Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tip#750: Be Inspired by Amazing Stories, Part 2 - Heaven is for Real

I recently saw a video clip from Britain’s Got Talent of a magician who absolutely blew my mind. Canadian, Darcy Oake did some jaw-dropping tricks and I was left stunned and thrilled. I’ve watched the clip several times and ultimately I was just inspired knowing there are fantastic, amazing things in life to see. See: Darcy Oake video clip

Movie trailers can also leave me in a state of awe like the one for Heaven is for Real released a few months ago. I got chills watching it and have seen many times in anticipation of the full film. See: movie trailer

Heaven is for Real (2014)

The Christian drama film, Heaven is for Real, is based on the true story and best-selling book of a 4 year old boy Colton (Connor Corum) who says he visited Heaven during an emergency surgery. His highly detailed stories of angels, meeting Jesus and other relatives shakes up the beliefs of the townspeople and his father Todd (Greg Kinnear) and mother Sonja (Kelly Reilly). The story also focuses on how Todd, a pastor, tries to make sense of his son’s profound and unexplainable near-death experience.

Though the first act is a little slow there are thought provoking details and images of heaven and the afterlife. There are also many inspirational themes including the power of faith in the unexplained, prayer and the strength of community. If you’ve lost a loved one, like I have, you will be moved by this movie.

Akiane Kramarik

In the film there was an unnamed young girl that prompted me to do research on her. She was prodigy Akiane Kramarik who, at the age of 8, painted a highly detailed image of Jesus from divine visions she experienced when she was 4. Her paintings are absolutely stunning! Akiane is featured in the film as another child corroborating Colton’s vision of Jesus.

See: Akiane’s paintings categorized under age they were created
See: Amazing time-lapse of Akiane painting age 13
See: Akiane interview 

Movies and real-life stories can shake up your beliefs and how you see the world. Let these stories, no matter how unbelievable, inspire and excite you to the thrilling possibilities of life!

Related Tips:
Tip#671: Be Inspired by Amazing Stories - Stories We Tell 

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Tip#749: Resilience & Rebirth - Rush

This is Easter weekend and I just enjoyed a marathon screening of four movies at a friend’s home and on his amazing large 3D flat screen TV. Dining on classic burgers and fries and chocolate Easter eggs we watched films we each chose: Rush, We’re the Millers, Iron Man 3 and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.

With the return of warm spring weather and it being Easter I like to celebrate the theme of rebirth and renewal in my life. And after seeing the four films, I recognized those themes within these diverse movies of dramas and comedies. It was the first time I saw Rush and was also surprised at the multitude of inspirational content it provided for resilience and renewal.

Rush (2013)

The biographical sports drama film, Rush, is based on a true story during the 1970’s about the rivalry between race car drivers James Hunt (Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Brühl). The movie also showcases two different approaches to finding success in life and career and the resilience it takes to bounce back from extreme adversities. See: movie trailer

This highly entertaining film is filled with exciting Formula 1 race car scenes and inspirational tips for winning and achieving goals. Lauda experiences a horrifying car accident burning his face and damaging his lungs. He then demonstrates great courage and inner strength to heal and return back to the profession he loves within 5 months. The pain you see him endure in the hospital is gut-wrenching and yet inspires everyone, including Hunt and the racing crowd, with his incredible resilience.

You’ll be inspired by Lauda and Hunt on several levels. See this film to empower your resilience at work and in life. And if you have experienced life-changing traumas be inspired to know that you can feel reborn to begin again.

“Watching you win those races while I was fighting for my life, you were equally responsible for getting me back in the car.” 
Rush (2013)

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Tip#748: Expand Your Mind with Science Fiction - After the Dark

I’ve loved science fiction movies and TV shows since I was a kid because they fire up my imagination! They’ve kept my mind wide open to concepts like quantum realities or alternate realities. This is the belief that every possible future we can imagine for ourselves already exist. All we have to do is maintain focus on the future reality we want and it will eventually manifest in the physical.

TV shows like the Star Trek series, Fringe or Lost and films like Inception, The Matrix and Contact all helped me expand my thinking and see new perspectives to challenges in life. Science fiction has helped me recognize alternate decisions and options I may never have seen before.

