Wellness Content By Movie Title
Here, you will find an evaluation of a quote in each area of focus. The articles may have a twist with the film title reference but all relate to a specific area of guidance (of which Adviice provides the client-coach connection), and in a light of which you have never quite seen before. This provision and transfer of intellect have never been better catered for than here, on Adviice.
"The Social Network" - Entrepreneurship
The featured quote in the ‘Entrepreneurship’ area of guidance is: "Don’t let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn’t do."
The Cambridge dictionary defines being an entrepreneur as ‘someone who starts their own business, especially when this involves seeing a new opportunity. I think the latter phrase of this definition is particularly apt. Being an entrepreneur is as much about creating a trend/finding a niche within a market as it is being willed to take risks in correspondence with the venture you are undertaking.
The word ‘vision’ in the quote above is also a term that particularly resonates with my own understanding of what it is to be an entrepreneur. Every individual is totally unique, whilst everyone shares the philosophical ambition of having, and consequently, fulfilling the vision(s) of what it is they want to do with their life. Many people never work out what this is. Many people have a distorted image of their vision. Many people are (perhaps unknowingly) impeded by societal norms, current social media representation, and the like. Entrepreneurs don’t make excuses, there are no impediments or distractions. These are people who take matters into their own hands to turn their dreams into a reality, with no regard to the irrelevant and uninteresting in relation to their business ideologies.
Having spoken to a few individuals with this distinctive mindset, they have an aura of freedom and fearlessness about them that perhaps is unreplicated anywhere else in the industry. The risk-taking phenomenon surrounding entrepreneurs is very much real though it never seems unfounded. These are calculated risks. In their view, the result is never failure but an opportunity to develop and learn, the yearning for which is ever-present in the mind of an entrepreneur. The nature of freedom surrounding this ‘occupation’ is most notably evident in ‘being your own boss’, not reporting to anyone other than yourself, and only relying on your own ability. Not everyone is cut out for this. Those who are, are determined, passionate, and slightly delusional. Such people are able to reap the rewards, which are often sizable. Ask Jeff Bezos. The potential financial benefits coupled with the knowledge of building one’s business from the ground up makes for a feeling of success unfathomable to those who have never tried.
Adviice aims to put you in touch with esteemed experts and certified coaches that are able to help in providing useful entrepreneurial strategies. These professionals have the answers to your queries with regard to the entrepreneurial objectives you have in mind. Putting such objectives into action is the first and most vital step that could change your life.
‘The Social Network’- Find this on Netflix. The entrepreneurial rise of Facebook and the origins of how the now-massive social force it is, came to fruition. With Jesse Eisenberg playing Mark Zuckerberg. Rated 96% on Rotten Tomatoes. A must-watch!
"Don’t let anyone convince you that your dream, your vision to be an entrepreneur, is something that you shouldn’t do."- Cathy Hughes (The first African-American woman to head a publicly traded corporation)
"Groundhog Day" - Mindset
The featured quote of this week in the ‘Mindset’ area of guidance is: "The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine."
Everyone has differing tasks to be completed, but the genuine structure of the day is similar for most of us. I’d like to delve into this structure through a slightly abstract way of thinking, as follows, so bear with me.
There are 24 hours in the day. Sleep is a vital component of daily life and so we must account for this first. The average adult in the UK sleeps just 6.4 hours a day, but let's go with the NHS recommended length of 8 hours, which we should all really strive to achieve. That leaves 16 hours. 16 active hours! Where does it go I hear you say? Well, first of all, some of us have to work for a living! This most definitely takes up the largest portion, (these hours tend to feel like the slowest), let’s equate 9 hours here. Allocating a few hours to necessary actions like eating etc. let's say there are 5 hours left. It is these hours I really want you to think about. Are you being productive? Are you fulfilling a passion? Are you doing something that interests and/or inspires you? Or, are you binge-watching Game of Thrones for the third time?
