From Idea → to Implementation → to Income!
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Years ago I had an idea for my laptop computer. My idea is now worth thousands of dollars, only those dollars are in someone else's bank account. Oh, no one stole my idea. I simply failed to take action on my idea.
Here's what happened.
I like simplicity, yet enjoy going against the norm. When I first got a laptop computer and traveled a lot with it, I grew weary of using the standard laptop shoulder bag. With its standard red stripe across the front, most professionals knew immediately that that bag contained a laptop computer. Such awareness made the bag a target for theft. Besides, I did not need the capacity of that bag when I traveled locally.
One day I happened to dig through old clothing to weed-out items I would never wear again. In doing so I came across a well-worn pair of fleece sweatpants. My laptop happened to be on the same bed on which I sorted clothes. I had one of those "eureka!" moments when I looked at the legs of the sweatpants and realized that one leg was the width of the laptop computer. Since I was about to throw the sweatpants into the trash bin due to the holes throughout the pants, I cut a part of one leg and set it on top of the laptop. With a little straight-stitch sewing (the only sewing I know how to do on a machine), I could slide the laptop easily into the cut pants leg and have a soft, padded slipcover for my laptop. I tried my idea a couple of days later and, voila! I had a way to protect my laptop while carrying it in my backpack or my soft-sided Lands End™ briefcase with my business files.
"Brilliant idea!", I thought. "I wonder if other people are similarly sick of their full-blown laptop cases and want something simple like this", I mused. And I sat on that idea for months. Occasionally I looked online for other simple laptop cases. I did not (then) find much available. There were carrying cases in a range of materials and prices, but no simple slip-on cases. "I have no clue as to how to mass-produce such a product", is the excuse I then made for myself. And the idea stayed in my head (except for the one slipcover I already made for myself).
One day in the shower (of course!) I thought about the slipcover. My underwear was on a table in the bathroom (too much information!) and a pair of socks were on top of the pile. My brain registered the socks and in one of those associative moments I thought, "Sock. Socks slip on our feet. The fleece cover slips onto the laptop. Why, it's a laptop sock!" And then I devised the product name of Laptop SOC where SOC = Slip-On Cover. Bound to make millions!
Then I scared myself into inaction. I said nothing to anyone and let the idea churn around long enough to create doubt in my mind that it could catch on. I thought of the trials of getting a product to market. The daily demands of life got in the way and I found myself, months later, still thinking about the idea and how it could make money...if only I did something about it.
Years later, that idea is still one fleece slipcover still in use on my now-ancient laptop.
I receive a leather goods catalog in the mail every so often. One day as I perused the catalog and drooled over the products I cannot afford to buy, a sight greeted me that caused me to exclaim what eventually became the title of my book. While not fleece material, it is still a simple three-sided-sewn slip-on case for a laptop. And it sells for, well, I won't say here, but it is far more than my Laptop SOC would have cost. Oh wait! That's right. WHAT Laptop SOC? That's still in my head!
So now you get my drift. While I have a story to tell and one Laptop SOC still on my laptop, I've learned lessons from this - and other times - when I've had ideas that I've seen other people implement. I determined to do something about it to change my own destiny...as well as yours.
Take action! I did.
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