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What “Joy” Gets Wrong About Entrepreneurship

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Last week, I went to go see “Joy” with my 12 year old daughter. It was a great movie to see with her and a nice break from the Marvel multiverse we normally inhabit when we go to the movies.

Joy, starring Jennifer Lawrence, is all about an inventor who overcomes her circumstances to become a QVC queen worth millions. It is a story of family, triumph, and most importantly about mothers and daughters. I loved the movie – I cried. But… it gets entrepreneurship ALL wrong.

The movie starts out with Joy’s grandmother waxing poetic about how Joy has special talent and that she knew that Joy would be the one to bring the family to success. Joy is spending time making elaborate paper cuttings. She doesn’t need a prince – she has art!

The theme of the movie is that Joy was a special snowflake destined to succeed. Yes, she was an inventor with good ideas – but as anyone who has been in business for more than a week knows, ideas are a dime a dozen.

The reason why Joy succeeded is that she was a very hard worker and she didn’t give up. She quickly learned the skills that she needed to learn. But, she also spent a lot of time being overwhelmed. Her business would have grown a lot faster with a team both to help her with legwork, but also to give her the information she was missing.

What if you could gather that team to launch your dream quickly and easily? Would it make a difference? Yep, you bet!

Well, luckily, you can.. We created the Time Traders Club to help entrepreneurs, like you, to quickly build your team, so you can spend time working in your “zone of brilliance”.  It’s free to join – learn more here.

About the Author Meredith

My name is Meredith Eisenberg – the solo biz hacker – I love to scour the internet for new strategies and ideas – and then experiment to see which ideas really work.

For the past 8 years, I’ve been helping clients overcome the overwhelm, stop spinning their wheels and create 6 figure and multiple 6 figure businesses based on their expertise. I love to learn and hold multiple online marketing certifications my most recent is the internationally recognized Online Marketing Manager certification.

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