Louisiana Mural Update

I recently returned from a trip to Louisiana, during which we got some more work done on the mural project that we started in July. Eric’s Tips subscribers helped pay for this project by participating in an affiliate promotion “fundraiser” that I held at that time.

Once again, I’m not mentioning the name of the city in this blog post, because I’m not trying to rank for it on Google, or profit from the situation in any way. I’m sharing this with you because I consider the Eric’s Tips “community” to be a part of it. You all supported it, and I said I would give you updates about the project 🙂

The city has actually been in the news lately, as you may have seen on CNN:

CNN opinion report: The most unequal place in America

The mural (in its early stages) can be seen a few times throughout the CNN story, and also shows my handwritten note on the wall at the end of the report– saying we’d be back to finish the mural 🙂 The CNN story sheds light on some important points, but also casts the city in a rather unflattering shadow.

One thing that we are doing with the mural is highlighting some of the positive qualities that the city portrays and would like to be known for. While we were down there last week, a couple of local news outlets did stories on the positive things that are happening in this community:

NBC Report: New Hope Part 1

Fox News Report: New Hope Part 2

Monroe News Star Article and Video: Still Standing Proud

You will also see the mural featured in each of the above videos. Here is the progress made on the wall during this trip:

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As you can see, we were able to get the words done, and started on the trees. The next big step will be to incorporate scenes of the local culture throughout the wall. I anticipate that will take place in late Spring 2014, as soon as the weather is once again warm enough for optimal paint application.

Thanks again for your help in making this happen, and I’ll be sure to post pictures of the finished mural when the time comes.

As always, you are welcome to leave your comments below.

Have a great day!

18 comments on “Louisiana Mural Update

  1. Elisa

    Soooo that was the most heartbreaking thing I’ve watched in a while. I suppose I should see the good and be glad they still have hope. Still, I’d never heard about this and it made me feel helpless. uffa..

    You’re a good man, Mr. Holmlund.

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    1. Eric Post author

      Yeah it can be depressing if you focus on the circumstances, but the fact is hope is very much alive and the future is bright for their city!

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  2. Travis Campbell

    This is awesome.

    “Some things are better caught than taught.”

    Thanks so much for all you do to inspire good works in the lives of your readers Eric.

    -Travis

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    1. Eric Post author

      Thanks Travis. Missed you at the CB party last night! Your name came up, I heard you were under the weather.

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  3. Larry Jones Jr

    Good work Eric another fine project !

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  4. Tim Warren

    You are an inspiration to us all Eric. Thanks to you and your family for the great work you do.

    May God Bless you all.

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  5. Vivek

    Seems you had real fun Eric..Great inspiration..

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  6. Josh Fernandez

    at the end of the cnn video it said that “we will be back to finish this wall” was that you guys?

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    1. Eric Post author

      Yes I wrote that note on the wall in July.

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  7. David Robichaux Sr

    Eric I had an idea for a small manufacturing plant in that town . I know of this product that a friend of mine patented a number of years ago. He is now deceased and the patent has expired because of failure to pay the patent maintenance fees would you interested in talking with me about it?

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    1. Eric Post author

      Hi David,
      It’s not something that I personally have the time or ambition to pursue currently, but I think it’s a great idea! That’s exactly the kind of thing that this town needs! If it’s something that you would seriously be interested in pursuing, I can put you in touch with with the town officials.
      Thanks,
      Eric

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      1. David Robichaux Sr

        Hi again Eric,
        I just might want to make a trip there. I live in southwest Louisiana so it is about a 5 hour drive I guess to get there. If you like you can send me some contact information and I will share my idea with them. I might not personally be able to get it into motion personally because I have limited funds. I have been trying to start my own internet I am having all kinds of trouble staying focused on one thing at a time and deciding which thing to focus on. I have a purchased 2 or 3 of your products another one today. I really need to make some Christmas sales some kind of way.
        Thanks,
        David Robichaux Sr

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        1. Eric Post author

          Thanks David, I’ll email you. Yes it’s crucial to focus on one thing at a time as you build your business. Have you tried my group coaching club? I would recommend stop buying any more products, and try it instead, and let us help you focus on the most important aspects of building your business, and give you action steps that you can follow.

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  8. Roger

    Hi guy’s; Hey I really love you guy’s but I really have a problem. As you know I am green to this, but I am pretty good getting around on the computer considering I am I late bloomer, I’m 55 if that tells you anything. I have been back to buying shiny objects I have no idea what to do with. I bought a lot from you guy’s and I love everyone of them. Here is the deal, I need some direction and somebody to kick my !@# to keep moving forward, but it seems my email is absolutely bombarded with marketers selling “STUFF”. Basicly I am asking for guidance or coaching to roll out something to make some money. I get distracted easily and I can’t stand it. Don’t let my website throw you, my health problems stopped that. I leak to many fluids to talk to people in person, that’s because of colo/rectal cancer, any way let me know what I am suppose to do.
    Thank’s
    Roger Bray

    I hope you understand what I wrote

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  9. Aaron

    Hey Eric,

    I really enjoy and appreciate your lessons.

    I am curious if you offer private reviews of info products? I have created my first ever information product and could use some feedback from someone experienced..

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    1. Eric Post author

      I typically don’t offer private reviews. Occasionally I do offer them as a bonus (like I did earlier this year for Product Launch Formula). We do offer reviews in my coaching club, but it would be made public on the webinar. Although there’s a lot of bad advice in the warrior forum, it can be a good place to find people to review your product and give some feedback.

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