Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tip#1129: Discover Your Cinematic Role Models, Part 4 - Second Act

Second act: Something a person devotes his or her later life to, after retiring or quitting a former occupation 

This recent Christmas holiday vacation brought me face-to-face with my previous career as an illustrator and my first successful business. For years I felt a disconnection with that artistic part of my life. But I finally re-embraced the joys of my artworks after seeing many examples of my published works safely stored at my mom and dad’s home. In fact I was in awe that I had accomplished so much! See examples: Emmanuel’s published illustrations

That epiphany led me to a major re-assessment of my key talents, services and purpose in life. And it feels like I need to make some New Year changes. So I would love your feedback on questions I have about three key services I am passionate about...

1. Motivational Speaker/Movies-for-Motivation Expert 
2. Award-winning Illustrator & Artist 
3. Social Media Consultant & Content Developer 

A. Do I need to choose one of the above to focus on?
B. Is there a profession that combines all three? What is it?
C. Other factor I need to consider?

After years of getting my mental health stable and manageable (clinical depression, seasonal affective disorder/SAD) I feel I’m entering my second act. So does it really surprise me that I got a special text from a good friend highly recommending me to see film that happens to be called Second Act? After all, this movie blog has been documenting how cinema is my magical oracle and guide in life!

Second Act (2018)

The comedy film, Second Act, is about assistant store manager Maya Vargas (Jennifer Lopez) who, in her 40s, pursues a second chance at a corporate career after a friend creates a fake resume and credentials for her. Maya then sets out to prove that street smarts are as valuable as book smarts. This highly entertaining, quirky and funny movie also stars Vanessa Hudgens, Leah Remini, Milo Ventimiglia and Treat Williams.
See: movie trailer 
Watch now: Amazon Prime

In the film, Maya quickly establishes herself as a keen workplace manager and innovator that is inspirational to watch. In fact this film is brimming with business, workplace and entrepreneurial lessons to apply in your own profession. Examples of leadership, teamwork, passion and perseverance are all demonstrated by Maya.

For me, she instantly became a cinematic role model for resilience, indestructible optimism and having the courage to be truthful to others and especially to herself. She was able to face the darkest parts of herself in order to move forward completely unchained from her past.

Inspiring Themes:
• Courage
• Passion
• Perseverance
• Resilience
Indestructible Optimism
• Leadership & Teamwork
• Strategic Thinking
• Integrity
• Business & Entrepreneurial Tips
• Supportive Relationships
• Family

If you loved movies like Working Girl or Lopez’s other film, Maid in Manhattan then you’ll enjoy this movie. And if you are questioning your career or entering your own second act this story could be an inspirational learning tool to prime your mind for success and courage!

Sometimes we are faced with unexpected changes in our jobs and careers where we feel something isn’t right or off course. That’s the perfect moment to take a time out and reassess where you’ve been and where you want to go. Thankfully we have cinematic role models to guide us through the dark, uncertain times. Find a film today to inspire you with hope!

Related Tips:
Tip#1116: Discover Your Cinematic Role Models, Part 3 - Casino Royale 
Tip#122: The Bright Side of Career Transitions - Top 10 Movie Tips 

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

Emmanuel Lopez-Motivatorman
Award-winning Illustrator | Movie Blogger | Speaker | Foodie
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