I’m disgusted employing you. You stole all my ideas, copied my brand, and have an identical enterprise with NO QUALIFICATIONS!”
Those are the remaining words I recall my beautiful friend of twenty years sending to me over text in our last conversation. She blogged about it days later.
Honestly, at that factor, I changed into so tired (life turned into a piece of a shit sandwich at the time) the words didn’t even sear the manner they had been meant to. That didn’t happen till months later after I re-examined the change.
Weeks earlier than this falling out, I had excitedly despatched her my new emblem – the first sign my new business plans had been authentic. I am doing it! YAY ME!!.
I had seen her just months earlier than over brunch. I was in her town for a convention and had a lot to tell her.
I told her I was going through some pretty significant shifts….Old friendships have been ending, I changed into elbow-deep in gaining knowledge of approximately something called “the law of attraction,” AND I had just been requested to put in writing a chapter for an anthology with the aid of an already published editor. Woot!
We talked for hours, and I told her I wanted to begin my business…should she inform me how she commenced hers? What’s concerned? How did you do your brand? – It’s so first-class! Your website? How do you locate clients? There were so many questions from a completely green-to-business me. I knew NOTHING, and I desired to discover the logistics from a person I cherished and depended on.
She was in enterprise for about a year, doing communications and video production. She became happy for me. Enthusiastic about sharing what she knew.
Then, best months later, I despatched her my emblem. I had designed it from a reasonably-priced do-it-yourself logo template tool I had located online (because all of us begin somewhere, proper?).
When I paid attention to my lower back, she texted me. She became dissatisfied that I “copied her logo.” I was at a loss for words…they had not been alike.
She went directly to annihilate me for copying her enterprise and being a total fraud because she had qualifications and was consistent with her. I did not.