Jack Skellington stars in this classic Tim Burton film as Halloween Town’s adored pumpkin king. A world of undead and misadventures ensues as Skellington attempts to change Halloween for the better, but, despite his good intentions, ends up changing the things about Halloween that made it special to the town. On a routine visit to the real world, Jack is sidetracked from scaring people by the beautifully lit up Christmas town and is struck with giddiness. He kidnaps Santa Claus to play the part himself and bring Christmas under his control to share the joy with Halloween town.
Though it may just seem like the antics of a fantasy land it is truly about the chaos that ensues when even well-intentioned individuals try to interpret another culture or company through a forced perspective. In a competitive market you can’t simply rip off gimmicks and tactics from other companies to try and make yours stand out. You must create your own style and find what makes your company truly unique. Just as Halloween and Christmas are different, they are still loved and celebrated by all even though being complete opposites. What makes you different is also what makes you incredibly special and shouldn’t always be a bad thing.
Roads to Success
There is not only one road to success, everyone has their own. Therefore, it’s pointless to follow some unfounded notion of what you think a successful person to be. Rewrite the rules and find your own journey and all you need to do is follow your instinct and have a unique selling point. As Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Jack was dealt a grim hand, but with a healthy dose of creativity, a supportive crew of crows and a mix of faith and hard work, he rose above his circumstances and restored the glory of Halloween. May we always take hold of the pen and attempt to write our own future the best way we know how.