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The Successful Mentalist

Want to learn the skills, techniques and strategies that will help elevate your magic/ mentalism performances and entertainment career? Join mentalists, Ashley Green and Aidan O’Sullivan each week as they lift the lid on the things that have helped them to pursue their ever-growing careers in the entertainment industry. If you want to learn the principles and ideas that can take your mentalism to the next level, you won’t want to miss this podcast. www.thesuccessfulmentalist.com

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How To Make Your Website Work - Just The Tip #11

Introducing 'Just The Tip' - our new weekly, bitesized podcast episodes as a supplement to the main TSM Podcast episodes.In this series, we'll be sharing bonus thoughts, additional ideas and food for thought that we haven't added into the main TSMPodcast. How To Make Your Website Work In today's episode, we'll be exploring some of the big things that you can do in order to make your website stand out and work for you.From copy, to visuals, to content and beyond - if you have a website, you need to listen carefully and start taking action.

9mins

9 Jun 2021

Rank #1

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Best Practices For Social Media | TSMP #057

Are you happy with your social media presence?If you have ever wondered how social media can help in growing your entertainment business, then Aidan and Ashley have some useful information in store for you. Building a social media presence can help you in nurturing client relationships, generating new leads, and actually getting people to find out about you.In this episode, Aidan and Ashley share some of the best practices that can be used right away to be successful on social media. Brace yourself to gain in-depth knowledge on how these platforms work, how you can benefit from them, and what you should do to maximise your ROI from social media.Have any questions about today’s content? Reach out and ask us!Visit TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/community to follow the conversation and ask your questions to us and other listeners of the show.Topics Discussed Include:Importance Of Being Consistent [01:48]How To Make The Platforms Work To Your Advantage [03:15]Planning Your Content In Advance [04:52]Stop Posting & Start Building Relationships [08:00]Are You Being RELEVANT? [10:31]Using Pain Points As A Tool For Engagement [13:08]Prioritize THESE If You Want Social Media To Work [17:10]How To Be More Consistent At Posting Content [19:27]Quality Control Your Video Content [24:36]Getting (& Using) Feedback [26:02]Align Your Content Strategy To Your Long Term Goals [28:03]What Do The Platforms Want From You? [31:31]DO NOT RELY ON SOCIAL MEDIA [33:08]Getting Leads Through Social Media [35:34]BONUS RESOURCES:FREE EBOOK: 10 Tips To Improve Your MentalismApply For Learn To ThriveTSMP #040: How To Get More Leads For Your (Online) ShowsTSMP #041: How To Turn Your Leads Into LIFETIME ClientsTSMP #042: Promoting Your Virtual Events (With Real Examples)Did you enjoy this podcast?If so, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW on Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you never miss an episode!Also, if you could spend just 13 seconds and leave us a review on your preferred platform, we would really appreciate it.We want to get this information and these episodes into the hands of more magicians and entertainers across the globe, so your help and support would mean the world to us.Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

39mins

6 Jun 2021

Rank #2

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3 Reasons You MUST Get Feedback - Just The Tip #10

Introducing 'Just The Tip' - our new weekly, bitesized podcast episodes as a supplement to the main TSM Podcast episodes.In this series, we'll be sharing bonus thoughts, additional ideas and food for thought that we haven't added into the main TSMPodcast. 3 Reasons You MUST Get Feedback From Social Proof to Mindset Management, in today's episode we're discussing 3 major reasons that you MUST get feedback in every area of your career.We have also shared some little bonus ideas and techniques that we ACTUALLY use to help improve our performances and grow our careers, at a rapid rate!No silly stuff. No BS. Just practical feedback.We Want Your Feedback!Leave us at TSM some feedback in our simple 5 question survey: thesuccessfulmentalist.com/feedback

10mins

2 Jun 2021

Rank #3

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Creativity, Authenticity and Human Potential with Scott Barry Kaufman | TSMP #056

