Sunday, November 01, 2015

Tip#901: Life Lessons in Your Favourite Movies, Part 3 - A Home of Our Own

I was so grateful and thrilled when I posted a Promo Graphic I created as a special announcement for my 900th blog post on Facebook as I received over 100 congratulations and heartfelt support. I personally thanked each and every person! I even had the reporter who featured this blog in The Washington Post 8 years ago share my announcement with her network! The positive energy I felt flowing through my heart, mind and spirit is what a big part the 900th blog post was about. Social support is empowering for achieving goals, visions and dreams!

The gift and power of social support and team spirit is a key success factor in life and a belief reinforced by my journey through being near homeless and bankrupt over 5 years ago (see tip#400). It was a humbling experience to ask for help and yet realized this was a life lesson I needed to learn. And thankfully there are many movies that can inspire you to apply these same vital keys to success in your own life challenges.

A Home of Our Own (1993)

The drama film, A Home of Our Own, is about Frances Lacey (Kathy Bates), a widowed mother of six children, who all move out of Los Angeles to establish a home in Idaho in the early 1960’s. What unfolds is a heartwarming, humorous and inspiring story of the strength of family and perseverance for following a dream and vision. There are wonderful performances by Bates, Soon-Tek Oh and all of the children including Edward Furlong. See: movie trailer

This hidden gem of a movie was filled with motivational examples of finding and maintaining strength of mind and heart as applied to rebuilding an old shack into a home from having no belongings or money. It shows wonderful team spirit, resourcefulness and resilience from the mother as well as her kids ranging from age 3 to 15. And though Frances is a stubborn, prideful, tenacious leader she still learns a valuable life lesson of allowing others outside her family to lend their support and help.

Inspiring Themes:
• Having a vision/dream/goal
• Passion
• Perseverance
Indestructible Optimism
• Problem Solving
• Strategic Thinking & Creative Thinking
• Resourcefulness
• Leadership
• Supportive Relationships/Teamwork
• Family & Community

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Movies can be a treasure chest filled with inspiring life lessons to empower your perseverance, resilience and indestructible optimism in whatever challenge you are facing at this very moment. They can also demonstrate the importance of team spirit and social support in your workplace and in life. Take a look at some of your favourite films today and recognize the messages that speak directly to your heart and mind!

Related Tips:
Tip#642: Life Lessons in Your Favourite Movies, Part 1 - The Croods
Tip#701: Life Lessons in Your Favourite Movies, Part 2 - About Time 
Tip#901: Life Lessons in Your Favourite Movies, Part 3 - A Home of Our Own  
Tip#951: Life Lessons in Your Favourite Movies, Part 4 – Learnography’s Brunchography – Freedom Writers 
Tip#894: Cultivate Community, Part 11 - The Rainmaker
Tip#892: Resilience Resources, Part 18 – Problem Solving - The Martian
Tip#899: Cultivate Supportive Relationships, Part 6 – Depression - A Little Chaos


Remember How Movies Can Help You: 
A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Inspiration & Epiphanies

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Speaker & Resilience Expert
Discover How Movies Inspire Resilience in Your Work & Life!
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