Are you reading this blog because you truly want help in doing so? I want you to seriously answer these questions. I receive an overwhelming number of calls from inventors each day. Most of these inventors are incredibly passionate about their ideas. Passion isn’t the problem. Many of these inventors think they want to bring their ideas to fruition, but I’m not convinced. The eagerness is there, but patience isn’t.
So, do you really want help? Are you willing to listen? Are you committed to research? Because although most inventors say that they are, I’m confused when inventors don’t seem to listen to our advice. I guess they already have an idea of how the process should work. Because often, when we inform them that no, they don’t need to file for a patent just yet, they do! Many inventors are so wrapped in the idea of their invention that they ignore how much work needs to be done. They never really focus on learning the steps of the process and obviously, they never complete them.
To be sure, the process of bringing a product to market isn’t as exciting as imagining, designing, and perfecting the idea itself. If you love to dream, then dream on! But what differentiates the dreamer from the businessperson is the willingness to follow through.
So, how bad do you want see your idea realized? Are you content to just imagine? If you are, then more power to you. But if you’re serious about inventing, take the time to get informed and follow through. Bringing a product to market is difficult, but not impossible.
Stephen Key is a successful award-winning inventor who has licensed
over 20 products in the past 30 years. Along with business partner
Andrew Krauss, Stephen runs inventRight,
a company dedicated to educating inventors about selling their ideas
and the skills needed to succeed. You can listen to the weekly radio
show on inventing. Get In The News, list your invention to have media
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