GreatnessU Movie and Book List

GreatnessU Movie and Book List

As you know, when Gina teaches, she refers to a lot of movies, TV shows and books. She uses these in her teaching because they are metaphors. Metaphors are powerful because they are memorable ways to communicate.  By popular request, here is a list of recommendations that Gina has made in recent courses.

Limitless

Metaphor: The human mind is capable of much more than we think it is.

In Limitless, the main character takes a pill that he believes gives him access to a higher level of mental processing. He acquires perfect recall, and is able to analyze minute details and information at incredible speed.

Was there actually something in the pill? Or was it placebo? If he was able to access limitless power because he thought that he was taking a pill that unlocked his power, but in fact, it was actually placebo, isn’t that even better?

Isn’t that an interesting illustration of the power of the mind? If all it takes is for you to believe that you have limitless power or limitless capability, or limitless potential, and that’s the key to actually actualizing that reality, wouldn’t that be something worth learning about?

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Monsters, Inc.

Metaphor: The power of positive emotions is greater than the power of negative emotions.

The story says that the monsters scare the kids and they harvest the fear from their from their screams. But the movie shows us that laughter is more powerful than fear.  And HeartMath™ studies have shown that the emotion of gratitude has a much stronger spectral density (that’s like a power measurement) than anger, fear and those types of negative emotions. So, it’s not just a nice kid’s movie. It’s rooted in some truth. Laughter really is the best medicine. Being grateful in the face of whatever is happening to you really is more powerful.  And at the end of the day, it is a choice. What makes you laugh?

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