Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tip#308: Step Into The Unknown - Joe Versus the Volcano


Sometimes we are faced with a challenge that is unavoidable. This is the moment we must have full faith in stepping into the unknown.

This past week was one of the busiest for speaker bookings and already one of the most meaningful and memorable. The dominant topic I spoke on was how to utilize social media and social networking and I was able to add great value to the professionals attending these keynotes and seminars.

On the flip side I am currently facing unavoidable challenges concerning my business. As I've been documenting on this blog, I've been sharing the challenges one faces in running a business or following your path in life. And part of my purpose in life is to be an open book so you the reader can learn from my successes as well as struggles.

So on one hand I am following my passions AND helping others overcome their challenges. And on the other hand I am learning how to increase my indestructible optimism on an even higher level. I am learning how to step into an even bigger unknown.

Joe Versus the Volcano 1990

The movie Joe Versus the Volcano is a mirror for anyone faced with an unavoidable obstacle. The story is about Joe (Tom Hanks) who is diagnosed with a terminal disease and accepts an unusual request to jump into a volcano.

The motivating aspect of this movie hero revolves around Joe's fearless attitude on his journey towards the island where the volcano is located. At one point his boat is capsized and he is left floating for days on a makeshift raft. A luminous full moon rises and in a dehydrated delirium Joe says...

"Dear God... Thank you for my life..."

Joe had surrendered to his path and expresses profound gratitude for what whatever he'd received in life. This is one movie hero moment that mirrored what I've done in my current situation. Expressing gratitude and faith has empowering me to BELIEVE there is a solution to my challenge.

So when you are faced with a career or life challenge that feels unavoidable do your best to BELIEVE that you will move through the darkness and into a place where all is well. Do your best to be grateful for what you have right now no matter how grim the future looks.

Be inspired by movie heroes and real-life stories demonstrating that facing unexpected change is part of your life path. And remember there are always good people nearby who will support you.

We all have our own volcanoes we must step into at some point of our lives. BELIEVE that everything will somehow turn out absolutely positive in the end.

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Specialist for Professionals
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2009

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Tip#307: Enjoy Good Old Fashioned Fun - Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome


Sometimes it feels even more incredible to be aware of whenever you are having fun. That's when you know you are truly living in the moment and fully empowered!

I've recently done several keynotes and seminars on social media and social networking for organizations like Royal Ontario Museum, BCX Danforth-Business Connection Exchange and ACPI Association of Career Professionals International. During these presentations I was acutely aware of how much fun I was having.

I've also been enjoying the Saturday morning matinee screenings at the AMC Theatre in downtown Toronto for over a year now. It has re-ignited happy childhood memories of when there were morning matinees at cinemas and when life was much more simpler.

It's been really fun seeing movies with friends on a Saturday morning like the latest Star Trek film, Julie & Julia and 2012. And recently I caught a movie on TV I had seen many years ago that evoked this timeless childhood fun.

Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome 1985

The movie, Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome is all about good old fashioned fun! It's the last part of a trilogy of films starring a young Mel Gibson as a post-apocalyptic survivor in Australia named Mad Max.

This chapter is filled with colourful, exotic characters with names like Aunty Entity (Tina Turner), Dr. Dealgood and Ton Ton Tattoo. The settings like Barter Town and the Thunderdome sequences are so creative that even today are still exciting to watch. And the tribe of children sequences are still amazing to listen to because of the mishmash dialect they created.

The action adventure scenes are also mixed with slapstick comedy and somehow it all reminded me that movies are sometimes there to instigate a sense of fun. They can take you away from all your troubles and leave you feeling more energized and optimistic.

So remember your own forms of timeless Saturday morning matinee fun. Become aware of times now of when you are enjoying the moment. Relish in a positive pause and say to yourself or to others around you, "Hey! I am really having a good time!"

These moments are uplifting and will fill you with positive emotional energy. And that is the fuel that keeps you resilient, optimistic and enthusiastic about life!

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tip#306: The Power of Collaboration – Funny People


An important, vital key to achieving your dreams comes from the power of collaboration. Collaboration can ignite high levels of creativity and provide the solutions to manifesting goals.

I've recently had an epiphany that will revitalize the course of my career. With the help of one of my business advisors I was reminded of a key factor for the success of my previous career as an award-winning illustrator (see artworks). That key was the full-time general manager I had employed.

