Entrepreneurial Lessons From John Wick: How To Achieve Business Growth Through Learning

By Steve Biko Wafula / Published March 29, 2023 | 9:05 am




KEY POINTS

John Wick experiences setbacks and failures throughout the movies, but he uses these experiences to learn and grow. Entrepreneurs must also learn from their failures, using them as opportunities to improve and grow.


John Wick

KEY TAKEAWAYS


John Wick takes responsibility for his actions, owning up to his mistakes and working to make things right. Entrepreneurs must also take responsibility for their actions, and be accountable for their business decisions and outcomes.


John Wick is a highly successful movie franchise that has garnered a huge following since its inception in 2014. The main character, John Wick, played by Keanu Reeves, is a legendary hitman who has to come out of retirement to seek revenge for the death of his wife and the theft of his beloved car.

While the franchise may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for entrepreneurs, there are several key lessons that business owners can learn from the John Wick series.

In this article, I will explore 20 entrepreneurial lessons that can be gleaned from the John Wick movies, and how they can be applied to achieve business growth through learning.

Have a Clear Vision:

John Wick’s clear vision was to avenge his wife’s death and recover his stolen car. Similarly, entrepreneurs must have a clear vision for their business, including what they want to achieve, and how they plan to do it.

Focus on Your Strengths:

John Wick is a highly skilled hitman, and he leverages his strengths to achieve his goals. Similarly, entrepreneurs must identify their strengths and use them to their advantage in their business.

Build a Strong Network:

John Wick has a network of allies and enemies that he leverages throughout the movies. Similarly, entrepreneurs must build a strong network of mentors, advisors, and customers to help them grow their businesses.

Embrace Change:

John Wick had to adapt to the changes in his circumstances, including coming out of retirement and facing new challenges. Entrepreneurs must also embrace change and be willing to pivot their business strategies when necessary.

Be Willing to Take Risks:

John Wick takes risks throughout the movies, putting his life on the line to achieve his goals. Similarly, entrepreneurs must be willing to take calculated risks to grow their businesses.

Be Persistent:

John Wick is extremely persistent, never giving up until he achieves his objectives. Entrepreneurs must also be persistent and willing to persevere through challenges and setbacks.

Prioritize Relationships:

John Wick values relationships and loyalty, which is why he is willing to risk his life for those he cares about. Entrepreneurs must also prioritize relationships, building trust and loyalty with their employees, customers, and partners.

Always Be Prepared:

John Wick is always prepared, carrying his weapons and equipment with him at all times. Entrepreneurs must also be prepared, anticipating potential challenges and having contingency plans in place.

Learn from Failure:

John Wick experiences setbacks and failures throughout the movies, but he uses these experiences to learn and grow. Entrepreneurs must also learn from their failures, using them as opportunities to improve and grow.

Embrace New Technologies:

John Wick uses cutting-edge technology, including advanced weapons and communications systems. Entrepreneurs must also embrace new technologies, staying up-to-date with the latest tools and trends in their industry.

Stay Calm Under Pressure:

John Wick remains calm under pressure, even in the most dangerous situations. Entrepreneurs must also remain calm and composed, making rational decisions under stress.

Take Responsibility:

John Wick takes responsibility for his actions, owning up to his mistakes and working to make things right. Entrepreneurs must also take responsibility for their actions, and be accountable for their business decisions and outcomes.

Have a Strong Work Ethic:

John Wick works tirelessly to achieve his goals, never giving up until he succeeds. Entrepreneurs must also have a strong work ethic, putting in the time and effort necessary to grow their businesses.

Be Resilient:

John Wick faces numerous challenges and setbacks, but he bounces back and continues to fight. Entrepreneurs must also be resilient, persevering through obstacles and setbacks to achieve their goals.

Focus on Customer Experience:

John Wick values his relationships with his allies and his clients, providing exceptional customer service. Entrepreneurs must also prioritize the customer experience, creating products and services that meet the needs of their target audience.

Have a Strong Brand Identity:

John Wick is instantly recognizable by his signature black suit and deadly skills. Similarly, entrepreneurs must develop a strong brand identity that sets them apart from their competitors and resonates with their target audience.

Build a Strong Team:

John Wick works with a team of skilled allies to achieve his goals. Entrepreneurs must also build a strong team, hiring talented employees and providing them with the support and resources they need to succeed.

Continuously Learn and Improve:

John Wick is constantly learning and improving his skills, staying ahead of his enemies. Entrepreneurs must also continuously learn and improve their business strategies, staying up-to-date with the latest industry trends and best practices.

Adapt to Changing Markets:

John Wick has to adapt to changing markets and competitors throughout the movies. Similarly, entrepreneurs must be able to adapt to changing market conditions and evolving customer needs to remain competitive.

Never Give Up:

John Wick never gives up, no matter how insurmountable the odds may seem. Entrepreneurs must also never give up on their dreams and goals, staying committed and focused even in the face of challenges and setbacks.

The John Wick movie series may seem like an unlikely source of inspiration for entrepreneurs, but the lessons that can be learned from the franchise are invaluable. From having a clear vision and focusing on strengths, to building a strong network and being willing to take risks, there are many parallels between John Wick’s journey and the path to entrepreneurial success. By embracing these lessons and continuously learning and growing, entrepreneurs can achieve business growth and success.

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About Steve Biko Wafula

Steve Biko is the CEO OF Soko Directory and the founder of Hidalgo Group of Companies. Steve is currently developing his career in law, finance, entrepreneurship and digital consultancy; and has been implementing consultancy assignments for client organizations comprising of trainings besides capacity building in entrepreneurial matters.He can be reached on: +254 20 510 1124 or Email: info@sokodirectory.com

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