Dear Friends:

Many people are afraid to ask for help. They think asking for help is a sign of weakness.

Asking for Help

Writer Lorie Corcuera offers a few reasons why you should ask for help and support.

  • When you ask for support, you maintain focus and energy as the task is shared with others. You create more FLOW, making the journey fun and easy.
  • When you ask for support, you create opportunities for others to share their gifts and talents. You empower others to shine, and you learn more about others’ strengths and passions.
  • When you ask for support, you allow others to experience the happiness that comes from giving. When we give or receive a gift, we release oxytocin, a powerful bond-stimulating hormone.
  • When you ask for support, you are trusting in others, which strengthens the trust between you and your supporters.
  • When you ask for support, you are stating that you are imperfect, just like everyone else, and others will relate to you. No one is perfect and everyone has room to grow.

Read Lorie’s full article here:

Getting Help with Your Business

Years ago, I asked Tobias Beckwith to help me with my career and business. His advice and guidance was essential to my success. Now, he can help you make good choices and help your career to grow. Just look here:

Money is the Best Applause: Building Your Business as a Magician

It’s time to get your career in gear with this special workshop conducted by Tobias Beckwith and Jeff McBride. You will learn techniques for enhancing all aspects of the business, and marketing of your business as a magician. You will also receive Feedback on your act, and learn about practice sessions on executing all aspects of finance, legal, communications, gig management and marketing. Includes a photo shoot with Richard Faverty. Only 12 students will be admitted, due to the extensive amount of personalized material we will be processing.

Tobias Headshot

Do You Need to Find Your Direction?

A very important person in my life is Bob Fitch. Bob has directed my shows for many years.

Now you can study with Bob here at the Mystery school.

We are excited to be offering – The Bob Fitch Workshop at The Magic & Mystery School

In the past, magicians have had few resources available to learn theatre and movement skills. These intensive, structured multi-day workshops have been tailored to magicians, and are intended to help them obtain basic theater tools and self-directing skills to take away, and be able to apply to their work. The multi-day workshop format allows time to effect real, hopefully lasting, change.

Bob Fitch

The writer J. Michael Dolan reminded me that

— Asking for directions doesn’t mean you’re inept. It could mean you’re eager to get where you’re going ASAP.

— Asking for tech support doesn’t mean you’re over-the-hill and out of touch. It could mean you’re eager to learn something, so you’ll know what to do next time.

— Asking for coaching is not a sign of surrender; it’s a sign of determination.

— Asking for help doesn’t mean you’re not ready, on the contrary, it means you’re ready to move on.


The Institute for Magic Education

This new program is making history! How can YOU give back to our magic community?

Just look here

McBride World Tour News:

Jeff will be some exciting places this next month, including:

June 20-26: In the Close-up Gallery at Hollywood’s world-famous Magic Castle

July 6-10: The Ignite Festival in Santa Cruz, CA

July 11-12: A McBride Magic Experience Event sponsored by SAM 94, in Cupertino, CA

July 23-24: The National Speaker Association annual convention in Phoenix, AZ

See the calendar at the side of this page for a more extensive listing.

Wonderground Alert:

June 16th- 3 Great Shows!

7 PM   Christian & Randilyn, Hosts

Strolling magic with Miguel & Juan Pablo

Allen Scott will do tarot readings

The Magic of Will Bradshaw

8PM   Tim Wise, Your MC & Host

Jeff McBride – Always a NEW Wonder

Chris Funk – From WIZARD WARS

Roilan Hernandez – Amazing Circus Skills

Chris Ruggiero – World Class Juggling

Allen Abbott- Something Mysterious This Way Comes

9PM  Christian Diamond, Your Host

James Kelsey – Close Up Bar & strolling

Chris Funk – Comedy with Magic

Elliott Hitchcock- Man of Mystery

Will Bradshaw – Prepare to be Amazed

10PM   Jeff McBride, Master of Ceremonies

Les Contortionettes – Unique in all the World!

Miguel Romero Ramirez – A Rising Star from Cuba

Chris Ruggiero – World Class Juggler

Iam Creed – “Radio- Active” Illusion

Roilan Hernandez – Acrobatic Sensation

Allen Abbott – Flights of Fancy

PLUS: Bar Magic with Zack Pattee and Scott Steelfyre, Iam Creed, and Randilyn, Photography by Sheryl Garrett.

The NWR-Tribal Belly Dance Troupe, Psychic Sideshow with Alan Scott, live art with Areeya and Suzanne and many more surprises and special celebrity guests!!

All info at:

I will see you at the shows in Vegas or on tour!

Jeff McBride

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