Recently I watched The Internship (2013) for the first time in a long time. It’s one of my favorite movies. But this time when I watched it, I watched it from a blogger’s perspective. So here are 4 Life Lessons From The Internship:
#4 Don’t invest old or outdated businesses; it’s the new millennium
The watch company that Billy (Vince Vaughn) and Nick (Owen Wilson) worked for closed because many people no longer wear watches. Today, everyone looks at their cell phone to see what time it is instead of wearing a watch. So if you want to start a business, don’t start a one in a dead industry because it probably won’t be successful.
#3 Plan for the future
Billy and Nick’s former salesman boss saw the foreclosure coming and had already saved enough money for retirement. Once his watch store closed, he was able to move into a condo in Miami. At the same time, Billy was unemployed and Nick landed a job at a furniture store before applying for the internship at Google. Stay ready so you won’t have to get ready.
#2 Respect your elders
Billy and Nick are middle aged men – the oldest interns in the program. Everyone from the millennial interns to the middle aged Google employees were rude to them and doubted their skills because they were old interns. The others did not realize that Billy and Nicki had years of sales experience (from selling watches) behind of them. These experiences lead Billy and Nick’s team to victory and guaranteed positions at Google. If you have an older classmate, coworker, and/or fellow intern – respect them. EVERYONE has something to bring to the table.
#1 You’re never too old to chase your dreams
When everyone told Billy and Nick that it was too late to start over and be successful, they took a chance on a dream. They proved not only to the nay-sayers, but more importantly to themselves that despite obstacles, you’re never too old to chase your dreams.