Monday, October 15th, 2012
You can do ANYTHING you want…
you just can’t do EVERYTHING you want!
In this Museletter:
- Two secrets to achieving your dreams
- Kevin James: An Inspiration
- McBrideMagic.tv and Wonderground Updates
- Eugene Burger’s Chicago Tapes now online
- Johnny Thompson’s hot new music video
Greetings my friends,
Focus is a big part of reaching your goals. Today I will share a few secrets to achieving your dreams.
- Meet your heroes and make them your friends.
- Read great books that will make you a hero!
Are you the best in the world at what do?
I read a book called From Good to Great by Jim Collins. You should read it too. The book changed the direction of my life …for reasons I will tell you at the end of this letter…. Right now I want to introduce you to a most inspiring friend!
Could this be the world’s greatest magician?
Google thinks so! So does YouTube!
Kevin James has just about as many “hits” as the very best of them!
Millions and millions of people witnessed Kevin’s original magic on America’s Got Talent. I am honored that I get to tour the world in the same show with Kevin. He is a modern master of magical art and one of the stars of The Illusionists.
Kevin’s uncompromising commitment to creating 100% original magic is a lesson to all of us. He is continually researching and refining his inventions to go beyond the rest… to be the BEST.
We did a one-hour episode with Kevin as a special guest on Mystery School Monday not long ago:
Here’s a snippet of my recent interview with Kevin:
Jeff: How did America’s Got Talent change your life?
Kevin: America’s Got Talent gave me lots of grey hair but if I had a show to promote, I would do it again. They like to put you in very stressful situations as it makes for good TV. It is also a very vulnerable position to put yourself into. I was very lucky that things turned out the way they did. My Operation effect went viral on YouTube and I am still getting work from it. I actually was asked to perform at the White House from the America’s Got Talent videos on YouTube.
Jeff: What has been the biggest TV audience to see your show?
Kevin: I was asked to perform on a TV show in Indonesia, which also came from YouTube. As I am getting ready to walk onstage the producer told me that it is a live show and if anything goes wrong just get through it. We cannot stop and reshoot it. There were 1,000 people in the studio to give a nice energy to the taping. I went on and everything went well. As I was packing up I asked him how many people just saw this live transmission. He said that there are only 3 channels in Indonesia, this is prime time, this is the most popular show, he estimate that 200 million people just saw my act. The next day at the airport we really got recognized, so I think his calculations were right.
Jeff: What is the best part about touring the world with your show?
Kevin: I really feel blessed that I can share my magic and ideas with people all over the globe. Getting to travel and make people happy is the best job in the world. I am grateful and have no regrets.
Over 100 hours of FREE magic lessons await you! We go live every Monday at 7PM Pacific time… Join the world’s greatest magic teachers for the world’s only FREE interactive magic learning experience.
Each month we host the biggest and best magic party in Las Vegas. And you are invited!
See the greatest line up EVER at this week’s event.
The Mystery School teachers and students will all attend and many will perform.
Go to VegasWonderground.com for all the information. Doors open at 7pm for dinner seating. An entire evening of close-up, stage and parlor magic (and belly dancers!) for $10.
Before I go, let me tell you what I discovered from reading From Good to Great. Jim asks the reader this question… “What in the world can you do better than anyone in the world?” I thought about this and realized that our team could really create the very best magic school in the world. Take a look at what we are offering this year and next: http://magicalwisdom.com/events
We are in the process of making our school better and better every day! You will see for yourself when we roll out the red carpet for you here in Vegas or online at McBrideMagic.tv.
So, my friends, until we meet online or at our school… remember that you CAN be the best at one thing!
Bryce’s Corner on the Web
I have two bits of exciting news…
The Chicago Tapes
First, we have finally released Eugene Burger’s Chicago Tapes as online Lessons. The DVDs are now completely sold out (OK, I think we may have one set left). While the DVDs were only available as a set, I’ve broken them into individual Lessons, but if you want the Chicago Visions book, you’ll still need to buy the entire set. Here are the links:
- The Chicago Tapes and Chicago Visions Set
- Eugene Goes Bizarre
- Gourmet Close-Up Magic
- Real Secrets of Close-Up Magic
Johnny Thompson’s Music Video
I was driving somewhere with Johnny a year or two ago and he asked if I wanted to listen to his new muscal recording. Now, I know Johnny played in the Harmonicats earlier in his carrer and wrote musical scores for quite a few famous magicians, but I didn’t realize he was still involved in the music business. Needless to say, I was completely flipped out by how cool it was. Actually, it was kinda hard to get out of my head!
At that time Johnny wasn’t quite sure where it was all going to go. Well, I found out a few days ago when he called and said they had made it into a music video. It’s already getting around and he’s really hoping it will go viral. I suspect it will.
Check it out here:
In case you don’t know about Johnny already, he’s one of the greatest magicians of our time and has been an influence on almost every magician working in Las Vegas, and around the world, today. You can learn more about The Great Tomsoni and Co. at their website: