I often write about entrepreneurship and the new economy, and how much I admire those who are grabbing life by its horns and pursuing their dreams. It is possible.
I have a friend who has a 22-year-old son. This lad started by renting props out to film and tv companies that he salvaged from junk yards, closed-down pubs and flea markets. He slowly built up his collection of weird stuff, like stag heads mounted on wood, bows and arrows, disco balls. Soon, his reputation for being a hard, reliable worker grew, and big companies started asking him to source for props for them.
At 22, he secured a contract with the BBC as props supplier for the filming of a Catherine Cookson series. He moved into a large warehouse in the north of England, where he had shelves upon shelves of … well, junk. All nicely catalogued and ready to be rented out.
What’s his next target? To buy a studio to hire out to film and tv companies, so that they need not rush back to London to film some scenes in their own studio. Not bad for a 22-year-old lad, who did it all on his own steam.
As I was thinking about this article about a mum called Nicky Laatz, who chalked up $1million in sales from her designs, working from her home studio.
Nicky sells her beautiful fonts via http://www.creativemarket.com, and recently hit $1million in sales. Can you imagine!
You can read her story here and perhaps be inspired to do something you have always wanted to do? This is the time, the time is NOW.