This is a photo of the actual note left to me on "The back of a napkin" the morning as I headed out to meet a group of total strangers. I arranged for feedback about idea for an improved hands-free napkin keeper.
Honestly, standing in front of a group of strangers was terrifying. Since my accident in 2001 I pretty much had stayed at home, out of visibility of the public. Engaging strangers was SO Far out of my comfort zone.
Encouraged by that initial feedback I decided to press on.
I am happy to say that just one fast paced year later and I have taken my idea from "The back of a napkin" to a deliverable. On the way, I have met dozens of new people and talked with them in detail about experiences of starting up a business project. What stood out was the "Shared common experience" of noting our ideas on whatever was available at the time and in so many cases, it seems many people have "back of a napkin' dreams.
Today I am in the midst of 'relaunching' my entire product line. With my 2017 craft show schedule starting, I am excited about what the future might bring.
Your turn now to share. Perhaps you recall that "Idea?" Maybe it was the lunch marketing flow-chart. Or just a fleeting thought jotted down on the way out of a coffee shop.
Be fearless and share either by posting your experiences on www.facebook.com/thenapkinnecklace or by sending me a brief note using below. You never know what YOU Might inspire, for it seems the humble Napkin holds a special place in our dreams, and in our hearts.
All the best and thank you for your support.
"The Napkin Necklace"
Crystal-Diane and this is my personal blog. I grew up in the Midwest and currently live in the Sacramento CA area. I am a Thinker, Dreamer, Inventor and actually created a modern napkin clip called "The Napkin Necklace". I'm a novice writer who enjoys sharing some odd stories of childhood life in the Midwest. I have to say Garrison Keillor is my writer/hero and I hope to be such a story teller one day. Hope you enjoy. Contact me