The hustle. Can't stop it and gotta respect the hell out of it. Taking a pause from the here and now, crossing fingers, rolling up sleeves, I got to thinking about what drives us outside of our comfort zone and selling a crazy idea to those out in the ether. "Always Be Closing" is an iconic line from an iconic scene in Glen Gary, Glenn Ross. However, what other movies personify what it is like in the pit, on the sales floor, smiling and dialing. If your week is full of left clicking your life away, don't worry because it could always be worse.
If you're hustling, cold-calling, hitting your numbers or like I've been before - on the complete other side of the Champions Diamond Emerald club, scrambling for a new sale - the world of sales is something to behold. Two under the radar picks are here to draw some inspiration or possibly a night where misery joins you right alongside your couch and bills. Sorry to Bother You, a wild ride of thought-provoking, mind bending, you gotta see it to believe it filmmaking, gives us LaKeith Stanfield AND Tessa Thompson together. Isn't that enough? Then, Boiler Room rolls along from 2000 to give you those a pit vibes that might feel all too familiar. Plus, hey, it's Vin Diesel not in a car!
Like we do each week, thinking about ways to introduce something old to go find something new to the younger members of our movie crews a couple of picks seemed to be obvious choices for Always Be Closing week.
The Pursuit of Happyness may feel like an emotional ride with nothing to do with selling but in itself, the perseverance and grut it takes to defy the odds is front and center, as well as the straightforward elements Will Smith's character pursues. Next up is The Founder, which has obvious connections into the art of the deals, origins of blue chip brands of today and sometimes it just comes down to this: Michael Keaton. Nuff said, right? Will Smith, too, right?
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