After the Dark (Formerly called The Philosophers) (2013)

The science fiction psychological thriller film, After the Dark, explores the thinking in choosing 10 out of 20 people to survive in an underground shelter for one year during a nuclear apocalypse. In a class of graduating seniors a philosophy teacher Mr. Zimit (James D’Arcy) conducts a thought experiment and assigns each student an occupation. Each person then votes on who is essential for rebooting the human race. I recommend you see this fascinating film without seeing the trailer or knowing anymore about the story.

This highly engaging and thought-provoking film will have you rethinking your initial perceptions of the values of people and their professions, skill sets and personal interests. The alternate scenarios within the movie will also inspire you to discover what is most important for a thriving, supportive community. This film is excellent for building teamwork and team spirit.

Let science fiction movies help expand your imagination and recognize alternate realities and options you can apply as solutions to your own work and life challenges.

“You know what "apocalypse" actually means? To uncover what you haven't seen before - the way out of the dark.”
After the Dark (2013)

See: After the Dark on iTunes

Related Tips:
Tip#549: Yes, You Can Alter Your Reality - Men in Black 3 
Tip#445: Everything is Going To Be Okay - Source Code 

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Tip#747: Persistence in Chasing a Dream (or Dream Girl) - Waking

There have been many unexplained, strange and fantastic events that have happened in my life. For example I once experienced a series of lucid dreams where I would meet with a beautiful woman and she led me to a piano to show me specific chords to play. In the following days and weeks I would compose songs that became my debut music CD, Rain of Angels. See music video: 2012 song 

I cannot read music and yet I composed songs like "2012", “Spiritual Chocolate” and “Rain of Angels Reprise” that ended up getting regular radio airplay on stations like Galaxie CBC radio. And for a few years I received $100's in airplay royalty cheques! I believe this dream woman was somehow real and helped me make a dream come true of sharing my music with the world. I remember the lucid dreams being extremely vivid and hope to find a definitive answer to who this dream girl was AND if I’ll ever meet her.

Waking (2013)

The romantic comedy fantasy, Waking, is about newly engaged Ben (Skyler Caleb) who begins to have a series of vivid dreams with the beautiful Nadia (Meg Cionni). When Ben realizes she is a real person (whom he met once) and interacts with in dream state it turns his relationships upside down with his fiancé, boss and friends. Believing this dream girl is his soulmate he does everything he can to find her. See: movie trailer

This funny and witty film also has lessons in persistence, perseverance and tenacity for achieving seemingly impossible goals. Ben’s passion is so strong he finds the courage to follow his heart despite the adversities and people that did not support him.

When I saw this film I got chills up my spine because of the parallels of Ben’s dream girl experiences and my own. I was so grateful for this magical movie that I contacted the writer/star Skyler Caleb via Facebook to thank him. I told him my own lucid dream story and he responded that he has heard from multiple people who have similar stories.

Waking is an original romantic comedy fantasy that inspired me to believe that I could someday meet my dream girl too! Be entertained and inspired to persist with your own dreams and goals. You can see the film online now: Official Waking website

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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Tip#746: Moving Forward with Help of Community - We Are Marshall

After a recent presentation I gave at an event hosted by the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies I was approached by a woman from the audience thanking me for sharing details of my year long depression back in 2000. She told me that she was just coming out of a similar situation and she expressed deep comfort knowing she was not alone in her struggles.

I made another deep connection with another audience attendee who shared that he too went through a painful bankruptcy after learning of my financial challenges. We were able to laugh about our experiences now and we felt a sense of supportive community with one another. The event was called “Moving Forward” and it mirrored what these two audience members were doing after the adversities they went through. See: event photos



I believe that moving forward from any crisis is much easier with the help of loving, understanding people. This event featured other presenters that included event coordinator Dr. Samita Nandy, Director at the Centre for Media and Celebrity Studies. She did a unique presentation that included a dance performance telling the story of the joys and pains of her life. She demonstrated her method for moving forward from personal crisis and, at the same time, inspired the audience that became a beautiful, supportive community for the evening.

