Here's why you cannot be duplicated, ever!

YOU CANNOT BE DUPLICATED

At 12 years old I wanted to be Janet Jackson. It wasn’t enough to watch her videos and dance along in admiration. No. That would be normal. (Never my style.) I  wanted to be her. So what do you do when you want to be someone you’re not? You watch their every move, study them, and try to be just like them.

I formed a fan club where we’d dress up Rhythm-Nation style, dance, sing, and pretty much look ridiculous. You couldn’t tell us that we weren’t a replica of our sacred leader. Here’s what we didn’t realize in our 12-year-old genius minds: Janet Jackson cannot be duplicated.

Nobody can. 

And this is the beauty of art.  

If you’re a blogger, author, or any other type of writer, you’ve probably noticed the ocean of people vying for attention. How can you create a body of work that gets noticed and cannot be duplicated by anyone else?

You do this by writing from your true voice. Consistently. 

It’s the precise way to rise above the noise. So, you’d think we’d all do it, right?

We don’t. Instead, in the process of admiring our mentors and the gurus,  our work starts to resemble theirs. And before we know it our websites and courses and blog posts are almost identical to the industry influencers. After all, if it worked for them, it must work for us, too, right?

Wrong.

What will work best for you is to create from your core. To connect with your voice and bleed it onto the page.

This doesn’t mean you will not get guidance and inspiration from mentors. Of course you will. But it does mean that when you write, create, produce your art, you do it from a place of your own truth. Not theirs or anybody else’s.

See, when you write from your true voice, you bring the truth of who you are (and all your experiences) to the page.

That cannot be duplicated.

When you get this, it loosens the grip of fear, jealousy, and competition. You no longer need to imitate anyone else and (thankfully) nobody can do that to you.

Sure they’ll try to copy you, unsuccessfully. But they haven’t lived your life. They cannot write from the unique, intricately woven perspective of who you are and who you’ve grown to be. Only one person can do that.

That’s you.

-Alicia-Joy

Here's why you cannot be duplicated, ever!

 

Write the page on fire

You have a unique voice that sets you apart from the masses. Build the courage to set it free.

A couple of times a month, I send out an email with a personal story and a lesson on courageous writing. 

You should sign up (of course, I'm only slightly biased). 

The following two tabs change content below.

alicia-joy

I'm a writer and storyteller currently living in London and juggling multiple creative projects. I’d like to say that it's always easy, but the truth is there are times when things get messy. Still, it's the life I've chosen, and I love it. My intention is to keep my projects spinning and stay true to my voice.

Latest posts by alicia-joy (see all)