Today I'd like to discuss the topic of Taking Action and bringing
your inventions to market in 2011! I have been in contact with many
inventors over the last year and it has been a wonderful experience.
However, I've noticed patterns in that many of you start moving toward
your goals of bringing your inventions to market, and then somehow get
stuck along the way.
Maybe you've started calling on retailers and the experience overwhelmed you. Maybe you were working on packaging and nothing seemed to be working out right. Maybe you're still in the creation process and you are not sure if you're on the right track or not. Maybe you're strapped for cash and not sure how to proceed. Or maybe you're just overwhelmed and scared?!
And all of the reasons that I've mentioned above as to why you might have gotten 'stuck' are absolutely legitimate. I truly believe that everyone has their own unique challenges that come their way.
So how do you get 'unstuck?' How do you keep moving forward when one challenge after another keeps coming toward you?
Well, the answer is simple...keep moving!! Don't let life get in the way of following your dreams. You are absolutely closer than you think! Many people stop taking action right before things start really happening. Don't make this mistake...find a way!
Now I know I sound a little bit like Tony Robbins right now, but I'm very serious about this topic!! I've seen too many people with brilliant ideas walk away from their dreams because they simply got overwhelmed.
Therefore, if you are stuck on issues such as packaging, manufacturing, prototyping or licensing...just ask for help! There are plenty of people available today, and on this website, that can help you move forward. But they can't help you if you don't ask!
Also, for those of you who are not moving forward because you are strapped for cash, here's what I say to you: Please don't make this the reason to not follow your dreams.
Maybe you can partner with someone to help bring your invention to market or maybe you can license your invention. Maybe you can come up with a unique way of getting your invention to market inexpensively or maybe you can get a second job to cover the expenses of your new invention concept...who knows. The only way to actualize your dreams is to take action! Anything is possible if you believe in your invention and just take the necessary steps to succeed.
And again, if you need help, start asking for help! Find out how other inventors financed their inventions. There is no way that every single person who brought an invention to market had all of the necessary funds to get started easily and quickly.
So if you have an invention that you think people will love...please don't hesitate. Take the time to pursue your dreams. I promise you it will be well worth the effort. There is nothing more satisfying than taking life on and pushing your way through challenges in order to succeed. Who knows, you could be the next million dollar invention success story!
Karen Waksman (Product for Profit,) is a Manufacturer’s Rep turned Author, Speaker and Consultant. She has written a step-by-step guide called ‘How To Sell Your Product, Invention or Craft to Major Retailers…No Sales Experience or Existing Buyer Relationships Required!’