Was this an excuse to watch all 7 Star Wars movies? Yes, and it was totally worth it.
There's much to be learnt from this galaxy far, far away. Much like the force, entrepreneurialism is strong within.
So here we go, here are 5 business lessons you can learn from the Star Wars universe.1. A Reliable Team Is Key
I have dibs on Chewy - strong and reliable how could it go wrong? And who doesn't want a Jedi and cute helpful droid on their side? One of the biggest components of being successful is having a great team, that work hard and know what they are doing.
The dark side was never stopped by an individual. It's always a team that concurs. I'd rather take a small team with a shared vision because they are more likely to make that vision a reality.2. Don't Be A Stormtrooper - Have Aim
As we all know stormtroopers couldn't hit a 7-foot Wookie from an arms length away. Don't let this be your businesses downfall. There's no point doing something aimlessly, set goals that you can achieve. Think about SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) goals.3. A Good Mentor Is Everything
Who doesn't want Yoda as a mentor? Just saying. Who you learn from and how you learn makes a big difference is in being successful. You don't just want someone rambling off wisdom quotes and cliches over coffee every now and then. Find someone who gives great advice, helps and genuinely wants to help.
Why not get in touch with our team? Help your business grow we can. Find out more here.4. Expand Your Connections
Obi-Wan had good connections that's how he found Han and Chewy so quickly, he would still be stuck on Tatooine otherwise. Be open to networking, you can make a great circle of business connections and can make connections you didn't know could happen.
Face to face networking is good but there are other ways to connect with people. Try Social Networking like LinkedIn or try joining groups on Facebook and other online communities. There is a number of ways to expand your network.5. "I've got a bad feeling about this"
If your business was flying towards the Death Star you would have a bad feeling about it too. Most of the time everything is great at work, working on various contracts/with clients but sometimes do you ever think this is too much hassle than it's worth? If you're having these thoughts now it's probably best you to leave it alone till you are more equipped and prepared.Happy Star Wars Day! May the force be with you.