Here is the final part of my “Funnel of Greatness” list!
If you don’t know and would like to learn about what the Funnel of Greatness is, watch my TEDx Talk here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?
Both Mother Teresa and Gandhi take ‘inspiring’ to a whole new level. If you were to only ever watch two movies, I would say to watch these two:
In the name of God’s Poor (Mother Teresa) – Mother Teresa’s trust in God, trust that she would be guided, was exceptional. And her pure determination to go on, even when she was doubting her faith, even more remarkable. Read Wikipedia for her biography.
Gandhi – Gandhi dedicated his life to peaceful protest; his inner strength, will, and certainty was mind-blowing. This movie moved and inspired me so much – just watch it!
Invictus – Nelson Mandela inspires me greatly, and this film was incredible.
Erin Brockovich – A true story, Erin’s determination to get justice people who had been wronged. Her tenacious attitude is inspiring – and often hilarious!
The Intouchables – A feel-good movie about empathy and antipathy! It has many funny moments, and powerful truths. It is a true story of unlikely friends who connect on a deep level, and enhance each others lives.
Pay It Forward – A powerful film, with an incredible message. Though the last scene was over-the-top hollywood drama, it’s still well-worth watching.
The Peaceful Warrior – This is the journey of letting go of our ego, and becoming a peaceful warrior. I watched this film and listened to the audiobook, and I loved both.
Les Miserables – This is a magnificent version of a classic story. Amazing acting, amazing singing, it elicits such raw deep emotion, just beautiful.
Pride and Prejudice (BBC version) – I love the story of Pride and Prejudice. I have seen this version (5 ½ hours) 7 times… need I say more?
The Notebook – This is the beautiful story of love that persists, and of the challenges that can arise in a relationship, the pain that may be endured, and how to move through it to even deeper love.
The Freedom Writers – An inspiring true story! A class of kids in a rough neighbourhood, who have a teacher with amazing insights. His influence begins transforming their lives…
Avatar – This metaphor of how we humans are destroying the beautiful and natural earth for the raw materials beneath, to make money. I trust that this film will bring conscious awareness of the magical place we call The Earth, and inspire people to respect it.
Pursuit of Happiness – I loved this film for its authenticity, the triumph over challenging circumstances, and the wisdom that the main character shares with his son.
The Kings Speech – A true story of an amazing relationship between two unlikely men, the acting is absolutely superb, the storyline uplifting, their relationship moving.
The Blind Side – This is an excellent movie of a true story – how two unlikely individuals changed each others lives.
We Bought A Zoo – This movie was a delight to watch, and I loved the 20 seconds of courage!
Wreck-it Ralph – I love ‘childrens’ movies, I think adults enjoy them just as much, if not more! The metaphors in this film are beautiful, and worth living.
Rise of the Guardians – This is a magical film, with beautiful metaphors. What is your core?
Won’t Back Down – This movie taught me perseverance. No matter what obstacles arise, no matter what the odds, persevere. I highly recommend it.
Shadowlands – I saw the movie shadowlands because in Andre Agassi’s book ‘Open’ , he mentions a couple of times that it’s his favourite movie. After watching Shadowlands I read CS Lewis’s book “A Grief Observed”. I recommend watching the film and reading the book!
Jill Bolte Taylor’s stroke of insight: How it feels to have a stroke
Susan Cain: The power of introverts
Brené Brown: Listening to shame
Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat Pray Love): Your elusive creative genius
Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter…
Simon Sinek: First why and then trust
Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action
Meg Jay: Why 30 is not the new 20
Logan LaPlante: Hackschooling makes me happy
Greg Louganis: Finding my voice in the silence of meditation
Thandie Newton: Embracing otherness, embracing myself
Janine Shepherd: You are not your body
Derek Sivers: Weird, or just different?
Michael Norton: How to buy happiness
Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
Birke Baehr: What’s wrong with our food system
John Hardy: The extraordinary Green School in Bali
Sugata Mitra: Build a school in the cloud
Jamie Oliver’s TED Prize wish: Teach every child about food
Jacob Barnett: Forget what you know
Bono: The good news on poverty (Yes, there’s good news)
Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do
Bill Strickland (Author of Make the Impossible Possible): Rebuilding America, one slide show at a time
Rick Warren: A life of purpose
Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation
Cameron Russell: Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model
Amanda Palmer: The art of asking
A Pep Talk from Kid President to You
A man with a mission, learning from the Greats.
Tony Robbins – The difference Between a Winner and a Loser
My Last Days: Meet Zach Sobiech
John Cleese on Creativity
Steve Jobs’ 2005 Stanford Commencement Address
Three Most Important Questions to Ask Yourself
Mother’s Inspirational Video of Blind Baby Boy
Will Smith shares his secrets of success
Neil Gaiman 2012 Commencement Speech “Make Good Art”