Just like the other millions that went to watch A Star Is Born, I was emotionally affected by the tragic love story line. In this movie, Jackson (Bradley Cooper) fell in love with an amateur artist Ally (Lady Gaga) which was ready to give up on her dream to be a successful singer until Jackson included her on his tour and a music agent spotted her talent. The story ended with Jackson losing his life through drug and alcohol addiction whilst Ally’s career took off.
The story line can be viewed as a classical Hollywood’s love story. However, as I dove deep into this movie, I learnt life lessons on how to be a thriving entrepreneur. I commend Bradley Cooper on his debut movie as a director with lines that are insightful and inspiring for the audiences to reflect on their life choices.
Here are 3 lines from this movie, that I am compelled to share with you that can help you to be a successful entrepreneur.
“Look.. talent comes everywhere, but having something to say and a way to say it so that people listen to it, that’s a whole other bag. And unless you get out and you try to do it, you’ll never know.”
When you decide to pursue a life as an entrepreneur, you choose a bigger life mission. You know that you have a burning and important message to share with the world and you want to make an impact to others through your products or services.
Yet, how often you discredited yourselves, your knowledge, skills or talents and chose to play small instead, because you feel that it doesn’t matter or not worthy. To be a successful entrepreneur, your first and foremost mission is to overcome your self worthiness issue. One way to do this is by keep reminding yourself of your WHY, mission and passion that started your entrepreneurial journey. Most successful people on this planet credited their success to having a positive mindset.
“And there’s one reason we’re supposed to be here is to say something so people want to hear. So you got to grab it, and you don’t apologize, and you don’t worry about why they’re listening, or how long they’re going to be listening for, you just tell them what you want to say.”
Be bold with your message and be the most authentic version of yourself. People will buy from who they like and resonate with. Over time you will grow your own loyal tribe through your mission and passion.
Most entrepreneurs, especially the new ones fall into the traps by following the masses. They get deterred by their competitor’s success which hinder them from believing on their own message. People can read your vibration and energy. If you don’t have a strong enough believe on your own message, how would you expect your potential customers to believe in your message.
“Tell me something, girl, are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there something else you’re searching for? I’m falling. In all the good times I find myself longing for change. And in the bad times I fear myself.”
Success is about the journey not the destination. An entrepreneur’s life journey can be described like a roller coaster. There are highs and lows, both are equally important to be embraced and celebrated on. The high points provide feedback that take you on the right step and the low point provides an opportunity to the next level of mastery.
Being able to acknowledge and accept yourself as enough is very crucial to enjoy the journey. If you are too caught up in reaching the success line, you will burn out and most likely neglect other areas of your life, such as family, health and relationship. At the end you feel like giving up your wins as they are no longer fulfill your soul and you no longer play the game of winning but playing to not lose.