We Are Marshall (2006)

The drama film, We Are Marshall, is based on a true story about the aftermath of the 1970 plane crash that killed 37 University football players and dozens of others including coaches, trainers, boosters and the plane crew. The story shows how an entire town deals with this horrific loss and how key people helped rebuild the football program to help heal the community. These brave, resilient people included head coach Jack Lengyel (Matthew McConaughey), assistant coach William “Red” Dawson (Matthew Fox), university president Donald Dedmon (David Strathairn) and football player Nate Ruffin (Anthony Mackie).


This film is filled with deeply felt performances and many inspiring moments. One of the most powerful scenes I’ve ever seen that demonstrated the strength of community comes when the school committee is about to cancel the football program and look out a window to see 100’s of students chanting the school cheer “We are Marshall”. See this scene: movieclips.com

This movie will help you see that supportive and loving people can help you move forward from traumatic experiences. They will help you feel like you are not alone in your pain. Most of all they can fill you with hope so you can persevere out of your darkness and back into the light.

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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Tip#745: Feel Like a Superhero, Part 2 - Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Inspiring movies always make me feel like a superhero as do other people who share their knowledge on reminding me of my innate abilities for achieving success. Brian Tracy is a bestselling Author, Chairman and CEO of over 30 years whom I had the honor of meeting at a sales seminar a few years ago. I recently began listening to excerpts from his audio books about what he calls the super conscious mind. He says that geniuses like Mozart has accessed this ability and so can anyone else.

Listen: How to Activate Your Super Conscious Mind! Part 1
Listen: How to Activate Your Super Conscious Mind! Part 2

These two audio clips encapsulated what I’ve been learning over the years from other authors and speakers like Bob Proctor, Napoleon Hill, John Assaraf, Abraham-Hicks, Marianne Williamson, Wayne Dyer and so many more. They all teach that your thoughts, positive or negative, are what creates your reality. They’ve all been helping me re-activate my super conscious mind to achieve my dreams and goals. And movies, especially superhero films, amplifies the excitement of my potential!

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

The superhero action film, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, continues the story of Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) as he continues to acclimate to modern society and continue working with the espionage agency S.H.I.E.L.D.. Rogers soon discovers that this agency has been corrupted and must solve this mystery with the help of fellow Avenger, Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Sam Wilson/Falcon (Anthony Mackie) and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). What follows is an epic, action packed superhero film filled with fantastic performances and special effects combined with a political thriller story. See: movie trailer 

This highly entertaining film also shows Rogers as a true hero who stands for truth, justice and simply doing what is right. The movie relates back to scenes from the first Captain America film where he was still a scrawny, physically weak man. But we are reminded that he was chosen for his “super-soldier” transformation for the strength of his mind, values, courage and heart. It was and will always be those inner strengths that are the core of Rogers as a superhero.

Let Rogers/Captain America inspire your own inner strengths. Find resources like movies and authors who will help you feel like a superhero and be empowered to focus your thoughts for achieving your dreams and goals.

Related Tips:
Tip#405: Feel Like A Superhero – The New York Times – Scott Pilgrim vs. The World 

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Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Tip#744: Having a Vision - Noah

Toronto has a beautiful city hall building that, when completed in the mid 60’s, people felt it was extremely futuristic, too futuristic for the city. Some people didn’t like this vision of architecture. But now the building is an important icon for the city.

There are also people with strong visions throughout history that were controversial at the time but now accepted like William Wilberforce who had a vision to abolish the slave trade in the late 1700’s as seen in the film Amazing Grace (see tip#741). See this great list: People who made a difference throughout history

And then there are film-makers who are making films that rewrite iconic stories and characters that cause controversy such as the Star Trek reboot films or the latest Superman movie, Man of Steel. For me these two examples are filled with many pros and cons. And now there is a rewrite of a famous biblical story with such a huge alternate vision that you really have to see it to shake up your own thoughts of Noah’s Ark.

