Monday April 23, 2018
Over the weekend I went to see Amy Schumer’s latest movie, I Feel Pretty.
The premise of the movie is that Schumer’s character, Renee, is a 30-something woman who has an okay job for a high end make up company, Lily Le Claire. She works out of a dingy basement office with a colleague instead of in the beautiful glass-walled offices with everyone else. She struggles with self esteem, being seen, speaking up for herself and she is single.
One day she goes to a Soul Cycle class and ends up falling off the bike as the class begins and hits her head. When she wakes up something has happened. She begins to see herself differently. All of the sudden she is the beautiful, worthy, capable, popular and the most awesome version of herself.
Essentially, Renee is now confident in who she is.
And that's what changes everything.
The movie follows a chain of events that happens as a result of her new found confidence and the decisions and actions she takes a result of ‘being’ this new person.
Renee ends up dating a man who she asks out, getting the promotion she wanted and speaking up in business meetings about a new line of products for the everyday woman which then leads to more opportunities (see the movie for full awesomeness of how this unfolds).
The old Renee would have never taken these actions and thus never had the opportunities open up to her as they do in the movie.
This is enough to know about the story to get the premise of why this movie is SPOT ON for entrepreneurs.