When I first thought of the idea behind Sink Spinner, I was actively searching for a concept that my son could present for his 3rd-grade competition. I didn’t anticipate at the time that the idea would turn into a company or a brand. However, I was open to it. I learned early on in life how important it is to be “open” to new ideas. Some of my greatest experiences and moments came when I was open to doing things in a different way. When I chose to take time off from college to move to St. Thomas I was definitely taking a risk, but I somehow knew that the risk was worth it to experience new things.
I often compare that decision, leaving a secure path in college, to starting a new company. I have definitely had moments when I doubted myself, or when I’ve questioned my decisions. I know that competing with other companies can be an uphill battle. I know that people are resistant to change and slow to leave a trusted source for a product or service for a new, untested solution. The world is a tough place and one of the hardest parts about it is that you’ll never be able to fix every problem. But even if you can’t solve every issue, there are still so many ways that you could make the world a better place. However, nothing will ever change if nobody tries anything new or different.
Right after my son’s 3rd-grade competition, all of the parents came up to me and said, “I need a Sink Spinner- you should make that into a real product!”
I knew then that we had come up with a concept worth talking about, one that would really solve a pain point and make a difference in people’s lives.