Noah (2014)

The fantasy action drama film, Noah, is a retelling of the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark on an epic, magical and unexpected level. Writer and director Darren Aronofsky shares his vision of Noah and the building of the ark that is completely different from what you grew up with. Noah (Russell Crowe) is like an action hero tasked by God with a vision to build the ark with the help from his family and giant beings made of rock called The Watchers. The visuals are absolutely stunning and truly on a grand biblical scale especially when you see the multitude of animals and creatures board the ark. See: movie trailer 

The film has received mixed reviews and banned in several countries and yet, according to Wikipedia, has received Christian and Jewish appraisal. I recommend seeing this film without any expectations except to experience a highly imaginative vision of an epic fantasy adventure like the Lord of the Rings films. In the end, the story is about the love of family and what it means to be a good person. It is also about what it means to have a vision you believe in deeply.

Let me know what you thought of this film. Did you like the vision of this biblical story?

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Sunday, March 30, 2014

Tip#743: Create the Best Version of You - Divergent

Some movies are considered box-office bombs or get mixed reviews or get highly panned by film critics and audiences. And yet these films will find another audience because they become motivational tools in the personal or professional development field. For example, the Steve Jobs bio film “Jobs” was recommended for its themes on leadership, creativity, communications and success by Forbes magazine (see tip#690).

Another film that is finding a new audience is Divergent having been featured in the Psychology Today article called “Divergent: Use the Movie to Create the Best Version of You”. It talks about the value of the film as a tool for learning more about yourself and your character strengths. The article also points to a non-validated but fun Aptitude Test on the Divergent film website you can take. I discovered I was divergent which is a good thing as you will read below!

See: Psychology Today article: Divergent: Use the Movie to Create the Best Version of You
See: The Aptitude Test, Divergent movie

Divergent (2014)

The science fiction action film, Divergent, takes place in a future dystopian Chicago, where people are divided into five “factions” based on their personalities: Abnegation (selfless), Amity (peaceful), Candor (truthful), Erudite (intelligent) and Dauntless (brave). Beatrice “Tris” Prior (Shailene Woodley) wants to know where she belongs and through a serum test discovers she has attributes of all factors meaning she is divergent and considered a threat to society. See: movie trailer 

Inspiring Themes in the Film:
• Knowing yourself
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Mindset training
• Facing fears

I originally had no interest in seeing this film because it looked and sounded like a watered down version of The Hunger Games films. I’m glad I trusted my gut to later see it because despite the movie’s flaws I recognized the personal development themes that could really inspire a person to identify their personality strengths and purpose in life. And ultimately being divergent is a good thing because you’d embody the best qualities of being human: selfless, peaceful, truthful, intelligent and brave.

“I don't want to be just one thing. I can't be. I want to be brave and I want to be selfless, intelligent and honest and kind.” 
Divergent (2014)

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tip#742: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 4 – The Pianist

I recently gave one of the most enjoyable presentations at a day event called “Resiliency Now! A Capacity Building and Networking Event”. My topic was “Activate Your Indestructible Optimism” and combined it with interactive networking exercises for the audience of Executive Directors, Middle management, Frontline staff and Volunteers. The positive energy in the room was overflowing and I could see the attendees really enjoying themselves!

The key needs of personal resilience and organizational resilience was brought to my attention and I felt this was where I could be of service the most with my talks. Perhaps that’s why I felt so blissful facilitating this presentation because I was able to share the methods and movies that helped build my own resilience during times of depression, burnout, mid-career crisis and bankruptcy. I could really see the silver lining of helping others now from the pain I’d experienced in the past.


“Resilience is no longer a dry and boring topic. With Emmanuel people can relax, have fun and learn something. Time well invested!” 
Peter Dudka, Employment Counsellor/Workplace Coordinator

The Pianist (2002)

The historical drama film, The Pianist, is based on the true story of Polish-Jewish pianist and composer Wladyslaw Szpilman (Adrien Brody) and his story of survival during Nazi Germany’s invasion of Poland. The film begins by showing Szpilman’s supportive relationships with family, friends and colleagues and as the horrors of the war unfold you see how these relationships help him stay resilient over many years. See: movie trailer

Amidst the heartbreaking atrocities there are beautiful moments where the music of the piano helps lift people’s spirit and rescues Szpilman when faced directly with the enemy near the end of the war. His passion for music helped save his life as well as the help of caring, loving relationships he cultivated.

Seeing this powerful, Oscar winning film can help inspire your resilience to persevere in your own adversities in career, workplace and life. You can overcome any unexpected change or crisis as long as you learn to build indestructible optimism and surround yourself with supportive relationships that believe in you.

