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Tourette Syndrome Talk - Belief

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Tourette Syndrome Talk - Belief

“The things we believe about ourselves always prove to be true.”

That statement, from my program #DOTHEIMPOSSIBLE, can be hard to understand. After all, it would be very easy to debate the point. I guess that’s why I felt it was necessary to provide examples from my life after I made the statement.

For today’s #TouretteTalk I’ve decided to share a short video clip from my talk about why, and how, what we believe can define the way we see ourselves, the actions we take - virtually everything in our lives…

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#MotivationMonday - Staying Focused and Positive

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#MotivationMonday - Staying Focused and Positive

Good Morning. It’s Monday and there are things to do. So, let’s tackle #MotivationMonday.

Today’s main question is…

  • How do you stay so focused and positive all the time?

Long story short…I’m not always positive. I deal with frustration, doubt, and sadness, just like you do.

However, when I wake up in the morning, I choose to be positive. I look around at the world and choose gratitude and thankfulness to be alive.

You know, every day is a new day, and with it, brings new challenges and adventures. I choose to be thankful to see what opportunities will present themselves to me.

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Booking Agent Secrets - The World Needs You

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Booking Agent Secrets - The World Needs You

The world needs you, Mr./Ms. Entertainer. If you bring smiles and laughter, if you create amazement and awe, if you help people forget their difficult days - the world needs you. And it needs you in a big way.

I’ve traveled around the world. I’ve met soldiers far away from home. I’ve met men & women worried about how to pay their bills. I’ve met kids who were dealing with health issues that no one should ever deal with.

That’s because life is hard. Just look at the the news. Every day there are stories of difficulty and pain. The next time you’re on social media, look beyond the pollyanna-like lens that everyone wants you to think is their life and see what is really going on. Think about that conversation with your friend where he/she was dealing with doubt and frustration.

Entertainers, like you and me, are a noble breed. We are a bright light in someone’s tough day. We give the gift of happiness and child-like wonder. I’ll say it again, the world needs you and me.

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Booking Agent Secrets - Why

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Booking Agent Secrets - Why

I want to tackle three big questions today. All of them are centered around the word “why.” And although I have a lot to say about this subject, I’ll try to keep this article to the point.

  1. Why would a booking agent or entertainment director (E.D.) hire you?

  2. Why should you learn the skills to build relationships with booking agents and entertainment directors?

  3. Why am I sharing this valuable information?

So, why would a booking agent or entertainment director hire you?

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#MotivationMonday - Creating Burning Desire

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#MotivationMonday - Creating Burning Desire

I know what you’re thinking, ”Motivation Monday…on a Tuesday?”

Since we celebrated Memorial Day here in the States yesterday and pretty much no one was trying to get anything done, I thought it would be a better idea to help you kick-start your week by sharing #MotivationMonday today.

Today we explore two questions…

  1. How do you create the burning desire to succeed every day?

  2. Can I do this without most people noticing I have other challenges?

As far as creating the burning desire to succeed…

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Booking Agent Secrets - Timing

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Booking Agent Secrets - Timing

Timing is everything. It’s really that simple. When you are trying to get an entertainment director or booking agent to hire you, reaching out to them at the perfect time will probably get you booked.

I hate to admit this, but I know I didn’t book some good acts in the past because I wasn’t in the booking mindset when they sent me their promotional and performance materials.

The entertainer in me says, “OMG! That sucks!” And if I’m being honest, yeah - it does.

The entertainment director in me simply knows that…

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#MotivationMonday - Will Others See Me as a Failure?

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#MotivationMonday - Will Others See Me as a Failure?

Hey There! It’s #MotivationMonday time and I’m wondering what you are going to do this week that is going to be awesome. Have you thought about it?

I’m here again this Monday morning to answer another question that was submitted to me about success, motivation, and overcoming obstacles. This one goes to a very deep, honest place. Here is what the submitter wanted to know…

Will others see me as a failure if I am unable to reach my goals?

I’m honored that people feel comfortable enough with me and trust my opinion enough to ask me questions like this. I also love that the person who submitted this question is willing to face some inner fear and ask anyway.

The way I see it, there are two things to consider…

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#MotivationMonday - Finding the Drive & Fortitude to Achieve Goals

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#MotivationMonday - Finding the Drive & Fortitude to Achieve Goals

Good Morning! Today’s #MotivationMonday answers two questions…

  • Where do you find the drive and fortitude to achieve your goals?

  • Have you ever thought about giving up?

It can be really hard to achieve your goals when you have a big vision. I share what I think is my most compelling reason why achieving your goals is sooooo important…and it has to do with leaving a legacy long after you and I leave this earth.

As far as giving up goes…who hasn’t thought about giving up?

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#MotivationMonday - Transforming Fear Into Courage

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#MotivationMonday - Transforming Fear Into Courage

Today is a big day! It’s #MotivationMonday!

In today’s video I answer the following question that was submitted to me…

“How can I transform the fear I have into courage to do what I know I need to do?”

As I thought deeply about this question it reminded me of an important moment from several years ago when I sat down with one of my mentors and heroes in the magic world. Basically, I asked him a similar version of this same question. His answer was simple and profound. It set off a light bulb in my mind and stuck with me...

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#MotivationMonday - Can I Succeed?

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#MotivationMonday - Can I Succeed?

In today’s Motivation Monday I tackle two questions submitted from a recent poll of friends, fans, and family. The two questions I take on in today’s video are…

  • Can I Succeed?

  • Will Failure Prevent Me From Trying Again?

I don’t want to spoil the fun and tell you everything I talk about in the video, but I will let you know that I tackle the following topics in this short (4 minute) video…

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