This invaluable individual took care of the general duties of running a business such as all the paperwork, book-keeping, administrative tasks and marketing development. It allowed me to focus on what I loved most: to cultivate clients and create the artworks. Overall it was the spirit of collaboration that enabled the success of my first business.

So now I realize what's been missing in my current business and that is the synergy of daily collaboration. I've just started the steps to finding a full-time business collaborator to inject new life into my dreams and goals.

Funny People 2009

Once again I experienced an amazing synchronicity discovering the perfect movie to motivate this new initiative. The movie Funny People focuses on the power of collaboration.

The film is about a famous comedian turned movie star named George Simmons (Adam Sandler) who learns he is dying. He decides to do more standup comedy and hires a struggling comedian named Ira Wright (Seth Rogen) to write him jokes.

You see that their collaboration produces so many positive results for one another. Their differences and strengths enables the other person to become better people and professionals.

George lets Ira go onstage to be his opening act and then hires him to be his personal assistant. Ira in return helps George on a personal level to face his personality faults that has prevented him from maintaining close relationships.

Collaboration simply helped accelerate the process of achieving professional success as well as personal.

So let the spirit of collaboration inspire you to connect with like-minded individuals. Whether it is for your career, business or personal goals fill your life with meaningful relationships that are supportive, energizing and exciting.

Inject new life into your dreams and goals by finding people you want to work with. Make collaboration a key part of your life!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tip#305: How To Build Meaningful Contacts on LinkedIn and Facebook - 2012 Movie


When it comes to building networks with social media like LinkedIn and Facebook the key is to focus on cultivating meaningful contacts. Sharing your passions and personal interests attracts like-minded people.

Writing my previous blog post on the movie 2012 was such a joy that I wanted to share it on LinkedIn and Facebook. Soon after I was so amazed to receive worldwide responses so quickly that I wanted to share the evidence that you too can build online networks by sharing what is meaningful to you.

1) Passion
It all starts with passion. I am so passionate about movies and for writing that I've combined the two to write an article on the motivational aspects of the movie 2012. You start by taking action with your passion.

2) Harness Social Media
I then used social media to post the article on my Movies that Motivate blog. Next I posted a link to the article onto my "current status" section of LinkedIn and Facebook. This way all my contacts on these sites automatically saw what I was up to when they were online.

3) Join Groups
The big key was to post the article link with examples of the 2012 movie's motivational messages onto groups I had joined on LinkedIn. Joining groups of themes that interest you is what connects you with 100's and 1,000's of like-minded people. They could be professional groups like Marketing or personal interest like Movie Lovers. See examples of my list on my LinkedIn profile on right side near bottom.

4) Results
Within 24 hours I received about a dozen comments and new meaningful contacts from around the world: Bombay India, Saudi Arabia, Venezuela and in the US (Akron Ohio, Los Angeles California, New York NY). Most comments were very encouraging and shared my optimistic point of view about the 2012 movie.

These new contacts came from a variety of fields: Marketing, Human Resources, Graphic Design and Movie Lovers. Now that we are connected we are open to explore how we can help one another achieve our goals and dreams.

And like one of the motivational messages in the movie 2012, it all comes down to helping one another and perpetuating that human spirit on a global level.

Be Inspired To Explore

So be inspired to explore social media like LinkedIn and Facebook. It is a whole new world for quickly building your local and global network. Find something that excites you about social networking online and that's what will fuel the time and energy you'll invest.

Remember that is all starts with sharing your passions and personal interests with the world. By doing so you will be rewarded with the gifts of connecting with like-minded individuals across the planet that will encourage and support your thoughts, ideas and interests.

Isn't that a powerful thought?

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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Tip#304: What You Focus On Expands – 2012 Movie


No matter what you see in front of you it is vital you focus on the positives instead of the negatives. Always remember that what you focus on expands.

When the movie 2012 was released recently I received an email message from a friend who saw it that simply said, "It sucked!". I was also aware that it was getting mixed reviews with some just trashing the film. I simply chose to focus on enjoying the 2012 movie for what it was: An action adventure thrill ride! And I loved the film!

