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Top 10 Movies For Entrepreneurs

As Entrepreneur’s one thing that can be extremely valuable to us is watching movies to get in the zone and ready to kick ass and take names.

I’m not sure about you, but I know that when I’m not feeling 100% ready to kick ass, I sometimes need a boost in motivation. That’s when certain movies come to mind.

I wanted to put together a list of the top 10 movies for Entrepreneurs so that I can share my personal favorites with people. You may not agree with any of the movies, or you could agree with all of the movies.

Everyone is different so your movie choices might be a bit different. No worries. Let me know in the comments below what movie you would remove from my list and what your list would include so that others can see a wide range of movies and get ideas.

This post was written mainly as a way of getting yourself motivated when you just don’t feel like getting shit done. Maybe you’ve had a bad day, week, month, year. It’s all a part of Entrepreneurship.

The truth is that Entrepreneurship is hard. One month you could be on top of the world and the next month you could be thinking “what the fuck was I thinking doing this?”

That’s the beauty of it. It’s a constant battle, but it sure is fun as hell.

Anyways, here’s my top 10 movies for Entrepreneurs.

10) Jerry Maguire

 

9) Office Space

This 1999 comedy from Mike Judge focuses on Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston), who eventually discovers how much he hates sitting inside a cubicle taking orders from his creepy boss Bill Lumbergh (Gary Cole). I remember first watching this years and years ago.

My dad was working at IBM and was driving over an hour to and from work every single day. Not that it happened, but I pictured my dad being stuck in traffic just like Peter was every day. I then pictured him sitting in his office and not really living being happy with what he was getting done every day. This is in no way accurate to what my dad was doing, he appeared to have really enjoyed his job and I’m glad he did.

But, I knew that it wasn’t what I wanted to do. I didn’t want to sit in traffic everyday, or to sit in the same cubicle every day.

Funny thing is that now I move condo’s or countries almost every 3 months like clock-work. Clearly I took this to heart and now strive to find new “offices” every few months to keep my excitement level high.

Why watch it? Every entrepreneur hates working for someone else and it shows you what it’s like living a “normal” life.

 

8) Glengarry Glen Ross

“PUT. THAT COFFEE. DOWN. Coffee is for closers only. You think I’m fuckin’ with you? I am not fuckin’ with you.”

Need I say more?

This movie is great to remember competition and incentive that decides who is the best.

In today’s day and age with everyone getting participation medals just for showing up, this movie stands out.

While many parents reading this may think “my child participated, so they should get a medal” I say that they shouldn’t. This movie is one of the biggest reasons why.

Competition is essential to growing up and becoming an adult. In the real world no one gives you a participation medal just for showing up for work. It’s your job to do that.

Competition drives innovation. It is the reason for all of the crazy cool gadgets and inventions that have come about over the history of time.

Yeah I hear ya “but my child is young and I want to build their self-confidence”… who cares.

Self-confidence is built by losing and acknowledging you lost. It’s built by learning from that loss and taking what you learned to be better. To work harder, smarter and to improve. Trophy’s are supposed to be EARNED.

That’s why I like this movie. The sales competition shows exactly why people work hard.

First prize is a Cadillac El Dorado, second prize is a set of steak knives, third prize is you’re fired.


7)Pursuit of Happyness

The Pursuit of Happyness is based on the story of Chris Gardner and his struggles to chase his dream while raising a son.

The majority of people today view Entrepreneurship as a super fancy lifestyle and good things happening all the time.

This story shows the truth of the matter.

At the beginning, life absolutely sucks.

People tell you that you can’t do things and life proves it. Failure is a common thing you learn to live with, but every single day you get up and work to chase the dream.

Will Smith does a great job with showing the struggle and as you guessed it, eventually finds massive success.

Why watch it? Even though he became homeless and struggled to provide for his son, Chris never gave up on his dream. That passion and sacrifice is something every entrepreneur should be willing to embrace.

6) Boiler Room

As a son, I understand what the main character in this movie was going through. Seth Davis, a Queens College dropout wants to impress his father and enters the world of stockbroking.

