Dec 27

Carrie Fisher Has Passed Away

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

Wow! Carrie Fisher Who Played Princess Leia On Star Wars Has Passed Away

Wow! I am totally flabbergasted to learn that Carrie Fisher, the lady who played Princess Leia in Star Wars, has passed away. NPR reported on her passing away so you can read about it here: Passing Away Of A Great Actress. I remember when I was a kid living in upstate New York watching Star Wars with my childhood friends and all the good memories. It is very disappointing to see that the year 2016 has claimed so many great artists!

Carrie Fisher

I remember Carrie Fisher in the very first Star Wars film and how young she looked compared to what she looked before she passed away. She looked pretty rough in her older days as if she had battled the whole world for years. It’s amazing how much she changed over the years due to some tough times she went through. I read a few articles where she had to battle addiction because she took prescription medication and drugs.

She Will Be Missed And Brought Many Smiles To My Childhood

Carrie Fisher brought many smiles to children and adults too with her role in Star Wars. The movie played an iconic role in many childhoods of my generation to so lose Carrie is a big blow. She was just 19 years old when she became famous due to the success of Star Wars. I remember when I was 19 years old and I didn’t know much about life at all then. I am much older and wiser now due to experience.

She made an appearance in the Star Wars Film “The Force Awakens” where she was a general. I think the director made her a general to give her a role that represented her strength. She looked totally different in her recent appearance in “The Force Awakens” because she battled addiction. It’s amazing how people change through time and how things never exactly stay the same. Yet, on the same token, some things never change no matter how much time has passed. One thing that has certainly not changed is that we all will die one day and that included Carrie Fisher. May the force be with you Carrie!

Dec 26

Joyous Christmas Yesterday And Great Times

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

My Family Had A Great Joyous Christmas Yesterday

We had such a wonderful joyous Christmas yesterday that I am so happy and proud! I have the best family in the world and love them all! We had my brother in law, sister, her kids and my brother in law’s father come over and we had a big Christmas dinner. The family had an awesome time due to the holiday spirit! May and I (May is my wife) loved watching the excitement of the kids as they opened Christmas presents.

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I also like to see how my fellow magicians are doing because they do great work. Futhermore, I am beginning to feel like us magicians are a big family. It is my opinion that I didn’t quite connect with my fellow magicians quite as a fast because of the PTSD I suffered from my war time military service in Afghanistan. PTSD is no joke and is very serious because of how it can disconnect you from others. For me, my way to combat PTSD and connect to others despite PTSD was through the art of magic.

It is great to see my fellow magicians and see how they are spreading the joy of magic around the globe. One magician reminded me of actor Lou Diamond Phillips in the movie “La Bamba” because he looked similar to him. The movie is one of my favorite movies and had a great sound track: Lou Diamond Phillips And La Bamba.

Lou Diamond Phillips and His Career

Lou Diamond Phillips was a great actor so he has had a very distinguished career. It seems that he is also a great musician because I think he sang the songs in his movie. He did an extraordinary job singing the songs in the movie “La Bamba.” I thought he did a great job singing the song “Come On Let’s Go” due to the energy he brought to the song. It was just great talent that he has demonstrated in his career that you rarely see in people.

Dec 23

Millionaires And Some Facts I Have Read

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

Facts And Myths About Millionaires I Read

I have been able to work for some millionaires and I have to say many myths abound. Most people think of Kim Kardashian when they think of millionaires. That’s just simply not the case and is just Hollywood TV in my opinion. The website, Dailyworth, features some interesting facts about the wealthy you might not have known so you will be better informed: Facts About The Wealthy.

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I personally think that one myth is that the wealthy do not struggle due to Hollywood TV shows. Most wealthy people struggle too believe it or not and have to make sacrifices like the rest of us. They just choose not to spend their money and instead save it and invest it. You can be wealthy but not feel wealthy because you save most of your money and invest it.

Warren Buffet Recommends Do What You Love

I think this is another key to wealth: doing what you love to do. I think that is far more important than chasing money. Money in a lot of cases is simply a by product of good character, habits, doing what you love and saving and investing. Benjamin Graham teaches in his book that it is best to worry about the things you can control rather than the things you can’t control. The lesson he teaches is one of the keys to wealth in my opinion.

How does this lesson apply exactly? Well, for starters, choosing to live in an area that has a cheap cost of living helps tremendously. This will save you a lot of money which you could in turn save and invest. Living in high cost of living areas reduces your ability to save and invest. Choosing low cost investments is another good strategy to achieving wealth. So, we can see, that worry about things we can control like cost is one of the keys.

