The Godfather is a classic movie. For a time it was the the highest grossing film ever made. It got over 1 million reviews, average 10 stars, out of 10!

Whoever wrote it is a great story teller!

Warning: don’t watch it right before bed like I did, you’ll have nightmares full of gun shots 🤣

The Godfather is an inspiration for the business world as well. Here are 8 important lessons I learned from this movie:

Lesson 1

“Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family.”

Lesson here: friendship is crucial in business, focus on building relationships and friendships, and you’ll win clients

Lesson 2

“Great men are not born great, they grow great . . .”

Lesson here: practice, practice, practice. No one is born great; we’ll got equal opportunities. Practice makes perfect.

Lesson 3

“Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgment.”

Lesson here: keep calm, don’t cloud your judgement with negative emotions

Lesson 4

“The lawyer with the briefcase can steal more money than the man with the gun.”

Lesson here: making money is effortless, calm, and strategic. Never forceful.

Lesson 5

“Accidents don’t happen to people who take accidents as a personal insult.”

Lesson here: no accidents, only cause and effect you didn’t realize

Lesson 6

“Time erodes gratitude more quickly than it does beauty!”

Lesson here: ask for testimonials when red hot

Lesson 7

“It’s all personal, every bit of business. Every piece of shit every man has to eat every day of his life is personal. They call it business. OK. But it’s personal as hell.”

Lesson here: build a personal brand. People do business with people. We call it business but it’s always a personal choice who we do business with!

Lesson 8

“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

Lesson here: make your offer IRRISISTABLE. Make your offer so enticing that prospects can not refuse; that does not involve gun shots of course!

Which lesson do you resonate the most? 

How can it help you in your business?