The Blessing, The Spreadsheet and those First Few Contacts

Have you told anyone yet?  Have you divulged your secrets?  Have you taken the plunge and told anyone that you are working on your witty inventions, brilliant ideas, secret sauce?

whisperI did!  I told my brother.  He was so blessed and encouraged.  That is yet another unforeseen component of this inventions project.  I never thought about blessing other people and encouraging them just by bringing them up to date!  You should try it!  Tell someone what you are doing and lean back and enjoy the response!

That is….IF they are an inventor at heart.  My Mother just kind of looked at me funny.

I was catching up with my brother via email, and decided to give him both my Facebook and my Blog address.  He was really excited, and it got him stirred up too!  Come to find out, he’s got some inventions already in his head, some that he has written down, but some not.  He backed up our plan to write it all down (and mail it to ourselves) with Habakkuk 2:2 in the King James Bible  ‘And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.’

“To be quite frank,” he continued, “it [the blog] was very enlightening. I liked it! Yes, I mentioned earlier that I didn’t have any inventions I was working on presently. But as I continued to read, I realized I was working on a number of inventions already…actually have been over the years. Mostly Green related. I’ve written business proposals on most of them and already done the market research and such. So, to say I was intrigued, would be an understatement. Liked your notes on writing it all down and mailing it to yourself. Good idea!  So I write down most (not all :/ ) of the witty ideas and inventions God shows me. But have never mailed them to myself. I need to start. Thanks. I did save your notes, because they are a confirmation and an answer to prayer. Really. Thanks for your faithfulness in writing those notes. What a blessing.”

So, that’s the good news, we’re blessing people without even realizing it!  That ought to give you warm and fuzzies!

The not-so-good news is that I am still in the spreadsheet process.  I have contacted three manufacturer/distributors, and only gotten through to the receptionist so far with one.  I was able to both leave a voicemail and send an email to the Vice-President of one company, my first call (!) so that was exciting.  Two other companies I have only sent an inquiry email, and another one I had to leave a voicemail with the (operator).  Sigh.

I knew a man who had invented some software ideas to plug into laptops and notepads.  It was a great idea, a wonderful marketing tool for marketers.  He got derailed trying to get his computers (laptops and notepads) from China.  It takes a long time to get stuff ordered and shipped, and costs LOTS of money.

That is why we are opting for licensing and our intent is to leave the manufacturing process to those who have the time and money to do it.  However… I am contemplating hanging onto one of my products and even if I outsource the production of it, it would be a tremendous way to travel the country (dare I say the WORLD!) and market it at shows and conventions.  I MIGHT, but I am not sure.  The reason this is even pertinent is because it seems that most of the items in this line of accessories that I am trying to invent are made in China.  The bulk of my “manufacturers” are truly importers and distributors…marketers.  So, I will truly be selling an IDEA, not the actual product or the manufacturing of it, but rather the re-sale of it.

However, I’m moving forward!  I am pursuing the dream!  I am pursuing witty inventions.  I know that With God, ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!!  All it takes is one blessing from the Lord, which will maketh one (THIS ONE!) truly rich, and He adds no sorrow with it!  I am sooooooo ready for that blessing, that the Lord will CAUSE the blessing to come upon me and my household.   Lord bless the work of my hands!

So, what would you have done differently?  Please take the poll and let me know!

 

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Witty Inventions Step 1. (Again) or “Will the REAL Step 2 please stand up?”

envelopesI heard a Pastor preach one time that John 1:1 is actually Genesis 1:0.  I’ll let you connect the dots.

In my last post, the first in this series, I stated that STEP 1 is to CONFESS you have an idea…which is sort of true, but when it comes to witty inventions, the first step is the first step.  So, at the risk of being rude, here is Step 1 — again.  The REAL Step 1.

