The Falcon and the Winter Soldier has made waves for being one of the most-watched shows so far in 2021. The new Marvel phase is not only a cinematic masterpiece but also full of lessons for direct sellers and entrepreneurs. Here is a list of our top leadership lessons from the Falcon and the Winter Soldier.
1. Pay Constant Attention To How You Can Improve And Innovate
Sam and Bucky’s journey is full of innovation every step of the way. Even within the show, Sam gets an upgrade on his falcon suit, and Bucky learns a lot about his Wakandan arm. On a personal level, they learn to be better at communication and teamwork. As a direct seller, what you can learn from the Falcon and the Winter soldier is that you don’t have to stagnate or rely on old-fashioned ideas. You can focus on growth and innovation to stay ahead of the curve. You can improve your skills and your knowledge of technology so that you are nothing but the best version of yourself.
2. Symbols Mean Nothing Without Action
“Symbols Are Nothing Without The Women And Men That Give Them Meaning” – The Falcon
External objects can only count as a symbol of success for a short period of time. What truly matters is your actions. Are you the kind of leader who practises what they preach? Do you care about your team and their successes as much as you care about your star rank? Like in the show, Captain America’s shield meant nothing as long as it was carried by someone who wasn’t a good person. It only became a meaningful symbol of hope and strength when the right person carried it.
3. Honour Those Who Come Before You
A great leader acknowledges the people who came before them. In the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Sam knows that he would not have even had a chance to be a hero if not for the first-ever Captain America. As a direct seller, when you are reaching for success, don’t forget the people who made it possible for you to follow your dreams. Acknowledge their mentorship and their support.
4. Play To Your Strengths
Sam and Bucky are essentially polar opposites. Their personalities, their values and their fighting styles are completely different to each other. And yet, they work as a team. They play to each other’s strengths and learn how to delegate when they need to. In direct selling, you have to learn what your strengths are and offer those skills for the better of the group.
5. Seek Help When You Need It
“Look, one day, you’re going to have to open up and understand that some people really do want to help you, and that they can be trusted” – Dr Raynor
Even super soldiers and superheroes need help from time to time. In the Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Bucky reaches out to people to ask for their assistance. Even if he doesn’t personally like them, he puts his ego aside to get the job done. There will be times in your direct selling journey when you need help. Be brave enough to ask for support. Reach out to your uplines for their advice, go to your fellow IRs and QNET family and talk it out. Having an expert or even a second pair of eyes will fill in the gaps of your learning and take your direct selling successes to the next level.
What lessons did you learn from The Falcon and The Winter Soldier? What were your favourite scenes from the show? Let us know in the comments!
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