25 years after the first animated film was released, finally the live action version of The Lion King has just been released in theaters.
Reporting on forbes.com, back in the early 1990s, The Lion King proved itself as a force to be reckoned with at the box office, ranking in over $300 million during its initial release. Additionally, it currently sits at #42 for top highest grossing movies of all time).
For those of you who have previously watched the animated film, surely don’t miss the remake of this film. Get ready to enjoy high quality CGI treats that make it look more real.
The film directed by Jon Favreau tells the story of the way of life of a small lion named Simba who was born and will become king and then replace his father, Mufasa.
However, behind this motivating story, there are some business values that you can learn from this film. What are they?
Check out 3 business lessons from The Lion King Film
Unexpected Things Can Happen
Many things in the world can happen without your expectation. The plan you have arranged in such a way seems to have the possibility of failing in the middle of the road.
Like Simba, where he suddenly lost his favorite father, Mufasa. Then, he must accept that his throne was taken and exiled from home. Even though at that time he was still growing and could not get anything.
This scene can certainly be a valuable business lesson for you, you must be flexible in making plans in the future.
Don’t just focus on one plan, because there’s nothing wrong with preparing plans A, B and C to guard when one doesn’t work. Working hard is good, but you also have to work smart.
Don’t Regret Failure
The next business lesson was taken from the scene when Simba felt very guilty and sorry. When his father, Mufasa, was killed by his own uncle, Scar. When Mufasa was gone, then Simba realized that he should not do that.
Just like in business, there are times when you experience a failure that causes a loss. Feelings of disappointment and sadness will certainly arise, but you must know that regretting them constantly will not change anything.
Always Watch Your Competitors
As you know, Scar is Mufasa’s sibling and Simba’s uncle. However, what he did was betraying his own brother, even killing him in order to be in power.
What happened in the film The Lion King gave us business lessons that the movement of competitors should be watched carefully.
Although not as extreme as Scar, business competitors have great potential to take your customers and make businesses lose.
Therefore, you must always be vigilant because competitors will always want their business to be more successful than yours.
However, you have to compete in the right way. You may consider your competition an inspiration to improve the quality of being better, not as an enemy.