Who’s Imitating You?

July 20th, 2023 by under Business - General, Business Strategy. No Comments.

They say imitation is the highest and most sincere form of flattery. (Ever wonder who they are? I do… all the time… lol)

When I say imitation, I don’t mean copying or plagiarizing – that’s just wrong, no matter how you look at it.

I was blessed to have spent the weekend with my favorite two-year-old, and as I was observing him, I noticed how he had started to imitate so many things. From facial expressions to putting his hands in his pockets, wanting to drink whatever you have, taking over my favorite recliner, and more…

It’s both refreshing and a little scary – because now I have to be more conscious of what I do (and say) – which is probably a good thing!

It’s the same in business.

Pretty much everyone has modeled something in their business from somebody they admire and respect.

A talk.
A product.
An image.
An idea.
A product launch.

The list goes on and on.

Remember, I didn’t say copy… I said modeled.

There’s a big difference!

Some of us might have even originally modeled our businesses after another person’s.

There’s modeling in almost every business niche and area you can think of. Somebody was there first in every field – then, others followed. Modeling.

Car rental agencies – are all pretty much alike.
Buying a new car – most car places are relatively similar.
Dental offices – similar (and they all smell the same).

The list can go on and on.

Here’s the key question…

If your business is similar to others (and for most of us, we aren’t the only one in our field), what are YOU doing to stand out and be unique so you get noticed?

Not sure how to do that? Let’s chat!

To Your Success –

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