Imitate Before Innovate

imitate before innovate

I watched an Olivier Roland’s video  and there is good stuff.

A lot of beginners make the mistake to reinvente the wheel because they don’t want to follow an exemple of someone. They tink because human beings are unique, they must create something original. It’s not wrong in the principle but it’s wrong in the process

Here the story of 2 friends of Olivier Roland.

Study case

These 2 friends created a blog about personal development for men. This blog worked good and they made the first product 1 year after the blog’s creation. They each earn around EUR 1000.- per month. It was cool because they were students and the blog had more success.

The problem is that one of the two partners got big headed because of success. He wanted to create a product totally different, a different format and break the rules.They launched the second product and unfortunately it was a huge failure.

The partner who wanted brea the rules took this failure personally and he decided to abandon the blog. The 2 friends didn’t find a agreement and they stopped the blog.

Analysis

Here a sad exemple of a company that had a great potential. All because of arrogance. Sometimes we must understand we don’t know everything. There are things we don’t understand how they work but they are efficient. Be skeptical. Test and see if it work for you.

In our case, this guy tested a new model and he abandoned because he took it personally, too much ego ! It doesn’t matter, don’t feel guilty. It’s normal to have failures but at the beginning imitate instead innovate.

Jim Rohn said :

« Success leaves clues »

jim rohn

You can study how successful people you admire made. You can imitate some strategies, techniques and methods they used. Once after you reaching a certain point, you can add your personal touch, only at this moment

Do you know a case where the  arrogance destroyed the potential ?

-Steph

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