11 Simple Inventions That Are Now Worth Millions!

11 Simple Inventions That Are Now Worth Millions!

Everyone has that vague dream of coming up with an idea for an invention that will change the world, and make that person a millionaire. Or even a billionaire! Getting rich quick by coming up with a single perfect product is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s not easy. There are people obviously that have done it, for example look at Sara Blakely of “Spanx.” She came up with the idea for this woman’s shaping garment by cutting off the legs of a pair of ordinary control top panty hose. Now she’s a billionaire, and her invention is on the bodies of millions of women around the world. No one on the red-carpet celebrity wise shows up in an evening dress without their Spanx. Simple and effective. So what are some of the other simple inventions out there that are worth millions of dollars? Here are 11 of the top products that are very valuable in today’s marketplace. Crocs Shoes Source: Blogspot.com This simple plastic shoe nets over a billion dollars annually, and is worn by everyone from nurses, to chefs, to stay-at-home moms. The comfort and sturdiness of the shoe is what makes it appealing to many, because let’s face it, they aren’t a cute shoe at all. Most people think they are kind of ugly, but still happily own a few pairs in a variety of colors. The color selection is vast, and now the company makes more styles than just the original one making it even more appealing to different people.The inventors originally came up with the shoe to be waterproof enough...
7 Useful Lessons That Will Change The Rest of Your Life

7 Useful Lessons That Will Change The Rest of Your Life

Before You Read: Due to multiple questions on further details for specific steps, and to avoid going into too much detail, I’ve provided a link after each lesson to the best detailed source if you are interested in learning more. — It’s no surprise that as you grow older you gain a wealth of knowledge from experiences and challenges along the way.  Instead of waiting a lifetime we’ve gone ahead and gathered a few top lesson that will truly change the rest of your life. Let’s get started with a very important, yet easy to implement… 1. Listen more than you talk This may sound stupid and obvious but it’s one of the most important things I’ve learned over the years. Everyone loves talking, but few actually listen. There is a endless amount of facts and experiences in this world and if you take the time let others pour out their wisdom you will truly become a ball of knowledge. Source: The-Baby-Bible.com 2. Hang out with smart, successful people Many people want to be the smartest person in the room, but this is not going to get you anywhere. Jim Rohn said it best, “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with”. If everyone are around you is smarter and more experienced you’ll go far. Source: WordPress.com 3. Make decisions and stick to them At work or at home a true decision maker is rare. We all know a great decision maker and more than likely we look up to them. Be it your boss, parent, whatever. People that make decisions are more respected, successful, and...
10 Quotes That Will Shift Your Mindset on Failure – #9 Got Me!

10 Quotes That Will Shift Your Mindset on Failure – #9 Got Me!

1. “Don’t worry about failures, worry about the changes you miss when you don’t even try.” – Jack Canfield 2. “In order to succeed your desire for success should be greater than your fear or failure.” – Bill Cosby 3. “Failure is success in progress.” 4. “I can accept failure but I can’t accept not trying.”  – Michael Jordan 5. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” – Henry Ford 6. “There is no failure expect giving up.” – Becka Schoettle 7. “I have not failed.  I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison 8. “I’ve failed over & over & over again in my life & that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan 9. “There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.” – Paulo Coelho 10. “Failure is not falling down but refusing to get up.” – Chinese...
Truth or Lies? 7 Ways On How To Tell If Someone Is Lying

Truth or Lies? 7 Ways On How To Tell If Someone Is Lying

Did you know we subconsciously have tells that are very apparent when we lie?  You see our mind becomes “uncomfortable” and has ways of soothing it self.  These motions are often out of our control and happen whether you like it or not.  What this means for us is it’s fairly easy, with a bit of practice, to figure out when someone is telling a fib. So let’s get to it and see 7 ways on how to tell if someone is lying. Click “Next” to get started! 1.  Hands to Face Covering mouth, scratching the nose, rubbing the forehead often shows a lie. With these gestures the “lier” is typically trying to cover their mouth and facial expressions or sooth themselves through rubbing a certain area. 2. Verbal / Non-verbal disconnect Have you ever seen someone agree with another person by saying “yeah” as they shake their head as if they are saying “no”.  This is their actual reaction coming out in the form of body language vs. what they think they should be saying to appease the other person. 3. Eye contact / Looking Away When telling a lie you don’t want to be caught.  Often when someone lies they have terrible eye contact and look away because of their internal feeling of “I can’t stand to see their reaction so I’m looking away”. 4.  Deep Swallow / Throat Clearing Swallowing or clearing of the throat is typically a phycological reaction to a spike in anxiety.  So if this happens before an answer to question it usually means they are getting ready to lie. 5. Grooming & Adjustments...

