How Busking Magician By Day Is Happy And Successful

How Busking Magician By Day Is Happy And Successful: A blog around being a full time magician and having the best life.

Busking Magician By Day is a professional busker, street performer and magician who performs his shows all over the world. He is also an author, speaker and mentor teaching others how to be happy and successful in their lives by doing what they love.

How Busking Magician By Day Is Happy And Successful: A blog around being a full time magician and having the best life.

I’m A Busking Magician In San Francisco And I Love My Life. I think a lot about how to make my life better. Not just for myself, but for everyone I meet.

I want to be happy, wealthy, and successful. I want to make money from my magic because it’s fun. And I’ve learned that the best way to do that is by helping other people get what they want.

Busking has been an incredible experience for me, in so many ways. It’s allowed me to give back to others and be more present in my community.

I’m not rich and I’m not famous (yet! 🙂 But there are still many aspects of my life that you can learn from as a magician or a person who likes magic in general.

When you perform magic on the street (or anywhere else) you have no net. You’re out there all alone with nothing but your ability to entertain and inspire others.”

Busking magician by day, I’m trying to spread a little bit of happiness and magic across the streets of London, whilst building my full time magical career.

I do this by performing street magic (usually on the Southbank) and helping other magicians do the same.

I love teaching magic, it’s my passion. I love all aspects of the art and I have a particular interest in close up magic (there’s nothing better than seeing someone’s face after a miracle has happened right before their eyes).

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. My name is Thomas and I am a full time magician living in London. I specialise in close up magic and have been performing for the last 8 years.

I recently moved out of my office job and into the world of busking magic full time. It was a bit of a leap but I have never looked back since.

I love what I do every day. If it wasn’t for magic, I would be doing something else creative like music or writing. I do have other hobbies too like martial arts, reading and playing the guitar but right now, magic is my main focus in life.

In this blog, I will be documenting my journey as a full time magician in London so that you can learn from my mistakes and hopefully achieve your own dreams of becoming a professional magician as well!

This month I decided to do something a little different. I am going to give you my top 10 tips for how to become a successful magician.

Sure, there is no magic wand that can turn you into the next Dynamo, but there are definitely things you can do to increase your chances of becoming a professional magician.

I am going to number them in order of importance, with 1 being the most important and 10 the least important. Think of 10 as an honourable mention!

Before we get started I just want to make it clear that this post is aimed at those who want to become full time professional magicians. It is not aimed at hobbyists or part time performers.

1) Learn basic sleight of hand

The first thing you need to be able to do as a busking magician is perform some cool card tricks using sleight of hand. The majority of people will be expecting this sort of thing if they have seen any magic on TV before, so it is best to go along with their expectations and learn some card tricks. It will take you around a year or two (maybe longer) before you are proficient enough but once you can do this well then you will be ready to start performing professionally.

2) Learn how to approach people on

While most people who stumble upon my blog are likely to be magicians, there are always a few people that come along that just like magic. This post is for those people.

I was working in a magic shop the other day and a lady came in with her son, who was about 10 years old. He wanted to buy some magic tricks so he could perform at his primary school’s talent show. It was cute, so I thought I would help him out. I showed him some tricks that were easy enough to learn but also had some great reactions. He ended up buying a deck of cards, a coin trick and one of those disappearing marker pens where you make the ink vanish and then reappear.

The next day his mum comes back in and explains how her son had practised all night long and went to school totally confident with his abilities. But when he went to perform, he dropped the pen on the floor midway through the trick which made it impossible for him to finish the effect. His mum reassured him by saying “It’s not your fault you dropped it” but he was upset anyway and hasn’t been back in since!

There are two things this young lad did wrong here:

1) Dropping the pen – No big deal really,

Before I was a professional magician I was an engineer. We had to do a lot of public speaking. I was absolutely terrified before my first one but by the time I left engineering I was totally comfortable in front of strangers.

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