What are your strengths? What skills do you need to develop? Consider how you want to answer these questions over the next few weeks as we explore the mindset of an entrepreneur and what it takes to be a team leader at Modere.

Being an entrepreneur isn’t a model; it’s a mindset. There are things you must do to stack up with the best. If you don’t quite have all the abilities to help you get ahead, don’t worry about it because as you work, set goals, and develop a winning attitude, you can reach your goals and become successful. Here are a few suggestions we’ve put together from entrepreneurial leaders.

Disruptive
Disruptive has so many connotations, it’s hard to focus on one. Having an entrepreneurial mindset goes hand-in-hand with innovation and disruption. Your ability to produce a new idea, solve problems, and help others overcome challenges will help you find success no matter what your goals are. If you’re not getting the results you hope for, look for ways to work smarter. Team up with a mentor to improve the way you work. Read great books. These are all ways to develop a disruptive mindset and find greater success.

Use a Team
Look at any exemplary leader, and you will see a team (or several teams). They will tell you one person, alone, can’t build a business. Your business can include members of your family, friends, or trusted associates. Align with those that share the Modere values—vibrant, humble, disruptive, compassionate, and authentic. Social Marketers who break through the Modere Career Paths are great at setting team goals and working to help each team member to reach their goals.

Know Your Goals
This applies to every person in every professional. Whether you’re a parent, a CEO, or in college, you must have goals. Long-term and short-term goals are your lifeblood to help you gauge where you’re at and where you need to go. Social Marketers must make this idea of planning and setting goals second nature. It’s important because it requires you to analyze each business situation, conduct research, and make conclusions to improve your business. Without goals, you can’t measure your success.

Find Positivity in Failure
Successful Social Marketers are allied with their fears. They don’t let fear rule over them, but use it to feed their ambition and passion. At some point in your life, you will face failure. Whether it’s losing a job or not seeing your business take off like you hoped it would. No matter what it is, by welcoming fear you have this new sense of awareness in your life. You develop this commitment to survive at any cost.

It’s a fine line. Fear can halt progress, or it can enable it. Face fear by responding with innovation and embrace the adrenaline rush.

Don’t Wait to Fix the Problem
A good entrepreneur doesn’t wait for things to break; they’re constantly improving and iterating. According to Entrepreneur.com, leaders stay ahead of the game and strive to be a pioneer in many aspects of their professional lives. Their mantra is “It can always be better.” A commitment to continual improvement will not only make your business flourish but you’ll prevent problems before they happen.

Break Your Own Rules
Every once in a while, you shouldn’t be afraid to break your own rules. We aren’t telling you to go out and end up in jail. No. It’s about being adaptable. That’s what being an entrepreneur means. For some, it means your final product or service probably won’t look like your initial creation. As a Social Marketer, it means having to change your approach when talking about the new M3 Body System to people who aren’t sure about another weight-management tool. Whatever it is, sometimes you need to pivot and do something you didn’t plan on doing.

Love What You Do
Have you ever heard the saying, “Love your job and you won’t have to work a day in your life”? That’s true, to a point. What they really mean is if you are fueled by passion for your products and your business, you won’t call it work. This passion also brings about positive change in your field and personal life.

Jay Friedlander, a professor at the College of the Atlantic and at Babson College says, “There’s an excitement and belief in what [an entrepreneur] is doing that gets them through the hard times.”