The X-Men Approach to Being a Better Entrepreneur

Unleash Your Inner Superhero

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Business takes a team!

If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. Every X-Men member could break away and fight against the forces of evil on their own. Most of them could do a solid job for a while, but they know that they are more powerful and productive as an organized team.

Develop Jean Grey’s Mindset and Empathy

You can move the world in a positive direction with your business ideas just like Jean Grey can move objects with her mind. Let that truth marinate in your mind for a bit. Develop something good to offer and then create a plan for you and your team to execute.

Have Wolverine’s Grit, Determination, and Agility

Successful entrepreneurs get up after getting knocked down. They have thick skin and bounce back after a temporary setback. You may not have Wolvie’s mutant healing and regenerative powers, but you can certainly give yourself time to learn from past mistakes so that you can make better decisions in the future.

Study Cyclop’s Leadership Style

Become a better entrepreneur by putting your team members in the right place for them to be successful; and once they are in the right place, delegate the appropriate tasks to them. Cyclops (who many consider to be the greatest leader of the X-Men) excels at putting his fellow X-Men in the right position for the team’s success.

Rediscover Jubilee’s Eager Curiosity

Another key to becoming a better entrepreneur is having childlike curiosity and eagerness to get your hands dirty. Curiosity leads to world-changing ideas and groundbreaking discoveries.

Cultivate Beast’s Love for Learning, Research, and Data

Beast is always in his lab, learning something new that can help his team and the world. As an entrepreneur (or a human being for that matter), if you’re not learning you’re dying…so always be learning!

Professor Charles Xavier’s Heart and Eye for Talent

Great entrepreneurs care about what’s good for the world and use their powers for good. It’s not only about making money or being popular. They use their resources and platform to improve people’s lives. This reminds me of the X-Men’s founder and leader, Professor Charles Xavier.

In Conclusion

There’s a good chance that you’re not a mutant superhero (or are you?). But there’s a really good chance that you’re a capable human being with talents, resources, and ideas. Use those talents, resources, and ideas to be the best entrepreneur that you can be. I hope that my X-Men analogy has inspired you to take on the world and accomplish your goals as an entrepreneur.

My thoughts on faith, family, finances: chriscraft.substack.com — Believer, Hubby, Father, Founder: NeoLuxe Marketing (neoluxemarketing.com) & InspireFirst.com

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