I was just thinking… We spend an exorbitant amount of time creating and saving ideas to our laptop’s hard drive. And then we shove our laptops, filled with all those great thoughts into a black laptop bag, effectively dimming our own brilliance.
What if that causes our brains a momentary lapse, a downshift, a version of writer’s block?
I wonder what would happen, if instead we slid our laptops into bags woven in graphene, strands of intelligence, colorful diversity with sustainable business plans?
Folks have been telling me for months that most companies who sell black laptop bags have no interest in change and that I should accept that. But in my mind, why wouldn’t they?
I’ve had discussions with executive producers, pitching ideas over there and facing obstacles over here, not being told to stop, but not being encouraged to keep going, it’s been challenging but I keep thinking… what if?
So I keep going at it. After all they don’t know me. I’ve been adding color to my bags since I was a little girl, back then I used crayons. By the time I went to college, I had started attaching ribbons to identify my suitcases at the airport, and as with all good ideas, it’s evolved to painted laptop bags.
People see my bags online and ask can they buy one. They ask how much would I sell one for. They’re disappointed when I say they’re not for sale. The upside is that I know there’s an interest for my colorful laptop bags. And I know there’s a burgeoning market, and yes, I know the age group as well. Because I’ve been busy creating it, slowly and meticulously.
Meanwhile, as my personal bag collection grows, my husband wishes I would sell them all. In some ways, that’s why I’m writing this post, because someone out there on LinkedIn understands my drive and how it might just work. Maybe…
People want to see the world differently: they no longer want to look out at a sea of black laptop bags at a tech convention. Me either and after a global pandemic, where people are re-emerging they’re eager to see things fresh and new! Me too.
Things don’t have to be mundane. Yes, we can be hopeful and inspire. Yes, it can be a limited edition. And maybe my bag with its little colorful design might make people smile a little bit, even if it’s on the inside.
I was just thinking… what were you doing?
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