Many motivational speakers like Napoleon Hill and T. Harv Eker teaches the important message, "What you focus on expands". It is a statement that helped me deal with the negative comments I've received from posting my 2012 song on YouTube. See here

Instead of focusing on those harsh comments I celebrated the positive ones AND the right for anyone to express themselves through social media like YouTube. It wasn't easy at first but that's what I chose to do.

2012 Movie

The 2012 movie is generating mixed reviews and yet one factor they all agree on is the spectacular special effects. The visuals are both horrifying and exquisitely mind blowing. The images you see will affect you in some way.

It also brings up thought-provoking questions of what you would do if the end was near. For example, if something disastrous were approaching would you rather know now or when it actually happens? Would you want the chance to say goodbye to loved ones or the chance to forgive and resolve old relationships?

Ultimately the movie and the growing phenomenon of 2012 is giving you the opportunity to build an optimistic mindset. It is asking you to be mindful that if you focus on doom and gloom you expand those negative thoughts and feelings within you.

How 2012 Phenomenon Inspires

The solution to staying positive is identical to what I wrote about in Tip#233 and printed in the May 2009 issue of Zoomer Magazine called "How To Deal With Negative Economic News". Read here

Dealing with the negative news and opinions of the date 2012 is like looking at the sun. You don't need to look directly into the sun to know it is there. You know it is there so instead focus on seeing what 2012 is teaching you.

1) 2012 can inspire you to maximize the quality of your relationships RIGHT NOW.
2) It can help you focus your dreams and goals to make the most of your time RIGHT NOW.
3) It can increase your drive and energy to make a meaningful difference in your life and those around you RIGHT NOW.

And when the year 2012 comes and goes you will be amazed at how much more you accomplished in your life and career when you chose to focus on the positives!

Bonus:
Check out another positive point of view of 2012 phenomenon on Livelighter.org blog post by my friend and "Writing Guru", Stephanie Miller. See here

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Specialist For Professionals
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tip#303: Express Your Passions in Work & Love – 500 Days of Summer


Passion is the universal energizer for work, life and love. And when you consciously incorporate passion into your life you fill yourself with positive emotional energy that magnetizes like-minded people.

I am excited to share that I'm part of a unique video campaign with Lavalife Prime and VideoBIO. I've been asked to present myself in 2 videos, one to promote my business and one for finding my soul mate. Yes it took some courage for the personal video!

The whole process was an amazing learning experience that helped me focus and articulate my dreams and goals in front of a camera. I learned how to be more fearless and to always speak from the heart instead of my head. That's how true passion is best communicated.

A common factor in both videos was expressing my passion for movies. This passion for cinema is a vital factor in my work as a motivational speaker and in this blog. And expressing a passion for movies was important to share so I can attract a soul mate who feels the same way.

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3) Q&A of My Experience on VideoBIO blog: See

(500) Days of Summer 2009

The romantic comedy, (500) Days of Summer has a powerful, underlying message for following your passion. Tom (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is in love with Summer (Zooey Deschanel) and is working at a job he doesn't enjoy. And though their relationship isn't working out she encourages him to follow his passion for architecture.

Tom later experiences a difficult breakup with her and yet it becomes the catalyst for refocusing his career. He ends up following his passion. And without giving away too much of the story, following his passion leads him to fulfilling the rest of his personal dreams.

It takes courage to follow your passion. And it takes even more courage to articulate it to the world. And yet sharing your personal interests and desires is the first step to finding others who can help and support your dreams and goals. That's how meaningful relationships are cultivated whether it be personal or work related.

So whether it's in person or using social media like LinkedIn or Facebook remember to let others know what you are passionate about. It can lead you to energizing new conversations and new, supportive relationships!

Note: A special thank you to Dennie at Similar Circles for recommending me for this video experience! See her blog: here

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Sunday, November 08, 2009

Tip#302: Face Your Social Challenges - Surrogates


For some it takes a lot of courage to face social situations. It can be easier to hide behind something like a computer.

I received a comment on Tip#300: Cultivate Supportive Relationships about concerns that some people won't connect with others in person because of social media. They mentioned the movie Surrogates and synchronistically I was already planning a post on the powerful social message of this film.

Spending countless hours on Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter can become an unhealthy addiction. And that addiction can provide a convenient way to avoid facing one's fears of interacting IN PERSON with others.

