If people wanted to succeed in Hollywood or the movie industry you would want to be an actor or an actress. Even if you can’t sing and dance or have the look that Hollywood is looking for, you can still succeed in it, you just need to better explore your options. Not all success stories are all being the leading man, the leading lady, the supporting actor, the producer or the director. You can be an executive and work behind the scenes and make successful movies.
This is what Ryan Kavanaugh did on his time as an executive of a popular company called Relativity Media that helped finance over 200 motion pictures, 60 Oscars and 17 billion profit worldwide. There are many lessons that you can get out of his success and that is something that you should be able to learn from. It is even safe to say that he’s bio can pass as a good book already if he wishes.
His business-minded: Do you know why the Chinese that migrate to another country are very successful? It’s because they have 2 things, hard work and being business-minded. Even at a young age, their kids are already honed to become a businessman or a businesswoman before they are even enrolled in business school. So even if they lose all their money, they still know how to make more because their knowledge and skills are all there and Ryan is not an exception to this.
His success: He’s not just a businessman but a successful one as well, being well known to his colleagues and other people in the movie industry. Although he made less successful films in his career as well, he also had some very successful ones as well (mostly successful) like the ones mentioned above.
The respect: If you’re one of the people that made it, you will get the respect of the [people around you and that is something that you won’t get in the movie industry every time. Life isn’t just all about success and making money, its also about getting respect in doing what you love doing.
Doing Good: Even if he was busy doing great films, he is also the chairman of the board for The Art of Elysium, an organization that encourages artists to donate their talent in time to the kids that are terminally ill. Showing that he isn’t just a successful businessman but also has a heart of gold.
Many people have been successful but only short-lived, many made money but are not fulfilled, many are rich but don’t get any respect from their peers and many are not business-minded thus they get constant failures on their ventures. If you want to be successful but don’t want to be in front of a camera, maybe being an executive is something that you should aspire to be like Ryan.