For young Entrepreneurs out there, you are going to face a lot of moral dilemmas and the way you deal with them is going to shape your future. The way that this movie showcases that is terrific.

Seth learns about the behind the scenes business that is happening at his company and has a choice to make. The choice will determine his fate.

There’s a ton of great quotes throughout the movie about the importance of hustle and the mindset it takes to be rich… some of my favorites are listed below:

“They say money can’t buy happiness? Look at the fucking smile on my face. Ear to ear, baby.”

“Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn’t fucking have any.”

“There’s an important phrase that we use here, and think it’s time that you all learned it. Act as if. You understand what that means? Act as if you are the fucking President of this firm. Act as if you got a 9″ cock. Okay? Act as if.”

 

5) Blow

Blow is based on a true story and the life of George Jung.

Sure, it deals with drugs and is not the best message ethically, but we’re using these movies to motivate ourselves and show what is possible.

George started off selling marijuana as a small time operation and then at his height it was rumored that he handled about 85% of all the supply of cocaine in the 1970’s.

Talk about impact.

Going from a small time man to one of the most influential people in his market is HUGE no matter what you’re dealing with.

 

This film is all about how he did it. There’s a LOT of messages in this movie.

4) The Social Network

Of course you knew the story of Mark Zuckerberg would be in this.

It is the story of how Mark became transformed from a Harvard student to launching the most popular social-media network in the world.

Why watch it? Sure it was super dramatic and over the top at times (hey, it’s Hollywood), but damn they did a good job showing the drive it takes to succeed.

Every time I watch this movie it motivates me to be a better entrepreneur.

Some of my favorite quotes from the movie include:

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“Sean Parker: You don’t even know what the thing is yet. How big it can get, how far it can go. This is no time to take your chips down. A million dollars isn’t cool, you know what’s cool?

Eduardo Saverin: [Sarcastically] You?

Sean Parker: [the scene shifts back to the deposition room] A billion dollars.”

“Ma’am, I know you’ve done your homework and so you know that money isn’t a big part of my life, but at the moment I could buy Mt. Auburn Street, take the Phoenix Club, and turn it into my ping-pong room.”


3) Limitless

Every single person I know who has watched this movie wants NZT.

That’s how good this movie was.

It’s the story of a deadbeat writer who discovers a mystery pill that helps him access more of his brain. Suddenly his life turns around and his life drastically changes over the course of a month or two. It’s everyones dream.

One thing that interests me about the movie is the desire for knowledge he develops. Language learning, taking care of personal health and working hard become a common thing for him after he was just a lazy writer who would get drunk in the middle of the day.

While you can do this without the pill, are you willing to?

Some quotes I liked:

Eddie Morra: What’s the asking price?

Realtor: $8.5 million.

Eddie Morra: I’ll take it.”

“Your powers are a gift from God or whoever the hell wrote your life script.”

2) Forrest Gump

Who doesn’t love Forrest Gump?

It’s the story of a simple man with good intentions, who accidentally becomes insanely successful by just living his life the best way he knew how. He wins medals of honor, becomes a college football player, becomes a professional ping-pong player, owns a huge shrimping company and inspires people everywhere.

What I love about this movie is that it shows that anyone can have this level of success. You just have to try.

 

1) The Wolf of Wall Street

“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the bullshit story you keep telling yourself as to why you can’t achieve it.”
― Jordan Belfort

This is the story of a guy who went from nothing to something HUGE. Sure some of the stuff he did was illegal, alright, the majority of the stuff was illegal.

The simple fact that he built up such a massive company and inspired all of those people is what a true leader does. Entrepreneurs know this and do this. They take an idea and turn it into a reality.

“Act as if! Act as if you’re a wealthy man, rich already, and then you’ll surely become rich. Act as if you have unmatched confidence and then people will surely have confidence in you. Act as if you have unmatched experience and then people will follow your advice. And act as if you are already a tremendous success, and as sure as I stand here today – you will become successful.”

