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Idea to Invention by Patricia Nolan-Brown

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Living the Inventor's Life

Helpful Hints for a Healthy, Happy Inventing Experience

Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.

—FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT

Think of this chapter as a cornucopia of tips for being the best—and happiest—inventor you can be. These time-tested and personally approved methods of getting the most out of your inventing life will help you keep your sanity in the midst of the inventing mayhem. If you're feeling frazzled, they will restore you to balance. And if you try some of them before you hit burnout, so much the better: they will prevent that awful feeling of “OMG, I can't do this!” or “There ...

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