Sunday, October 18, 2015

Tip#897: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 2 - Bridge of Spies

I am always inspired and dazzled by people who are great communicators and speakers. When I saw Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love, speak at a live event I was amazed at how engaging and absolutely fluid her presentation was. And I was blown away by the booming qualities of Bob Proctor and T. Harv Eker when I saw them on stage. Then there was the calm confidence of Chris Gardner, author of The Pursuit of Happyness, who radiated an inner power as he spoke when I saw him at Indigo Chapters here in Toronto (see tip#40).

I’ll also always remember being at a Toronto International Film Festival party and having a short conversation with an illustration client of mine John Sleeman, CEO of Sleeman Breweries. He came up to me through the crowd, said a warm hello and asked me how I was doing. Despite the noisy atmosphere he gave me strong eye contact and was genuinely interested in what I had to say. I’ll never forget how good he made me feel during that brief, heartfelt interaction.

Bridge of Spies (2015)

The historical drama thriller film, Bridge of Spies, is based on a true story about Brooklyn insurance lawyer, James Donovan (Tom Hanks) who was suddenly thrust into the position of defending Rudolf Abel (Mark Rylance) a captured Soviet spy and later entrusted to negotiate an exchange with Francis Gary Powers (Austin Stowell) whose spy place was shot down over the Soviet Union. Directed by Steven Spielberg, this highly engaging and compelling movie showcases how far a person would go to uphold the values of human rights. See: movie trailer

Donovan inspires on many levels as he and his family face ridicule and anger from the public and media. He demonstrates amazing perseverance, courage, strategic thinking, resilience and indestructible optimism. And when it comes to communication, Donovan’s negotiation skills were excellent and confident as almost every encounter he had was an example of the natural interaction skills he possessed.

Inspiring themes:
• Perseverance
• Resilience
• Indestructible Optimism
• Strategic Thinking
• Courage & Confidence
• Compassion
• Leadership
• Communication Skills

Real-life heroes in movies can inspire you to improve and be a better person. They can help mirror skills and talents that may be dormant within you. Let their actions and stories unleash your best in the workplace and in life!

Related Tips:
Tip#892: Resilience Resources, Part 18 – Problem Solving - The Martian 
Tip#690: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 1 – Steve Jobs & Apple - Jobs 
Tip#897: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 2 - Bridge of Spies 
Tip#921: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 3 - The Revenant
Tip#922: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 4 - Spotlight  
Tip#1039: Real-Life Heroes in Movies Inspire, Part 5 - Maudie  
Tip#817: Be Inspired by Amazing True Stories, Part 6 – The Imitation Game


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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