As I’ve said before, a lot of inventors are wrecked with nerves before they sit down and begin the process of bringing a product to market. They’re shy, or worried that they’re going to get ripped off. They have all these fears running through their head. I have a solution.
Take one of your ideas – not your strongest. It can even be a bad idea! The important part is, it’s not an idea you’re in love with. Submit it to a company. You have nothing to lose but a wealth of knowledge to gain. You’ll learn how easy it is to get into a company and have them review your idea. You’ll learn that the door to innovation IS open, and that people are looking for new ideas. Send your sell sheet. If you’ve already sent it once, you won’t be so petrified about how it looks the next time! When the company does call, you can practice your responses to their questions. If you receive a rejection letter, you can practice what questions to ask and how to get the feedback you need.
Practice makes perfect. We all know it. And what you’re doing here is taking a practice run. When you work with an idea you have neither an emotional or financial attachment to, you have the freedom to play the game without fear, without wondering, “But what’s going to happen to my baby!”
Once you’ve gone through the process once, you’ll be able to do so again with much more confidence And again and again and again.
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