Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Learn how to invent, and the rest of the world’s opportunities open up to you

Invention is in my blood. Ever since I was a kid, making things has always been the most natural way for me to engage with the world. That’s one of the reasons I’ve studied thousands of books and articles and documentaries about inventors. The process enraptures me. 

To invent, after all, is to produce by original thought. Is there anything else in the world that matches inventing in terms of providing deep satisfaction and an outlet for your intellectual, existential and spiritual needs? Not a chance. 

Besides, once you learn how to invent, the rest of the world’s opportunities open up to you. As such, one of my goals as an entrepreneur is to constantly mix up my vehicles. To challenge myself to invent things in a variety of different media. That charge keeps me fresh, mobile and never bored. 

Recently, I began launching a suite of single serving software apps to help me do my job better. It started out as an experiment several years ago, but slowly evolved into an exciting new subsidiary brand in my overall enterprise. 

What I loved most about the creative process was, not only was it challenging and invigorating and rewarding, but it was different. Because I’m not a programmer or a developer or a technologist. I don’t know the first thing about writing software. And I liked that. It stretched me. It gave me brain cramps. It forced me to get out of my comfort zone and make something I’ve never made before. 

Isn’t that what inventing is all about? 

The point is, I’m proud of being an inventor. It’s something I’ve embodied my whole life. And as I grow older, I’ll do whatever it takes to assure that creative spirit never dwindles. 

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