The Momentum Memo
Off The Charts Business Podcast with Nathalie Lussier
#124 Stop Stealing From Yourself & Get Creative

#124 Stop Stealing From Yourself & Get Creative

Off The Charts Business Podcast

We all know stealing is wrong — but you may have done it yourself without even realizing it.

In this episode, I want to bring up a rather controversial subject. I shared this story a few months ago in my newsletter, and it got people a little bit riled up.

I want to elevate the conversation around plagiarism.

I think it’s important to discuss this topic because it’s something that a lot of us can probably relate to — whether we’ve been the perpetrators or the victims. After all, we’re all human beings who make mistakes.

Today, I’ll share with you my own experience with plagiarism — particularly how I learned that plagiarism wasn’t as simple as copying and pasting. Reusing someone else’s original idea — even if you put your own spin on it or rephrase it using your own words — can be an act of stealing.

Taking credit for others’ work is not okay. Not only does it hurt the original creator, but creating original content is actually better for your own business.

When you steal other people’s work, you steal from yourself.

So how can we, as business owners, respect others’ intellectual property and protect our own? And how does stealing ideas and materials actually hurt your own business?

Listen in as I tackle this tough topic, and learn why it never pays to steal.

The Momentum Memo
Off The Charts Business Podcast with Nathalie Lussier
The Off The Charts Business Podcast is for multi-passionate entrepreneurs. Here you’ll learn how to design a scalable business to spend more time outside away from the screen, through actionable ideas, real-world examples, and pep talks from your host Nathalie Lussier, founder of AccessAlly.
Nathalie Lussier started making websites when she was 12 years old, and graduated with a degree in Software Engineering and a job offer from Wall Street. In a gutsy move, she turned down this job to start her own business right out of college.
Today, Nathalie is the CEO of the AccessAlly WordPress plugin for ambitious course creators, membership site owners, and community builders. She has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fast Company, Venture Beat, Mashable, Business Insider, Yahoo! Finance, and Under 30 CEO.