By Wayne Fox
I was actually a very shy kid. I was always doubtful of myself, but one day while I was at a Judo championship, my Dad said to me. “You’ve got to walk in that arena like you’ve already won”. It still took until my teenage years for me to truly understand how that worked, but it helped me win.
Years later I remember doing my first big performance of magic on stage at a nightclub. I was telling my Mummy how nervous I was and she told me this “Don’t worry my darling, they’ve paid to see you for a reason, when you walk out there, you’ve already won”
Broadcast confidence when you perform as a magician.
I still ride that confidence wave that my parents stood me on. Some would say I’m a show off, and I’d totally agree, but at least I’m a gentlemen about it I guess.
I have lots of fellow entertainers ask me if nerves effect me whilst on stage and of course it does, but you need it. Turn those nerves around, You have to be pumped and know you’re the boss, you’re going to own it, and tear that party down.
In terms of walking on stage, This brilliant quote sums up what both my parents were telling me, how grateful and lucky I am.