Things You Can Learn From Superhero Black Panther About Your Career

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#WakandaForever! It's one of the biggest movies of the year. The main character, T'Challa aka Black Panther can teach you a few things about your career.

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(Don't worry, there are no movie spoilers here. Only the best career advice)

The movie everyone's been waiting for has finally opened across cinemas and it's time to suit up in your best african outfit to see the gloriousness that is the kingdom of Wakanda. Black Panther has been one of the most anticipated films of the year and it might not seem like it, but you can learn some fantastic lessons about building your career from this superhero.

Knowledge is always power

As a superhero, Black Panther obviously has some unique abilities such as super strength, agility and speed. However, he's also a scientist with a PHd. With all the wealth he has, his family's dynasty and abilities, you wouldn't think he would need to actually learn to the level that he has. This is a great reminder for us all. Nothing can quite replace the importance of learning which is something that doesn't stop even long after we're done with school. In battle, strength can only be enhanced by intelligence. The greatest thing about learning today - you can do it for absolutely free.

Preparation is key

Long before T'Challa becomes the Black Panther we see him as in the movie, he was just a young man in training. Before he could be ready to become king, he had to prove himself by defeating several champions of various Wakandan tribes. Now, you don't actually have to fight anyone at work but there's a great nugget here about preparation and tough times. When you're on the job search or even when you're looking to make a career change, you must always be ready. You need to be on top of what's happening in your industry to anticipate your next move just like you need to prepare with great intensity for an upcoming job interview. While you're going through the thick of it, it will probably seem tough but just like our superhero, you'll have prepared enough to fight anything that comes your way.

Push yourself

Black Panther is no stranger to hardwork as his training while he was king-in-waiting was no walk in the park. He always seems to go the extra mile when calculating his next move. Filling out one job application isn't enough. If you're going to achieve your ultimate goal then you need to do a whole lot more i.e. go the extra mile. You can apply for a job, get feedback on your application and while you're waiting, take a course in a soft skill that you've always wanted to learn. Whenever you can do more, always do it. It's the principle Black Panther lives by as does his elite squad of female fighters - the Dora Milaje.

Remember - knowledge, preparation and perserverance are the kind of qualites that can make you a super hero in the workplace.

Wakanda Forever!


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    Nicholaus | September 28, 2020 12:03

    Preparation is a key. Wowww, so fantastic!

    Hope | September 11, 2020 07:49


    NYAKIMORI | September 05, 2020 07:40

    "Do what you love and you will love what you do" Woooow.

    Mark | September 03, 2020 10:10

    Quite inspiring virtues that the Hero had,

    Shally | September 03, 2020 05:52


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    DUKE | September 03, 2020 03:56

    I want to be like Wakanda, may God help me.

    titus | September 03, 2020 02:46

    A good dose to keep one going, I like it.

    Aledra | February 18, 2019 12:42

    With God Things Are Good, We Care And Love U All Guyz.

    musyoki | February 18, 2019 07:20


    DANIEL | February 17, 2019 19:38

    Inspirational, a lot of take home insights and educative....Keep up the good work!

    VELMA | February 17, 2019 14:00


    Felix | February 17, 2019 12:44


    Franco | February 16, 2019 16:05

    It's 100%true

    Kamusiime | February 16, 2019 15:54

    Lessons learnt!

    MOS. | February 16, 2019 12:03


    Moses | February 16, 2019 11:19

    It All Depends On Once Determination

    Nancy | February 16, 2019 05:47


    JOHN | February 15, 2019 15:55

    Great work evidenced.kudos

    Douglas | February 15, 2019 12:25

    Very informative and reliable.

    JOSEPH | February 15, 2019 07:46

    It's okay

    ABEL | February 14, 2019 12:42

    This is absolutely true and a very inspiring pieace

    WINSTAR | February 14, 2019 10:53

    Very great a gain helpful

    WINSTAR | February 14, 2019 10:51

    Very courageous

    Reagan | February 14, 2019 10:33


    Kirabo | February 14, 2019 10:16

    Wakanda Forever indeed, it's an inspiration

    Gracioum | February 14, 2019 06:28


    FAITH | February 13, 2019 20:43

    ......In battle, strength can only be enhanced by intelligence. I particularly cherished this line. Awesome article

    fahd | February 13, 2019 16:46

    Real lyf is just a HOBBY!!!##fahd

    Akello | February 13, 2019 14:28


    Kibrop | February 13, 2019 13:52

    Total Truth

    Kibrop | February 13, 2019 13:52

    Total truth.

    Florence | February 13, 2019 12:33

    Facts. Great advice that is handy in pursuit of both personal and professional success. Thanks for the reminder! ;-)

    Boniface | February 13, 2019 08:05

    Advice can never be bought

    PATRICK | February 13, 2019 08:02


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    Thomas | February 12, 2019 18:34

    It is a good tale

    Dalil | March 16, 2018 11:54

    Wakanda like to be

    Hellen | March 14, 2018 16:57

    I totally concur

    Edith | March 06, 2018 11:27

    Nice article!

    Rwalanda | February 24, 2018 15:04

    Even commitment to everything you do

    Jack | February 24, 2018 04:31


    Joseck | February 21, 2018 05:11


    Simon | February 18, 2018 16:19

    awesome piece

    ISAIAH | February 17, 2018 09:30

    indeed truth

    Rachael | February 16, 2018 14:11

    100% truth!

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