As I mentioned in my last e-Newsletter, I have been working on this new comedy act and I have been looking for places to perform it in front a live audience so I can get more video.
Here are a few clips of the act as I performed it recently at the Daytona Magic Convention. Enjoy!
I learned long time ago….my best investment was ME!
I have learned to use my time, energy, and money to invest in my gifts, strengths, and talents hidden within me. The first challenge to know what they are. So I Strongly suggest you do some Self-Discovery. If you need help in doing so, I have some tools that are very powerful available to you.
As a magician, I have invested in my props, my education, and the marketing of my services. Why put all of your time, energy, and money into a savings when you could use it now to further what you love to do?
I can tell you stories of people who made investments for retirement only to find it was NOT available or not enough when they needed it. If you let fear guide you…you may be making a mistake. Learning how to be a good manager of your true wealth is a challenge. It takes divine wisdom and a letting go of the fear.
If you read my recent e-Newsletter you will know all about the membership program I have now started and you are already a member at Level One!
Instead of just giving away all of my ideas, my coaching, and my products, I have decided to create this membership program to make a little bit of money so I can continue in this creative mode. So if you see the value of joining the Level Two or Level Three it will help give me the opportunity to invest in creating the more products and offering my ideas to you.
I have put a lot of time into creating this program and it is just a start. So if you have any questions or suggestion, I do appreciate your input.
Here is the link to what I am offering YOU on the membership page:
Are you borrowing another magician’s ideas? Why do we do that?
Can you ask for permission?
If you were to take someone’s idea and adapt it to your own….can you call it your OWN?
What does a entertainment manager do?
What are the pros and cons of hiring a manager?
Booking Agents vs. Manager.
How much do they normally charge?
What does a Coach do for you? What will you learn from a Coach?
How does coaching work?
What are the advantages of having someone coach you?
When performing it is to your advantage to be able to hear your audience. You will learn so much from them while performing.
They will give you ideas for what they expect to see happen, comedy lines, and direction.
If you find that performing as a magician is FUN, then I encourage you to pursue it as a career. Don’t let others tell you what they think or define who you are. It is your job to decide that for yourself.
In my younger years I was told I had to get a “Real Job”. So I went to college got a degree in a field that had nothing to do with my career as a magician. It didn’t take long before I stopped what I was doing and I continued to pursue my career in magic.
When I did, BOOM….my career took off and I ended up making more money than my parents combined income.
It took a lot of work and a couple of years to make that happen but it was my passion and I enjoyed every bit of it. You will too.
In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our world. We celebrate the famously imaginative, the greatest artists and innovators from Van Gogh to Steve Jobs. Viewing the world creatively is supposed to be an asset, even a virtue. Online job boards burst with ads recruiting “idea people” and “out of the box” thinkers. We are taught that our own creativity will be celebrated as well, and that if we have good ideas, we will succeed.
It’s all a lie. This is the thing about creativity that is rarely acknowledged: Most people don’t actually like it. Studies confirm what many creative people have suspected all along: People are biased against creative thinking, despite all of their insistence otherwise.
“We think of creative people in a heroic manner, and we celebrate them, but the thing we celebrate is the after-effect,” says Barry Staw, a researcher at the University of California–Berkeley business school who specializes in creativity.
Staw says most people are risk-averse. He refers to them as satisfiers. “As much as we celebrate independence in Western cultures, there is an awful lot of pressure to conform,” he says. Satisfiers avoid stirring things up, even if it means forsaking the truth or rejecting a good idea.
Even people who say they are looking for creativity react negatively to creative ideas, as demonstrated in a 2011 study from the University of Pennsylvania. Uncertainty is an inherent part of new ideas, and it’s also something that most people would do almost anything to avoid. People’s partiality toward certainty biases them against creative ideas and can interfere with their ability to even recognize creative ideas.
A close friend of mine works for a tech startup. She is an intensely creative and intelligent person who falls on the risk-taker side of the spectrum. Though her company initially hired her for her problem-solving skills, she is regularly unable to fix actual problems because nobody will listen to her ideas. “I even say, ‘I’ll do the work. Just give me the go ahead and I’ll do it myself,’ ” she says. “But they won’t, and so the system stays less efficient.”
In the documentary The September Issue, Anna Wintour systematically rejects the ideas of her creative director Grace Coddington, seemingly with no reason aside from asserting her power.
Most people agree that what distinguishes those who become famously creative is their resilience. While creativity at times is very rewarding, it is not about happiness. Staw says a successful creative person is someone “who can survive conformity pressures and be impervious to social pressure.”
To live creatively is a choice. You must make a commitment to your own mind and the possibility that you will not be accepted. You have to let go of satisfying people, often even yourself.