Dec 22

Holiday Spirit Is Strong At My House

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

Very Happy To Have The Holiday Spirit

The holiday spirit is strong at my house today so I am very happy. We have our Christmas tree up with lights and various decorations. I really enjoy just sitting in the living room, relaxing with coffee and looking at the Christmas tree. Their is nothing better than having a plentiful Christmas with a Christmas tree.

My family has worked hard this year and that was what has enabled us to have a good Christmas. I have made big contributions as well to insure the prosperity of my family so I am proud. Salter College features some tips on getting into the holiday spirit so you can be happy too: Tips For Getting In The Spirit.

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My company has surprisingly helped to contribute to the prosperity of my family as well. I am amazed at the progress of the company because it has come a long ways. The company’s Sam’s Club Plus Business membership made us enough money to buy Christmas dinner without any cash coming out of our own pockets. That is very nice because then we don’t have to spend out own money!

Family Will Be Coming Over Christmas Day

My favorite holiday gift will be my family. I am always very happy to see my family come over for Christmas. My wife says she likes watching our nieces and nephews open Christmas presents. I imagine it reminds her of when her step son was little and watching him open Christmas presents.

One thing I would like to do is play a good board game with my brother in law. My nephew is getting old enough to appreciate a good and fun board game too! I hope to one day play against both of them in a great epic game of Conquest of Nerath! Well, I hope everybody has a great holiday as I will be having! Take care!

Dec 21

Simplicity Is Powerful And Works Best

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

Simplicity Works Best

One of the things I have discovered over time is the power of simplicity and how well it works. In the subject of investing, simple is what works best because it provides a reasonable return over a long period of time. For example, investing in low cost index funds is one of the most powerful and simple ways to do so. I am an index fund investor myself through Vanguard because of the choices they offer. Index funds are great because you get instant diversification due to stock or bond indexes.

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Simplicity is important in business and marketing too Excellent Article Describing Why. If you take a look at my website you will see I am applying that principle. I have just a demo video and way to sign up for my email list. This approach to marketing works very well in my opinion. I don’t have a fancy website that looks good, it’s just a simple demo video with a way to subscribe to my email list.

An Important Concept In Investing Too

Index funds give instant diversification and all you have to do is invest every month. By doing so, you will get a reasonable return over the long term. This strategy also relies on “dollar cost averaging” as well. You also begin to learn the true art of investing by doing this because it teaches you buy businesses and not ticker symbols.

Whenever you invest in stocks or stock index funds, you are never buying a ticker symbol, you are buying companies. This is a fundamental lesson that must be learned to become a great investor. Most people do not understand what this really means. So the simplicity of investing in index funds can safely teach this concept to new investors. It’s an important concept to completely, truly and fully understand.

Dec 20

Classic Nintendo NES Soon Available In Stores

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

Found Out Classic Nintendo NES Will Soon Be Available

I just found out the the Classic Nintendo NES will be available in some stores. It looks like Best Buy will be one of the stores carrying the system so you know they will have big crowds: Available In Stores. I will not buy the classic system because I prefer to play the more modern video games. However, many people really want this system and it’s one of the most in demand systems! I find it amazing that such a classic system from the 80s and 90s is in such high demand. You would think that people would prefer more modern game system but I guess that’s not necessarily the case.

Classic Nintendo NES

The Classic Nintendo NES system comes with one controller and pre-loaded with 30 games. Best Buy initially offered the systems and they quickly sold out because of the high demand. So, now they are offering a second opportunity to buy the system and treating it like a Black Friday sale.

Games Pre-loaded On The Classic System

Some of the games that come pre-loaded on the system are my favorites like “Pac-Man” and “Super Mario Brothers.” I am sure that another popular pre-loaded game will be “The Legend of Zelda” given that people seem to enjoy this game. I played some of “The Legend of Zelda Games” on my wife’s New Nintendo 3DS and the games are fun but still I prefer the more modern RPG games.

My favorite RPG game so far has been Witcher 3 on my PS4 Pro because of the story. The game offers excellent role-play opportunity plus awesome character building features. You can customize your witcher character in many different ways depending on how you want to build him. The storyline of the game offers great plot and story development based on choices. I highly recommend the Witcher 3 especially for use on the PS4 Pro to get better performance.

Dec 19

Breaks Are Sometimes Needed

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

Breaks Are Important After Long Periods Of Work

I have been working hard these past few days so this weekend I took a break. Breaks are extremely important in recuperating your body so you can be productive. I found an article which talks about the importance of entrepreneurs taking a break: Rest and Recuperation. Long periods of work can have a taxing effect on your mind and body so you need to take a break. I had been going hard since November and my body and mind told me to relax. Your body sort of shuts down and forces you to take a break whether you want to or not.

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The Huffington Post features an article talking about science backed ways to relax and increase productivity: Science Backed Ways To Relax In Order To Increase Productivity. These past few weeks for me have kicked my butt so I was just so glad to be able to relax a little bit. The article lists 5 things you can do to take a break in order to increase productivity.

