I’m going to begin by giving you two examples of what I’m talking about with the title post, in which 2 little crazy ideas led to something having a pretty big impact this past week. Ready?
Story #1: A couple of years ago, a bunch of friends were talking before class, and thought – hey! Wouldn’t it be cool to start a brand new law society around fashion, art and design? Bam! The Fashion, Art and Design (FAD) Law Society was started at IU Indy Law in Indianapolis. From there, we’ve had a TON of fun, made some T-shirts, held some art and law lectures for the entire student body, helped inspire a fashion and the law CLE program at the school, got a brand new course never offered at the school before on art, museum and publishing law, and just last week, our new incoming president of FAD landed an internship at the Indianapolis Museum of Art. Booyah.
Story #2: I had a few peeps to thank for nominating me for an award, so I thought – hey! Wouldn’t it be cool to send them a different kind of thank you, instead of a boring old card? Bam! I thought instantly of giving them a copy of my latest book, and better yet, deliver some flowers that matched the cover of the book along to them WITH the book. And got lots of thanks for sending them out, to which I shared back with the florist, Lilly Lane. In return, they shared that a future bride actually saw the flowers that were being delivered from my book cover match and was inspired by those to have as her wedding flower colors!
Here’s my point (if you already didn’t get it). Sometimes, it is the crazy little ideas that can turn into the really BIG things that make a difference. To me, getting someone a job is one of the biggest, best things one can do for another. In each case above, that happened. You NEVER know when your crazy little idea can turn into something huge for someone else.
My inspirational challenge to you this week is to just try one little crazy idea you’ve had. You never know the big places it could lead you, or someone else.