Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Wonder Woman 1984

A Reel Leadership Article

Oft-delayed but finally released in a strange release agreement, Wonder Woman 1984 hit the big screen and the small screen at the same time. Released on Christmas day 2020, Wonder Woman was released to theaters and the HBO Max streaming platform.

The first Wonder Woman film was a smashing success. It felt as if the DC Movie Universe was on the right track. And it was.

Wonder Woman 1984 continues the right track for DC movies. This new entry is a great, fun movie to watch with friends and family.

Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Wonder Woman 1984 with colorful background

Wonder Woman 1984 reunites us with Diana Prince/Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot). She is also reunited with her thought-to-be dead love, Steve Trevor (Chris Pine).

Not only is Wonder Woman 1984 a love story, but the movie is also a great action movie. Wonder Woman 1984 introduces two new villains, Cheetah/Barbara Minerva (Kristen Wiig) and Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal from the Mandolorian).

What You Do Differently Makes You Unique

As I sit here writing this article, I’m basking in the wonderful sounds of Unwed Sailor. They are a mostly instrumental band, meaning there are typically no vocals.

Having no vocals for a band is very uncommon. Vocals bring a unique melody and meaning to a band. This is something Unwed Sailor has forgone for most of their musical catalog.

Colorful umbrella in the midst of gray umbrellas

Photo by Noah Naf

Their lack of a vocalist hasn’t stopped them from creating music. In fact, they’ve been creating music since 1998, over 20 years!

The music they produce can be calming to chaotic. All of it beautiful and enchanting. Check out their catalog on Amazon to see what I’m talking about.

There’s something interesting about instrumental rock and ambient drones. It’s what makes Unwed Sailor unique.

What You Do Differently Makes You Unique

I’ve shared what makes Unwed Sailor unique. It’s their mostly instrumental music. It’s also what has kept them alive and daring in the music scene.

What Would Your Mom Think Of That?

Integrity Still Matters

I recently read a story about long-distance runners Abel Mutai and Ivan Fernandez. It is heart-warming and a great reminder that integrity still matters.

Here’s what the Facebook story shared:

In a race, athlete Abel Mutai representing Kenya was just a few feet from the finish line, but he was confused with the signage & stopped thinking he had completed the race. The Spanish athlete, Ivan Fernandez was right behind him & realizing what was happening, he started shouting at the Kenyan for him to continue running, but Mutai didn’t know Spanish didn’t understand. Then the Spanish pushed him to victory. A journalist asked Ivan, “Why did you do that?”

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Disney and Pixar’s Soul

A Reel Leadership Article

Disney and Pixar’s latest animated film skipped the movie theaters and headed straight to the Disney Plus. That movie is the slow-starting but strong-finishing Soul.

Starring Jamie Foxx as Joe, Tina Fey as the stubborn young soul 22, and Graham Norton as Moonwind, Soul tells Joe’s story.

Screenshot of Joe Gardner from Soul movie playing the piano

Joe is a jazz musician by night and a part-time music teacher by day. When allowed to go full-time at the school, Joe hesitated. He’s not sure he wants to give up the freelance life and join the working stiffs.

This all changes when Joe gets a call from one of his former students, Curley (Questlove). Curley has the opportunity to get Joe a gig with the mega soul star Dorothea (Angela Bassett). He believes he has it made until he’s blabbing on his cell phone, oblivious to what is going on around him.

Living In Your Perfect Moment

I had the pleasure of talking to fellow coach Kevin Watson lsat year. We shared a delightful conversation about life and business. It truly was refreshing.

Through all we discussed, one point stuck out more than anything else. We talked about perfection.

Sunset in the mountains

Photo by Will Turner

Something he said really caught my attention. He had heard another speaker talk about perfection. He had heard this speaker say “I am perfect.”

This is a bold claim.

I rarely considered anything I did perfect up until my conversation with Kevin. Now, I’ve begun to think everything I do is perfect.

Living In Your Perfect Moment

Before you think I’m being prideful or thinking too highly of myself, I want you to know that I don’t. I don’t think so highly of myself. However, I have begun to think of myself differently.

I’m hoping this article will help you think differently as well.