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!
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.
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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