Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Stephen King’s It

A Reel Leadership Article

In 1986, Stephen King released the terrifying horror novel It. Then came the TV mini-series It in 1990 with Tim Curry as the evil clown Pennywise. Now, Stephen King’s It is released to the big screen.

Starring Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise the clown and a cast of young up and coming actors, It brings thrills, chills, and horror to the big screen.

quotes and Leadership lessons from Stephen King's It

It tells the story of a band of misfit boys and a single girl. Billy Denbrough (Jaeden Lieberher), Ben Hanscom (Jeremy Ray Taylor), Richie Tozier (Finn Wolfhard), Mike Hanlon (Chosen Jacobs), Eddie Kaspbrak (Jack Dylan Grazer), Stanley Uris (Wyatt Oleff), and Beverly Marsh (Sophia Lillis) join forces to defeat the maniacal Pennywise the clown after Billy’s brother Georgie goes missing (you see he is dragged into the sewer by Pennywise early in the movie). But how does a band of misfits defeat an evil clown? It tells that story. And tells it well.

Don’t Quit! Do This Instead

Before you quit, try this...

There’s many days I feel like quitting. I don’t want to sit down at the computer and write a blog post. Or maybe I’m halfway through a run when my feet and legs begin to hurt.

The pain I’m feeling is almost too much to go on. These are the times I feel like quitting.

But I don’t.

We all want to quit. But quitting isn't the answer. This is.

Lok the Vizsla telling me to keep going

Have you ever been there? Do you ever feel like you want to quit and give up on pursuing your passions?

Don’t be afraid to say you do. I know the truth because I’m there frequently. And I’m sure you are as well.

It’s okay to want to quit. Quitting is the default thought when the going gets tough and you have to push through harder than before.

But don’t quit. Don’t give up. Keep going.

3 Killer Questions To Ask If You’re Serious About Learning

The art of asking questions seems to be dead. Finding someone who asks great questions, ever more scarce than finding someone who asks questions.

There’s something sad about that. I’ve found something fascinating.

Those who are serious about learning are always asking questions. And they’re asking specific types of questions.

Questions to learn

Be A Question Asker

The funny thing is, I can be one of those people who struggle to ask questions. I’m fearful.

I’m scared that people will think I’m dumb. Or that I don’t understand what’s going on.

My wife is different. She loves to ask questions. She’s fearless that way.

She’ll ask questions about characters in movies. She’ll ask questions about Bible passages. She’ll ask questions about anything that comes to her mind.

Be like my wife. Be a question asker.

Leadership Lessons And Quotes From Blade Runner: The Final Cut

A Reel Leadership Flashback Article

Are you ready to flashback to the year 1982? That’s the year Blade Runner was originally released.

Blade Runner is the movie adaptation of the Phillip K. Dick novel Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? Blade Runner the movie tells the story of Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) as he’s forced to return to his old job as a Blade Runner. As a Blade Runner, Deckard is tasked with hunting down and eliminating four escaped Replicants who have made the journey back to Earth.

quotes and leadership lessons from Blade Runner

As he hunts down these Replicants, Deckard meets a young woman, Rachel (Sean Young). He tests her using the Voight-Kampf test which helps differentiate between humans and Replicants. The Voight-Kampf test shows Rachel is a Replicant. Regardless of the results, Deckard falls for her and has to make a tough choice.

What You’re Missing Out On When You Speed Read

I’ve always had a love for comic books. Reading the stories of the X-MenWolverine, Captain America, and Daredevil brought me to a whole new world.

The world of comics brought stories alive like I’d never seen before. Pages splashed with colors and beautiful images. Those images showing movement and energy.

Words and pictures melded together to engage me. Turning every page, I wanted more. I wanted to see what happened next.

Speed reading is awesome. But it makes you miss out on this.

But then I stopped reading comics. For years I didn’t pick up a comic book. Then, a couple of months back, I began visiting local comic book stores.

The local comic book store opened my eyes to epic events that happened during my separation from comics. Captain America had died. So did the Incredible Hulk. Wait, Captain America is back? And he’s a bad guy?

So much to keep up with. So much to take in.