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What's really holding you back?

Postby JoeWaisman » Wed Feb 09, 2011 12:14 am

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I strikes me that we need a thread where we can share what's holding us back. We might discover something about ourselves...

I believe I discovered my primary obstacle...lack of closure with my ex. Now that I have it, I have a clarity of mind that is sharper and more focused than it has been since I met her.

Now, my primary obstacles are time, and a lack of suppliers.
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Re: What's really holding you back?

Postby Roger Brown » Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:37 am

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Joe, great thread topic. Glad to see you have overcome your hurdle.

I have to say that most Inventors are their own worst enemy. They either jump in without doing any research and throw caution to the wind. They end up in debt and nothing to show for it.

You have the paranoid Inventor that is so scared someone will steal their idea they hide it from the world, but at the same time complain about not having any progress.

Then you have the unrealistic Inventor who has done no research to back up their belief and is certain they have the next million dollar idea. Their invention is their baby and you should feel priviledged they are giving you the opportunity to see it and bring it to market.

These attitudes kill the Inventors chances.
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Re: What's really holding you back?

Postby jackbnimble56 » Wed Feb 09, 2011 6:23 am

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Hmmm... Roger's way too polite to say it but when talks about inventors jumping in and throwing caution to the wind he's probably referring to ME! I did do some research but I have to admit, I'm a jump-in-with-both-feet kinda guy... :wink:

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Re: What's really holding you back?

Postby ATtheLake » Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:29 pm

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My response might take a few jabs from some.. But iam honestly trying to save another $ 2-3k for travel expenses that I will incur trying to pitch my product to different companies... Although my provisional patent has not been written yet.. Iam planning next week hopefully.. I have a few more details to consider, but after that I imagine time and money spent traveling, gas, hotels, eating etc..

Re: What's really holding you back?

Postby JoeWaisman » Thu Feb 10, 2011 7:51 pm

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To follow up: My ex called and we had a long, awkward, but good conversation. It turns out the girl I ran into wasn't her, in spite of evidence to the contrary. [Fake ex] had the same appearance, (first and maiden) name, birth day and birth year, both fathers had the same major as me, both fathers do handyman work now...her daughter had the same name and appearance, and was roughly the same age, and much, much more.

By the end of the conversation I think my ex was almost convinced she was in the restaurant, LOL. The circumstances that caused me to reach out to her are beyond bizarre. In spite of that it feels good to have resolved everything.
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