How to Develop Magical Confidence – Secrets of a Magician (Maxim #1)

There are few better people to learn how to develop confidence from than top-class stage performers, particularly magicians. Over the years, I’ve picked up many self-help books on how to self-confidence. Many of them remained unfinished, on my shelf. No wonder someone called them shelf-help!

However some books did provide real value, and a few were notably useful. I am embarking on a serial writings on developing confidence starting this week, especially on the ideas that worked for me.

One of those useful books that I truly learned from is Win the Crowd by Steve Cohen. As a professional magician, Steve had spent his life time collecting many secrets and psychological principles that make magic work. If you remove the illusions, sleight of hands and tricks, magicians are masters at attracting interest and creating awesome impressions on the audience. They’re masters of peak-levels of confidence.  At the center of his core principles, Steve had designed five guiding rules, what he called – The Maxims of Magic. Magicians follow them to convey confidence during their performances. He shared his maxims with the readers so that they can think the way magicians do, super-boost their confidence and get into peak-level performance state. I will share one maxim a day in my blog this week. Let’s begin.

 

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Leaders are Readers

“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers” ~Harry S. Truman

I developed the habit of feeding my mind with voracious reading since I was a little boy. Whenever I’d go out with my family to the shopping mall, I’d always end up at the bookstore section. It’s not unusual for me to spend at least a couple of hours there.

 

Books….books…books….

Over the years, my list of books have grown into libraries. These days, I’d also buy electronic books instead of physical ones. I’ve even subscribed myself to audio books membership with Audible for more than two years. I like listening to audio books when I couldn’t read, like when I’m driving or when I simply wanna rest my eyes on bed.

My books have become my valued personal asset. They’re mostly non-fictions, in the areas of personal development, career, health, sports/fitness, finance, travel and spiritual. If someone comes to my home and see the collections I have (both physical and electronic), he’d be impressed.

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The Formula to Reach Your Maximum Potential

Nature vs Nurture?

We all have heard of the age-old nature vs. nurture debate, and how our human potential is derived. Those on the nature camp would say that it’s our inborn talent and genetics that determine our success in life. The nurture camp would advocate on the right upbringing and environment that would strongly influence our chances of success.

So, who is right?

I read this ‘formula’ from one of Brian Tracy’s books some years ago, which challenges the old nature vs nurture paradigm and turn it on its head. I thought I’d share this with my blog readers.

 

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An Idea a Day…

Feed your mind fuel your life“Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” ~Jim Rohn

We all could use some ideas…great ideas…to spark us into our best creative self; to get ahead in our jobs, to kickstart new innovative businesses, to build important relationships to blossom, to break some die-hard habits, to write or paint masterpieces, to earn to become multi-millionaires, to excel in sports, to succeed in many endeavors, to achieve our dreams and enjoy our life to the full.

 

Your Brilliant Mind = Your Brilliant Life

We all heard of the classical quote mens sana in corpore sano (a healthy mind in a healthy body). I also believe that a brilliant mind can make a brilliant life.

What do I mean by ‘brilliant’?

 

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