I first met Pete Wardell at an International Magic Convention a number of years ago. This was the year he entered the competition and won it with his brilliant performance of his street act. Sure, it was the Cups and Balls, but what a performance! Since then, Pete’s gone onto bigger and better things, including being the only performer to have won both Stage Magician of the Year and Close Up Magician of the Year at the Magic Circle – and he did that in successive years!
A number of months ago, Pete decided that he would challenge himself to writing one blog post every week for a year – 52 posts. And so 52 Ideas was born. 52 Ideas is a series of blog posts all about becoming a successful performer. He uses playing cards to identify each post and the card’s suit provides the framework for that particular post:-
Clubs – Sustainability
Diamonds – Profitability
Hearts – Meaning
Spades – Credibility
So, why am I telling you this. Well that’s easy – it’s an excellent, thought-provoking blog that I feel all performers, whether they be magicians or not, should read and I wanted to bring it to the attention of as many people as I can. Actually, his whole magicstateofmind.com site is excellent but I wanted to bring your attention to his 52 Ideas. Read his posts, digest them for a wee bit and then put them into action. You won’t regret it, and your clients will benefit.
So you can see who I’m talking about, have a wee look at this clip of his award-winning performance in the 2009 Magic Circle Close Up Competition. Enjoy.
The Cardman 🙂