April 13, 2020,
We’ve been told that all of us, everyone single one of us, on this planet will get it.
So we’re told.
Our Fifteen minutes of fame.
Fifteen minutes? Is that it?
That’s just not good enough.
There are 365 days in a year. Can’t we have at least one of them? Do we have to settle for just 15 minutes?
We think not.
As for you, we hope not.
To some degree, our fame is within our control. You know that right? We all want it don’t we?
The legendary singing group Ruby and the Romantics melodied it so well.
“Our Day Will Come
Ruby & The Romantics
Our day will come And we’ll have everything.
We’ll share the joy
Falling in love can bring.
Our day will come
If we just wait a while.
No tears for us –
Think love and wear a smile.
Our dreams have magic
Because we’ll always stay
In love this…”
We could not have sang it better ourselves. Not even close.
While it lasts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qw9RVjEN9OI
In terms of our day coming, with us, it speaks to being innovative and ahead of the curve. We’ve noticed that when people do that, not only does their day come, their fame and memory lasts for years.
Sometimes on screen.
The Social Network is a 2010 American biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin.
The captivating film stars Jesse Eisenberg as founder Mark Zuckerberg, along with Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker, Armie Hammer as Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, and Max Minghella as Divya Narendra.
The film was released in the United States by Columbia Pictures on October 1, 2010.
What we loved about the film was watching the evolution of Facebook at its earliest stages. It influenced us to believe that great ideas are rare, they are yours to own and you have to stay in the fight to bring it to life.
Then your day will come in diamonds and celluloid.
The Social Network garnered widespread critical acclaim, with critics praising its direction, screenplay, acting, editing, and score. The film appeared on 78 critics’ Top 10 lists for 2010; of those, 22 had the film in their number-one spot, the most of any film in its year. The film was also chosen by the National Board of Review as the best film of 2010.
So many wonderful globe inspiring projects come from the kernel of a great idea.
You have many great ideas. We know that you do. Are you willing to take a risk to develop it?
Now we should remind you. Your idea is innovative which means to the average person, innovative may mean crazy.
A Miracle Mop is not an everyday idea. It did inspire a movie though.
Joy is a 2015 American biographical comedy-drama film, written and directed by David O. Russell and starring Jennifer Lawrence as Joy Mangano, a self-made millionaire who created her own business empire.
Joy received a theatrical release on December 25, 2015, distributed by 20th Century Fox.
Ms. Lawrence received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for her performance. Joy was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, among other accolades.
Very impressive. Here is the storyline.
The good news is that she has good friends.
Mimi and Joy’s best friend, Jackie, encourage Joy to pursue her inventing ambitions. Frustrated when using a conventional mop, Joy designs and builds an innovative self-wringing type. Trudy, a wealthy Italian widow Rudy is dating, agrees to invest in Joy’s product. They contract with a California company to manufacture the mop’s parts at a low price.
Great idea. Exceptional idea. Now it is time for Joy to clean up.
As reported by forbes.com, “In 1990, Joy Mangano, a divorced mother of three and booking clerk at Eastern Airlines, created a self-wringing mop which she demonstrated in parking lots, flea markets and boat shows. She sold very few. Then, with no on-camera TV experience, she talked her way into plugging her invention on QVC and in less than a half hour, sold 18,000 mops.”
Very impressive. Joy has sold millions of mops. And you know what? She’s not done.
This billion-dollar empire builder entrepreneurial ideas are not limited to the Miracle Mop.
According to Forbes, she has more than 100 patents and trademarks to her name and has created hundreds of successful products such as JOY Huggable Hangers, My Little Steamer, the Memory Cloud Pillow, Better Beauty Cases, wine coolers, the Piatto bakery box, Forever Fragrant products, and luggage with her revolutionary Spinball Wheel System.
And to think it all started with an idea about a unique mop.
The stellar reviewers at rogerebert.com share, “Joy” demands that the audience become emotionally invested in a mop. It’s ridiculous. “Joy” doesn’t work entirely, and the structure set up so clearly in the opening sequence is dropped early on for no apparent reason, but I’ll be damned if I didn’t get carried away at the story of a mop sweeping the nation. It’s a lunatic “Mildred Pierce,” without the murder.”
There you go. No matter how crazy the idea may seem, if it is your dream, you should go for it.
Even those once hesitant will eventually want to ride the victory train with you.
So do you have an idea that you feel will make the world scream?
Great. Don’t just think about it. Develop it. Take risks. Stay with it. In the age of the Internet, build a website ad get the word out. You can do. Others have. So can you.
If you do, the heck with fifteen minutes of fame.
You will have your day.
For years to come.
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