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.

Energy

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!

Jan 07

Long Term Goals I Hope To Accomplish For 2017

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

Long Term Goals I Have For 2017

I wrote my long term goals for 2017 so that I have some purpose and direction. One of my long term goals is to land 3 trade show magic gigs in 2017 because I enjoy them! Not only do I enjoy trade show magic but it also pays well too! I made that goal as my major definite purpose because it will help me achieve all my goals. I have no doubt that some of these ideas will help to achieve your goals as well: Working Towards Success.

Long Term Goals

My wife and I are also saving and investing towards getting a good SUV vehicle so that we have plenty of space. I want to get a good bumper to bumper and power train warranty in order to avoid costly repairs. Another one of my long term goals is purchasing the SUV vehicle. It will probably be a certified pre-owned vehicle with both warranties. Of course, that would mean, the used SUV would be relatively new with little mileage.

Other Goals I Have In Mind

One important goal for my wife and I is to save money up to visit Vermont for a week. It has been a long time since I have went on a real vacation. I feel it is important to get out of town for a little bit and see something different. Plus, we have a few family members in Vermont we can go and visit. Vermont is a beautiful state with some really awesome people! The people of Vermont is what makes the state so wonderful!

Some other goals I have is for my company to purchase a new laptop computer. This will help for blogging while I travel. I also want to purchase a good HD video camera so that I can update my demo videos cost effectively. Having a good HD video camera will save money in the long term by not having to hire a camera man. This is important when updating demo videos as constantly hiring a professional can get expensive.

Jan 05

Errands Today And Working On Parlor Show

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

Running Errands Today and Working On The Parlor Show

Today I have been running errands and buying a few items so that I have items for my magic show. I purchased grocery items today because parts of the show involves food. One of the fun things I will be doing is using a toaster to reveal a chosen cards to be creative. I also found a website link which talks about shopping tips for groceries due to it’s usefulness: Tips For Shopping.

errands

My family keeps a Sam’s Club Business account to buy items for my company and because it’s great for family. We save a ton of money on groceries by purchasing in bulk at Sam’s Club and get cash back. I like to purchase decks of cards for magic in bulk at Sam’s Club so it saves me money. The membership is also great for buying items for resell in order to make more profits.

Talking To Old Friends

I also had an opportunity to talk to an old friend from my days as a kid in junior high and high school. It’s nice to be able to talk to old friends and see how they have been doing. The interest is seeing how things have developed for them after all these years. One of the amazing things I have discovered is how fast time flies and things change.

I want to go ahead and get back to writing this parlor show magic script as well. It will be fun to write but also want to get it out of the way so I can focus on practice, rehearse and perfect the show. However, writing a script has proven invaluable to me and is important as a professional magician. I have watched my skills as a magician improve tremendously over the years with experience.

Jan 04

Working Day Doing Script Writing

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

Having A Good Working Day Doing Some Serious Script Writing

I have had a hard working day today so I am ready to unwind and just relax a little bit! The alarm clock went up off early this morning to wake me up so I got to work! The computer was working overtime with me typing out and revising about 13 pages of strolling magic script to get ready for the trade show! The parlor magic show still needs to be complete so still have plenty of work. In the meantime, at least for the rest of the day, I need to unwind. I found this website that talks about ways to unwind: Ways To Unwind.

working day

My day has not been bad at all just. I just had to get some serious script writing done today in order to get something accomplished. I work for myself so I don’t have the drama that some people might have at the work place. It’s all about your attitude though and keeping a good attitude and being positive. My favorite way to unwind from a long day at work is talking to people. I am a people person and just love hanging out and talking to folks!

Other Favorite Unwinding Exercises

I also like to go for a walk to unwind and enjoy the outdoors. It’s always beautiful and a gift to be alive and be able to enjoy fresh air. I think it’s important to appreciate what mother nature and the outdoors has to offer. The neighborhood is also very beautiful to see and enjoy while on a walk. Sometimes I will see a few of my friends while walking and talk with them.

Watching TV or playing video games is another favorite past time of mine to unwind. I especially like to watch Netflix because all the choices you have for shows. Netflix also has a great selection of documentaries to watch. Documentaries are my favorite type of shows to watch because you always learn something new. I have always had the joy and love of learning. I think that is one of the most important joys you can instill in people is the joy of learning.

Jan 03

New Magic Tricks Came In Mail

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

Ordered New Magic Tricks That Came In The Mail

I got in the mail today some new magic tricks that I ordered for an upcoming trade show. One of the tricks is the peanut butter and jelly trick because it’s great for parlor and children’s shows. Another great magic trick I got was a mind reading trick due to the fact is easily customizable. Adults at trade shows seem to enjoy mentalism magic tricks not to mention they are great for selling company services or products. I am looking forward to working with this new mentalism trick and having some fun! Here is a website which gives a few tips for choosing strolling close up magic tricks: Choosing Magic Tricks.

New Magic Tricks

It has been stressful these past few days because it is a new year. Seems like every new year in my business is very stressful. I always look forward to having both of the months of December and January completely finished so I can relax. Their are many expenses which hit my business in December and January, plus personal expenses for insurance.

Money Tricks, Trade Shows And January

In addition to having a lot of expenses in December and January I also have a trade show this month. So, that could possibly be another expense I have to deal with. I hope to also learn a new money changing trick as well to use in trade shows called Hundy 500. I might go ahead and learn a slight modification of the trick in order to make it better.

Tonight, I will be spending a great deal of time writing a script for strolling magic and a parlor show. This should be fun but also a great deal of writing. No big deal as no magician is great unless they have a good script. It’s like any great play or movie, the actors or actresses got have a great script! It is no different for a magician either.