Entrepreneurs can learn more from scary movies than they think. Here are six rules to survive in horror movies and as an entrepreneur.
Rule #1 – Don’t split up
The infamous “Let’s split up” is a line in many horror movies. The result of splitting up is always the same — someone dies. There is always one idiot suggesting the split up routine.
Don’t be that idiot! When you’re an entrepreneur, you can’t do everything yourself. You want to, but it’s just not possible. You can only go on for so long doing things on your own, similar to a horror movie. Things are working out great in the movie after splitting up, then all of a sudden…DEAD! Working alone and refusing to seek help is a setting up for failure technique.
Rule #2 -If you fall, get up
Oh no! Josie tripped and fell! The monster is getting close to her. Why is she just laying there watching him get closer?! Get up and run Josie!
We all fall. When Josie fell, everyone was rooting for her to get up. You are going to fall and you are going to have two options: 1. Lay there and die 2. Get up! When something does not work out for you (you lose your biggest client, you are not making enough money), get up and do something about it. Don’t let yourself fail just because it’s the easy way out and it often feels like there are no other options.
Rule #3 – Don’t go into a desolate town looking for help
You know how this one goes. Car breaks down and what do you know?! The people are in a vacant town or right near a mysterious hotel. These places never offer hospitality.
Don’t take the easy way out. Always look for alternatives. Ask yourself whether you are making the right decision.
Rule #4 – Don’t trust strangers
The hitchhiker needs a ride. He looks fine. OR That guy over there said he can help us get where we need to go. Let’s follow him.
Be a leader. You are going to be approached with offers and opportunities. Some will be great, but others are setting you up for failure. Unfortunately in a movie, you can’t really do any research about the stranger, but we’re not in the movies. You can research this deal you are about to make. Just because it sounds good, does not mean it is really going to be good.
Rule #5 – Don’t look back
Here is the scene. Someone is running from the monster. They keep looking back though to see where the monster is, how close it is, or if it is still there.
Don’t have regrets! When you are doing something and you have made the decision, don’t look back. When you look back, you can’t see what is in front of you and just like in the movies, you will fall.
Rule #6 – Think before you act
The people in horror movies are all the same. They are scared and they do things without thinking. It is not till the end, after most of the cast is dead that the people actually start thinking of a way to kill/get away from the guy with the chainsaw.
Always think about what you are doing and what you want to be doing. By not thinking, you are wasting money and time.
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