Related Tips on Resilience:
Tip#47: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 1 - 18 Movie Tips
Tip#689: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 2 – Riddick
Tip#741: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 3 – Film Critic Richard Crouse - Amazing Grace
Tip#742: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 4 – The Pianist
Tip#134: You Can Bounce Back - Resiliency - Pixar's Boundin'
Tip#260: Be Resilient & Absolutely Confident - You’ve Got Mail
Tip#725: Focus & Resilience – Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 42

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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tip#741: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 3 – Film Critic Richard Crouse - Amazing Grace

Toronto film critic Richard Crouse has become my latest hero for inspiring resilience. In a recent article, Richard revealed that in mid-2013 a tumor was found during a routine colonoscopy. He experienced shock and anger and then transformed his mindset and attitude to say…

“Screw you, cancer. You’re not making the rules, I am.” 

He then wrote, “Optimistic maybe, but I firmly believe that a good attitude is one of the keys to leading a healthy life even in the face of serious medical issues.”. Those statements inspired me because during his surgery and chemo treatments there was no clue of his condition in any of his newspaper reviews, TV appearances or even seeing him host press conferences in September at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival. Richard is a great example of personal resilience in life and at work.

Read article: Richard Crouse-Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Amazing Grace (2006)

The biographical drama film, Amazing Grace, is about the courageous mission of William Wilberforce (Ioan Gruffudd) to end the slave trade in the British Empire in the late 1700’s. His journey would include the support of his close friend, William Pitt (Benedict Cumberbatch), wife Barbara Spooner (Romola Garai) and former mentor and author of the Amazing Grace hymn lyrics, John Newton (Albert Finney). With powerful performances, beautiful scenery, lush period costumes and settings, this film is a powerful example of one man’s enduring passion, vision and resilience to help change the world. See: movie trailer

Richard was the one who recommended this film to me as an example of great leadership. After reading his recent article I was compelled to see Amazing Grace again and felt even more inspired knowing Richard had a strong connection with the movie hero. To me, they are both heroes who demonstrated the power of resilience.

Inspirational Themes of this Movie:
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Supportive People
• Optimism
• Resilience
• Vision
• Courage
• Leadership
• Teamwork & Team Spirit

Be inspired by movie heroes and real-life heroes that demonstrate resilience in the face of adversities. Let them reflect your own hidden super power of the ability to bounce back from unexpected change and crisis. Resilience is that super power and you have it in you now!

Related Tips on Resilience:
Tip#47: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 1 - 18 Movie Tips
Tip#689: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 2 – Riddick
Tip#741: Resilience Is Your Hidden Super Power, Part 3 – Film Critic Richard Crouse - Amazing Grace
Tip#134: You Can Bounce Back - Resiliency - Pixar's Boundin'
Tip#260: Be Resilient & Absolutely Confident - You’ve Got Mail
Tip#725: Focus & Resilience – Hunger Games: Catching Fire - 42

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Tip#740: The Timeless Love of a Dad & Son - Mr. Peabody & Sherman

I still have fantastic adventures with my Dad even though he passed away over 10 years ago. Recently I had one of many vivid dreams where everything is in full colour and I see my Dad. I go and hug him and hold him for a long time actually feeling his warm embrace. I am so lucid that I make our hug last as long as possible. Then he takes me somewhere like a rollercoaster ride or teaches me something on some far off land. I treasure these amazing experiences.

And as I’ve written before (see related tips below) whenever I find a shiny dime on the ground I know it is from my Dad’s spirit letting me know he is with me. He is still here supporting and loving me through the ups and downs of life and it reminds me that our love will always transcend time and space!

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

The 3D computer-animated comic science fiction film, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, is based on the characters from the 1960’s animated TV series, The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. Mr. Peabody (Ty Burrell) is a talking dog, extremely smart and has invented a time machine to tutor his adopted human son, Sherman (Max Charles) on adventures throughout history. They travel to ancient Egypt, Renaissance Florence and the Trojan War meeting funny historical figures and learning important life lessons along the way. See: movie trailer 

There are many aspects of the film that tapped into my childhood memories like remembering watching the old TV series and seeing the heartfelt love and care Mr. Peabody expresses to his son Sherman. These made me think of my Dad and perhaps he was there laughing and enjoying the film with me.

