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!

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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.