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Being an entrepreneur is hard work. Even if you studied business or entrepreneurship in school, it’s still a different ball game once you do it. And when you start doing it, you’ll find out the hard way that what you learned in school was only a fraction of what you’ll actually go through building your business or working in business. Being an entrepreneur means constantly investing in yourself so you can grow in order to help others grow. 

Now that you’re out of school, what are the ways that you can help yourself grow?

  1. Attend business (or your niche) expos, retreats and seminars
  2. Join mastermind or networking groups
  3. Read books, magazines, websites, and blogs
  4. Get a coach or mentor
  5. Watch documentaries

Documentaries are some of the best ways to add to or enhance what you already know. And the best part is that documentaries take only 1.5-2 hours to watch and they can be easy to digest. Do you watch documentaries for added knowledge?

These are a few of the documentaries we and other boss babes highly recommend!

  • Tony Robbins I Am Not Your Guru

This documentary is not a documentary about the life of Tony Robbins. In fact, after watching this documentary, you won’t be finding out more about Tony Robbins the person. Instead, you get to experience what it feels like to attend one of his events. The director, Joe Berlinger, makes us part of “Date with Destiny”, which he actually personally experienced and had so many personal breakthroughs. So many nuggets to learn in this documentary but they all have one theme in common, to look at your life, where it’s going, where you want it to go and what you can do to make your life go where you want it to go.

  • Generation Startup

Generation Startup is a great documentary to watch for boss babes just starting out with their businesses. It offers a cold hard look into the successes and failures of working in a start up. It’s definitely not all roses but it will definitely teach you so much about entrepreneurship, relationships and life. It’s a great documentary to watch to learn more about problem solving and how to act whenever problems and challenges arise. 

  • The True Cost 

The True Cost is a documentary about fast fashion and the current garment industry. It explores how consumerism, capitalism, and globalization has affected the way clothes are made, from the planting of its raw material, to the production in third world countries, to the way these workers are treated. The True Cost gives us great insight on what type of business we have and how we choose to do business can affect the world in a positive or negative way. With your business, you can either be part of the solution or part of the problem, which would you like to be?

  • Minimalism

Minimalism teaches its viewers the significance of living a minimalist lifestyle and how to transition to it. Most of us think that living as a minimalist is about getting rid of things but it’s more than that. Living as a minimalist is about prioritizing what is important in your life and avoiding excess of anything. Because isn’t it the same with business? Entrepreneurs prioritize what is important otherwise we lose direction.

  • Fyre: The Greatest Party That Never Happened

I’m sure you’ve probably heard about the disaster that was Fyre Festival. If not, let me tell you what it’s about. In 2016, a young entrepreneur, Billy McFarland, partnered with Ja Rule to organize the most luxurious music festival in Bahamas in 2017. Unfortunately, with mismanagement from McFarland, the festival became a disaster. None of the employees were paid and the festival-goers arrived at the bare venue without the accommodation they were promised, no food, no entertainment and stranded thousands of miles away from home in another country. The biggest lesson from this documentary and event? Always prepare. Know your strengths and weaknesses. And keep your head in the clouds and your feet on the ground. 

Have you watched these documentaries? What did you learn from them that you can apply to your own business or work? What other documentaries do you recommend?