I believe love does transcend time and space and that movies can trigger happy memories of loved ones that have passed. Watch a movie today that will uplift your spirit and re-ignite happy thoughts of the past!

Related Tips:
Tip#145: Believe in the Impossible - Ghost
Tip#313: Believe In Magic During The Holidays - The Family Stone
Tip#638: Praying, Faith & Indestructible Optimism - Unconditional
Tip#665: Your Greatness, Purpose & Focus – Man of Steel
Tip#740: The Timeless Love of a Dad & Son - Mr. Peabody & Sherman

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Sunday, March 16, 2014

Tip#739: Have a Good Cry at the Movies, Part 3 – Winter’s Tale

I recently had a moment where I felt lost and frustrated with my life despite having some amazing events happen. For example, one of my blog articles was featured in a book by Dr. Gene Orlowsky called The Principles of Inner Success: How to Make Your Dreams Your Reality (see Tip#733). And Vickie Elmer, the reporter who featured my movie blog in The Washington Post, recently featured me on her own blog with 6 films I recommend to motivate your career. See: “A Half Dozen Movies That Motivate Your Career” 

I am grateful for these reassuring gifts from the universe and yet I felt frustrated that other personal goals in my life and career have not come true as of this moment. That’s where the magic of movies came to save me once again and I was compelled to watch a film that I originally had mixed feelings about. This second time viewing was very therapeutic and cathartic. The film's spiritual messages comforted my aching spirit and I was sobbing by the end credits.

Winter’s Tale (2014)

The romantic fantasy drama film, Winter’s Tale, is about a thief named Peter Lake (Colin Farrell) in 1916 Manhattan who falls in love with Beverly Penn (Jessica Brown Findlay) who is dying of consumption (tuberculosis). The story would span over 100 years and would include a flying horse, angels and demons and the power of eternal love. See: movie trailer

On first viewing this film felt a little off because it was a strange mix of drama, magic and fantasy elements. But on second viewing I was use to this specific cinematic world and that’s when it’s rich, spiritual messages touched my soul deeply. The film spoke directly to my heart reminding me that I am on the right path no matter how different my life feels from my friends, family and other people. I also had a really good cry.

This is one film I am not sure if you will be affected as I was. I highly recommend you see twice as I did. All I know is that my spirit was re-energized the second time by the story of eternal love, guardian angels, and that each of us has a specific purpose in life to follow.

Movies can affect you on deep levels. If you were inspired or moved by Winter’s Tale please let me know.

Related Tips:
Tip#692: Have a Good Cry at the Movies, Part 1 – Shadowlands
Tip#703: Have a Good Cry at the Movies, Part 2 - Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked)
Tip#739: Have a Good Cry at the Movies, Part 3 – Winter’s Tale

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A) Entertain & Escape 
B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments 

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© Emmanuel Lopez 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Tip#738: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 3 - Stuck in Love

As a personal development exercise, I continually rewrite my goals to be more and more focused of what I want in my life and career. And with repetition of reading and saying these goals out loud I increase self-confidence and optimism. The act of writing is a powerful tool for personal growth.

At a presentation I gave recently for CAMP, Communications Advertising and Marketing Professionals I was told by the Chairperson, Murali Murthy, that he brought me in to speak because of his passion for movies. The topic was called “Activate Your Indestructible Optimism” and he was so impressed that he wrote me the most creative thank you filled with movie quotes! It made my day and also demonstrated the power of writing both in uplifting me and in the writer’s motivation to share his enthusiasm and passion.


“Emmanuel, you truly rocked! Thanks for inspiring everyone in a fun, engaging way.” 

We sat down thinking, “You talking to me?” 
And you promised, “I'm going to make you an offer you can't refuse.” 
And we mused, OK, “Here's looking at you, kid”, “Go ahead, make my day.” 

You made us believe in ourselves with an engaging, "Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” 
And by the end, we all were screaming, “I'm king of the world!” 
Though you concluded with a “Hasta la vista, baby” We know in our hearts you meant, “I'll be back.” 

