Every Inventor is different, no two think the same way or do the same things, they’re like islands and are often a law unto themselves. But what truly drives a successful inventor to reach their ultimate goal, there’s got to be something right?
Well for me, it was to go down my own road in order to find a way to fulfil my potential other’s felt I didn’t possess, you know, the naysayers and the bullies, those who at times during my school days tried to influence my mind to be submissive and negative. Those experiences were tough, but without them I really don’t think I would have had the motivation to develop multiple products and invent a different life for myself – one that those bullies would have hated.
There have been many motivators that have led me to the life and business success I enjoy now, but in a period where my focus has been on Anti -Bullying week (UK) it led me to go back in time and visit the life I used to inhabit as a child, where it wasn’t all rosy in the garden. Here’s a few questions I have answered for local and national press sources… Continue reading “What Drives An Inventor To Come Up With A Life Changing Product?”
When I was a twelve-year old school boy, there was a single moment that led me to achieve super hero status, even though it was just for one day
It was my turn to read aloud in class one day – a few paragraphs of a book our teacher had chosen for us to study. All I remember was the fear of whether I would confidently speak the words clearly, or make a complete hash of them – as well as an awareness of some restless shuffles from disenchanted class mates and accompanying yawning sounds. Then something out of the ordinary happened…
I found myself ignoring the words in front of me and instead I began ad-libbing the events to suit myself. I changed the characters, introduced more exciting ones – and I even described their colourful clothes before sending them off on a different, more fun adventure. As I continued I noticed the sound of almost every child in the room shuffling through the pages, desperately trying to find a place that didn’t exist. The yawning stopped. I had their attention. As nervous and frightened as I was about venturing into uncharted territory; my teacher put me at ease as I glanced at her. She was smiling, and let me carry on for a few more minutes. I’d successfully changed a story written by someone else.
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I consider myself highly fortunate to be a successful inventor of 20 years’ standing, and in a position to use my entrepreneurial experience to write this article
In an article for Black Enterprise, Bevolyn Williams-Harold, Editorial Researcher, mentions that only one in 5,000 inventions make money, and despite living most of my life as a rather shy person who felt safer out of the lime light than in it, I had no choice but to come out of the shadows in order to bring my own products to the global market – no one volunteered to do it for me, despite my hopes that it might of happened that way. There lay my first lesson, and it’s one that every successful entrepreneur will learn early on, I had to claim personal responsibility for how my journey in business would evolve, or suffer the consequences of failure.
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“If you’re at the stage of looking at ideas to patent, consider inventing a better “rudder” before taking on the “ship,” it might save you a lot time, money and heartache.”
There is this false belief that as soon as an inventor comes up with their killer idea they must get it patented before it’s ripped off by a mega corporate company. And, although I can’t say that having ideas copied won’t ever happen if patent protection isn’t secured early in the process, I would simply urge anyone setting out with a goal to making a career out of inventing to (1) weigh up what might be realistic to patent and (2) when to actually apply for the patent, here’s a story that I hope will make you think about it from another perspective…
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The 4 types of inventor you must avoid as your role model if you want to monetise your idea might be slightly different from what you imagine. In this post I will share my findings so that you can be prepared should you come across any of them…
So you’re seriously thinking about or indeed starting to use your creative skills to invent the next best solution that you hope will shake up and transform an industry and change your own life in the process, – so, who do you look at to find your inspiration and role model?
I have successfully monetised around 500 of my own products in the last 20 years, and during that time I’ve observed the characters, traits and mindsets of many inventors, and found four types you must avoid as your role model if you want to monetise your idea, here they are:
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