Connect the Dots

The 11Ps to Build a Mother of a Business

As reported in this morning… “thirteen years ago, David Heyman set out to buy the movie rights to an as-yet-unpublished novel aimed at young readers.”

The rest, as they say, is continued history in the making.

David Heyman also makes a number of comments that directly relate to being an entrepreneurial mother. Whilst what he talks about relates to all 11Ps, I’ll highlight a few to illustrate…

“I’m not the person designing the film. I’m not the director. As a producer my job is to question, challenge, nudge … but to always support the vision of the truly creative individuals whose talents are necessary to make these movies work – people much more capable in their fields than I would be.”

Exactly, just as it should be. Once you know what you are most strong at, stick with it. P2 Problem Solver; P6 Panoramic Picture; P8 passOUT

“When I bought the rights it was just a book I really liked,” he said. “I related to Harry and Ron and Hermione. I knew people like that, bands of outsiders who perhaps felt a bit out of place but formed a group for mutual support.”

The entrepreneurial mother® community works much the same way.

“I want to tell stories that move me. That’s the governing principle of any project I get involved in. It has to be a story I connect to, something that makes me laugh, cry, get angry … whatever.

“You see, it’s just too hard to get a film made. It takes years, and if you’re not committed it will wear you down. Facing all that adversity for all that time, you had better love what you’re doing.”

P1 Passion with Purpose; P3 Perseverance

“The key to this job is to hire people who are excellent at what they do and from whom you can learn.”

“I don’t think I could ever be an excellent director. But I think I can still become an excellent producer. That will happen by working with people who are so much better than I’ll ever be.”

It’s all about Connecting the Dots. Connect the right Dots and look what the potential can hold…
What more can I say.

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