What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you hear ‘Netflix’? Did you say binge-watching? We hear from you! Watching back-to-back episodes of thrilling shows is now a common Sunday habit. But while pure entertainment is at its core, Netflix is also a treasure trove of documentaries brimming with inspiration, motivation, and knowledge, which can benefit direct sellers.
There’s nothing quite like watching the triumph of the human spirit to fuel your entrepreneurial dreams. We’ve compiled a list of Netflix documentaries that could spark your imagination.
Jiro Dreams of Sushi
“You must dedicate your life to mastering and improving your skill. That’s the secret of success…” – Jiro Ono
Jiro Ono, a world-renowned sushi chef, showcases his sheer passion and dedication to the craft of sushi-making in this documentary. Jiro Ono is the owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a three-Michelin star restaurant. He and his staff which includes his elder son, serve up what’s arguably the best sushi in the world. What stands out in this documentary is Jiro’s continuous effort to improve his craft every single day. Though he is a master at what he does, he never stops bettering his craft. This is a reminder for everyone to remain devoted to their cause. There’s a great lesson here for every direct seller—no matter how successful and skilled you are, there’s always room for improvement.
In January 2015, two American rock climbers, Tommy Caldwell, and Kevin Jorgeson, made headlines by climbing El Capitan. It is a 3000-foot rock formation in Yosemite National Park. What made this feat remarkable was the fact that they chose to climb the most challenging section of the rock called the Dawn Wall. Its relatively smooth surface makes it extremely difficult and dangerous to climb. However, after a lot of planning and preparation, and with great risk to their lives, the two men successfully made the climb. The Dawn Wall is proof of the power of self-belief. It is a great lesson in overcoming the toughest obstacles, something that can inspire any direct seller.
British business tycoon Richard Branson is known for his publicity stunts and his fondness of chasing records. Don’t Look Down documents one such event. To publicise the launch of Virgin Air, Branson decided to create the world’s largest hot air balloon. Not just that but also sail it across the Atlantic Ocean. The catch? Branson had never flown a balloon before and five out of the six people who attempted this feat before died! But that didn’t stop Branson. He learned to pilot a hot air balloon and skydive, in case of an emergency on this dangerous journey. Though he faced several challenges, Branson ultimately accomplished his goal. Watch this documentary to see the passion with which people can pursue their dreams. It will make you rethink about your ambitions and may even drive you to chalk up new ones.
Created by David Eagleman, a former neuroscientist, The Creative Brain is an in-depth exploration of creativity and the workings of the human brain. The documentary features people from all walks of life, including artists, engineers, musicians, and writers. It provides insight into how each of them uses their creative energy to do what they do. And the final result shows that regardless of what we do, creativity is natural to all of us. It plays a bigger role in our lives than we think. If you ever find yourself stuck in a rut and need a creativity fix, this is the perfect documentary to watch
The Way Steve Jobs Has Changed the World
This documentary covers Steve Job’s life story from humble beginnings to becoming the CEO of Apple. It features first-hand accounts of Jobs from people who were close to him, including former Apple employees and partners. It also showcases how he revolutionised the personal computing and music industry with his visionary thinking. The Way Steve Jobs Has Changed the World is a great source of motivation to any entrepreneur, including direct sellers, and demonstrates the value of persevering towards success, despite setbacks.
The next time you’re browsing Netflix, consider watching these documentaries. Along with entertaining you, they will also help in your personal development.
Are there any documentaries that left an impression on you? Tell us in the comments about your personal favourites.