And all we reciprocate with gratitude, Emmanuel, “May the Force be with you.” 
Murali Murthy, Chairperson CAMP, Communications, Advertising & Marketing Professionals

Stuck in Love (2012)

The romantic drama film, Stuck in Love, is about a fractured family of writers that slowly become a loving family again. Novelist William Borgens (Greg Kinnear) learns to rewrite his life to move forward from his separated wife Erica (Jennifer Connelly). His 19 year old daughter Sam (Lily Collins) just got published and learns to rewrite her negative attitudes towards love. And his 16 year old son Rusty (Nat Wolff) learns to be bolder in life to feed the creativity of his writing career. See: movie trailer

Ironically, for a film about writing, the title has been rewritten three times: Writers (title for film festival release), A Place for Me (for Australia and New Zealand release) and Stuck in Love. This film inspires on many levels that includes learning to let go, second chances, following a passion and transforming a negative mindset into a positive one.

Let these movie characters inspire you to rewrite your life to be more enjoyable and fulfilling. Remember you are always the hero of your own life story!

Related posts:
Tip#535: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 1 – The Cabin in the Woods
Tip#573: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 2 – Frequency
Tip#738: You Can Rewrite Your Life, Part 3 - Stuck in Love
Tip#568: Visualization and Your Imagination – 6 Movie Tips
Tip#663: Visualization and Your Imagination, Part 2 – Bedtime Stories
Tip#572: Manifesting Miracles - Ruby Sparks

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B) Re-energize & Release 
C) Insights, Epiphanies & AHA moments 

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Sunday, March 09, 2014

Tip#737: Just Have Fun, Part 5 – Lupita Nyong’o’s Brother Peter – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Audacity: The willingness to take bold risks

I am always inspired when I see moments of fearless, courageous acts in the movies and in real-life. That’s why I loved the playful audacity of Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o’s younger brother Peter who joined in Ellen DeGeneres’s now famous selfie at the 86th Academy Awards. In fact he is so prominent in the group photo that he upstaged Lupita who was in the back!

On The Ellen Show the next day, Lupita laughs about her brother becoming instantly famous around the world. She says “He lives life in an exclamation point and he just saw that opportunity and he was like ‘I’m getting in, this is my only chance!’”

That is an inspiring statement anyone could apply to their own life and career goals. Seize the moment! Peter was just a freshman in college and yet that didn’t stop him from joining a group photo with superstars like Jennifer Lawrence, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and more!

See: Lupita Nyong'o talk about Peter on The Ellen Show
See: More of Peter’s own selfies from Oscars

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

The comedy film, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues, is a sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy about a news team that comes back together for the world’s first 24 news network. Actors Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, Paul Rudd, David Koechner and Christina Applegate all return for this hilarious story with many funny cameos in a crazy climatic scene. See: movie trailer 

There is an overflowing sense of fun and audacity to the movie since the actors ad-libbed much of the script. In fact the film has been re-released in theatres with 763 new jokes. The playful audacity also extended prior to the film’s initial release when Ferrell’s character Ron Burgundy appeared in Dodge Durango commercials and covered Olympic curling trials in Winnipeg, Canada!

So let a sense of fun and audacity fuel your drive to seize the opportunities that come your way. Be inspired by Peter Nyong’o and live your “life in an exclamation point”!

Related Tips:
Tip#553: Just Have Fun, Part 1 - Rock of Ages 
Tip#591: Just Have Fun, Part 2 – Iron Sky 
Tip#666: Just Have Fun, Part 3 - This is the End 
Tip#736: Just Have Fun, Part 4 – Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars - Frozen
Tip#737: Just Have Fun, Part 5 – Lupita Nyong’o’s Brother Peter – Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

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

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Providing Inspiring Movies to Empower Your Career, Business & Life!
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© Emmanuel Lopez 2014

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Tip#736: Just Have Fun, Part 4 – Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars - Frozen

I love Ellen DeGeneres! She instigated two memorable moments at the 86th Academy Awards that was so fun and entertaining that I thought about it for days afterwards. While hosting the show Ellen wanted to do a selfie photo with Meryl Streep in the audience and go for a world record of retweets on Twitter. Suddenly several other Hollywood actors like Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence jumped into the photo. It became a genuine moment where the stars became ordinary people and behaving like kids having fun!

