A rare quality. Struggles making you stronger. Creating your success. Just do it.
Christopher Gardner CEO of Gardner Rich & Co. is a rare man who created his success. I just recently saw his brief life story he sold rights to for the new movie “The Pursuit of Happyness” starring Will Smith. I find this man fascinating and simular to myself as a young ambitious entrepreneur. Although I can not say I am as glorious as he is being ultra successful and finding his happiness I can say I have struggled. If you have struggled at all and stayed optimistic through your difficult struggle you will definitely admire and enjoy this film on one year of his life story. I went to go see it because I wanted to see Wall Street, stocks being traded, and a man making it in the business. What I ended up seeing which was even stronger insight then making money was being able to make it through an overwhelming struggle against all odds. I’d highly recommend the movie to any Will Smith fan who played a great role or person seeking some motivation to help you with your current struggle.
I could write an entire blog website on my struggle. I think I am still not completely over it and still working everyday to creat my own success. All I can say is that Chris Gardner is an extraordinary person and he has such rare qualities. So little individuals would go through what he did to get what they wanted with such a good attitude. I’m not saying the movie perfectly portrays him, but if you read his interviews he is a very well spoken courageous individual. As in the movie I also once bought into a business venture thinking the world was with me until I found out I was also totally wrong about what I was selling. I received the same reaction from friends and family and it was the hardest time of my life getting through it. The fact is I did get through it by believing in myself. I’d love to meet Chris Gardner. He must be an abundant man of love. I know his fund for raising money for South Africa will be a success. I believe in him.
As for me I will keep working, learning, and living my dream I want to accomplish everyday of my life until I complete it. Thanks Chris Gardner for being such an inspiration.
This entry was posted on December 18, 2006 by Paul. It was filed under investments, personal life, stocks, trading stock options .
Havent seen th smovie yet…but U gotta love that stache on smith…;-p
December 21, 2006 at 6:46 am
I absolutely loved this story. It was and is the most inspirational film that I have ever seen. It is funny beacause the first time I saw the movie, I was unemployed and had just interviewed at a CPA firm two weeks earlier. On a Wednsday, the next day after seeing the movie, my wife had an interview in a Birmingham, AL, an hour from where we were living and I went with her. While she was in her interview, I traveled the city going from one accounting firm to the next handing out resumes and networking. And then when we made it home later that evening, I received an email with an offer letter for the position that I interviewed with two weeks prior. The very next day, Thursday, my wife received her accounting position from the company she had been interviewing with. I truly believe that if it was not for the inspiration of this film, I would not have been motivated to travel an unknown city networking. And I also believe because I did that, my wife and I received both positions.
March 1, 2007 at 2:34 pm