Why Every Entrepreneur Should Watch The Greatest Showman

Typically I’m not a “movie person.” My husband has to drag me to the theater, because I just don’t like sitting down to watch an entire film.

But let me tell you what.

The Greatest Showman changed my whole perception about movie-watching.

There’s a strong message inside this film, specifically for entrepreneurs and people who work in network marketing.

And when you watch The Greatest Showman (whether you’ve already seen it or you’re going to watch it), I want you to think about these four things in relationship to your business.



#1: You are not alone.


How many times a week does this conversation go through your head?



“They can say, They can say it all sounds crazy

They can say, They can say I’ve lost my mind

I don’t care, I don’t care, so call me crazy

We can live in a world that we design


‘Cause every night I lie in bed

The brightest colors fill my head

A million dreams are keeping me awake

I think of what the world could be

A vision of the one I see

A million dreams is all it’s gonna take

A million dreams for the world we’re gonna make.”

(from The Greatest Showman)


Do you lay in bed at night thinking about the ways you want to change the world? I do.

You want to leave a legacy.

What would happen if you transitioned from dreamer to do-er?

If you’re a fellow visionary with big dreams, I want you to remember this: You. Are. Not. Alone. BUT. You have to make the transition from dreamer to do-er.

(And that’s going to happen when you’re able to overcome these next two tips that I talk about!)


#2: You might be scared to make the jump, but think about what can be on the other side.

This might be a conversation you have with yourself or with someone else:



“Don’t you wanna get away

From the same old part you’re gonna play

‘Cause I’ve got what you need,

So come with me and take the ride

It’ll take you to the other side

‘Cause you can do like you do,

Or you can do like me

Stay in the cage,

Or you’ll finally take the key

Oh damn, suddenly you’re free to fly

It’ll take you to the other side.”

(from The Greatest Showman)


The thing I love about this song is that Hugh Jackman’s character is so good at casting vision.

That’s really how entrepreneurs are so good at selling: We cast a vision.

And here’s the response (or, the ‘objection to the sale’):


“Okay, my friend, you want to cut me in

Well I hate to tell you, but it just won’t happen

So thanks, but no

I think I’m good to go

‘Cause I quite enjoy the life you say I’m trapped in

Now I admire you, and that whole show you do

You’re onto something, really it’s something

But I live among the swells,

And we don’t pick up peanut shells

I’ll have to leave that up to you.”

(from The Greatest Showman)


Can you relate to this conversation?

You’re on a call with a future client, you cast the vision, and they say, “Oh no thanks, it’s just not for me.”

The objection is: I’m afraid of what people will think.

I don’t want to take a risk, because I’m afraid of what they’ll think. If I do it, they might make fun of me. Or I’m going to do it, fail, and then have to tell everyone that I failed.

And this is where Hugh Jackman’s character overcomes the objection and gets the sale (as we’ll call it):


“But you will finally live a little,

You will finally laugh a little

Let me give you the freedom to dream

And it will wake you and cure your aching

Take your walls and start breaking

Now that’s a deal that seems worth taking

But I guess I’ll leave that up to you.”

(from The Greatest Showman)


People usually have at least one objection, and typically it’s fear.

How does Hugh Jackman’s character overcome the objection?

He’s not focused on what people think or how to change their minds, because you can’t control anyone else! And you’re not going to change their minds!

Instead, he says, forget them, and see what’s on the other side for you.

When I was thinking about jumping into this network marketing partnership, this was the conversation in my head:


"I’m networked with some of the leaders in my industry!

What will they think of me if they see me selling shampoo?

But ugh, shut up Jasmin! Who cares what people think!

What’s on the other side?"


And you know what’s on the other side?

Financial freedom for thousands of people.

This network marketing company is a business opportunity that will literally change people’s lives: mothers who want to stay home with their kiddos but instead work crazy-long night shifts, teachers who only get paid for seven hours per day but work so much more.

There’s a better way.

And that’s why I think mothers are so attracted to online business: We can work from home, on our phones, and still take care of our kiddos.

Stop thinking about what other people think.

What do you think? What’s on the other side, for you?

Get out of your own way.


#3: Some people won’t believe in what you do. But you should do it anyway.


When you do anything for the first time, you feel overwhelming excitement!

And then someone you care about (usually a friend or family member) will come to you and say, “Why did you go to college for four years if you’re just going to do this?” or “Isn’t online business and network marketing for lazy, slimy people?” or “That’s not a ‘real’ job.”

People won’t like that you’re doing something different.

When P.T. Barnum started his show, people called it fake. Even though everything in the show was really happening, people hadn’t accepted it yet.

They called it fake, because they couldn’t accept it for themselves.

Does that sound familiar?

But here’s the thing: P.T. Barnum wasn’t faking anything, and you’re not either. People just haven’t accepted that reality yet.  

And you get to pave the way! You get to redefine the traditional.

(And P.S. Don’t let people degrade your passion and purpose on this earth. Ever.)



“When the sharpest words wanna cut me down,

I’m gonna send a flood, gonna drown them out

I am brave, I am bruised

I am who I’m meant to be

This is me

Look out ‘cause here I come

And I’m marching to the beat I drum

I’m not scared to be seen

I make no apologies

This is me.”

(from The Greatest Showman)


#4: Remember who you’re doing this for.



“I drank champagne with kings and queens

The politicians praised my name

But those are someone else’s dreams

The pitfalls of the man I became

For years and years

I chased their cheers

The crazy speed of always needing more

But when I stop and see you there,

I remember who all this was for

And from now on

These eyes will not be blinded by the lights

From now on

What’s waited ‘til tomorrow starts tonight

It starts tonight

And let this promise in me start

Like an anthem in my heart

From now on.”

(from The Greatest Showman)


This is my FAVORITE song, and here’s why:

We’re in it! We’re in the business, in the grind. We’re working hard and reaching our goals.

But you know what happens sometimes? We lose sight of what really matters to us.

Maybe we start to chase other people’s dreams.

But remember who you’re doing this for! And come back home.

My personal definition of success includes hustling hard during naptime so I can play with my kiddos every afternoon and enjoy dinner time with my family. My personal definition of success includes taking Sundays off, to spend the whole day with my family (plus donuts on Saturdays).

I do this business for my family, for my kids.

They are the reason I started an online business to begin with, and they’re the reason I work so hard now.

Are you living YOUR definition of success? Or are you chasing someone else’s dream?

And what do you need to do to come back home?



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