You can always be doing something

There are times when you get overwhelmed, either with the sheer scale of one task, or the complexity of 8,398 others and it can be hard to know what to do. Two weeks ago, I wrote this blog post about me hesitating and not taking action. There’s a real benefit to action – it seems […]

Just one thing…

No matter where you are, what mood you’re in or what resources you have, you can always do “something”. And sometimes, “something” is good enough. It’s easy to get lost in your way to achieving a goal, or swamped with ideas and other stresses that stop you being the person you want to be or […]

What you can learn from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”

I’ve learned many great skills from the world of comedy. One of the best was something I learned when I was studying improvisation at The Comedy Store. It’s a great tip that you can either use on your own or when you’re having a discussion with someone else, or a team of people. It’s a […]

Why Should I Care? No, really!

“…if I take my sponge ball, put it in your hand and click my fingers…TADA! Now you have two balls…” Why should I care? As magicians, we know that the vast majority of our tricks can be reduced down to trite puzzles. How did the balls vanish? How did my card rise to the top […]

TLAM: Impossible as Standard, or “How to be a Millionaire!”

Magic is about doing the impossible. Every trick we perform has to defy science, explanation or belief. If it’s explainable, it becomes a stunt or a weird party trick. These tricks are a great example of something really cool; they look fabulous and amaze your friends, but you know it’s not magic, as there is […]

Think Like A Magician

Regular readers of the blog (Hi Mum!) will know that I have created a series of articles based around the “How To Think Like A Magician” premise – the idea that magicians learn a whole bunch of skills, quite aside from the actual magic and sleight of hand, that many people are impressed by and […]

Think Like A Magician: A Universal Quote

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou   I wish I could just leave this blog post there. As a magician, I often get bogged down with questions such as: “What brand/colour/size of cards […]

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