What an entrepreneur can learn from watching Breaking Bad


For those of you that don’t know Breaking Bad was a TV show that literally took the world by storm. It told the story of a mild mannered teacher called Walter White. One day he was told he had cancer and only had a few months left to live. He decided the only way he could provide for his family was by making a lot of money very quickly so he starting creating Crystal Meth (he was a chemistry teacher and understood how to do this). The five seasons of the programme showed how he went from a high school teacher to one of the most feared drug lords in America.


There is a good chance that you have seen this Breaking Bad before. If you haven’t you really should, it’s fantastic! However there are lot of entrepreneurial lessons we can learn from watching Breaking Bad. After all, in a very short period of time Walter White went from hating his job to growing a massive business. Yes, it was an illegal business however there are still business lessons to from learn from his journey. So without further ado let’s look at what we can learn from the words most famous drug baron.

1.) It’s never too late to start your own business

Let’s be honest, a lot of people live there whole life with an idea for a business that would be awesome. The trouble is they are scared of ever stepping out of their comfort zone. They are scared of quitting their job and doing something that could ultimately fail. I have met several people who in their 40's says that it is too late for them to start a business because they say they are too old.

This simply isn’t true. The best magician in the world is called Doc Eason. He didn’t even start


learning magic till the age of 50. Walter White is the absolute perfect example of this. He spent the best part of his life doing a job that he hated but he was scared to rock the boat. He had the skills and ability but lacked the courage. When he finally decided to go into business for himself he very quickly became the biggest and best in his field. It’s not about your age it’s about how passionate you are.

This can be applied to business owners as well. Many business owners have an idea for another business, a new product line or a new service. They don’t do anything about it though as they don’t want to mess with something that is already working. If you have an idea that will help grow