What is the difference between copying something and getting inspired?
Let me share these two examples with you. It will help you to understand or put this perspective in the correct context and then I would love to have your perspective.
One example, my team came to me that day in private now.
That person said there is someone who is copying all your artwork, images of quotes.
I said, what do you mean by that?
So I’ve 2 types of quotes.
First; when I liked something, when I like few quotes, I would love to share that also at the same time, there are certain beliefs I have, so I love to share that also.
So he said Praveen, his typing both the types of quotes, the artwork, he just changing your name with his name.
So I don’t know whether you have seen that one quote where I’ve become a magician and I’m seeing that there’s no magic in life is all about hard work and all.
So it changed only one thing, my face, and replaced his face with my face. Now my team said, Praveen it’s copying. We should not allow to do all this.
I said, hold on, let him do. It’s not good. Not for me, not for him.
Another example, before I share my perspective on this, there is one trainer.
She’s copying everything, know what I mean, their copying everything, the entire business strategy.
What Is My Perspective Of Coping And Getting Inspired?
Now I do workshops on various things.
So she’s copying the style of emails, the style of landing pages everything, even the cause, the date each and everything, even the font. Copy each and everything. And my team came to me and they said, Praveen, she’s copying. I said, let her do it. It’s not good for her.
For me it doesn’t matter. It’s not good for her.
Now, why? I said not good for her, even though from a marketing point of view, I said, okay, if she’s copying, just ask one simple request. Even though she has not taken permission from us, whether she can copy us or not. But this one simple request, just ask her.
Praveen is saying that can we use her example whenever I’m doing meeting live workshops, people that see our strategies are so good that people are copying. Can we give her an example in front of thousands of people?
But ladies and gentlemen what is my perspective of coping and getting inspired?
Understand this, very simple to understand.
Copying means cheating.
What do you mean by that?
Not cheating with that person, cheating with yourself.
You know, the only way to grow in your life is to work hard.
Even to learn how to work smart, you have to work hard.
So when you copy something, just replace all the hard work done by someone else and you just replace your name or photo indirectly.
You’re saying that you’re training your mind, not to work hard, which is not good for you. It’s not good for you. So when copy, if you want to differentiate, whether you’re really copying something or getting inspired, if you’re not working hard, if that action is cutting down your work and you know that, okay, I would have worked really hard if I’ve not got this reference or this thing, then that’s copy, which is not good for you.
It will create a habit of not working hard in life and when you create that habit, that habit is something which according to me, in last 20 years of my career, I’ve seen, if you can’t work hard, if you don’t work hard, you cannot grow.
What do you mean by getting inspired?
The only way to find out whether you are really inspired is when you started walking hard.
If he can do, even I can do, if she can do, even I can do.
That is for inspiration and that is forcing you to work hard in your life.
Harder and harder. Harder and harder.
So very good inspired you to work hard. When you copy, you don’t work hard, essentially.
That’s the difference between getting inspired and copying something.
What’s your perspective, you have to share your perspective?
This is Praveen Wadalkar signing out until we meet again.