5 Entrepreneurship Lessons for Startups from Horror Movies
With Halloween around the corner, everyone will be interested in watching horror flicks this month. Horror movies don’t just give you thrills, chills and goosebumps, but they actually offer a few good lessons for every budding entrepreneur. And, they are:
- Do Not Take Blind Risks
Start-ups are all about taking risks. Yes, you need to explore various options to strive and succeed. But, the risks need to be calculated. If you’re not familiar with a process, then it’s always better to stay away than fail miserably. Just like the horror movies, exploring the unknown means you’re inviting trouble. When there is a dark cellar in the basement with flickering lights, does it worth exploring? Heck No!
- Expect the Unexpected
Remember! Devil is in the details. Right when you think it’s all done and dusted, raises the demon from the dust like the Scorpion King from The Mummy Returns or Pennywise from It. The key is having a contingency plan to handle the unforeseen. Whether its horror film or project, nothing goes as expected.
- Own Responsibility for Your Actions
From possession and haunting to letting demons enter the mortal world, all horrific and paranormal activities are consequences of someone’s action. At times, the actions are as petty as opening an old juke box, but consequences may be catastrophic. Taking accountability for the actions is the first step towards finding the right solution. And, this lesson is valuable for new entrepreneurs with big dreams.
- Together You Survive
To survive and fight horrors, the thumb rule is to stay with the pack. It’s basic, if you leave the group, you die. In startups, it’s mandatory to focus on building great teams than individual performers. Team is the key to success.
- Face Your Fear to Overcome Hurdles
It chases until you run, once you fight back it vanishes. Right from Scream and Evil Dead to The Babadook and The Conjuring, all horror movies teach us the importance of facing fears. If you’re not ready to face challenges, then it’s impossible to succeed. There is no way you’re going to enjoy the serenity of an ocean, if you’re afraid of sailing the rough sea.
Whether its horror flicks or startups, everything comes down to ‘survival’ in the end. And, the best survives, always!