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How to become famous: October 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Accepting and Taking Risk

Depending on your definition of famous, I think I would now, in a most humble way, say that I am on my way to become famous.

I use StatCounter for tracking site statistics for this and several other blogs that I write. I also use Google Analytics, but StatCounter really made me see something interesting. My articles, for this and my other blogs have been read by someone on every continent. I am aiming to be read by someone in every country, and of course the English speaking countries have the highest read rate, but I'm just stoked that my articles are being picked up by interested readers around the world. How cool is that?

If I didn't get over my fear of letting others read my writings, I would never have been able to claim anything from that last paragraph. I took a risk and so far, I am becoming known around the world. Its a very small population that has read my works, but that's okay for now. I expect that it will spread after you forward this article or any of the others to your friends using the email link at the bottom of the page.

If I can make a small dent using only a minimal amount of time and effort, what can I do with an hour a day? Or better yet, what can you do?

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Being Unique

If you ever wanted to know what it takes to become famous, you have to also be thinking about what sets you apart from everyone else you know.

There are lots of talented people out there, and you are probably one of them. OK, you're talented, so what? What have you done this week, or better, what have you done today, that will advance your goals? The single most powerful thing that anyone can do to advance their goal of becoming famous is to DO something.

Everyone says they want to be something. Whether its an author, singer, dancer, tv or movie star, artist, attorney, politician, teacher, whatever. They may even want to reach the highest ranks of their chosen field. Most will not ever get past the first step of dreaming of a goal. Fewer will take the time to even read a single book to help them advance after they complete school. An education is a wonderful thing, however learning should never stop.

Great, so you're an expert in something, or maybe even many things (on paper) but can you do it? There is a famous saying "Bull S*** Talks, but Money Walks". Can you produce or are you full of hot air?

The real quality that sets you apart from the herd is your ability to actually DO the thing you want to be recognized for. Fame and recognition might not come today, next week, or even next year, but if you build your reputation on the fact you can do what you say you can do, and do it particularly well, you will certainly increase your chances of becoming famous for your talent.

Go out and do something today - make a contact, set up a gig, find a publisher, call the local tv stations, make a demo tape, create a plan. It's great to have dreams, but if you actually do one thing today towards your goal, you will be closer than you were yesterday.

When you wake up tomorrow - re-read this article and ask yourself if you did something yesterday to get closer to your goals. Rinse and repeat.

What are you going to do today?