What's  Happening in July at the
Inventors Council 
in Lexington:

 - Free Open Meeting Monday, July 3rd
 - Inventor/Ent Workshop Tue July 11th
 - Protect My Idea Class Tue July 18th
 - 1-2-1 Coaching & Consulting Anytime
Never Microwave an Idea 


Many times I meet inventors and entrepreneurs that are very motivated, enthused and excited about their idea, and seem to be going (or wanting to go) about 100 miles an hour.  There's just one problem: they don't have a map, a plan or sometimes even a clue of where they're going or how they're going to get there.  They're speeding down the road towards an unknown, nebulous goal, with no idea if they're even going in the right direction.  One of the first things I want to tell these people is that they need a plan, a map, and the ability to know the difference between good and bad inventing:
Good inventing is like a well-prepared meal where you've taken care to learn how to cook, using the right recipes.  You've hung around and learned from other people who know how to cook good meals.  You've practiced, and you've even burnt a few things and had to throw them out, but you learned what to do and what not to do.  As with good inventing, you gained the wisdom necessary to cook a great meal that you've prepared and are ready to share with people who are going to enjoy it.
Bad inventing is a microwave burrito.  The bad kind you get in a convenience store.  It looks bad when you find it in the back of that freezer case.  It smells bad when it's cooking in that nasty microwave in the back of the convenience store.  It tastes bad when you eat it, but you eat it anyway.  Why?  Because like bad inventing, you've worked yourself up into a rush and you're not thinking through what you are doing.  In the end, in both cases you're sick to your stomach and full of remorse.
But it doesn't have to be that way.
Turn off the microwave and learn from people that know how to cook.  There's lots of ways we can help you do this:
  • Join us us next week at the Inventors Council Free Open Meeting in Lexington on a Special Day - Monday, July 3rd, for a special event - Inventor/Entrepreneur Night at the Movies. See all the details further down in this email.
So join me to celebrate your Independent-Inventorness at the Inventors Council in Lexington on Monday, July 3rd.  I'll look to see you there! 

- Don 
Special Day - Monday - July 3rd, 2017
Don't miss the next :

One of the best ways you can gain the wisdom necessary to b ecome a successful inventor or entrepreneur is to learn from other people who have succeeded in spite of setbacks.  One great example of this is the story of  Ray Kroc, whose story of starting out as a milkshake machine salesman to the person who made McDonald's a household name is told in a recent movie. 

So  wouldn't  it be great to experience an "Entrepreneur Ride-Along" in the life of a successful entrepreneur? Here's your chance as we take an in-depth look at the recent hit movie: 

The Founder

Join us as we examine the story of a self-described " over-the-hill milkshake machine salesman" as he built a fast-food empire that is now known all over the world .


This great story shows how an inventor, innovator or entrepreneur can all face a myriad of obstacles, betrayals, adversaries, challenges and decisions that will have consequences and lasting implications on the future and legacy of your idea, product or business.

Accompany us as we immerse ourselves into this story by examining selected scenes and then stopping the action - to discuss and learn from the mistakes made, the challenges faced, and how others have been able to overcome them to become the success we know today. 

So ride along with us as we take a look at the story of an entrepreneur that took a humble idea and built it into the empire we know today.  

We hope to see you 
on this Special Day 
for our Free Open Meeting 
in Lexington
on Monday July 3rd! 
When: Monday, July 3rd, 2017
Doors Open at 6:30pm
Meeting Begins at 7:00pm

Where:  Eastside Library

Don't Miss this Free Open Meeting 
in Lexington

Doors Open for Networking at 6:30pm
Meeting Begins at 7:00pm
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