Many years ago, at a previous company, I hired an I.T. intern to do work for me in Idaho. Mike was a cool guy, and I learned he and his wife would go to a local restaurant weekly to make animal balloons for tips. I thought it was cool, and he had a bit of the entrepreneurial bug.
His entrepreneurial journey took him on an interesting path… read about it here: West Jordan man selling a comical nuisance at $40 each
I think it’s awesome. Here’s his website: Curious Country Creations
Yeah, crazy, huh? What crazy idea do you have? Don’t let the label “crazy” keep you from moving forward on something that could be a significant revenue stream!
Of course grinding up dead crickets and adding that to food, specifically an energy bar (a too-crowded space, right?) won’t work.
Or…. wait… maybe it will work.
Check out this article: Utah entrepreneur makes energy bars from crickets
Pat Crowley is the person behind making this happen. He didn’t come up with the idea of eating crickets (which is down around the world, and has been done in my own backyard by my son and his friends a few years ago :p), but he executed the idea.
Sometimes we just need to take a crazy, crazy idea and make it happen.
Kudos to Pat, and the Chapul team, for moving forward on a crazy idea that is helping get crickets into the mouths of more people!
Read this cool post about Alexandra Levit’s experience with Jenny Applegate, a “Chicago stylist.”
Folks, there is a market for this! I wrote about it in the book
I know it is intimidating to “let someone in” to this very personal part of your life, but trust me, it feels so great to have someone who is savvy help you get what is right.