― Jordan Belfort

 

What would you add to the list?

Have You Written Down Your Goals Yet?

I’d like to start this blog post off in extreme gratitude for what my life has become. Honestly it’s amazing looking back over the past few years and seeing just how much my life has changed and all I can do is be thankful for everything I have.

Here is a shot from current condo’s upstairs balcony in Costa Rica (I’ll be leaving here next month to go check out the Dominican Republic since my girlfriend and I have never been there)

Costa Rica sunsets

I am extremely blessed and am living the life that I dreamed about while going to college and when I started building my Internet Marketing business. I spent years upon years re-investing any money I made into my personal education and into growing my business.

I paid coaches, went to seminars, bought products and spent a LOT of money on testing things.

No, it wasn’t easy. But it has been a hell of a ride…

I’m going to show you this picture. The image on the left was a “dream board” type image that my friend Marshall Wayne did for me a few years ago to help me re-calibrate my mind to a wealth mindset. The picture on the right is an Armani suit I bought in 2014 without thinking twice about it. I knew I wanted an Armani suit and once I put it on, it was mine. (I did have to wait for it to be tailored though)

Who is Chris Hughes

 

So what is the point of this and why am I showing you these?

The simple answer is ….

These are things that I wrote down as what I intended to have in my life. I didn’t simply “hope” or think that the “law of attraction” would just give these things to me.

No, it wasn’t instant success.

No, every thing I touched didn’t “turn to gold”…

in fact, most of it failed miserably.

But, some of it succeeded.

What made the difference in that?

It’s something that I tell people all the time when they ask me questions and if I offer any type of personal coaching or mentoring.

I ask…. “have you written down your goals yet?”

If any of my friends who I’ve helped with their business are reading this, I’m sure they will say “yep, that’s what he says”…. and the next thing they’ll most likely agree with is me asking my follow up question… “have you tested it? and then tested it again…and again….and again?”

It’s funny, but with marketing it’s all in testing what you’re doing. You test something and it either works or it doesn’t. Then, if it did work, you use that result as your main numbers to beat and you test against it.

It’s constantly testing A vs B, then if A wins, you test A vs C..

You guessed it… if C wins? You test C vs D…

and on and on. This is how you find positive ROI’s and the beauty of it is that once you find something that is giving you a ROI like 200%…you can test something and maybe, just maybe, you can beat the 200%…

and then you test again.

Okay thats a little off the topic of “Have you written your goals down yet?” but you get the idea… testing is very important.

Let’s get back to goals.

One of the best definitions of goals that I’ve heard is…

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.” – Napoleon Hill

While i’m not 100% sure it was only Napoleon Hill who said that, that is who some resources i’ve read credited.

and damn is he correct.

Dreams become realities when you actually break down how you can accomplish them.

I hear people all the time say things like “I wish I could quit my job and travel like you do” or “I would love to build a business that funds my dream life”

and then you hear that word…

the B word…

not bit$H, but….

BUT

and that’s when the excuse comes out. …. but I don’t have the time. ….. but I don’t have the extra money…

That’s an excuse.

You do have the time, we all have 24 hours in a day… even Warren Buffett and Sir Richard Branson.

The difference is that they found a way to use that 24 hours in a way that helped them build their business and accomplish their goals.

Sure, they were probably tired a lot when they were getting started… I know I was.

But the thing that they did first was write down their goals.

Some of them probably terrified the writer when they originally wrote it.. but now that it’s become a reality they are glad they wrote them down.

Sure, writing down something like “make enough money to quit my job” might sound stupid to you right now, but if its your dream to quit your job and build a business, it’s something worth writing down and working your ass off to achieve.

Now what exactly should you be writing down?

That is an even better question….and the better questions you ask, the more likely you are to get answers.

When writing down your goals, you’ll want to write down exactly what it is you want and exactly when you want it to happen.

For example…

Let’s say you have a job that makes you $50,000 a year.

That’s $4,167 a month or $137 a day of income.

