For Brian Edmondson, copycatting is a good thing.
When you’re starting an online business, one of the smartest things you can do is follow a proven model instead of trying to figure it all out on your own. And if you have a coach or mentor to help you, so much the better. It will really speed up your learning curve.
Now you may be thinking that “following” another business and having someone “hold your hand” doesn’t sound fun, exciting, or original. But the fact is, most fledgling entrepreneurs who try to reinvent the wheel end up frustrated and disappointed…
Unless you have the courage to lose everything because you think you can come up with an idea like creating the new Facebook or iPhone, it’s a good thing that you do start your business by imitating.
Stop wasting much time and energy trying to be original when you still haven’t figured out the basics.
Be humble and teachable enough to sit with the experienced. Don’t think you can be “out of the box” if you still haven’t understood the current box you are in. You cannot get out from something if you don’t know where you are in.
Only then when you have gained the confidence, start trailblazing.
Explore new horizons but don’t go out of the way of the ancients.
In life, business, career, it’s always wise to follow Paul’s advice, “Follow me as I follow Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1).