Surrogates 2009

The movie Surrogates is set in a futuristic world where most humans live in isolation and interact only through their surrogate robots. The story explores an important theme that mirrors the danger of relying too much on social media to avoid face-to-face interactions with people.

In the film a police officer named Greer (Bruce Willis) is forced to face the real world without his surrogate and recognizes the consequences of a world of people hiding in their own homes. Greer's wife Maggie (Rosumund Pike) is grieving deeply from the death of their son and chooses to lock herself in her room and live life only through her surrogate.

Greer's loss of human interaction with his wife revealed to him the fundamental need for human contact. And he realizes humanity had lost something vital and chooses to make changes.

So be more aware of your own choices when it comes to interacting with others. Social media is a fantastic tool when you balance it with live face-to-face contact. Do your best not to hide behind your computer.

There is a richness in good ol' fashion contact with people. Keep that positive emotional energy alive in your life and career. Nothing can replace it.

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tip#301: How Do You Want To Be Remembered? – This Is It - Michael Jackson


Whatever you create in your life and career can leave a positive or negative imprint in the world. How do you want to be remembered?

I recently shared my new website featuring a retrospect of my original artworks and prints now for sale. This project reminded me of my forgotten gifts and enabled others to enjoy my creative imagination. See website: Here

The website spans different eras such as my final art college years with my Transforming Mindsets series of nu-pastel chalk portraits in 1980's and the mixed media collage artworks created for the Facts and Arguments page of the Globe and Mail newspaper (Business World series) in the 1990's.

And even when all these original artworks and prints are sold this website will remain online for the rest of the world to enjoy for years to come. I love this concept because it will be part of my legacy to inspire others with my creative spirit and the uplifting images I created.

This Is It

The documentary This Is It is an amazing record of Michael Jackson's creative legacy. Whatever you may think of this controversial artist you will be inspired by his creative visions and timeless pop music featured in this film.

The show that was being developed would have featured songs from different eras of Jackson’s career. You see him practice performances of songs like "Wanna Be Startin' Something" from the album Off The Wall and a mesmerizing rendition of "Billie Jean" from the Thriller album.

Jackson also would have featured songs from his childhood years while in the Jackson 5 replicating the dance moves of his youth. And although this extraordinary man has passed away this movie presents an authentic record of a talented man whose gifted creative spirit will be remembered as his legacy.

So how do you want to be remembered? You can start now by being mindful of how you behave with people. All your actions and words can make a lasting impression on those around you. Start being conscious of all your interactions and be thoughtful of others.

Remember that you don't have to be an artist to be creative. You are already creating the legacy you will leave behind every single day with your actions. Do your best to leave a positive imprint with everyone you meet.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Tip#300: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 1 – Top 25 Movies


One of the most important keys to achieving your dreams and goals AND overcome unexpected change and crisis is to cultivate supportive relationships.

With this posting I am celebrating my 300th Movies That Motivate tip and 3 years of documenting my career successes and challenges with this blog. I am also celebrating every single person during this time that has supported and encouraged me to keep following my passions despite the intense obstacles I've faced.

These friends, family, allies and online connections helped energize me whenever I felt depleted. So thank you everyone! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

How People Give Energy

A simple form of acknowledgement from anyone can lift you up when life or work gets too heavy. People can be your strength when your problems are overwhelming. And people can be the most powerful resource to help get you to wherever you need to go.

Having relationships you can count on starts with developing an open mindset and respect for those around you. It's about having an attitude for thinking beyond yourself and becoming aware of how you can help others.

It's about adopting that small town community mentality for supporting one another. It's about nurturing even a small handful of friends who will all stand by one another when times are tough.

Social media is also an amazing online tool that can teach us all about cultivating relationships. It's about making heart-felt contact with like-minded people. Sites like Facebook and LinkedIn can accelerate the process of building relationships. Social media networking can help you develop the skills for making meaningful connections with anyone around the world.

Whether it's online or in person the principles are the same for building outstanding relationships: Share your authentic self and connect with like-minded people!

There are many movies that demonstrate what it is to cultivate supportive relationships. Here are my top 25 movie recommendations:

1) A Christmas Carol 1951

This classic story demonstrates the importance of keeping an open-hearted attitude to relationships. It reminds us all that a negative attitude towards people can be damaging in the long run. It will lift your spirit to see Scrooge (Alastair Sim) transform into a joyful, loving soul at the end of this film.

