Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Marvels

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

Many people have said the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been in decline since the amazing Avengers: Endgame movie. While there haven’t been as many great movies since that film, Marvel still has had some winners. 

Having previously seen Captain Marvel and not being a fan, I wasn’t too excited about their latest film, The Marvels. The Marvels continues the story of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau/Photon (Yeyonah Parris), and Kamala Khan/Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani). The trio all have light-based powers that get entangled thanks to a new threat.

For those of you who haven’t watched Captain Marvel or the Ms. Marvel Disney Plus series, you may come away a little lost. This movie picks up after both of these, and they are crucial to understanding what is happening. However, I think you can enjoy this movie even without the backstory from those two entries.

6 Ways To Build A Supportive Network Of Like-Minded Leaders

If you ask me what’s one of the quickest ways to gain success and influence, I won’t hesitate to say it’s your network. The people you surround yourself with can and will guide you toward success if you choose wisely.

I’ve watched it play out in my life and those around me. The people we’ve surrounded ourselves with constantly give us a leg up.

Whether it’s finding new talents, getting in on the ground floor of an exciting venture, or getting connected to someone we’ve needed to know, the networks we’ve all built have helped us in this.

Have you been working on building a supportive network of like-minded leaders? If not, this article is for you. This article is for you, even if you’ve been building a great network.

Let’s dive into the good stuff.

Spiritual Growth As A Leader

As a Christian leader myself, I believe faith and spiritual growth plays an important part for any leader. The more you dig into your faith, the more that faith is going to be lived out.

What does this mean for you? Leaders who believe in Christ need to grow more in Christ. The more you mature in Christ, the more you’ll live like Him and not the world or those who only proclaim to be a Christian. 

This is strong stuff, here. Your faith can help you through more than you realize. Let’s take a look at spiritual growth as a leader.

Spiritual Growth As A Leader

Your spiritual growth matters for multiple reasons. One of the biggest reasons is that your faith gives you a foundation on which to stand when times are tough. Think about this:

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Appleseed

A Reel Leadership Article

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

Appleseed is a classic anime from 1988. Set in a futuristic city, police officer Dunan (Larissa Murray) and her cyborg partner Bularios (Bill Roberts) fight terrorism.

It’s a grim picture of the future that hasn’t come to be. There’s tension between cyborgs, humans, and terrorists. 

It’s a mess. But it’s a good mess of a movie.

As always, there’s leadership to be found in these movies. Especially a classic such as Appleseed, which has spawned many sequels since its release over 30 years ago. Let’s dive into those leadership lessons.

Bularios and Dunan from the movie Appleseed. Bularios is a robot, Dunan is a blonde female.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Appleseed

1. Don’t make permanent choices for temporary problems:

Fleia (Anne Marie Zola) was the wife of police officer Karon (Alan Marriott). The movie opens with her freeing a caged bird. She held the bird in her hand before releasing the bird out of her window.

4 Money Management Tips for Retirees

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Transitioning into retirement requires a shift in how you manage your finances. With a different income structure and potentially altering priorities, ensuring that your savings last through retirement is a pivotal concern.

In 2023, the average monthly retirement income adjusted for inflation is $4,381.25, with an annual income of $75,254 for adults 65 and over. The median retirement income is reported to be $52,575, underscoring the variance in retirees’ financial situations. A commonly suggested benchmark is to aim for a retirement income that is 80% of your pre-retirement income​.

Adapting your financial plan to accommodate these changes is crucial for a secure and comfortable retirement.