You may have heard me mention one of my first mentors, Chris Hawker, before.
I talk about him whenever I am asked how to find mentors or who my mentors are.
He was one of the first people who gave me a chance after my football injury, before I had any clue how to make money or run a business.
That was over five years ago in Columbus, OH. While a few things have changed in my life, Chris and I are still close friends and collaborators today.
He is a world-renowned inventor, having brought over 80 products to market, and runs a successful design firm in Ohio. Not only has he created products that have sold in major retailers in the U.S., he is a king of creativity, helping his team and clients do everything from naming products to designing the physical look to launching the marketing campaign.
He is also quickly becoming a crowdfunding expert, having run several hugely successful campaigns for new products (including redesigning a product that is the most successful Kickstarter campaign to date).
These are just a few of the reasons I wanted Chris to come back on The School of Greatness for a second episode.
If you have ever tried to create a new product (online or offline), launch a crowdfunding campaign, or tap into your creative side, you know there is big struggle involved.
In today’s interview, we dive into how to unlock your creative potential, brainstorm the right way, hone in on a successful idea, and take it to market.
Episode 112 is a must-listen for any entrepreneur, inventor, or creative who wants to see under the hood of how one of the best, Chris Hawker, makes it happen.
Check out the current Carbon Flyer campaign that’s well over $100,000 in funding so far!
Chris is an awesome mentor, friend, and inventor. I can talk to him about ideas and creativity for hours (and have). What ideas have you been tossing around that you are inspired to turn into a reality from this conversation?