When I was 10 years old, I remember watching the Jerry Lewis telethon one year and getting extremely inspired by it.
I watched it every year, but this year was different – I wanted to do something. So I called a few of my friends, we got some coffee cans together and canvassed the neighborhood from like 8am until 6pm.
Our feet were blistered, we were freezing, and we’d
Lost our voices from knocking on so many doors – but we’d managed to scrounge up over $500 between the 3 of us (and that was even from some people who had called in pledges already.)
When I called up that telethon number and It was answered by some 70’s movie star that I was floored to hear from, it was all I could do to say “My name is Heather, and my pledge is $500 on behalf of the town of Old Bridge, NJ.” They asked my age, had me explain, and a few minutes later my friend Natasha was screaming that Jerry himself Mentioned us on TV. It was surreal.
The reason I bring this up is if you are inspired to do something, no matter your age, you will find people to support you. There will be doors slammed in your face, sure, and you will get blistered feet – but keep at it until you reach your goal.
Remember always that your idea is bigger than you, and you’ll find a way to accomplish anything.
Originally Posted: https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-get-my-product-to-the-market-as-a-teen
Originally Posted On: 2015-08-06