We should really spend as much of this time as possible doing the things that we enjoy, focusing on the aspects of our life that give us pleasure, fulfillment, and ultimately, make us better human beings. Now, naturally, these actions will be different for everyone. Commonly, spending time with family and friends is a priority, and rightly so. Other vital aspects may include learning new skills, for example: spending an hour a day learning a new language, or exercising daily for both the physical and mental benefits. It’s pivotal that you keep your mind and body active and in synchrony to maintain a high-performance lifestyle. (Plus, you’ll sleep better if you act in this way! Feeling accomplished and deserved a good night’s rest...let alone tired from your new undertakings.)
The title of this blog is ‘Groundhog Day’; a popular film from the nineties whereby a man repeatedly wakes up living the same day over. It is easy to see the similarities between the storyline of this film and the situation we found ourselves in over the lockdowns in the UK. I urge you to break this mould by trying something different every day and to think in this way of time optimisation. Something as simple as writing down the tasks you set out to do and ticking them off one by one is a great initial step.
Adviice aims to put you in touch with esteemed mindset coaches that are able to help you focus and achieve your goals. These professionals have the answers to your queries with regard to the challenges you are likely to face as you move to become a more objective individual. Putting a step-by-step plan in place could change your life.
“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine."- Mike Murdock
‘Groundhog Day’- 96% Rotten Tomatoes. A must-watch romance/comedy!
‘The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right’ - Atul Gawande
"The Notebook" - Foundations for Strong Relationships
The featured quote in the ‘Relationships’ area of guidance is: "The greatest gift of life is friendship."
We must never underestimate the power of having and maintaining good relationships with the people around us in our lives. Now, what defines a ‘good relationship’ I hear you say? Well, there can be many such aspects. A strong relationship is founded upon a few major conditions. For me, these are almost limited to trust, respect, loyalty, communication, and entertainment. I explore each of these components in more detail below.
Trust. Whether a romantic or practical relationship, trust must be involved. When you’re spending a great deal of time with another individual or a group for that matter, these people will be exposed to a great depth of insight into your life and your personal actions. There are of course some private matters that you should feel as though you can express to ‘close’ friends in the hope of advice. You will need trust in place so these individuals will not take advantage of your opening up on these counts. For passionate relationships, this word needs no further explanation.
Respect. This is particularly relevant in the context of colleague relationships. One’s working environment can be recognisable as a high-pressure and competitive place. It may feel difficult to acknowledge that those you are working with are indeed giving their best, where they may have a different working style or altered understanding of the task at hand. In these situations, respect is paramount. Have respect for your co-workers, be the one to build that sense of camaraderie in your team, and the success will fall into place.
Loyalty. Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. President, once said “Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice”. These are the people that will be in the trenches with you. When the times are tough, they must have your back. Only a true friend or lover will understand the all-encompassing benefits of faithful loyalty, never finding an easy way out or an excuse for not being present.
Communication. Less of a characteristic and more physical activity. One must feel as though they can talk unrestrictedly with a good friend, a colleague, or a lover. There is no hesitation between what you think of saying and when you say it, particularly if it is a matter you are wanting to get off your chest. Communication is key to the understanding of one another's feelings and is pivotal in the journey of generating a stronger bond between individuals.
Entertainment. This word perhaps has the most obvious connotations. The time you spend with the people you surround yourself with must be enjoyable. Often, people in close relationships share similar interests and/or philosophies of life. You are likely to be spending time with such individuals in your free time, hence, what you partake in should definitely provide some form of entertainment and happiness. You must revel in the ability to be yourself, whilst giving yourself a break, having a laugh, and cherishing these moments.
Adviice aims to put you in touch with esteemed relationship coaches that are able to help you focus and achieve your Relationship ambitions. These professionals are able to give welcome guidance with regard to the challenges you are likely to face and how to recognise if you are spending time with the right people for your personality. Such advice only serves to make you become more whole as an individual.
‘The Notebook’ - One for the romantics. Starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. Rated 7.8/10 on IMDb.
"The greatest gift of life is friendship."- Hubert H. Humphrey, the former Vice President of the United States.
