I think “Hollywood” unfairly gets a bad rap.
People pour out animosity upon celebrities and the behated city that represents their home.
That’s just Hollywood! they say, like they just found out that movies are not real.
I get that there is a lot to despise about woke celebrities bloviating about matters they understand very dimly – I personally find that quite annoying about “Hollywood.” But anyone who gets upset at fake storylines being fake is probably also not very bright.
Haters gonna hate on movies and Hollywood, but that doesn’t stop the hordes from spending countless hours watching them – including the haters.
Fake as they may be, there’s actually a lot of useful lessons I learn from movies, especially comedies. The reason why something is usually funny is because comedy takes something true but then pushes it out of context or exaggerates it in some way.
Take What About Bob?, for example. You wouldn’t think a movie about an annoying paranoid psychiatric patient stalking and pestering his psychiatrist would have anything to teach us about money.
But I find one of the most basic, essential truths about finances to be declared right here in this movie, through the “baby steps” technique the psychiatrist Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss) teaches his patient Bob (BIll Murray).
“Baby steps?” Bob asks.
“It means setting small, reasonable goals for yourself, one day at a time,” Dr. Marvin explains.
I think this is the best single piece of advice anyone could possibly give.
When you look at big goals like getting out of debt, saving, investing, and preparing for the future, breaking them down into baby steps – small, actionable steps you can take one by one – is the only way to achieve your vision of success.
It’s what Olympic athletes do doing during training, it’s what business owners due to grow their business, and it’s how millionaires amass their wealth.
And it’s what I teach my clients to do, when setting up a plan for the future to care for their loved ones and protect their wealth.
You can learn about taking your first baby step to guard your future by clicking here.