In the beginning, was the IDEA.  The IDEA was without form and darkness covered the IDEA.   The Spirit of God was brooding over the IDEA.   God said, “LET THERE BE AN IDEA!”  And the IDEA was.  And God saw that the IDEA was good.  And God called the IDEA, “(Name of Idea)”.

So, that’s how the witty inventions truly start, with the idea from God.  I heard one time that God IS all the ideas, and that every single idea MAN has ever had came from Him.  This stands to reason, because the Bible says that in Him we live and move and have our being.

Although I had a little fun with the scripture above, in reality, God spoke the idea into creation, just like light.  He is the only One who can create something from NOTHING.  So, all ideas emanate from God.  At least for OUR purposes!  We’re giving God ALL the Glory!  Amen?

Amen.

Now, on to the REAL Step 2 —  MOVING on your idea.  If you are here, with a piece of paper and a writing instrument in your hand (or your laptop open to a word processor!) you are.

That was simple.

Step 3…Ok, back to Step 2.  I was just teasing you.

Moving on your idea is actually THAT.  Take your idea seriously.  Stop procrastinating.  Get moving on turning that idea into reality.  Start looking around.    Look at all the crazy stuff “As Seen On TV”!  Somebody had to think all that stuff up.  Darryl and I were shocked at Walmart to discover an entire aisle of things “As Seen On TV”, right by the cash register!

You may actually GET ideas once you start looking around.  You’ve heard the term, “Necessity is the mother of invention.”  Don’t forget, God fills our every NEED out of HIS riches in Glory by Christ Jesus!  So, start inventing!    Have a need for something?  Let Him fill it – with a brand new way of doing it.

See if your idea is useful, saleable, marketable.  Does it solve a problem?  If it is of the Lord, it probably solves someone’s problem!  What if their problem is merely as simple as a new way to comb their hair, or a unique system for hanging up clothes?  A new piece of luggage?   It doesn’t have to be earth-shattering, but what if it is?  I have heard of an electrician who was given the idea and plans for a piece of ophthalmologic (say THAT three times fast!) equipment.  He funded a major ministry with the proceeds of the sale of the idea.

What if people need and desire change, such as losing weight, or more time with their children?  How many different ways can you think of to help them?  There are as many different ways as there are people, and your ideas will solve a problem for them.

How about those things that the Lord is using to give the desires of the heart?  I can think of LOTS of ways that could happen.

We don’t have to stick with just “useful”.  I mean, look at the “Pet Rock” of the 1970’s.  Or the “Chia Pet”.   Or a great piece of jewelry?  It could be anything.

My inventor friend, who has a patent by the way, started out by inventing a game in the 1970’s.  She became a nurse, and invented several health-care related items.  She invented “The Busy Blanket”, a blanket for Altzheimer patients to keep their hands busy.  It has all kinds of buttons and yarn and zippers on it to keep their hands occupied.  She also invented “The Saddle Seat” for wheelchair bound patients.  This is a foam block shaped similarly to a western saddle to help patients sit upright and stop them from sliding out of the wheelchair.

Her most recent invention is the patented procedure and a special tool she developed for relief from a kind of facial pain called TMJ.  You can find the page for the company she sold (yes, you read that right!) on Facebook at “TMJ Pain Solutions”.  Not plugging her, just her abilities!!  She isn’t involved in this process.  But I know I can trust her advice, on this and on spiritual issues.

Anyway, we’ll go on to that in another blog.  This one is merely to tell you to do one thing:

WRITE DOWN YOUR INVENTIONS and IDEAS and MAIL THEM TO YOURSELF.

I believe you should pray over them, as I did mine.  Print out and put the pages with your ideas from the Lord into some envelopes.  Seal the envelopes with the blood of Jesus.  Mail yourself a copy and most importantly — make a copy before you seal the envelope!!  From experience I know you won’t remember them all.

And for heaven’s sake, DON’T open the envelope when it comes in the mail~!!!

