Jan 18

Worked Hard Yesterday And Got Lots Done

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

I Worked Hard Yesterday And Got A Lot Accomplished

I worked hard yesterday so I feel like I am getting somewhere. The day was a productive because I wanted to be ready for my upcoming gig. One activity I engaged in was a 2 mile walk due to the need for exercise. Exercise is important for your productivity because you take care of yourself. If you don’t exercise it seems to hurt your energy level and thus your productivity. So, it’s important not under-estimate the need for exercise.

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A key to a productive day is also using a daily to do list. Your productivity gets much better when you use such a list but it’s also important to use it correctly. The website, Lifehack, provides some great tips on how to use the daily to do list wisely: Daily To Do List Practices. I have long term goals that I write out every day and then a daily to do list. I like to use the daily to do list to break my long term goals down into simple small tasks. This approach enables you to get a lot done over a period of time and ultimately accomplish your goals.

Combining Daily To Do List And Long Term Goal List

Two lists are important, the long term goal list and daily to do list. The long term goal list gives you direction and a destination to work towards so you have a purpose. A lack of purpose is what hurts many people and their productivity. A daily to do list is part of your plan to accomplish your long term goals. By breaking down tasks into small things each day that work towards goals, over time you accomplish a lot.

I think their is a saying that goes “drip by drip the giant jug fills slowly up to full.” So, it’s the same concept as long term goals and daily tasks. The jug is your long term goals and the daily to do list is each drip of water filling the jug. The concept is very simple and easy to understand. It works quite well in the real world.

Jan 17

Paninis Are Awesome And Enjoying Making Them

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Enjoy Making Paninis With The New Family Panini Press

My family bought a panini press and let me tell you, it was really awesome! I made a sliced turkey meat panini with pesto, oregano, Swiss, American and provolone cheese so it was the best! The best paninis are homemade so I would suggest getting a panini press. A second recipe I like to use adds cooked turkey bacon and a sliced green pepper in addition to what I generally use.

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My basic recipe adds pesto, oregano, Swiss, American and provolone cheese along with turkey and Texas toast. The food network website offers other great ideas for making the perfect panini: Great Recipes.

Other Type Panini Sandwiches

A great idea for a panini is grill up some seasoned chicken, throw it on some Texas Toast bread, various different cheeses and additional seasoning, that would be awesome! Throw some red pepper in the sandwich to especially add more taste. Here is a recipe that uses sun dry tomatoes: Chicken Panini Recipe . I have never thought of using sun dried tomatoes for a panini but that is certainly a great idea. Another thing I need to try is some basil due to the fact I forgot to buy it last time I was shopping. It’s probably a good idea to also cut up the grilled chicken into pieces when making the sandwich too!

I also like to eat some soup with the panini sandwich as well. That way it’s a very hearty meal and it was extremely filling. My favorite soup to eat with a panini is turkey chili because I enjoy a spicy soup. Other great alternatives for me besides turkey chili is chicken and rice soup or chicken noodle soup. Today, I had chicken and rice soup with my panini and I look forward to trying new recipes.

Jan 16

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Legacy Today

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Important Day For Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr’s Legacy

Today is Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and I am tremendously proud much of the civil rights movement originated in Georgia. I admire Martin Luther King because of his vision of love, unity, compassion and tolerance and how he succeeded in triumphing against the forces of hate. So, for me, Martin Luther King Day means a day to celebrate and love each other, to celebrate peace, happiness and tolerance and hope for the future. That’s what Martin Luther King Day means to me. It is important that we pay our humble tribute to a great man that taught America the importance of these values. It is a day to for honoring not just the man but also the values he represented. Here is an article from the King Center website explaining the meaning of the day: MLK Day.

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The article discusses the importance of how Martin Luther King challenged us to live up to our noblest principles. It’s easy to talk the talk but quite different to walk the walk so it’s important we challenge ourselves. The man was also a force for real democracy and freedom and that’s what this country is all about.

Other Meanings Of Today’s Holiday

Today is a day of interracial and intercultural cooperation because of Martin’s legacy. This wonderful, powerful, loving legacy is something that we as Americans should always be proud of and always should cherish and honor. The holiday is a as the above website stated is a peoples holiday and I agree wholeheartedly.

