Raise your hand if you’ve ever been copied.
Raise your hand if your work has ever been plagiarized without remorse.
Raise your hand if you thought it was rude + disrespectful, not only to you but to the entire human species.
Raise your hand if you considered dropping your “copy cat” a nuclear bomb. It’s okay, it’s safe here.
It’s true, the internet is making it easier than ever for people (ahem lazy people) to steal. The story of the student who registers for a course + compulsively takes notes + three months later (flick magic wand), launches “their version”, is happening more and more often. It’s a jungle out there.
Simultaneously, there’s a big coalition happening. When brands take a sharp left turn at the normal stop sign, they trip the whole system. Weird is impossible to imitate.
There are one too many Gucci rip offs, but there’s only ONE Gucci. Rembrandt had “painter assistants”, but no one remembers their name because there’s only ONE Rembrandt.
Today I want to talk about being original. Standing out, so no one, no matter how hard they try, can pass off as YOU!
Click play to watch a very especial episode with a very special cameo appearance!
Wanna be original? Here’s a place to start:
- Recognize the areas of your life in which you are living disconnected from your true self.
- Proclaim who you want to be.
- Work it! Develop + express your individuality.
- Accept that YOU might not look like the YOU you thought about in your head.
- Practice your authentic muscle.
As homework I want you to make a list of all the things that make you “unidentifiable”. Original. Authentic. Drop them in the comments below!
Disclaimer: Despite my continuos brainwashing efforts, my little sister Laura (we are 11 years apart), actually, doesn’t want to copy me. What is wrong with her? Seriously.