Good News, Bad News

“The survival of the fittest is the ageless law of nature, but the fittest are rarely the strong. The fittest are those endowed with the qualifications for adaptation, the ability to accept the inevitable and conform to the unavoidable, to harmonize with existing or changing conditions.”

Jeff McBride: Master of the Elements
[Artwork by Matthew Wright, from a photo by Richard Faverty. Visit Matthew’s web site at www.chamberofsecrets.eu]

Greetings friends,

IS THIS THE END OF MAGIC AS WE KNOW IT?

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is from a recent Forbes article that says that variety entertainers, including magicians, are on the endangered list of viable careers.

THE GOOD NEWS

The good news is that the very best performers will still survive and thrive in these uncertain and challenging times. Whether you perform magic or not, here are some things you can do to ensure your survival. The best way to predict your future is to create it.
  • Study: Up your game! Take new courses and improve your skill set to get the edge on your competition. Is there room for improving your work? I bet there is….
  • Express gratitude: Be thankful for the good things you have, no matter how small.
  • Make time for play: This is one of the secrets to keeping eternally young.
  • Create: Use the time you have to generate new work and new ideas… here are a few of mine!
I’m so excited! Jordan and I have just finished my newest creation, EXPERT CARD FLOURISHES. Be one of the first to see it here: http://virtual.magicalwisdom.com/lessons/view/28

BRAVO!

Here is a photo from Jordan Wright, of the next video project, due out in June. Can you guess what routine this is?
Jeff McBride working on a new video

THE MCBRIDE MAGIC CARPET WORLD TOUR

From Kalamazoo, to Canada. From Indianapolis to Russia… with love!
This week sees me heading out on the next leg of my world tour; for full details of how you can see my show or attend one of my seminars yourself, click here:

QUICK TRAVEL TIP

Always bring a few sets of earplugs and a sleep mask along on the flight. Train yourself to fall asleep when the earplugs go in and the mask goes on. Staying rested and hydrated is essential to healthy travel… and earplugs are the best way I’ve found to make a crying baby disappear, legally! And if you’re traveling, come visit Las Vegas and check out our classes this summer and fall.

MYSTERY SCHOOL MONDAY… Every Monday at 7pm PST.

Can you believe we have over seventeen episodes waiting for you? Each episode is packed with magical wisdom, astonishing video clips, sagely advice, interviews with celebrities, and great product reviews. To see the back episodes, just click the “videos” button below the screen at
Here is a photo from our friend Sue West of us in our library shooting a recent episode.
Filming Mystery School Mondays
I find myself working harder these days and am grateful to Tobias, Bryce, Eugene, Larry and Abbi and the rest of the Magic and Mystery School team for all their help and support. And thank YOU, our friends and readers. It is a pleasure to share my thoughts and magic with you.
Your friend,
Jeff

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