The selfie ended up making a world record of 1.7 million retweets in less than an hour and made social media history. If you want to retweet it here is the link which, as of this writing, has reached over 3.2 million retweets. Click here

Here is a link with photos from different angles: Click here

The second moment I loved was when Ellen asked the audience if anyone was hungry for pizza and later brought in a real pizza guy from behind the stage. Ellen led him into the audience where they proceeded to give pizza slices out to Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford and others. Again it was so much fun seeing these Hollywood stars just being down-to-earth people and making the Oscars so enjoyable to watch. Plus I was excited and thrilled for the pizza guy, Edgar, who shared his reaction on the Ellen Show the next day. See: Edgar the pizza guy on Ellen Show


Frozen (2013)

The animated musical fantasy-comedy film, Frozen, is about many themes like accepting your uniqueness, healing sibling relationships and what true love means. Anna, princess of Arendelle (Kristen Bell) and sets out to help her older sister Elsa, Queen of Arendell (Idina Menzel) who flees the palace after exposing her magic powers for creating ice and snow. It’s best you know little about this film when you see it except that it is highly entertaining, filled with fun, heartfelt characters, wonderful songs, fantastic animation and important life lessons for every age. See: movie trailer

Frozen is already one of my favourite movies and has so many layers of value that I’ll definitely be writing more about it in future blog posts. As a teaser, I believe Frozen is actually an X-Men superhero movie disguised as an animated musical with self-help empowerment tips embedded into the song lyrics!

Frozen won Best Animated Feature Film and for Best Original Song “Let It Go” at the Oscars. The other big winner is Ellen DeGeneres for bringing so much fun and entertainment to the Oscars show. Sometimes you just need to have fun and feel good! So thank you Ellen and any film that entertains your spirit!

What did you think of these memorable moments on the 86th Academy Awards?

Related Tips:
Tip#553: Just Have Fun, Part 1 - Rock of Ages 
Tip#591: Just Have Fun, Part 2 – Iron Sky 
Tip#666: Just Have Fun, Part 3 - This is the End 
Tip#736: Just Have Fun, Part 4 – Ellen DeGeneres at the Oscars - Frozen

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

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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Tip#735: Celebrating Friends & Team Spirit - The A-Team

I am currently up north hanging out with my buddies at the same cottage I wrote about in the past (see Tip#584, Tip#684). It’s another chance to catch up in person as we five friends all live in different parts of Ontario. Most of them I’ve known for 10 years and one for over 20! We’ve gotten to know each other’s personality quirks over time and it just feels good to hang out with guys that ultimately respect each other’s differences and have a great time!

We’ve done camping, cave-diving (spelunking) and cleared forestland together. We’ve even created personal growth programs where we met every two weeks and took turns facilitating group exercises to help us break through issues and blocks. Our girlfriends and wives at the time would join us and it would be very empowering. Looking back we’ve really been on a great adventure full of team spirit!


The A-Team (2010)

The action film, The A-Team, is based on the television series of the same name about a Special Forces team wrongfully imprisoned and later escape to clear their names. Led by “Hannibal” Smith (Liam Neeson) and his keen strategic planning skills, the three other soldiers each have talents and strengths that demonstrate resourcefulness and strong teamwork. These characters include “Faceman” Peck (Bradley Cooper), BA Baracus (Quinton Jackson) and “Howling Mad” Murdock (Sharlto Copley. They bring a lot of fun to the witty script and explosive cartoon-like action sequences. See: movie trailer 

Though they each have their quirks there is a genuine comradeship and trust amongst them all. Each would do anything to help the other. This reminded me of my pals here at the cottage. Maybe we’ll watch The A-Team movie together!

Celebrate your good friends and team spirit today whether it's in your life or workplace!

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

EMMANUEL’S FIRST BOOK NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON KINDLE:
“Movies for Motivation: How To Stay Strong in Your Life & Career”
Read the Introduction and 1st Chapter now: Click here

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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
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Providing Inspiring Movies to Empower Your Career, Business & Life!
 See website: www.motivatorman.com

© Emmanuel Lopez 2014