2) A Knight's Tale 2001

This movie shows how one person's dream of becoming a knight attracts others to support his passion. The enthusiasm of this knight named William (Heath Ledger) attracts a talented wordsmith to help promote him and later brings in a talented metalsmith who creates a stronger suit of armour. Together with William’s two assistants they forge a powerful team.

3) Apollo 13 1995

This movie shows how professionals stick together to solve a problem that seems impossible to fix. Based on the true story of the Apollo 13 disaster it is inspiring to see a tireless team of experts work together to save three men stuck in space in a damaged space craft.

4) As Good As It Gets 1997

This movie shows how three strong friendships are created when you overlook the differences between people. Melvin (Jack Nicholson) learns to be more caring for his injured neighbour (Greg Kinnear) after experiencing a home robbery. The neighbour is later supported by Carol (Helen Hunt) who learns to enjoy life again after her sickly son is arranged medical care by Melvin.

5) Be Kind Rewind 2008

This movie shows how a vibrant, supportive community can be created when people are passionate about an exciting idea. Two friends make low budget but imaginative videos of well-known movies that become popular through word of mouth buzz. They inspire an entire neighbourhood to become part of the movie-making process.

6) Contact 1997

This science fiction movie has an inspiring message about relationships that actually comes from extraterrestrials. When Dr. Ellie Arroway (Jodie Foster) successfully makes contact with a superior alien race they tell her, "You're an interesting species. An interesting mix. You're capable of such beautiful dreams and such horrible nightmares. You feel so lost, so cut off, so alone, only you're not. See, in all our searching, the only thing we've found that makes the emptiness bearable, is each other."

7) Crocodile Dundee 1986

This movie demonstrates how a small town man retains his down-to-earth, sociable personality to make authentic friendships in New York City. Dundee (Paul Hogan) never compromised who he was by conforming to the harsher attitudes of a big city. You see how magic it is for him to quickly make friends with anyone anywhere.

8) Field of Dreams 1989

This movie shows how one man follows his inner voice to accomplish an unusual task of building a baseball field through the support of others. It shows how (Kevin Costner) is able to overcome public scrutiny and financial challenges through the support of his wife, daughter and just one other person who believed in him (James Earl Jones).

9) Ghost Town 2008

This movie shows how an insensitive man can transform a negative attitude towards people and learn how to interact more thoughtfully. It is inspiring to see that even a cold-hearted person (Ricky Gervais) can rise above his lack of people skills and become more compassionate.

10) Groundhog Day 1993

This movie shows how a man achieves his dreams and goals by altering his negative attitudes towards people. Phil Connors (Bill Murray) is a powerful mirror for anyone feeling caught in a loop in their lives or relationships. He demonstrates that goals can be attained when you change your narrow mindset and become more thoughtful of others and focus on how you can be helpful.

11) It's A Wonderful Life 1946

This classic movie demonstrates the true nature of wealth, "No man is a failure who has friends." George Bailey (James Stewart) learns to survive a desperate financial crisis after recognizing the difference he had made in the lives around him. In the end Bailey realized he had an abundance of friends and family eager to help him in his darkest hour.

12) Jerry Maguire 1996

This movie shows that one man’s desire to create the business he dreamed of can be accomplished even if he only had one assistant and one client. Maguire (Tom Cruise) demonstrated that as long as one or two people believed in you that any dream is possible.

13) Julie & Julia 2009

Based on true stories of chef Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and blogger Julie Powell (Amy Adams), this movie has two inspiring tales about two women that follow their passion for food and the loving support they received from the men in their lives. It also shows the power of blogging and how social media can help you connect with like-minded people all around the world.

14) Lord of the Rings Trilogy 2001, 2002, 2003

This fantasy movie shows how Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) is given the task of traveling a great distance in order to destroy an evil ring. He is not alone on this quest as three friends stand by him through many challenges. You also see how they receive incredible support from many characters along their long journey.

15) Master and Commander – The Far Side of the World 2003

This movie shows the power of teamwork and respect for one another aboard a British ship in the 1800's. The crew is a very diverse age group from boys through to seniors and yet they all work together in unison to accomplish the tasks they are given by their captain (Russell Crowe). Throughout the story you see it is their overall comradery that keeps them supportive of each other.

