Becoming an inventor is something which so many young kids dream about. This has become even more popular in recent years, and so many young boys and girls would love to grow up and become Tony Stark, or someone of that ilk. Whilst there are some truly incredible inventors out there, people like Elon Musk, James Dyson and Faii Ong, it is important to remember that the reality of being an inventor is not always as it appears. To those of you who do believe that you have the drive and the creativity, here is what you should know about being an investor.
The large majority of people who come up with an idea or a solution are those who have already failed multiple times. This is not just failure with regards to the product and the way in which it operates, but the idea itself. There are so may inventors who come up with multiple ideas before anyone thinks that they have a good idea on their hands. Sadly there are also a large number of inventors who do go through life failing, in terms of the opinions of others, and never have that groundbreaking idea.
Being someone who intents things is not cheap whatsoever and this is something else which you have to bear in mind. Many inventors are operating in debt, or just surviving, because they believe so heavily in the idea. Now for many of those people they do eventually find some level of success, which enables them to keep going, or they get some investment which supports them. What we do find however is that inventors who are yet to hit high levels of success, often have to find jobs to make money, and that then restricts the way in which they are able to design, because they have less time.
As awful as it sounds, there is a lot of mistrust which inventors must have, because of the fact that idea theft could be valuable to others. Even though there is a lot of protection which copyright can offer, owing to the fact that there are so many copyrights for each part of the design as well as the idea on the whole, it is far more difficult. There are inventors who thought that they had maximum protection only to learn that their idea could easily be taken, sadly they realized too late and someone copied it. This is why they have to be careful who they trust with their ideas.
Inventors who are yet to invent anything of note are often ridiculed, yet when they have invented something which does solve a problem, they are lauded. This is unfortunately just the way it goes in this industry and that is why inventors must have thick skin.
The rest of the world doesn’t see things in the same way that an inventor does, and this is why it is a much more challenging role than you may realize.