A thought development experiment: What possibilities will you create in the next seven minutes?

– Posted in: Business, Psychology, Wellbeing

Hi, Steve here. I have something cool for you to try. What are two powerful questions that, when asked, increase your ability to create success - every time you use them? What are the questions that focus the minds’ of everyone involved and often initiate creative conversations? • “What do you want?” • “How will you know when you’ve got it?” The power lies in the thoughts, ideas and resulting conversations, the questions initiate. When used elegantly and with careful intent they encourage creativity, accountability and confidence. Here is a more focused rendition of the first question. I ask this at the beginning of a meeting: “If you could get […]

What the eyes see and the ears hear, the mind believes. – Harry Houdini

– Posted in: Psychology, Success

I loved magic when I was seven years old. The things I saw, the magician David Nixon do, on TV in the late sixties, captured my attention and imagination at an emotional level. Also, the character Bill Bixby played in the 70’s TV show “The Magician” was a real hero to me; A compassionate and wealthy magician, who uses his talents as an illusionist, and escape artist, to help people in trouble (the ‘A Team’ without the guns!). I loved the technical process of a ‘trick’ and the way I could gain adulation from performing it. In my late teens, and early twenties, some of the most fun I had […]

Lessons from Michael Vincent.

– Posted in: Magic, Presentations

I had a great evening yesterday attending a lecture entitled: The Craft of Magic - "A Transformational Conversation". It was presented by the world-class magician Michael Vincent. The philosophy behind Michael’s approach to his art can easily be transferred into any area of life. He has a mastery, based on a dedication to a craft he loves, and an ability to make a memorable connection with a person in just a few minutes. Doing what he loves, developing relationships with his clients and creating a successful life. In my opinion, three essential elements to any person in business. I have been excited by magic since seeing David Nixon on TV […]