Copy others until you figure out your own style

Copy others until you figure out your own style

“They said to go out on my own,” he said, “but I told them I have no idea what I’m doing.”

He kept going.

“So then they said, don’t worry, just copy us until you figure it out, we’ll help you out if you need,” he looked to the left, paused, then back, “I thought to myself, I’d be stupid to not try. So that’s what I did. I just did what they did until I figured out what I was good at.”

“That was 4-years ago. Now I’ve got my own practice and business is great. There’s a few things I could be better at, but I’m working on them.”

“How?” I asked.

“How am I getting better?"


“The same way. Do what someone else is doing, see if it works. If it does, good, if it doesn’t, try something else. Then eventually when you find something which works, you start to try a few things differently and really make it your own. That’s when things get really fun.”

“I like that. I’m going to use it.”

“It’s no secret mate, all you gotta do is be willing to do is figure it out.”

I laughed and we slapped hands.

“Plus, running your own thing means you can train at lunchtime and still get paid.”

We laughed and agreed.

“See you tomorrow.”