Have a Terrible Attitude? Here’s How To Change It

Attitude is everything. Regardless of a situations the only thing that matters is how you handle it, which ultimately comes down to your attitude. Lose your job? Are you the type that gets angry or do you get excited about the next opportunity that will come. Depending on your attitude you can take any situation and make it out to be positive or negative… It’s completely up to you. There is no benefit to dwelling on the negative so we’ve come up with X simple steps to develop and use a positive, good attitude. Let’s do it! 1. Surround yourself with people who are always positive. A famous quote states “You are the average of 5 people people you spend the most time with”. This quote applies to many areas on life but in this context it’s your attitude. You know there are friends and family of yours that always turn things negative and there are those who are always positive. Stick with the optimistic ones in your life and you will naturally become more and more like them. 2. Meditate… Wait, before you leave and think I’m getting all weird on you let me explain. Simply sitting in a quiet room or in nature will let you clear your mind and truly give you clarity in your thinking. This will let you see what’s really going on and see it’s really not that bad… Reflect on the situation, problem solve, and you will go far in life!     3. Building on #1, surround yourself with ‘things’ that can’t help but be positive. Go spend time with puppies or children...
Build Stuff? Here are Adam Savage’s 10 Commandments for Makers

Build Stuff? Here are Adam Savage’s 10 Commandments for Makers

  Notorious Adam Savage from “How It’s Made” give the ultimate advice he lives by when he takes on any project. Follow these 10 commandments and don’t forget to watch the full video at the end! 1. Make something. Anything! Bottom line just get going and start making something. Build, carve, cut, weld, break down, hammer, screw… Make something you’ve never seen before, make something new! Each and everyone of us is unique with a story to tell, tell that story in what you build. 2. Improve your life through your creations Got a cool idea on how to automate your life, how to make a repetive job easier? Do it! But also make stupid little fun things as well. 3. Don’t wait Stop with the excuses and just get started. You may not have all the materials and know-how but you’ll figure it out. 4. Use projects to learn new skills There is no better way to learn a new skill than through have a goal. Find a project and that will become your goal. As you make you will use all your current skills as well as give your self the opportunity to practice and learn your new skills 5. Ask for help There’s always going to be someone out there with more experience and knowledge than you. Share your wisdom and ideas and never be afraid to ask for help or feedback. As they say, 2 minds(or 3 or 4…) are better than 1! 6. Share what you know As you learn and grow you will retain tricks that can be hugely beneficial to others. Take...
6 Steps to Life Changing Meditation (Even If You’ve Never Meditated Before)

6 Steps to Life Changing Meditation (Even If You’ve Never Meditated Before)

Hundreds of studies have shown that daily meditation has a huge impact on reducing stress and depression, increasing happiness, and improving overall health and success. With all the proof available it’s still a very under utilized practice. From personal experience, this lack of action isn’t from pure laziness but simply the lack of know-how. I always wanted to try to meditate but felt a bit overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start. Turns out it’s not that complicated and can be done in 6 easy steps and in 20 mins or less. This specific meditation is considered Dynamic, rather than passive, as you will be actively engaged, visualizing, and going through mental exercises. The 6 steps have been laid out with brief explanation to get you familiar with the process. At the end there is a guided video that we recommend you go through during your first meditation(you can use it during all future meditations as well). Let’s get started 6 Step’s to Daily Meditation Click “Next” to get started. Step 1: Connection (1-2 Minutes) This step is all about connecting yourself to your surroundings and feeling as “one”. Researchers have proven we are more happy when we are a part of something and when we are connected. Here you can start by feeling your deep connections with your friends and family, with your home, then start expanding out to your neighborhood, your city, your state, your country, the universe! Step 2: Gratitude (3-4 minutes) Here you express thanks for 10 things in your life that happened within the last 24 hours. This can be from any aspect of...
How Facial Expressions Reveal Peoples TRUE Feelings – Micro Expressions

How Facial Expressions Reveal Peoples TRUE Feelings – Micro Expressions

Did you know that it’s a scientific fact that OVER 65% of communication is done non-verbally. What does this mean to you? Simple put, regardless of what people say, their true feelings are being communicated without words. A big part of this non-verbal communication is referred to as “microexpressions”. These are defined as brief, involuntary facial expressions shown on the human face according to emotions experienced. They are very brief in durations, lasting only 1/25 to 1/15 of a second which makes them very hard to fake… Microexpressions express the 7 universal emotions: disgust, anger, fear, sadness, happiness, surprise, and contempt. This is what we are going to learn now… 7 Emotions: Descriptions, pictures, videos, and ways to spot each. Click “Next” to get started. Disgust The expressions shown when you are offended, loath something, or smell something bad. Cheeks raised The eyes upper lid is raised Lower lip raises up Nose wrinkled Cheeks raised Lines become defined on lower lid       Anger Communications a strong feeling of displeasure. The brows of the eye are lowered and drawn together The (typically two) vertical lines between the brows appear Lower lid of eye is tense Nostrils dialated Lips pressed firmly together       Fear A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, or pain. Eye brows raised and drawn together (usually in flat line) Upper white areas of eye is showing, but not the white of the lower The mouth is open and lips are tense and drawn back       Sadness Affected by unhappiness or grief, sorrowful or mournful. Inner corners of the eyebrows are...