Ever been stuck on wtf to write for the IG post you need to get out right now…so you scroll click over to your favorite inspo’s account for an idea, rewrite it, and hit post?
Or maybe you’ve been trying to write your dang sales page and have four other websites open for ideas…or love to listen to a few podcasts before going live or recording your own?
Maybe the shoe’s been on the other foot, and you’ve opened up your feed to see your own words staring back at you - in someone else’s name, selling someone else’s program?
Let’s call it what it is, being an entrepreneur in 2023, where you’re both running a business and serving clients, and also likely creating original content on the regular to market and remain relevant is a beautiful time and opportunity, and also comes with its unique set of challenges.
Challenges like what the heck are you going to talk about every.single.day.
Challenges like being a thought leader, staying inspired, and creating fresh and original content.
Challenges like knowing the difference between what Austin Kleon calls “stealing like an artist” and just stealing - or copying - someone else’s work and words.
That’s why I went live to talk about is it “stealing like an artist” or just stealing: a conversation for every content creator on the blurred lines between creativity and copying.
I’ve been creating and sharing original content every day for just over seven years now, and was creating content for over a decade before that as an actress, so I have a thing or three to say about the creative process and thinking, keeping ideas flowing, and pulling inspiration Austin Kleon style.
And, as someone who’s also been copied many times over the years, I also have some thoughts on the distinction between borrowing ideas and making them your own, copy catting, and the perspective I hold around this (I bet it’s not what you think).
WE JAMMED ON:
the difference between copying and ‘stealing like an artist’ and why this is essential to know for every business owner, creator, and consumer of content.
the mindset and approach I take when it comes to sharing original, creative work and how I think about people who copy.
why “stealing like an artist” is one of my favorite strategies (and fully in integrity), how this type of creative thinking leads to innovation, and the ability to generate more ideas for consistent content that converts.
five of my favorite creativity “hacks” that allow me to keep ideas flowing and have an on-going list with hundreds of content ideas I have yet to use (I legit have over 2,500 notes in my iPhone alone ) that you can use to support your own consistent content creation that converts into paying clients.
The strategy you can leverage today that both ensures people can’t copy your work and leads to deeper connections that turn into right-fit clients who want to work with only you.
Wishing you your version of success!
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