The latest ‘My Secret Frustration‘ submission:
My situation right this moment is fear of competition or copycats. Recently I had a lady join my community as a supposedly a fan but then it seemed she hung around to get tips on running her own community replicating something quite similar to me. She has even used similar wording on her site, a similar logo and business name . It’s very discouraging when this sort of thing happens.
Yes! Yes it sure can be discouraging. Big hugs to you friend!
I’ve been there. Every successful entrepreneur has in one way or another.
Those of us who embrace creativity, take chances and put new things out into the world have the delightful privilege of being unique – maybe we even get to feel like trail blazers in new territories!
Of course other people are going to follow us down those trails. It’s affirming and even fulfilling for me to see someone else be inspired by what I do.
I love to see people learn from me, implement and ultimately develop their own perspectives through experience – and then go out into the world teaching from their own point of view. In some way, they are ‘doing what I do’ but they’ve earned the privilege. They’ve got their own flavor and expression.
Every now and then though, someone pops up and proves all they’re really good at is copy and paste.
I can only imagine your frustration. I encourage you to keep your attention on your own passions. Don’t lose valuable energy to wondering and worrying what the copycat is up to – and don’t worry about new copycats showing up. Focus on being YOU for your people ❤️
Readers, please your thoughts below if you have any experience with something similar.