My grandfather asked me, “Chris, what is the richest land in the world?” I replied, “The United States.”
He shook his and replied, “No.” I then said, “China?” He again replied, “No.”
I said “Grandpa, I give up. What is the richest land in the world?” He replied, “The graveyard.”
“The graveyard?” I asked.
“Yes,” he said, “because that is where so many people have died with great ideas in them that they never got out.”
Those words impacted me to the core. I decided from that very moment that any idea, no matter small or large, I would pursue with all my heart.
So many people are blessed with ideas for inventions, businesses or services but sadly never take action. Most are frozen by fear, paralyzed by procrastination or simply do not know where to start. Doubt, fear and inaction are the biggest stealers of dreams. This book “Faith and Execution,” provides a story of inspiration and a detailed, step-by-step guide to developing unshakable faith, executing on your passions and ideas, and reaching the success of your dreams.
In the past year, Rapid Ramen has expanded into Target, Menard’s, Bed Bath & Beyond and Family Dollar — just to name a few. The little cooker has gone international, too, including distribution in Australia, India and Canada. But that’s not all…
Chris Johnson is the inventor of Rapid Ramen Cooker, a square, microwaveable bowl that cooks ramen in four minutes. What he evidently lacks in patience, he makes up for in ingenuity.
NannyMe is a business and mobile application created by a few Sacramento high schoolers. Similar to the rideshare app Uber, NannyMe receives babysitting requests, then pings nannies (local high school students), who can accept or decline the job. Since NannyMe launched in December, about 75 families have signed up with the service.
Daniel Morash doesn’t like to see spoiled food go to waste. In 2012, Morash and his brother, Dave, spent millions to launch California Safe Soil with one goal in mind: convert leftover organic material from supermarkets into a nutrient-rich soil amendment farmers could use to grow crops.