My Favorite Ideas For Taking Breaks To Increase Productivity

Out of the 5 things listed my favorite will have to be taking a coffee or tea break. I think taking a coffee break is so important because it helps me to be focused on the job. It may sound crazy to people, however, I think their is a lot of wisdom in a cup of coffee.

Coffee is also good for you too because it helps fight diabetes. Taking a break once an hour in my opinion helps tremendously too. You can’t do that though if you work as a W-2 employee for a company. You can do it on the other hand if you are a business owner like me! I have always preferred to work for myself rather than somebody else. You can do things on your terms when you work for yourself.

Dec 14

Action Taking In Business Is Very Important

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

Taking Action Is Key To Success In Business And Life

I have found if you wish to have success then you must take action. The website Life Hack has an article which writes about what you need to do so you can get what you want: Keys To Success. I like how this article talks about Newton’s Law of Motion in classic physics. This law applies not only to physics but also to life. The law states: “A body in motion remains in motion unless it is acted on by an external force. If the body is at rest it remains at rest.”

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Issac Newton was a brilliant scientist that formulated great laws so we can understand the world. I can tell you that the only time I have ever had success was when I took action. You can have all the plans and ideas of the world but it doesn’t matter unless you take action. I have seen people who had no plans or ideas but accomplished something because they used that ingredient.

Other Important Elements

Goals is important to give you direction and purpose as well. Without goals you are just shooting in the wind blind so that is no good. In addition, it gives you the continued focus you need to get where you need to be. However, positive action is more important than education but educated action is best. Education is important but it’s not sufficient enough by itself.

So far, I hope to accomplish my primary goal by the end of this year. It’s not guaranteed that I will as it has been very close. However, it’s still possible that I will so I have my fingers crossed! My wife and I also have a new set of goals too for next year so we will be busy!

Dec 13

Rainy Day Today And Seems Like It Past Few Days

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

Today Has Been A Rainy Day

The past few days has seen a lot of rain which is great because we need it. The wife and I have had to drain out the swimming pool a few times due to the rising water level in it. However, it’s been a while since I have seen a rain that has been this consistent over the past few days. Rainy days are a great time to bake some chocolate chip cookies especially since these are the best cookies. I like to eat chocolate chip cookies with a glass of milk since it adds more flavor to the experience. This website suggests some great ideas for a rainy day so you won’t get bored: Things To Do.

Rainy Day

Another great idea to do on a rainy day is to plan a vacation! A great vacation always recharges my batteries and it’s fun to see different places! My ultimate dream vacation would have to be the Disney Parks because of all the cool things they offer. I am not sure exactly what parks they offer now given Disney changes their parks every now and then. I am sure the parks are just as great as they have always been though!

Learning New Magic Tricks And Routines

One project I will be working tonight is putting together new magic routines. I am really wanting to learn the Chicago Opener magic trick which is very awesome. I am also going to incorporate some comedy into my head twister illusion so that it is more entertaining. One of the things I will do is wear a doctor’s smock so that I can pretend to be a chiropractor. I will also be performing some delight tricks as well which will be great fun! Tonight is going to be a night of learning and creating new material so I have my work cut out for me on this rainy day!

Dec 12

Major Definite Purpose Might Be Accomplished

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

I Might Accomplish My Major Definite Purpose For This Year

This year has been long having me work hard trying to beat my company’s so that I can accomplish my major definite purpose. I hope to beat my company’s last year of profits by a certain dollar amount this year because I want to have more money for my family. Major Definite Purpose is the primary goal that you set for yourself at the moment that is especially most important to you. You can check out Brian Tracy’s link on this concept here so you can better understand it: Brian Tracy And Goal Setting.

Major Definite Purpose

It takes a lot of hard work and challenging yourself to accomplish goals and become a success. Goals are especially important if you wish to get somewhere in your life. But it seems goals are also very challenging and hard work. However, they are well worth the effort even if you are extremely exhausted afterwards. I have had mixed results towards accomplishing my other goals because you can’t win em all. In the same fashion, I have also had some success with goals too.

Listening To Alabama

My wife and I also went through the famous country music band Alabama’s home town so it was awesome! Alabama is one of my favorite country music bands because they are so original. Their music is just amazing and awesome and the talent they have is incredible. Nobody can take away the exceptional talent and great music that the band Alabama has produced. The band Alabama is from the town of Fort Payne in the state of Alabama and it was great to see it!

One of my favorite songs I like to listen to is “High Cotton” because of the optimism. Sometimes, in the present moment, you don’t realize how great the times are you are living in until they are gone. So, that’s why I absolutely love this particular song.