Do you need to be the next Mark Zuckerberg to have an idea, build it and have a positive impact on other people's lives when they use it? I used to think along those lines.
I'm delighted to have been invited to speak at TEDx Brighton 2016 so I can share this message with you: the complaints you have with the world, the skills you have now and the things you know are enough to make your idea happen. I found this out about myself as I started my one-person startup Riut to create the RiutBag and start turning the world's backpacks around.
I'm Sarah Giblin, creator of the RiutBag. Here's my story:
This guiding principle is so important to me I named my product and company after it. Riut, pronounced "riot", stands for Revolution in user thinking. Users helped me to shape my prototype, they crowdfunded this idea because they supported it and they continue to support the RiutBag online through feedback and by telling other people about the idea. I call this Revolution in user thinking.
Share this story with friends and family you know who are trying to make their idea happen. The existence of the RiutBag and the peace of mind that RiutBag users now feel is a reminder to all of us trying to make new things that it is possible. We can do it.