I've been so crazy busy. And it's not going to change any time soon. Suddenly the ball started rolling and I just have not been able to stop, catch up and write another blog post.
I've been meaning to, definitely. I even started one, I just never got around to finishing it.
So what's new? A few days after the last post I flew to the East Coast of the US and stayed for a month. It was one of the best months of my life. I got to shoot some new videos, I got to plan many future projects, I saw some incredible magic, and met many old and new friends. I went hunting for rare playing cards, I worked on new presentations and new material, and I got inspired. If you follow me on Instagram I'm sure you've seen a lot of what I've been up to.
On top of all of that, I took some much needed time off to unwind and live life with my favorite person in the world. I ate incredible food, saw some great movies, had lots of memorable experiences and laughed harder than I've ever laughed before.
There is a point to this, of course. Otherwise it wouldn't be on this blog. Taking that time off is absolutely necessary and vital. Allowing yourself to live life in the moment and have those experiences is priceless and it's the most precious thing you can do for yourself, and others.
I don't know about you - but for me, my magic and my performance is fueled by those experiences. That whole incredible month becomes a giant boost into productivity. I found that as soon as I flew back to Europe and got settled back in my daily routine, I was incredibly productive, motivated and driven. This is the perfect way of living for me, some time on, some time off. It's all about balance.
Magic, performance and art should come from a place of passion and ideally a place of happiness and inspiration. I am 100% confident that I am a better magician because I get to have such great experiences in my life. I draw from it and implement it into what I do. It helps fuel that rich interior life, which you want to shine through in everything that you do. That's just one of many steps in making a meaningful connection with your audience. That's how we get someone to care about what we do, and who we are.
Let me round off this blog post with a video I filmed earlier this month. It's quick and to the point:
There's more where that comes from.
This weekend I'm filming a project with a friend I haven't seen in far too long. I'm excited for that.
I have also got some more exciting things I hope to share with you soon.
I'll write a new blog post very shortly.