IV The Inventor; Ideas

Extract: The Entrepreneur; White Ball Thinking

Chapter 12 IV The Inventor; Ideas

The role of ‘The Inventor’ creator or entrepreneur is the master of ideas. The inventor and their idea is the essential ingredient that makes each white ball unique. The inventor who celebrates their individuality and remains authentic to their values are those who have greatest ease in discovering their idea thus fulfilling their creative & material purpose in life. Additionally every inventor shares 10 key principles that they work and live by which determines their success or failure.

The foundation of every great idea begins with these 10 principles. The first principle is that which we have mentioned already it is essential that the inventor has the capacity to believe that anything is possible. Many of histories geniuses, inventors and revolutionaries were first described as simply mad, heretics, dreamers or fantasists. Throughout history the inventor has never been a character that has conformed to the days limiting beliefs or thinking. To be a true inventor it is essential that you unequivocally believe in possibilities.

I. Believe anything is possible

Without the capacity to believe the mind and brain will fail to generate solutions or ideas. The conscious mind of the inventor believes anything is possible and therefore when the mind is given a question as a statement with the expectation of a positive out come it will not rest until it produces a logical solution or answer.  

The mind of the inventor is like a maze of coloured tangled wool with random brain waves shooting along each strand of wool in various random directions at hyper speed. Thoughts travel at the speed of light until they either come to an abrupt end when the thread of an idea instantly dies or finds a more viable route in another direction. The brain of the inventor is designed never to cease moving until it comes to a comprehendible solution. With the inventor there can be very a fine line between both genius and insanity. The mind of the inventor and their ideas are not unlike the white ball it loves the freedom to move, spin roll, bounce, and fly in any direction. The greater the power and force leveraged on an idea like the white ball the greater the momentum it will generate to break boundaries. For when the mind of the inventor receives a positively stated question their brain will not rest consciously or while the body sleeps until the brain provides the solution. The unconscious mind has no comprehension of limitations.

II. Focus only on your passion, strength and specialized knowledge

Every great inventor who has contributed anything of noteworthy value to life has had the foresight to follow their passion and focus their time and energy on their greatest god given talents and strengths. Only through the concentrated effort and focus on where you have greatest skill will you contribute something of significance. Anything of value doesn’t start with mediocrity or weakness but inherent and natural aptitude and skill.

III. Work & think alone.

Solitude is the key that affords one greater concentration and focus to our own thinking. Alone one has the freedom of ones own decisions without interference of others opinions, thoughts and limitations. And therefore we develop the adaptive skills, resources and practical tools too explore our own train of thought and instincts. The need to predominantly work and think alone reflects the single mindedness and leadership inherent qualities in the inventor.

Any alternative means taking the risk that your ideas and thinking may be influenced and restricted by others limitations, values and dreams. And in reality what originally was your ideas and innovation simply becomes a diluted down version of your great idea and vision or at worst someone else’s.

IV. Protect ‘your’ Inventors studio from reality and intruders.

Coupled with working and thinking alone is the need to protect your Inventors studio from reality and intruders. The Inventors studio or space is a sacred environment to every creative mind it is their place of solace and protection. It is like a mother’s home or a banker’s vault it is where one cares for ones most valued and treasured possessions. 

It is the sacred place where one can shut the world outdoors and allow ones imagination to wonder into far off places of new ideas and possibilities. It is a place that must be apart from reality it’s limiting beliefs and influences. Otherwise the creator cannot create and the inventor cannot invent and make progress. 

V. Focus on one idea at a time.

To ever achieve anything of value we must concentrate our resources and focus on one single task at a time. By dividing your interests you simply slow your momentum and destroy your potential. It is important that you apply your efforts single mindedly to one idea at a time.  

VI. Protect you idea from the world until it is complete. 

The world is full of well meaning individuals and with ever individual comes a different set of ideas, opinions and beliefs. To fully protect the integrity of ones idea one should protect your ideas like the innocence of a child from the limiting beliefs and very real but often negative influences of life for as long as is possible. The longer our ideas are allowed to incubate and keep shelter from the glare and criticism of the world the more time we have to fully exercise our values, instincts and beliefs in creating the product of our mind and inspiration. 

VII. Master Persistence

The single most important habit for every inventor is the habit of ‘persistence’. Persistence is a quality that demonstrates hard work, commitment, self belief, vision and an unwillingness to accept failure. The ability to continue repeatedly and indefinitely to achieve ones goals demonstrates a stubbornness and single mindedness that is shared by great inventors, creators and entrepreneurs.

The finite detail and perfection of any great idea never arrives as an idea in its final form but normally in its raw and unperfected state. It is the tools and imagination of the inventor with persistence that refines, redefines and redesigns that idea again and again. With persistence the great inventor will perfect an idea internally in their mind as internal drawings, images, theories and designs. Until it is eventually ready to venture into reality onto paper and into writings, drawings or theories before taking its 3 dimensional form as models and then products. The value of any great innovation can often be determined by the level of time, energy and persistence any inventor affords their idea or innovation.   

VIII. Seek out new experiences and sources of creative inspiration.

We all need new experiences and influence’s to stimulate our creative faculties and thinking. Repeating the same routines, behaviour, thinking in the same surroundings will simply limit our potential perspective. It is essential that we retain the characteristic of the inventor of being inquisitive and adventurous finding new stimulus for our creative innovations and designs.   

IX. Avoid the company of critics

The world is full of critics and experts. The negative and unconstructive critic is often an individual with resentments for their own unachieved ambitions. They would prefer to spend their lives decrying everyone else’s dreams and aspirations than commit to pursuing any noteworthy idea of their own. Avoid the company of critics as their lack of aspiration and individual success will only frustrate and dowse the passion of the inventor or the entrepreneur. Our society is full of critics and can come in every guise from best friend, partner teacher to expert. 

X. Acceptance

Be prepared when the moment comes to trust your intuition and instincts to accept when you have your ‘idea’. Once one has that idea one must have the wisdom, conviction, intention and deep desire to begin the journey of making a plan and vision for putting that idea it into action.

To achieve our ‘purpose’ we must now bring what we have learnt from these 10 lessons and ask the inventor this question;  

Staying true to your authentic self and with your specialized skills and knowledge 

How can you provide a solution to humanities greatest hopes or fears?

Summary

I. Believe anything is possible

II. Focus only on your passion, strength and specialized knowledge

III. Work & think alone.

IV. Protect your inventor’s studio from reality and intruders.

V. Focus on one idea at a time.

VI. Protect you idea from the world until it is complete. 

VII. Master Persistence

VIII. Seek out new experiences and sources of creative inspiration.

IX. Avoid the company of critics 

X. Acceptance

XI. Staying true to your authentic self and with your specialized skills and knowledge. How can you provide a solution to humanities greatest hopes or fears?

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