Have you ever spent time, energy, and passion to create a new piece of content, marketing material, or strategy only to find someone else has copied your work and promoted it as their own? Discovering someone else has copied you can be frustrating! But many people believe the misconception that copying is flattering – that copying someone else’s work or ideas is a common occurrence throughout the business world.
The “Rob and Duplicate” concept can significantly impact the way others perceive you, your company, and your brand. It can be detrimental to the impact you want to make in the world and can significantly tarnish your reputation.
On today’s episode, I explain the three reasons why people may copy your work, what you can do if you catch yourself copying someone else’s ideas, and how to protect yourself against copycats. I explain the difference between copying and modeling and how you can identify when you are copying someone else or simply modeling their process or idea. I also share how I handled a copycat situation last year when I realized my work was being copied by someone else.
“If you are truly being uniquely you – if you are truly on a mission to become preeminent in your space – you cannot be preeminent and copy other people.” – Eleanor Beaton
Today on the Fierce Feminine Leadership Podcast:
- The benefits and drawbacks of creating new things based on your ideas and knowledge.
- The primary reason high-performers copy others.
- How “Robbing and Duplicating” can hurt your business or career.
- How copying others can impact your reputation.
- My experience with dealing with copycats.
- The importance of identifying when you are copying someone else.
- The importance of identifying why you are copying someone.
- The difference between copying and modeling.
- How to prevent copying other people’s work or ideas.
- The importance of quickly moving on new ideas – instead of procrastinating.
Fierce Leadership Quotes:
- “When you copy someone else, you will always be second-class.” – Eleanor Beaton
- “When you are being the best, truest version of yourself; when you are being most authentic and bold, it is impossible for people to copy you.” – Eleanor Beaton
- “Anybody who creates things – the risk of doing that is that it could be copied. The benefit is that you get to have the impact that you are here to make.” – Eleanor Beaton
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