Have you heard of an internet slang word called ‘stalkcat’? It refers to those who are both an internet stalker and copycat.
So a stalkcat will stalk you and whatever you are doing and then copies you. While you might know your stalkcats, you can always figure out who your copycats are, especially in business.
No matter what, you should never be worried about copycats. Don’t be scared of going big with your ideas for fear of others copying it. This is because copycats can always copy all they want but they will always be one step behind.
If you encounter copycats in your business or even arts, bear these 20 quotes to keep yourself moving:
Strong brands are not built through shortcuts and copycats.Bernard Kelvin Clive
Anybody who is imitating somebody else, no matter who it is, is heading in the wrong direction. It is impossible to become like somebody else. Your only hope is to become more fully yourself.Jon Kabat-Zinn
People are going to copy your product if you build great stuff. Just because Yahoo has a search box doesn’t make it Google.Evan Spiegel
People copy people they look up to, and good products inspire copycats.Innocent Mwatsikesimbe
When a company creates a blue ocean and its powerful performance consequence are known, sooner or later imitators appear on the horizon.W. Chan Kim
The imitator dooms himself to hopeless mediocrity. The inventor did it, because it was natural to him, and so in him it has a charm. In the imitator, something else is natural, and he bereaves himself of his own beauty, to come short of another man’s.Ralph Waldo Emerson
You know you’re winning when you see you’re being copied.Robin Sharma
Generally, you are held to a sound and that becomes your sound. That gets branded as your sound, and all the copycats start with it because the labels are looking for that sound.Randy Bachman
The great idea is the one that is either saleable or is worthy of imitation.Amit Kalantri
Stay true to yourself. An original is worth more than a copy.Suzy Kassem
But here is why you should never be copycats yourself:
You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.Jack Ma
If you copy then it is not self-expression.Michael Schenker
As long as you’re being a copycat, you will never be the best copycat.Eric Thomas
If you choose to be fearless, then be fearlessly authentic not an imitation of someone you envy.Shannon L. Alder
When you are gunning to be like other people, you are foolishly repeating their mistakes, and the worst of it all is that you can’t even correct yours.Michael Bassey Johnson
It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.Marquis de Sade
The desired shape of your dreams is different from the supposed shape of another person’s dream. When shaping your own, you may watch the process of another person’s dreams, but keep eyes away from the destination.
Do your own thing. Others own their own thing. If you copy too much, you’ll find yourself in late night cocktail lounge cover band limbo.Kurt Cobain
Creativity versus inspiration: inspiration makes a copy, creativity makes something completely new.Hannah Garrison
Without authenticity, we are only a poor imitation of someone else.Tom Hayes