I live in the state of Georgia so I have a special love for Atlanta. The King Center along with the Ebenezer Baptist Church where the Civil Rights Movement was spearheaded is in Atlanta, GA. This is something for the state of Georgia to be and have something to be truly and genuinely proud of. I am proud of Atlanta and Martin Luther King Jr and other leaders of the Civil Rights Movement. They are and were true American heroes who made history and taught me a lot of what it means to be American. These historical leaders make me tremendously proud and I feel privileged that they left this legacy to future generations like myself. I hope to be able to live up to the legacy because I want future generations to have it too.

Jan 13

Energy Is Key To Success And Achieving Goals

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Very Important To Find And Keep Energy

I have found that it is extremely important to keep your energy going to achieve goals. People have trouble finding and keeping motivation so it’s difficult to achieve goals. It’s no easy task to accomplish goals so it’s important to maintain that motivation. It is something I always have to do everyday; is find the motivation so I can be productive.

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One way I find it is by writing my goals down every day and the reasons for going after them. You want to know why you are going after certain specific goals so that it keeps you going. The “why” is more important than the “how” because you can endure most things when you know the “why?” I found this website which discusses the ways to keep motivation going so you have plenty of ideas: Keep The Motivation Going.

Ideas I Like From Website

One of the suggestions from this website that I really like is “write clear goals.” I do this every day because it helps keep my focus. I also write down and read my reasons why I am pursuing each goal so I keep my energy. Another important thing to do in my view is exercise because it gets you out of the house. Getting out of the house and going for a walk is important. You start to feel like you are in prison after awhile if you don’t get out and exercise. I am self employed and do a great deal of work out of my house, so exercise is important.

The use of affirmation is another great idea too! I might be doing that already without realizing it. I like the idea of creating a custom environment especially when I can add Star Wars to it! Another thing, I wouldn’t mind adding a few Star Wars or magic pictures to my work setting because it’s me!

Jan 12

Nintendo Switch Coming Out Soon!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Looks Like The Nintendo Switch Is Coming Out Soon!

My wife would really like to get the Nintendo Switch when it comes out so I might buy it. I bought her the New Super Nintendo 3DS and she seems to play it quite a bit. It’s a nice piece of technology that is pretty amazing however, I stick to playing my PS4 Pro. The Switch appears to be able to play games on a TV and as a hand held device New Game System. Nintendo will hold some kind of live stream that explains more details of the system given the curiosity.

Nintendo Switch

The price of the Nintendo Switch appears to be very reasonable as well for under $250. Gamers can play many of the traditional Nintendo games, however, I wonder if they will offer more. I hope that Nintendo will offer more than just merely their traditional games. I think having a good RPG, fighting and shooting video game will make the system very appealing.

Doing Some Rehearsals Last Night And Today

Last night I stayed up doing some rehearsals for my parlor trade magic show. I actually had a good time doing the rehearsals with the peanut butter and jelly and toaster trick. The toaster trick involves the peanut butter and jelly jar trick so the routine really flows well together. This routine really does a good job of surprising the audience as well. I most certainly think that the people will find this routine very entertaining and amazing!

Tonight my plans are to rehearse the very beginning part of the show so that I capture the audience’s attention. I think having a good beginning is key to capturing the audience’s attention so that they will stop and watch the show. If you don’t capture the audience’s attention right from the beginning it will be tough to get them to watch. You don’t want to have that kind of problem.

Jan 11

Cool TV Shows I Enjoy Watching

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Cool TV Shows I Love To Watch

I really enjoy watching Spike TV and some of the crazy outrageous shows they have. Some of the cool TV shows is “World Worst Tenants” which I hear had some real world drama surrounding the show. Seems like Spike TV sometimes has lawsuits flying judging from this article: Article On Spike TV. These crazy TV shows on Spike TV seems like they take place a lot in California. That’s part of what makes California was interesting and awesome because of some of the crazy drama.

Cool TV Shows

The TV Show “World Worst Tenants” has some pretty funny incidents so it’s a pretty entertaining. The show has reenactments of difficult tenants that land lords had to evict due to many reasons. A few of the reasons are unpaid rent however some of the reasons are just absolutely crazy and out of this world! The people in the show are always like on some kind of adventure to answer calls for difficult clients. You would think these guys are more like police officers than “eviction specialists” due to the way they constantly answer calls.

A Few Other Shows I Enjoy

I also like to stay informed so I watch the news. I think staying informed about what is going on in the world around you is especially important. Another show I enjoy on Netflix is “House Of Cards” due to the excellent performance by Kevin Spacey. “House of Cards” is one of those Netflix TV series that is a political drama about Washington DC. Kevin Spacey really does a good job right in the very first episode in how he tells the story during the show.

