The Simple Secret to Becoming a Master of Time and Space

Dear Friends:

Learn the simple secret to becoming a master of time and space!

“In order to be a master of time and space you must get to the space on time.”

– J. Magnus McBride

The REAL secrets to success!

What are the REAL “secrets to success?’

Today I will share with you what I feel are some of the most important secrets that I’ve learned over the past 57 years! It starts with something my dad taught me very early on in life.

John Strong McBride was my father. He passed away many years ago, but left me with some great life lessons and a philosophy of his work ethic.

On my 10th birthday he gave me a Timex watch… I had always wanted a real watch. It was a “grown up thing!”

My Dad gave me the watch and said:

To be early is to be on time.

To be on time is to be late.

To be late is to be left behind.

I carry those words from my father with me every day and share them with my friends and students.

If you know me well, you know that I am always early…sometimes an hour early and sometimes a full day! I think it is one of my secrets to success…just showing up a little early.

I will share a few more of my REAL secrets to success…read on!

What is Smart Work?

  • Working smart is working with a goal in mind, a goal that is meaningful to you.
  • Working smart also means knowing what points are high priority, and what you can be flexible on, so you can focus on what is important.
  • Smart work also refers to being creative and looking for other ways to get work done faster.


This is a lesson I learned at The Burning Man art festival.

My friend and teacher Gary Stadler is a wizard. He is also the first one to show up at an event and always—always–the last one to leave. I learned so much by watching him work. He did not have to work hard, because he worked smart…he always used what we now call “life –hacks,” special ways he invented to get hard jobs done in an efficient way.

The wizards are the cool guys who don’t mind “putting in the work.”

The wizards get the work set up.

The wizards put all of the work away.

Focus On What is Most Important in your Life!

For many years I was jet-setting from city to city to perform on TV shows. Each week a new city! I would arrive in the city, go immediately to the TV studio, shoot the show and fly out in the morning…I almost never had an opportunity to see the TV show, let alone the city I was visiting. Now I always stay a few extra days in each city and my life has a new way of savoring each experience. Now I spend time focusing on what is most important in life

Would you like to know what is most important?

The following short video is an old story told in a new way. I’m sure you will learn from it!

Love & Gratitude are the new “Fame & Fortune.”

I am very blessed to have a life that I am able to share with my friends and magic students. I love the time with Abbi at home and am grateful for the many magical lessons I have learned, and I LOVE teaching and sharing those life lessons. Here is a breath meditation that Abbi taught me. It is a perfect stress reducer during days of hard work. Just read the directions below for 10 breaths!

“Work is Love Made Visible.”

                           – Kahlil Gibran

I am focusing on love and gratitude for the amazing Las Vegas magic community that we are part of. All of us at the Mystery School love the work we do. It fills us with joy to see our students light up when they learn a new lesson. If you love magic, then please drop us an email and let us know when you are coming to visit Las Vegas. Just reply to this email! We have many ways to share our magic with you! Here is a new way we have developed over the past few years…

Now YOU can be a master of time and space! You can travel to Las Vegas- and never leave home!

I love creating new ways to share magic with my students. Some of them cannot get away from their work but would love to study with us. Now we have a new “Skype mentoring program.” Now I can share magic and life lessons with you on your home computer or phone!

I love teaching over Skype. This is your invitation to join me at The Mystery School from anywhere you are! Take a look!

AMERICAS GOT TALENT winner Mat Franco at a recent McBride Master Class sharing his secrets of his success with our students


January 2017 – Doors open at 7:30

Our team works so hard every month to bring a new and exciting show to our friends. The WONDERGROUND players make their love visible every time we come to work! When you are in Vegas, you must celebrate with us! We have the biggest magic party in Las Vegas.

Now you can join us and be part of the fun!

Hint: Arrive early to get a good seat!


7;30pm Strolling magic with Miguel & Taylor Lloyde

Allen Scott will do tarot readings, Live-Art by Areeya!


8pm     Tim Wise is your MC

Jeff McBride – New Magical Creations

David Groves – Adventures in Mystery

Niels Duinker – Juggling Sensation

Scott Land – Amazing Marionette Artistry


9pm     Close up and Stand up show

Tim Wise at the WONDER-BAR

Jeff McBride – Panto-Mime & Magic

Steelfyre and his Curios Collection

David Groves – Magic Castle Star Performer!


10pm   Tim Wise is your MC

Allan Abbott – Wings & Shadows

William Bradshaw – Progressive Illusion

Scott Land – “The puppet man!”

Stephanie Castellone – Twists it up!

Niels Duinker – The MOST amazing juggler !

PLUS:  Photography by Sheryl Garrett. Bar Magic with Zack Pattee. Scott Steelfyre, Corey Rubino, NEW Belly Dancers, Psychic Sideshow Alan Scott, live art with Areeya – and many more surprises and special celebrity guests!!

A surprise performance from The Amazing Jonathan at WONDERGROUND.


I hope to see you soon at one of my shows, or live, or on TV. You can catch some of my talks 24 hours a day streaming on my channel at

Yours in the mysteries of space and time,

Jeff McBride

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