Alright, so we have a starting point of what number we’re going to write down as a part of our goal.

So you can start off by writing something like “My intention is to create a business that makes me $4,200 a month….”

great start! You’re getting clear on the outcome..

now when do you want to have this?

Be reasonable, don’t just expect it to happen overnight. That’s not how it works, initially.

I’d recommend with either a 3 month or 6 month deadline to your goal. Some people might think thats a little too short of time for something like that to happen. I believe differently though.

If you’re familiar with procrastination (I am VERY familiar with it) then you understand that when your back is up against the wall, you make it work.

Have a month to do a paper? Ever done it in a night? I know I have.

You will find a way to accomplish your goal when you have a must hit deadline, it’s just part of being the badass human that you are.

That’s why I like the 3 to 6 months goals instead of 1-5 years. I have a hell of a time thinking that far in the future, I could be a completely different person by then and my goals might change 100% or 100X bigger, who knows.

Okay so let’s get specific on this goal…

“My intention is to create a business that makes me $4,200 a month by DATE (90-180 days away from when you write this)”

The next thing…

Don’t just think this, grab a piece of paper and a pen.

Do it right now, i’ll wait.

…..

…….

okay, now that you have these things get to writing down your goal.

It might not be financial, doesn’t matter.

Write the damn thing down.

Congratulations!!!!

You’ve taken the first step towards achieving that goal.

The next thing that is going to happen is that you’re going to have to get to work on finding the right resources and actually get to work.

I know, I know… you wish it just happened when you wrote it down.

(I do too)

But that’s not how it works.

Now is when the Universe separates the talkers from the people who are willing to actually DO THE WORK and achieve the goal.

It’s not going to be easy, but it is actually easier now that you’ve written your goals out.

Want to know why?

Now you know exactly what you need to do and know the deadline. No second guessing of “oh I need to make a few thousand a month” or “I donno, I think it’s like $5k a month to supplement my job income”

Nope.

It’s SPECIFIC.

It’s ACTIONABLE.

It’s YOURS.

Now get to work.

-Chris

Entrepreneur Cribs: Chris Hughes Crib in Costa Rica

Entrepreneur Cribs: Chris Hughes Crib in Costa Rica

Here’s a short little video of my place while I’m living in Playa Langosta, Guanacaste Costa Rica.

I remember a few years back creating a vision board and having a house on a beach just like this!

My walk is about 3 minutes to the spot I surf and about a minute to putting my feet in the ocean. It’s absolutely perfect.

While I know this condo won’t be permanent (I like to travel too much) it is a great place for the time I’ve been living here. I’m extremely grateful for being able to live this lifestyle thanks to my internet business.

Have you ever created an MTV Cribs style video for a place that you’ve lived?

If so, leave a comment below about what you think of my crib and a link to the video you created if you created one!

My Dream Girl: A List of What I’m Looking For

The other day a friend of mine Jason Moffatt posted on Facebook something about his list of 40 things he’s looking for in his dream girl and that got me inspired to actually finish up the list I had in my search for my dream girl.

I’m a huge advocate for writing lists like this because it’s literally allowed me to create a business that allows me to live wherever and travel to wherever I want while making money from everywhere. When something works for one part of your life, it will usually work for all the other areas of your life as well.

A few years back I had created a vision board that had a lake house on it, as well as a beach house. Well, I’ve lived in the lake house and now live on a beach and have even visited some of the exact locations I had on that vision board… kinda crazy to think about, but yes it has happened.

Because I’ve found out that this technique works for awesome experiences and living situations, why not share my intention to attract my ideal dream girl as well?

Over the last 8 months,  I’ve been traveling and I’ve started to realize what traits I really like in girls and what traits/characteristics I don’t really like or want in a girl. So instead of just thinking about this once and forgetting it, I figured I’d actually write out the traits I’m looking for in my ideal girl. By doing this, I am positive that I will start to attract more girls who fit the description and will start to have more fulfilling relationships.

A little crazy? Probably.

A great idea? Definitely.

