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We Get To Do This

We have been working very hard on “The Harwood & Woodward Show”. It has consumed most of my thoughts, my fantasies, my time, and my conversations. 
The other day I said to Woodward “I know this is a lot of work.”  
In which she replied “Are kidding?  This is not work.  I ‘Get To’ to do this!” Woodward has this ability to see life in a positive aspect all the time.  She has taught me that even if something is hard or time consuming the idea of “I get do this!” “I get to have this experience” changes the idea from hardship to gratitude. Gratitude for everything.  All the good, all the bad, and everything in between.  In our personal lives and and the world stage.  We “Get To” have these experiences. Be thankful.  Our experiences could be much worse.  
So the next time work or life seems hard, be thankful that you “Get To” have the experience and then move forward from it.
Just today, I was getting breakfast.  I was performing at a festival in Crested Butte. The cafe was packed.  The haggard waitress got me some coffee and did not return for quite awhile.  She never took my order.  My 1st cup of coffee was long gone before she returned.  Instead of getting impatient or upset (which I might have done in the past)  when she returned all apologetic I told her that I loved her and when she brought me another cup of coffee, I would love her even more.  She brightened up right away.  She poured me coffee from a fresh pot, took my order, and started calling me “Honey”.
I over tipped her.
Because we “Get To” do this.  
We get to brighten peoples day.  
She “Get To” serve me and have a positive interaction. 
We all “Get To” spread magic as we go…if we want to.  
In big ways and small ways.

Determination

This past week while on tour in the Four Corners area of Colorado a friend of mine and I hiked a mountain.  There was not much of a trail going up but we found our way up no problem.  But coming down we got hopelessly lost and could not find the road back to our car.  I was already exhausted after our climb up the mountain.  We ended up caught in a gully with steep sides bushwhacking over trees and underbrush on a slope.  The sun was going down quickly and we were faced with the real possibility of spending the night in the forest with very little gear.

That was when my determination kicked in.  Instead of succumbing to tiredness and hopelessness,  I got determined.  Determined to get us out of the valley.  Determined to find a road.  Determined to find other campers to help us out.

Suddenly I noticed I was no longer tired, or achy, or even fearful.  I was empowered by our need to succeed.  Sure enough, we found a road, walked a couple of miles and found some other campers who drove us a half hour back to the main road where we could make a phone call with 2% power on the phone to call a friend and a get home.  3 hours up the mountain, 5 hours down the mountain.

Determination saved us.  Determination taught me with great need nothing can stop me.  From now on I know that if I am “afraid” to make that cold-call, or I want to procrastinate moving my life or my business forward, to remember this day, get determined, and do what needs to be done.

If I can do it, so can you!

Magic reminds people that all cannot be known.

I was in a marketing workshop recently and asked to do a free writing exercise about magic. Free writing is when you just keep writing for 10 or 15 minutes and see what comes out. The following is part of what I got from that experiment: 

(I am not sure if this is a message for me or a message for you.  But I thought I would share it anyway.)

My magic reminds people that all cannot be known.  There are wonders in this world still unexplained.  The Mystery is part of that the exploration, the challenge, the journey, and the Fun of this life.  Be Curious!  Be curious about your friends, your lovers, your work, your hobbies, your career, your politics, and your world.

The more curious you are the more you learn.  The more you learn the more you know. The more you know the more you can share.  The more you can share the greater your community.  The greater your community the better the world.

Be That Person to every one you come in contact with and your reality will be a better place to live in.

A Big Denver Welcome

Welcome to my new blog and I hope you enjoy your visit.

I entertain Audiences of Any Size I can entertain at your event whether it’s for 30 people, 500, or more. Mixing comedy and fun with sleight of hand, levitating tables, birds, ropes, rings, and objects appearing, disappearing, and being restored, my shows are sure to impress any audience.

Things people have said about my shows:

“Amazing, magical and fun! Mitch is truly an amazing magician.” –  E.R.
“Mitch is a relaxed and funny performer who makes everyone feel at home in the “parlor” venue. Among a wide variety of effects, some with comedy and others to musical accompaniment, some of my favorites were ancient types of magic, with simple or natural props, rarely seen these days. Bravo!!” Peter
“The magic is clever and comes at you fast — no dallying to eat up time. The showmanship is also top notch, with family-friendly jokes and antics that adults can genuinely laugh at.” – Aaron
“Super good show, very professional, uplifted by the Mitch’s enthusiasm . He kept the show on a fast pace and the audience participation was meaningful and well chosen.” – M. VanPelt
“Great fun was had by all in my family!!” – Linda
“I saw the show just an hour ago and I’m writing in my house. The show was really good and funny and funtastic. The tricks were great and I liked his personality.” – Sei Hale