“Loyalty means nothing unless it has at its heart the absolute principle of self-sacrifice”- Woodrow Wilson, The 28th U.S. President
Perhaps it’s apt to have two quotes from the names above when the role of the President of the United States is commonly considered the ‘loneliest job in the world’.
"About Time" - To Travel, To Relocate, To Decide
The featured quote in the ‘Travel & Relocation’ area of guidance is: "The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." - St. Augustine.
Travelling can be both tiring and expensive, but the advantageous outcomes far outweigh these difficulties. One doesn’t have to spend a fortune to travel or attempt to go everywhere on one trip. A holiday to a different destination once a year will more than serve your traveling ambitions. For myself, the importance of travel is particularly relevant with regard to experiencing the many different cultures- ever-present among different regions of the World. There is a great deal to be learned from the habits and rituals of populations of other nations. There is the possibility to introduce such newfound knowledge into your daily life back at home, hence allowing you to become a more complete, well-rounded, and successful individual.
The importance of travel is furthered by the promise of a period of relaxation, enjoyment, and personal fulfillment. In my opinion, one of the most destructive mental aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown introductions has been the lack of something to look forward to. Holidays have been cancelled by unparalleled quantities and with little hope that they were to be quickly reinstated. Holidays allow one to give their mind a rest and a chance to briefly forget about the worries and concerns of their work and daily lives. Such adventure should not be underestimated.
There may also be a point in our lives where we must take a so-called ‘leap of faith’ and remove ourselves from our current location. Subverting the idea that one must not move from the roots they have placed, relocation could be a massive action to influence positive change in our livelihoods. If even the slightest part of you is pondering over the question of whether you can achieve as much as you wish to within the current location you call home, then you must explore this. For, perhaps the only thing scarier than making a big life change is regret.
Adviice aims to put you in touch with esteemed coaches and experts that are able to help you focus and achieve your ambitions surrounding Travel & Relocation. These professionals are able to give welcome guidance with regard to the challenges you are likely to face and assist you on your journey toward success.
'About Time'- Rated 7.8/10 on IMDb
"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."- St. Augustine.
"The Pursuit of Happyness" - Career
The featured quote in the ‘Career’ area of guidance is: "Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."
As commonplace, and as cliche as this saying goes, we all share some resemblance to this ideal, whether we like to admit it or not!
So many of us wander through life, working the so-called ‘nine to five’, providing for our families, cherishing the hours outside of work on weekdays and weekends...and that is totally fine. No, not just fine. Exemplar! I must say, however, whether such a time as ‘outside of work’ exists when working from home, is a different question altogether. Getting back on track, there is nothing wrong with this structured life (see our Entrepreneurship segment if you think your cerebral disposition suggests otherwise, and we can’t all choose a job we love can we...someone has to crawl through the sewers after all!
Therefore, I am not suggesting for you take this quote so literally. Instead of ‘loving your job’ in an unrequited fashion (please contact me personally if this is you), you must find and create aspects of your work-life that are more than just bearable. You want to feel that sense of accomplishment that a successful day at work brings. So, even if it’s not the work you want to do for the rest of your life, or you’re currently halfway through a project that seems to be giving you more grief than pleasure, a word of advice from an expert or coach who has seen it all before, maybe all that you need. There are various ways that you can make it easier on yourself, turning insurmountable to conquerable. A slight change of perspective, an informed voice in your ear, a boost of confidence, any of the like for this matter, will only help you, so...Pourquoi pas?
Adviice aims to put you in touch with high-quality career coaches that are driven to help push your career in the right direction. It could be as simple as tips on improving colleague relationships, or as ambitious as encouraging you to take that leap of faith and provide assistance on writing that cover letter, applying for the promotion you deserve.
'The Pursuit of Happyness’ (2006) - A must-watch film on Amazon Prime from £3.49. The trials and tribulations of an intelligent and virtuous man and his son, played by Will Smith and Jaden Smith respectively. Rated 4.6/5.
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life." - Confucius
‘Pourquoi pas’ meaning: 'why not' in French. You can’t quite learn French through Adviice just yet...give us a few months!