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THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS Worksheet

 

Watch ďThe Pursuit of HappynessĒ and answer the following questions.

1. What are some of the challenges Chris Gardner faced when trying to sell his bone density scanners?

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2. Chris faced many challenges during the movie, yet he still reached many of his goals. Describe a minimum of three decisions he made or behaviors or personality traits that he demonstrated that helped him reach his goals. Use specific examples from the movie.

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3. What were three financial decisions that Chris made during the Pursuit of Happyness and describe the consequences that resulted.

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4. During the interview at Dean Witter, Martin Froh asked Chris ďWhat would you say if a guy walked in for an interview without a shirt on and I hired him! What would you say?Ē What was Chrisís response?

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5. If you were in Chrisís position would you have attended the interview covered in paint? Why or why not? What did this show about Chrisís drive?

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6. Chrisís resume highlights that he was first in his senior class. In general, what items should be included on a resume and what should you highlight?

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7. At the end of the film we learn that Chris became a multimillion and successful stockbroker. In your opinion what made Chris the happiest?

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You want something. You go get it. Period.

--Chris Gardner