Recap:

Step 1:  Confess your Favor

Step 2:  Write down the inventions and mail them to yourself

Witty Inventions — The Process

brilliant ideas and witty inventions prov. 8:12So, I’m unemployed again.  The mortgage thing wasn’t quite the financial boon I had envisioned, anticipated and frankly EXPECTED.  However, after much prayer (and I admit, “conversations” with the Lord, if you know what I mean!) I realized that my assignment in the financial world is over.  At least that segment of it.

What’s next, Lord?

That was the question I have been asking the Lord for last few days since He helped me shut-down my mortgage business at the end of July.  Sure, I have the occasional phone call from a prospective client, but it’s not my “thing” anymore.  It’s not my motivator, not my goal.  I don’t want to beat a dead horse.

What is next, Lord???  Time after time, every single time I ask the question, my mind keeps coming back to some envelopes I have ferreted away in my Bible…envelopes addressed to myself in my own hand — postmarked 2011.

See, a few years ago, God gave me some (what I thought are) brilliant ideas and witty inventions.  At Darryl’s direction I wrote them down, placed them in envelopes, sealed them  and mailed them to myself.  I never opened them, although I almost opened the first one accidentally!  Darryl said this gives me some kind of copyright or “poor man’s patent”, so to speak.

What I believe is that the Power of God went into action when I wrote down each idea!  I sealed the envelope with the blood of Jesus, and NOW is the allotted time to bring them to light….and to market.

I now have three envelopes, total, but that is not the sum total of the ideas that God has given me.  There are many ideas contained in each envelope.  He hasn’t stopped giving them to me, and I don’t think He will!

And the best news is — I haven’t seen my ideas anywhere yet!

So this is what we’re doing, this is the NEXT BIG THING — I am going to blog the process of bringing the ideas and inventions that the Lord has given me to market —  or selling the idea instead.

And I want YOU to join me and do the same thing!

I am hoping this will bring confidence and encouragement to my Christian brethren that also have ideas and inventions that God has given to steward.  Hopefully we shall learn together and end up celebrating in both this life and the one to come!

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So, this is the very beginning.  It’s like being an alcoholic — the first step is to admit it!!

If YOU answered “YES” to the poll above, pray OUT LOUD with me!

STEP 1:  CONFESSION.  I am confessing that I HAVE PRODUCTS TO BRING TO MARKET!   Brilliant ideas and witty inventions that God has given me according to Proverbs 8:12 shall make my way prosperous!!  I decree and I declare this is the season of breakthrough!  God is going before me with His BREAKER ANOINTING and making the way clear!  He is smoothing out the rough places, giving me divine appointments and opening doors!  I decree Holy Ghost “set-ups” shall continuously come my way!

In Jesus’ Name I receive the blessing that God has CAUSED to come upon me and my household, giving me the ability to get wealth to confirm His covenant with me and mine.  I release therefore, my financial angels to go and work on my behalf!  I loose all things that bind this purpose from happening, in Jesus’ Name!  I loose myself from fear, from doubt and discouragement!  I loose myself from distraction!  I loose myself from procrastination!  I loose myself from weariness and decree increased energy to perform every task that comes my way!  In Jesus’ Name, I decree LIBERTY!  The captives have been set FREE!  Hallelujah!!!

STEP 2:  MOVE ON IT.  If you answered “YES” to the poll question above, and you believe you have ideas that are marketable, join me in this endeavor!  I will list the steps I am taking to bring my ideas to market, and will be blogging about each step and its outcome — successful or not-so-successful — and what I could have and will do different the next time.  You can, too!

I have no template, no model to follow — just prayer and Holy Ghost promptings!  I DO have an inventor friend who has given me some advice and pointers to date, and we need to use a little common sense, of course!  So, join me as together we undertake the adventure of a lifetime!  If you follow the steps with me, you too could get great wealth to use for Kingdom Purposes!!

Blessings and Prosperity to us all in 2013, the YEAR OF RESTORATION ~

In Jesus’ Name!  Amen.

Edie Bayer, Kingdom Promoters