Shake and stir, recreate and re-launch

Have you seen the movie Skyfall yet?

If you haven’t but intend to, a quick warning – you may think some stuff I say here amounts to spoilers.

(Still there? OK, I’ll move ahead…)

On this 50th anniversary of the James Bond movie franchise, Skyfall re-sets the whole kit-and-kaboodle.

The series’ re-launch began six years ago when they introduced Daniel Craig as 007 in Casino Royale. Quantum of Solace expanded the new mythos a couple years later.

In those films, Bond was new to his double-O “license to kill” status. He was still proving himself to his masters, and rough around the edges.

Now, by the end of Skyfall, we’ve learned more about Bond’s personal background than ever before. Q Branch has been reintroduced. Moneypenny is back for the first time in a decade. And there’s a brand spankin’ new M.

In other words, after three massively enjoyable movies, the whole 007 franchise has returned to its roots — all freshened up and ready to rock.

Let the hi-jinks begin!

There’s a lesson for us here.

Occasionally, it makes a whole lotta sense to rethink, reinterpret, retrench, re-imagine, recreate, and re-launch our lives. We have to redefine who we are and what we’re doing.

In times of upset, making it simple – getting back to the roots of what you’re all about – can determine not just your survival but your success.

And you can probably do it with a lot fewer explosions and less gunfire than in a Bond movie.

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