It’s great to start the year with a dose of inspiration.
If not for family or friends, you can always get inspired by highly successful people on Earth. Many billionaires came from the tech industry and have since never left their post in the Billionaire Club.
If you want to sit with them, maybe you can pick their brain and learn more about them through their humble beginnings.
Most of them started their companies in the garage, being a quiet and safe place.
It is true indeed that the biggest concepts frequently emerge in the strangest circumstances. Because of their, quote, unquote, humble origins, these businesses are well renowned for their tales and have inspired many people.
Some have even claimed that these legends already exist in Silicon Valley. It now forms a significant part of the perception of the technology sector, which many start-up businesses find inspiring.
We provided some motivational accounts of innovative startups that had humble beginnings in garages.
Apple founded by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak
The story that Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in the garage of Jobs' childhood home has been repeated numerous times.
The Los Altos Historical Commission designated the house, which is situated in Los Altos, California, as a historic site in 2013. Wozniak has reportedly told the media that the garage narrative is not accurate. It is clear that Jobs and Wozniak spent a lot of time and discussed many of their brilliant thoughts in the garage. However, product concepts, prototypes, and planning were not carried out in the garage. As many people might have been led to believe, there was no manufacturing taking place in Steve Jobs' home.
Apple began in April.
In a Californian garage, Larry Page and Sergey Brin also founded Google.
According to a well-known legend, Larry Page and Sergey Brin built the Google search engine in Menlo Park, California. They rented it from Susan Wojcicki, who is currently the CEO of YouTube and is the owner of the home that includes the garage. She charged $1,700 a month back then for the current billionaires.
Google now owns the structure. On its 20th anniversary, which was in 2018, Google reconstructed the garage to commemorate its humble beginnings. By allowing followers to locate the building using Google Maps, it held a wonderful interactive game.
In the beginning, Bill Gates and Paul Allen collaborated on Microsoft in an Albuquerque garage by exchanging ideas.
Their temporary residence was the Sundowner Motel. The original BASIC programming language, which launched everything for Microsoft, was developed here. That motel is now a complex with affordable homes.
Many people know that Jeff Bezos, one of the richest people in the world, founded Amazon in his Bellevue, Washington, home.
It occurred in 1995, and he and his ex-wife MacKenzie Bezos rented the home for $890 per month at the time. In a conversation with The Wall Street Journal, Jeff Bezos said that there was a part of him that made the decision to buy the home because of the garage, which would allow him to tell a Hewlett-Packard-style origin narrative. Who would have thought that Amazon would become as popular as it is today?
The house sold in 2019 for over $1.5 million. It was renovated in 2001, so it doesn't quite resemble the Bezoses' home. Most likely, the garage does not appear the same either. It was consoling to find that the mailbox where Bezos used to receive book catalogs for Amazon is still standing and staying strong there.
Motivating Startups Around the World
Perhaps you have imagined a motivational garage story before? Well, as long as you put your mind and heart into it, you can do anything. Don't hesitate to follow your million-dollar idea once you have it and keep working toward your goal. Life is too short to just sit around thinking about possibilities without taking any action to make them come true.
The next action is to begin organizing your garage. Make careful to remove everything and stack it neatly somewhere secure other than your garage. Select the items you want to keep, sell, give away, and discard. Try to have the abandoned objects taken from your possession. Try to have the abandoned objects taken from your possession. After that, give your garage a thorough cleaning from top to bottom. Next, decide what smart storage options you'll install to make the most of your garage's space.
Here are several FlexiMounts products that you can use to arrange your garage storage items.
Work on getting the discarded items removed from your possession. Afterward, thoroughly clean your garage from the ceiling to the floor. Decide then what smart storage solutions are you going to install to maximize the space of your garage.
Here are two FlexiMounts overhead storage racks you could use to organize your items stored in the garage.
GR48M PRO 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK
This overhead storage rack has a weight capacity of 800 pounds. It is 4’x8’ in size and its height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches, meaning it provides up to 150 cu. ft of storage. Made of cold-roll steel like the other products, it is also waterproof and has that signature FlexiMounts integrated grid design. It can also be easily installed, coming with trusty step-by-step instructions and an installation template. Everything will arrive in one box on your doorstep. You won’t be afraid if it will fall from the ceiling because it comes with high-quality screws and all the hardware of this product has gone through strict quality tests. Note that this is compatible with joist spacing of less than or equal to 24”.
GR48-H HOOKS 4′ X 8′ OVERHEAD GARAGE STORAGE RACK
Maximize safety and stability with this Amazon Best Selling product from FlexiMounts. It can carry up to 600 pounds of weight and is 4’ x 8’ in size. Its height can be adjusted from 22 to 40 inches and it is made of cold-roll steel. Again, it comes with Step-By-Step instructions and an installation template so don’t worry too much about the installation process. It is also waterproof like the other products which make it a great storage option for seasonal items that are mostly tucked away during the year. This will arrive in one box including accessories you may attach to it. You could attach four pieces of flat hooks or the GRH1 or two pieces of utility hooks (also included) or the GRH3. These hooks offer additional storage for your items.