Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish is the third entry in the Puss In Boots movie series that spawned from the Shrek movies. In The Last Wish, Puss In Boots (Antonio Banderas) is on his last life. He’d lost 8 others, and now Death (Wagner Moura) was coming for him.

Will Puss In Boots survive? Will the Death wolf capture and kill our beloved furry hero?

Puss In Boots: The Last Wish tells us the results. And opens us to a new world of adventure as the film closes.

Puss In Boots flying ahead with his sword in his hand from Puss In Boots: The Last Wish

This film is a visual masterpiece. It changes styles throughout, but it is nevertheless visually striking.

The story is entertaining. It brings in other fairytale characters such as Mama Bear (Olivia Colman), Papa Bear (Ray Winstone), Baby Bear (Samson Kayo), Goldilocks (Florence Pugh), Pinocchio (Cody Cameron), and Jack Horner (John Mulaney).

5 Ways Hustle Culture Is Killing Us

As we approach the new year, I want to touch on a topic that’s bothered me for a long time. That’s the topic of hustle culture.

Culture tells us that we need to hustle.

What is the idea behind hustle? Hustle culture tells us that we work constantly. We have to put our nose to the grindstone 24/7, or we won’t be successful.

Lots of thought leaders have told us to do this.

I’m telling you, it’s time to stop hustling.

The hustle culture is killing us. It’s hurting us more than we realize. And I have 5 ways that hustle culture is killing us.

5 Ways Hustle Culture Is Killing Us

1. Hustle culture doesn’t allow us to rest:

When the loud mouths behind hustle culture encourage us to continue pushing forward and to give 110%, it drives us to a place where rest is no longer important. Except rest is vitally important.

Leadership Is An Endurance Sport

People regularly ask me why I continue to participate in endurance sports. These endurance sports range from half marathons, to biking, and more. Endurance sports push my body and mind to the limits.

You have to prepare to succeed in any such endeavor. Long runs require many hours of training and conditioning when you don’t feel like practicing.

Every time I put on my running shoes, hop on my bike, or prepare to endure for a long time, I think of how it prepares me for leadership.

Leadership Is An Endurance Sport

Leadership isn’t easy. You will have to train your body and mind to push past the barriers you’ve placed in your life. These can be your thoughts of not being good enough, not having the proper training, and dealing with difficult people.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From 10 Minutes Gone

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

10 Minutes Gone stars two of my favorite actors, Michael Chiklis (I loved Chiklis in Fantastic Four, The Shield, and No Ordinary Family) as Frank and Bruce Willis as Rex. It’s always difficult for me to watch newer Bruce Willis movies knowing we will no longer see him in recent movies. He has a language disorder called Aphasia. This disease affects his ability to speak, listen, read, and write.

The man who brought us such entertaining movies as Die Hard, The Sixth Sense, Armageddon, and other films began to take any film work he could as his disease progressed. Within two years, Willis had made over 15 movies. That’s a lot!

Michael Chiklis and Bruce Willis in 10 Minutes Gone movie

5 Relationship Books For Leaders To Read In February 2023

February is the month of love. With that idea in mind, I thought this month would be a great one to hit on the best relationship books out there.

These books are not only for those in personal relationships. These relationship books will help you in your personal and business relationships.

You’ll be able to read these books, see the throughline, and apply the author’s thoughts to every relationship in your life.

5 Relationship Books For Leaders To Read In February 2023

1. The 5 Languages of Appreciation in the Workplace: Empowering Organizations by Encouraging People by Gary Chapman:

Gary Chapman wrote the bestseller The 5 Love Languages. He’s now taken his work in personal relationships to the marketplace. In The 5 Languages of Appreciation, Chapman wants to help managers and business leaders to understand their people.