Aside from the sheer amount of entertainment value and beautiful styles, The Devil Wears Prada has many vital lessons for entrepreneurs.
The Woman Post | Carolina Rodríguez Monclou
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The Devil Wears Prada elevated a company like Prada and the Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Anna Wintour, to new heights of fame and acclaim. What else can we expect from a film starring Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway, and Emily Blunt, to mention a few standout performances? The film was released in 2006 and nowadays remains a favorite fashion choice for many movie nights, striking a perfect balance between drama and comedy with a plethora of quotable lines.
Aside from the sheer amount of entertainment value and beautiful styles, The Devil Wears Prada has many vital lessons for entrepreneurs. Let's take a look.
1. Confidence Is Key
Miranda's attitude and confidence are two of the fascinating aspects to observe. She's talented, powerful, innovative, and she never doubts the decisions she makes. It was her way all the highway since she understands her importance and believes she's irreplaceable.
If you know what you're doing and how to do it, being confident will open doors for you. Also, having the right attitude will make you appear to be the leader, which is a key piece of advice for young entrepreneurs.
2. Do Your Research
When Andy first begins her new job, she is a journalist who doesn't fit in with the fashion girls and has little to no interest or knowledge in fashion. This, however, does not justify her lack of knowledge. Whatever industry you work for, make sure you grasp the facts, procedures, and techniques like the back of your hand. It's pointless to waste anyone's time not knowing anything. Even if you are new to a job, you should always be aware of who the main influential individuals are in your industry. As an entrepreneur, doing your research and adapting is one of the secrets to success.
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3. Love What You Do
Andy begins the film as a recent journalism graduate who, after pursuing all available jobs in New York publishing, has finally try her hand at becoming an administrative assistant to Miranda Priestly, the most influential person in fashion. Although her ambition to work in "serious journalism" is frustrated, fashion is real work.
Andy is destitute when dating a frustrated cook and hanging out with friends who despise their jobs and hang on to the concept of "jobs that pay the rent."
In the end, it's assumed to the audience that Andy finally acquires her ideal job and appears to be happier in it, so whatever you do, make sure you enjoy every minute of it. A passion like that may make even the most challenging situation seem insignificant.
4. Be Groundbreaking
Miranda first refers to Andy as "Emily," demonstrating that everyone is replaceable in both fashion and the workplace. Miranda doesn't address Andry correctly until she begins to distinguish herself. Andy earned Miranda's respect by standing up to her, obtaining an exclusive Harry Potter manuscript, and simply being brave.
Be bold if you want to gain respect. Doing the unexpected and breaking conventional norms will make your business stand out from the others.
While the film emphasizes the idea of fitting in, one of the significant aspects of fashion -and any other business- is the ability to stand out through your own personal style. Showing off your individuality is one of the ways you can be groundbreaking. With these four key lessons from the film, you are ready to level up your business and gain more confidence in yourself to succeed.