I love movies, as most people, but I especially love it when a movie motivates me to get off my rear-end and get to work! Sometimes inspiration, motivation, and education isn’t always learned from books or classes, their taught through the silver screen. Here are a few of my favorite movies and short clips of my favorite parts that inspire me!
1. High Pressure Real Estate Sales!
Glengarry GlenRoss, 2002 (4.5 of 5 Stars on Amazon)
All Star Cast: Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin, Alan Arkin, Ed Harris
If a car salesman and a Realtor had a baby it would be Blake (played by Alec Baldwin) a hard driving, super closer, take no prisoner type of guy!
My favorite quote: “…You know what it takes to sell real estate? It take brass balls!”
Memorable take away: ABC — Always Be Closing
Here’s a clip:
2. Buying Signs
All Star Cast: Giovanni Ribisi, Vin Diesel, Nia Long, Nicky Katt, Scott Caan
Super movie about cold calling. It’s one of the worst and most dreaded tasks in sales to do, but it’s not all that bad… at least we’re not pushing stocks!
My favorite quote: “There is no such thing as a no sales call. As sale is made on every call you make. Either you sell the client OR he sales you on a reason he can’t. Either way, a sale is made.”
Memorable take away: Act As If!
3.Chicken Wing Confidence
Tommy Boy, 1995 (4.5 of 5 Stars on Amazon)
All Star Cast: Chris Farley, David Spade, Brian Dennehy, Bo Derek, Dan Aykroyd
Ultimate funny movie that’s surprisingly education. Tommy’s trying to live up to his father’s name and learns how to be a genuine salesman throughout the process.
My favorite quote: “…it’s about reading people… knowing what people wanted to hear and what they NEEDED to hear… that’s what selling is all about.”
Memorable take away: Confidence
There are many ways to get inspired… I get my inspiration juice from movies! What about you? Where do you find that extra “umph” to get you back on your feet and burning up the pavement?