Copycats + Haters + Trolls… OH MY!

Guess who’s back in front of the camera?


Today we’re talking about how to deal with trolls + haters + copycats!

Click play to get this party started!

It’s true, the internet is making it easier than ever for trolls to troll + for haters to hate + for copycats (ahem ahem lazy people) to steal.

Simultaneously, there’s a big coalition happening. When you’re kind. When you act with integrity. When you apologize for any wrongdoing or misunderstanding. When you handle sticky situations with grace. When you make a genuine effort to be nice. To make amends. To over deliver. To dazzle your customers with an unexpected surprise. You become memorable. People will remember you. They will come back. And they will tell their friends about you too.

So that’s my take on trolls + haters + copycats.

How do you handle trolls + haters + copycats? Tell me in the comments.

Thank you so much for watching.


  1. Hi Mayi!

    It is amazing to see you back ! i am so excited, I love your videos and your good vibe. We all are dealing with copycats and haters I just ignore them and send love all over the place!

    kisses, Mariapalito

  2. Take that copycats, haters and trolls! Mayi is back! YAY YAY YAY YAY YAY! I’m having a dance party in my house with my dogs to celebrate Mayi’s video comeback. This is the day I’ve been anticipating for over a year. I’ll be the one hitting the replay button over and over because I need my dose of video Mayi. LOVE YOU!

  3. Yeah!!! You’re back!! I love your videos, Mayi! Keep them coming! I recently found out someone stole one of my illustrations and decided to sell the design on a large online retailer…. Not a good feeling! Thankfully, the retailer was responsive and took down the product. Thank you for tackling this topic and giving it such a positive spin!


    Loved the video! As for my opinion, I truly believe “ignorance is the best response to a fool” 😀

    No one can resist Bieber, right?! Let’s destroy all haters with a happy dance, shall we?

    Big hug

  5. Yeeeaah! I love it! I’m so new I don’t have any copycats, haters, or trolls yet! But I can’t wait, because as you said Mayi, that will mean a lot of people are listening to me! 🙂 I think I’ll have a dance party when I get my first troll, heehee 😛

  6. Love your videos! Thank you for this. Such a good reminder that when I get haters then I must be doing something right! And the copyctas!!! They might have bright and shiny but they don’t have ME and I am what sells my business 🙂 Thank you.

  7. YAY!!!!! Love your first video. You’re so fun.
    I handle trolls just as you advised. I don’t give them the time of day. IN FACT.. the first time I got a super nasty comment on my You Tube video I got so excited and said…. OH MY GOSH look … someone hates me, I’m so excited. That means I am somebody LOL
    Haters – OH MAN…. That’s a hard one. I find myself sometimes making them try to feel better. Like by saying, well you know she worked hard for that and you could have that too someday.
    Copy Cats… ACTUALLY you are going to be shocked… but in my industry WE LOVE COPY CATS! In fact we even have an acronym for it CASE (Copy and Share Everything)… When I create something I do it with the intention of teaching people how to create the same project and make a twist on it. Or just copy it exactly. SO I guess it all depends on what you are doing as to how you feel about copy cats. When someone asks to copy a card design I get so excited and say YES PLEASE…. We do have an unspoken rule that you are supposed to give design credit to the original designer 🙂

  8. You are amazing! I love your energy, transparency and heart 🙂 Thank you for sharing! Keep you creative star shining!

  9. yay yay yay yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!!! amiga que cool que estás de regreso! vivan tus videitos y tu! looking forward to more to come! y amo los bloopers al final! <3

  10. Wooohooo! I’m happy to see your lovely face again, friend 🙂

    I love the advice you give – especially about copycats. There could be a million different people trying to do what you do – but only one of them has your style, innovation & experience: YOU! If someone copies you, be MORE you 😉


  11. I love, love, love your style, your energy, your incredible cheer! So happy to see you back. 🙂 I’ve been praying for you and your new wonderful motherhoodness. I prayed for your courage too. Thank you for this video. I have a small following but have already gotten stuff stolen from my site and posted elsewhere. Thanks for the reminder that the internetzombies mean my site is getting seen. I love how you put a whole new definition on something bad. Troll = success. I love it! You are courageous, innovative and strong. Stay encouraged. There’s a lot of us out here who are cheering for you and love you!

  12. So good to see your videos again! ❤ You totally crack me up! And the into and exit girl is my all time fave! She always makes me smile! ?

  13. Mayi,

    Thanks for reminding us to keep the positive energy always and not be bothered by all these negative forces! I too especially can’t stand copycats! Haha there is something about creatives and their innovation that makes copycatting just the worst offense, right? Like I’d take the haters over copycats any day…
    On another note– how much are you loving your Anthropologie paleta dress?! I saw it and immediately remembered the advice, ‘Tilin tilin y nada de paletas.’ Haha it has become my best motivation since you shared it!

  14. You are as sweet as pie Mayi! I adore your energy and the love you put into this video, and all of the BSchool weekly meetings. Simply honey for my tea! Love, Catherine

  15. Dearest MAYI <3 THIS can not be a coincidence! I just watched your video from 2012 about how you found your voice. Afterwards I go to your website and find that you just released a video that also discusses haters! Something that's been on my mind. In short, all that you're saying and doing is so extremely beautiful and motivating to #justgoanddoit. Thank you, dear friend! Besos & blessings for you & your beautiful family. <3

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