So here goes nothing ladies, here are the traits I am looking for in my dream girl.

  1. Is interested in a healthy lifestyle, including mind, body & spirit
  2. Interested in traveling, seeing the world and different cultures
  3. Loves the beach and warm weather.
  4. Has a great relationship with her parents
  5. Loves to read/learn every day so that she is improving her brain and thinking abilities
  6. Financially Responsible. I don’t want to be your “sugar daddy” and buy you everything. Relationships are about balance. I will buy you things, just make sure that you don’t rely on me for everything.
  7. Not too obsessed with material things. I can understand a little bit, but not over obsessed. Right now I’m traveling with 2 bags and you can see what I take with me in this post > What Do I Travel With As An Entrepreneur? 
  8. Relaxed, chill, understands the importance of meditation
  9. Great sense of humor
  10. Doesn’t have kids
  11. Would like to have a family someday
  12. Good at solving problems.
  13. Honest
  14. Trustworthy
  15. Goes out of her way to make others smile. This is a big one, which is why it’s #15 (My favorite number)
  16. Okay with the feminine role in the relationship, letting the man lead when appropriate
  17. Doesn’t watch the negative news
  18. Listens to me and engages. Not only does she listen but she opens herself up to me as well.
  19. Lets me watch sports and doesn’t get pissed if I ignore her the entire time a Duke game is on. .
  20. Social butterfly
  21. Doesn’t take prescription meds/anti-depressants for artificial happiness. Must be happy without those things
  22. Enjoys receiving gifts and love. I enjoy giving both.
  23. Open to learning new things
  24. Kinky in the bedroom
  25. Enjoys cooking and/or providing meals. While I CAN make meals for myself, I prefer not too. It’s not something I enjoy. I prefer either hiring a chef, going to a restaurant or hiring take out from a fancy restaurant and putting it on plates like I made it. I would be open to taking cooking lessons together to get better at cooking and it would be a fun time to hangout. Also playing around in the kitchen can be fun 😉
  26. Encourages me to become a better person everyday
  27. Believes in me and understands that sometimes I’ll have crazy ideas and work until I achieve them. This can even include going to another country because of something I read and wanted to see with my own two eyes.
  28. Challenges me to become a better person.
  29. Accepts my completely random ass self and loves that I am this way
  30. Confident in herself and her abilities, yet still gets a lot out of it when I encourage her
  31. 4’11 to 5’8
  32. In good shape and exercises daily… you have more energy when you exercise daily!
  33. Is interested in my writing and reads it on her own without me telling her I posted anything and shares it with people in her life. (Thank you Monica Fay for helping me get clear on this one!)
  34. Is sarcastic and can poke fun of me and take it when I poke fun of her. I love that aspect of relationships.
  35. 18-25 years old
  36. Enjoys giving and receiving massages.

Alright, I feel a lot better now. I’m sure I’ll add more/change things as I grow as a person and will get even more specific about my dream girl but for right now this describes her better than anything else I could do.

It sure feels good to know exactly what I like in girls I date and feels even better to see it. I have a feeling this will help me to attract the right type of girls into my life and to continue to improve myself on a daily basis so that I can be the best version of myself.

So ladies, contact me at Chris@WhosChrisHughes.com if you fit that description, know someone who does or you want to make an introduction.

I’m on Facebook as well if you think it’s pretty cool that I just put this out there, so connect with me there at http://Facebook.com/WhosChrisHughes

Either that or you can leave a comment below if you’re brave enough to tell me I just described you.

How to Change Your Mindset

Video about How to Change Your Mindset

Today I speak about getting rid of the bullshit that sometimes clouds your thoughts. It can be difficult to realize how much BS is being spread in our day to day activities.

What’s important to recognize is what you’re actually putting into your brain on a daily basis.

Are you putting good information into your mind on a daily basis or putting junk into your mind?

I would love to share with you some resources that I’m using that are allowing me to put the “good stuff” into my mind to help me grow as a person.

Want to learn how to change your mindset?

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