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!


1) BCX-Business Connection Exchange Danforth
Tues.Nov.24th Morning, Toronto
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2) ACPI-Association of Career Professionals International
Tues.Nov.24th Evening, Toronto
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3) CAWEE, Canadian Association of Women Executives and Entrepreneurs
Thurs.Nov.26th Lunch and Learn, Toronto
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Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Motivational Specialist for Professionals
© Emmanuel Lopez 2009


Candice Frederick said...

this was such an inspiring movie. many peple go through life thinking they can do everything themselves, until something happens and puts them in a position to have to rely on other people. this movie proved that even the seemingly strong can benefit from the power of collaboration.

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Glad you liked Funny People, Candice. Loved your comment as it is so true!


Head Health Nutter said...

As a fellow entrepreneur, I really appreciate you sharing your recent insight in this blog post! Thank you, Emmanuel.

*Note to self* Look for a general manager.

By the way, for anyone who's looking for beautiful, unique and engaging holiday gifts, check out Emmanuel's artwork. The bright colours are energizing and the patterns captivating, his style is fresh with a hint of fun and if you look long enough, you might find some answers to life's deepest mysteries!

And yes, I've commissioned an original piece myself! :)

And thank you for recommending Funny People, Emmanuel. I'll definitely see this movie when I'm ready for the motivation! :)

Steph Miller

Emmanuel Lopez - Motivatorman said...

Hi Steph,

Thanks for the shout out of my artworks! It's another way I can help people get uplifted!