The very first step to become a professional magician is to plan how you will achieve it. You need a plan!
You have been practicing your magic, learning new material and performing magic casually for your family and friends, but deep down you are still not satisfied.. You want to become a professional magician! If that sounds like you.. Then you need to plan your approach.
Ask yourself a series of questions to see if you want to become a professional magician:
Do you want to perform magic with a public audience for a fee?
Would you like to generate a full time income, or just earn some extra money to supplement the lifestyle you want?
What do you hope to achieve by becoming a professional?
Are you happy to work alone, or would you prefer to team up with a partner?
Where would you like to perform? Locally, or will you choose a specific area or location that has a market for entertainment?
How much would you like to earn.. How much do you actually NEED to earn?
How often are you prepared to work? Can you work every weekend or every evening..?
What type of show would you like to present?
Do you have a backup plan if you fail to generate the income you need for your current commitments? Can you adjust those commitments to allow you time to build up an income stream?
That’s just a few of the questions you should ask yourself right now.. The sooner you start thinking about the REAL STEPS involved in working as a professional magician, rather than focusing on collecting more magic tricks and techniques, the sooner you can start putting actions into place to achieve your goal.
Create a plan by setting goals.
Take a moment RIGHT NOW to write down where you would like to be on one, two, and five years time. The people that set short term and long term goals are much more likely to achieve them compared to people that bumble along, hoping that their dreams will just ‘happen’ one day. Unless you define exactly what you want (by writing it down as an affirmation/goal) you will find it very hard to achieve anything other than by chance. Your future does NOT need to be left to chance…