16) Meet John Doe 1941

This movie demonstrates the power of being neighbourly and how that positive message can spread across a nation. Doe (Gary Cooper) unwittingly becomes a spokesperson for helping those in need. He ends up inspiring an incredible movement of countless John Doe clubs for people doing good deeds.

17) Mr. Deeds Goes To Town 1936

This movie shows how a small town man uses inheritance money to help those in need. Deeds (Gary Cooper) inspires by maintaining his small town roots and spirit to help those who truly needed his new found wealth. At one key moment he shares his philosophy that if someone is having problems driving up a hill that one ought to pause and give them a helping hand.

18) My Date With Drew 2004

This documentary shows how the idea of "6 degrees of separation" can help you achieve your dreams and goals. The concept is that we can connect with anyone we want based on a small number of people in between you and that person. It is inspiring to see Brian Herzlinger's path of connections unfold that lead him to having a dream date with Drew Barrymore.

19) Ocean's 13 2007

Despite being bank robbers this close-knit group of thieves led by Ocean (George Clooney), this movie inspires by how they stand together when one of their own is double-crossed by a casino owner (Al Pacino). This film also inspires by how a team can work together effectively even though there is occasional friction amongst the group.

20) Pay It Forward 2000

This movie shows how powerful a random act of kindness can be and how making this a conscious practice can spread out to countless others like a healthy virus. It is the simple idea created and demonstrated by a 12 year old (Haley Joel Osment) that inspires a chain reaction of good towards others. This is also a fantastic mirror for how social media works in spreading information and connections at a rapid rate online.

21) The Pursuit of Happyness 2006

Based on a true story, this movie shows how a man (Will Smith) maintains an optimistic mindset with his potential employers despite being homeless and a single parent. It is his heartfelt people skills that lead him to building the business relationships that support the dream job he is training for.

22) Rudy 1993

Based on a true story, it follows a young man's dream to attend a prestigious football college and the people that helped him along the way. Rudy (Sean Astin) was so tenacious and passionate that he always attracted the right person into his life to accomplish his goal. Even when he was at odds with the football coach his entire teammates stood by him.

23) Star Trek 2009

This movie celebrates the ongoing message of the Star Trek TV shows and movies of an optimistic future for mankind where the spirit of teamwork is the key to achieving success. At first you see how the characters experience personality clashes but then quickly learn to work as a team to achieve a greater good.

24) The Terminal 2004


This movie shows how one man can overcome an unusual challenge through resourcefulness and building supportive relationships. Based on a true story, you see how an eastern immigrant (Tom Hanks) deals with being forced to live in an airport terminal by making the most of what he has AND helping airport personal any way he can.

25) Tucker - The Man and His Dream 1988

Based on a true story about a man who follows his dream and overcomes overwhelming odds through the support of his family and work team. You see how Tucker (Jeff Bridges) maintains his optimism through his loving family despite the challenges they faced during the creation of his revolutionary automobile. Tucker's resilient team is equally devoted to helping make his dream come true.


Recognize the Power of Relationships

So recognize the power of supportive friends, family, allies, teamwork and online networks like Facebook or LinkedIn. Achieving your dreams and goals requires not only passion and optimism it's also crucial for you to foster relationships that BELIEVE in you.

Life and career challenges require supportive people. Workplace tasks require energetic teamwork. A winning sports team requires mutual support and trust. Realize that all successful individuals on this planet made it because of the supportive relationships they cultivated.

And remember to keep an open mindset for how you can help others because that is the key to being in the flow of receiving the help you desire. Take time to encourage others to keep moving forward in their own challenges and someone somewhere will do the same for you when you are down.

There is a powerful energy that flows from cultivating relationships. Let that positive energy flow out from you today and give it to someone who needs a lift!

Related Tips:
Tip#300: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 1 – Top 25 Movies 
Tip#824: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 2 – Bell Let’s Talk Day - Wild Card  
Tip#856: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 3 - Mental Health - John Nash - Welcome to Me 
Tip#859: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 4 – Paper Planes
Tip#886: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 5 - Walk the Line
Tip#899: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 6 – Depression - A Little Chaos  
Tip#907: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 7 – Depression - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 
Tip#41: Recognize The Support Around You - 4 Movie Tips 

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