A show my wife and I enjoy watching is “A Haunting” because it’s horror themed. I don’t believe any of that stuff on the TV show but it’s fun to watch.

Jan 10

Practice And Rehearsing For Upcoming Tradeshow

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Practice And Rehearsal Makes Perfect

Today will keep me busy as I practice so I can be ready for my tradeshow. One additional activity I will be doing is learning new magic tricks in light of my script. The script will have me performing new magic tricks in order to highly my client’s services. I have had to learned how to effectively rehearse so that I can be ready. In addition, here is a website which gives tips on how to effectively rehearse: Tips For Rehersal.

Practice

The above website talks about musical rehearsals but these principles can apply to magic too! My favorite tip from the website is to keep rehearsals focused so that you get things done. The “to do” list is especially important to have because you get something meaningful done. Having this kind of rehearsals makes much better prepared for the real performance.

My Tradeshow Magic Rehearsal

My “to do” rehearsal list will have me working on the toaster routine because it’s important. This part of my show takes a great deal of time so it’s important I get it right. The routine involves a toaster and peanut butter and jelly jars. The magician then loses control of the magic so it looks very comical! Comedy and surprise is very important part of my trade magic show because it keeps audience attention.

A good trade show magic presentation captures and holds the audience attention in order to communicate the company message. The show must captivate the attention of the audience so as to sell product or services. The magician will then turn the audience members over to the sales team afterwards. A trade show magician who works well will generate a lot of company leads and sales at their booth. You want to make it worth a company’s time to hire you as a trade show magician.

Jan 09

Recuperating After Working A Gig

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

Relaxing and Recuperating A Little Bit After Working

Last night I went to a famous Italian restaurant and worked a gig for a client so I was pretty tired. So, today was my day to relax a little bit and some recuperating. The event venue was hosted a retail store party in Atlanta so I had a long drive. A long drive can exhaust the driver so it’s important to rest. The website Optalert discusses Driver’s Fatigue due to the fact it causes many auto accidents. Here are a few tips for getting back in the groove.

Recuperating

My job cause a lot of driver’s fatigue because we do a great deal of travel on the road. I suppose you can cut down on the driving if you are located very close by a city area. However, I am not located that close to a city area so I must do a great deal of driving.

Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant

Last night I had the privilege to visit Maggiano’s Restaurant. What an awesome place! I didn’t eat at the place but I hope to be able to do so in the future. The restaurant has a very high class Italian atmosphere and the food I saw served looked very good. It seems they serve some very authentic Italian food at this place. I personally enjoy Italian food, especially lasagne.

Maggiano’s Restaurant serves what looked like some very good lasagne with huge portions. I have picked out a restaurant that is a must go to in Atlanta for my wife and I. It’s a great restaurant to take your wife to on a dinner date. The place has a very romantic feel to it especially for a middle aged couple like my wife and I. I am certain that my wife would absolutely love this restaurant.

Jan 08

Trade Show Magic Event Coming Up!

By Davenport Magical Entertainment, L.L.C. | Atlanta Magician

I Got A Trade Show Magic Event Coming Up In New Orleans!

My next trade show magic gig is fast approaching so I have been doing a lot of preparation for it. Of course, I to replicate the success that I had in Atlanta. This will no doubt help to further establish myself in this particular market. One of my company’s big goals is to get a firm establishment in the trade show market. I will be performing at New Orleans NADA convention in order to market to automobile dealers. You can read more about the upcoming convention on it’s website: National Automobile Dealers Association.

Trade Show

I have 20 pages of script typed out for this upcoming show so I will be rehearsing and practicing quite a bit. I have strolling magic and a parlor show that divides the script so I have two different performances. The script required a lot of hard work from me in order to get it done right. However, it was well worth the hard work and I am glad I took the time to write it.

Some Cool Acts I Have Ready To Go

I have some really cool acts I put together for this show so ultimately it will be interesting to watch. One of the acts involves picking a card, toasting bread and peanut butter and jelly jars magically switching places. Sometimes the jars turn into a can of chili beans unexpectedly which catches people by surprise. The magician in the act also loses control of the magic and it takes a life of it’s own and scares the magician. It’s very funny!

I also have a lot of mentalism in the magic act. I like to use mentalism because it entertains adults, is customizable to sell company product and services and is amazing. So using mentalism is a key to success in the trade show market in my opinion. Anyway, time for me to close out this post here!

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