This is Day 38 of my '100 Days of LinkedIn', which is 100 posts on content creation and the movie business. First I post it here, then I post it there. Call me crazy.
If you haven't read my post about how the structure of a good movie is similar to that of a good business and maybe even a good life - you may want to start here.
Right now, we'll take a look at the TURNING POINT, which usually occurs within the first 20-30 pages/minutes of a movie - and how this might relate to what you're up to.
By page 30: The Turning Point - our hero (you) is thrust into the NEW WORLD.
Pretend for a moment that you're working your hapless job under the fluorescent lights of another eternity. When suddenly your co-worker Jack hands you the legendary BELVEDERE LEADS. These leads, it has been said, can only lead to more sales and untold riches.
They cost $10k. But the ROI on that promises to be so much more. We're talking happiness.
The other catch?
You're broke. Barely paying rent. The only thing of real value you have is your Mother's diamond ring she left you just as she passed away from cancer. A shitty death.
So after much debate, you sell the ring. You get the money. You get the leads. And now...
You have entered the New World. Everything is set for you to go on your journey and grab the golden ring...
If only it were that simple.
Some of us never sell that ring (which in itself might propel it's own journey). Or move away from the ordinary world. Take the chance.
Go make your business your life and your life a movie. It can be done.