Archive for April 2006

Artists Against Aids

April 26, 2006

If you live in the Champaign-Urbana, IL area, stop in at the Artists Against Aids Art Exhibition and Sale, Friday, April 28 – Monday, May 1, 2006.

The location is 112 West Church Street, Champaign, IL, the Old Gallery Building next to the Great Impasta Restaurant.

At least 50% of the purchase price of the artwork goes to The Greater Community Aids Project, which provides services for AIDS sufferers and their families.

I have entered 3 acrylic studies of cat eyes. (This is my first painting exhibition.)

My friend, Lucy Seaman, has entered some stunning Starscapes (oil), as well as some Western Cowboy scenes.

It's a great cause and you'll find a wide variety of artwork.


Are you afraid to fail?

April 26, 2006

Great article for anyone who wants to accomplish anything in life.

"The Fear Is In Your Mind"

Most of the obstacles stopping you from having major
success online are in your head.

They have nothing to do with reality.

If you're not having success with your online business,
you need to ask yourself why!

Are you afraid of failing?

Are you afraid to buy a few dollars worth of traffic to
your site because that traffic may not convert?

Are you afraid to create a 7-day mini-course because
people may not like it?

Listen. You need to get over your fear of failure.
Whatever project you're working on (building a list,
optimizing a site for Google, writing a Special Report
to sell, etc.), get it done.

Launch your project according to marketing principles
that you ALREADY KNOW! Then, move on to your next project.

If your project fails, either fix it or abandon it.

If you write a Special Report that bombs, figure out
why. Look at the market demand. Look at your writing
style. Look at your marketing.

There's always a reason for your project's success or
failure. Either fix whatever is broken or kill it. Then,
move on to your next project.

You can't fear failure!

If you "SEO" your site and you don't get great rankings
in Google within six months, figure out why. Then,
either fix it or abandon it.

If you build a list and nobody reads your stuff, you're
either boring, common or you haven't TRAINED them to
read your stuff. Either fix the problem or abandon the

You can't let fear of failure stop you from getting
your projects off the ground!

I've heard people say, "Well, I'm lazy. That's why I
haven't finished that project."

Maybe that's true. But, often, it's not. It's just
another way of saying, "I can't get off my butt to
finish my project because… well… what if I bomb?"

Get used to failing. I fail a lot. So does every
successful marketer I know. But, we succeed because we
push away the fear and take action.

Sometimes, it's tough. Do you think I don't fear failure?

Let me tell you something. Every project I work on, I
can hear that crippling thought in my head, "Man, this
project's gonna go down in flames."

I haven't launched a project yet that failed anywhere
NEAR as badly as the demon in my head said it would.
And like I said, I fail a lot.

And here's the best thing about pushing the fear aside
and taking action…

The successes make up for the failures in spades!

Bottom line… get used to failing. It's gonna happen.
The important thing is that you don't let the FEAR of
failing stop you.

Finish the project you're working on. Launch it according
to the marketing principles you already know. Track it.
Does it succeed? Does it fail? Can it be fixed?

(The answer to that last question is nearly ALWAYS yes.)

I've never seen a project launched yet that couldn't be
better. Perfect launches don't exist. Perfect projects
don't exist. We all make mistakes. The trick is to find
them and fix them.

And in my experience, fixing mistakes is easy.

So, get to work. Launch your project. Don't let the
fear of failing stop you. Just get your project off the
ground. Then, tweak it to make it better. Tweak it to
make it more PROFITABLE!

Do this over and over. At the end of the year, you'll
be blown away by your success.

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I appreciate it!

Damon G. Zahariades

P.S. Success online is a matter of taking action. It's
not about SEO know-how. It's not about creating the
perfect sequence of e-mails. It's about learning the
fundamentals and applying them over and over.

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On Cats, Art, and Other Stuff

April 25, 2006

I am a cat lover and an artist.  Therefore much of my art is currently related to cats.

The “Other Stuff”  is everything else that interests me.