host of trials and tribulations as they try and start a winery near Napa Valley, CA, in the early 1970′s. The movie features the now infamous, blind Paris wine tasting of 1976 that has come to be known as “Judgment of Paris” that put California wines on the world wine map. And my fav tunes from the Doobie Brothers scattered throughout the movie certainly helped boost my spirits! (no pun intended <g>)
I love to watch these kinds of movies when I need an entrepreneurial jumpstart, as I did this weekend. The life of an entrepreneur is a roller coaster ride, and unfortunately, that fact never changes. You just become more accustomed to the highs and lows of the lifestyle. It’s often painful to watch the characters in this type of movie face the tough times because occasionally the story strikes a little too close to home. However, if you stick it out, whether that’s watching the movie or in running your business, you (hopefully) emerge victorious on the other side.
I guess the reason that some of my favorite TV series have been my favorites is due in part to the fact that the plotline revolves around running a business, like in Gilmore Girls (where a single mom and her best friend eventually buy their own inn and are often helped out by the local diner owner), McLeod’s Daughters (Australian series where a group of 5 women decide to take over the management of a cattle ranch), and Six Feet Under (where two brothers are trying to keep the family funeral home business afloat). There is much more to the plotlines of each of these series, of course, but the fact that the main characters are business owners is central to each series.
What movies or TV shows do you watch when you need entrepreneurial inspiration?
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