Ever wonder how an entrepreneurial mind works?
People who aren't entrepreneurs think that the hard part is getting an idea. It's not. I have more ideas than I could ever use.
Here's just one example:
Awhile ago I tried to solve a problem with some monogrammed note cards I created. I was getting some little tears in the paper and couldn't figure out how to fix them.
I read all sorts of advice online. One tip was to put a facial tissue (Kleenex) on either side of the paper to cushion it. That didn't end up fixing my problem and I was left with a stack of embossed tissues.
An ordinary person might look at this pile of experiments and think, What a failure!
Instead, I realized that I now know how to make the prettiest facial tissue ever. Who wouldn't want monogrammed disposable facial tissues? You have tissues with lotion, extra absorbent tissues, triple-ply tissues, and now ... classy ones with your initial.
I originally wrote this as a joke, but the entrepreneurial part of my brain perked up and for hours afterwards, I was thinking: Wouldn't these be a funny gag gift? Or what about executives? Could I sell these to CEOs? Yacht owners? You know your nose is extra special! When ordinary tissues won't do ...
Author Lewis Carroll must have been thinking about entrepreneurs when he wrote, "Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."