Scott Barry Kaufman is a cognitive scientist and humanistic psychologist exploring the mind, creativity, and the depths of human potential. He has taught courses on intelligence, cognitive science, and creativity at Columbia, Yale, and NYU. In 2015, he was named one of “50 groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world” by Business Insider.Dr. Kaufman also hosts the #1 psychology podcast in the world— The Psychology Podcast— which has received over 17 million downloads and was included in Business Insider’s list of “9 podcasts that will change how you think about human behavior.”In this episode, you will join Aidan, Ashley and Scott as they discuss the importance of authenticity and creativity in performance whilst also exploring practical approaches that you can use to actualise your true potential.Topics Discussed Include:Who Is Scott Barry Kaufman? [00:41]About Scott's Work [02:55]Scott’s Pivotal Role In Aidan’s Life [04:21]Is It Possible For Everyone To Be Creative? [06:08]Scott's Insights On Creativity [08:08]‘The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly’ Of Traditional IQ Tests [09:52]Perils Of School Exams As Well As Magic Exams [12:30]Being Open To Receiving Feedback [13:39]How To Get Out Of Traditional Belief Systems [17:24]Correlation Between Authenticity And Creativity [20:40]A Quick Guide To Being Authentic [21:08]TSM’s Emphasis On Life Vision [23:14]Enjoy The Process Of Learning [24:40]What Does Ashley Love About Being A Performer? [27:50]What Does Aidan Love About Being A Performer? [28:35]Intrinsic Motivation [29:42]How To Overcome Imposter Syndrome [32:14]Life Vision - Is It Static Or Dynamic? [33:29]Approach Motivation vs. Avoidance Motivation [35:33]‘Who Am I?’ - Actualizing Your Potential [37:55]How To Develop Your Highest Potential [40:20]Importance Of Good Quality Relationships [45:00]Go Beyond The Tricks And Check Out Scott’s Work [48:50]WHERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SCOTT:Instagram - @scottbarrykaufmanWebsite - scottbarrykaufman.comPodcast - The Psychology PodcastCenter for the Science of Human PotentialBONUS RESOURCES:FREE EBOOK: 10 Tips To Improve Your MentalismApply For Learn To ThriveBOOK: Transcend by Scott Barry KaufmanDid you enjoy this podcast?If so, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW on Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you never miss an episode!Also, if you could spend just 13 seconds and leave us a review on your preferred platform, we would really appreciate it.We want to get this information and these episodes into the hands of more magicians and entertainers across the globe so your help and support would mean the world to us.Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

54mins

30 May 2021

Rank #4

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Being Self-Critical - Just The Tip #9

Introducing 'Just The Tip' - our new weekly, bitesized podcast episodes as a supplement to the main TSM Podcast episodes.In this series, we'll be sharing bonus thoughts, additional ideas and food for thought that we haven't added into the main TSMPodcast. Being Self-Critical Self-critique isn't a bad thing BUT it can be if you don't do it right.In this episode, Aidan & Ashley will explore the truth behind self-criticism and how to use it to your advantage.We cover topics ranging from:Why we are self-criticalWhat happens if we aren't self-criticalIssues that we have faced with self-criticismStrategies to overcome self-critiquePlus so much more!Are you self-critical?Come and hang out with us in our private community to share your experience and collaborate with other incredible performers.We're so excited about the safe space that we're building:community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com

13mins

26 May 2021

Rank #5

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Know Your Product | TSMP #055

Quick Question: What are you ACTUALLY doing as an entertainer?If you genuinely want to take your entertainment business to the next level, then you need to understand what it is that you actually offer.If you know your product in CLEAR, VIVID DETAIL,  you can stay relevant, serve your clients better, improve your shows, earn higher fees and SO MUCH MORE.Prepare to uncover some of the hidden truths within the entertainment industry and take your career to the next level….Have any questions about today’s content? Reach out and ask us! Visit TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/community to follow the conversation and ask your questions to us and other listeners of the show!Topics Discussed Include:What Does ‘Know Your Product’ Mean [01:01]Events Are Unique - RESPECT THAT [03:20]The Biggest Mistakes On Performers Websites [04:14]The ONE THING That Will Drastically Improve Your Product [07:30]How To Structure & Pitch Your Shows More Effectively [10:03]The BEST Method To Identifying Your Clients’ Needs [12:27]The Importance Of Making Your Products Relevant [14:08]Adding Value By Going Beyond The Tricks [18:00]Knowing Your Performance [19:35]How To Set Your Fees Based On Your Product’s Value [21:28]Market Research Is Your Best Friend [25:45]Aidan’s Defining Moment That Helped To Shape His Product [29:47]Making Financial vs. Product-Based Decisions [31:36]Aidan’s TOP 3 STEPS to knowing your product better [35:25]Ashley’s TOP 3 STEPS to knowing your product better [37:24]Do The Work [40:24]Resources Mentioned In This Episode:10 Tips To Improve Your Mentalism | Free Ebook (TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/free)Apply For Learn To Thrive (ThriveInMagic.com)Did you enjoy this podcast?If so, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW on Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you never miss an episode!Also, if you could spend just 13 seconds and leave us a review on your preferred platform, we would really appreciate it.We want to get this information and these episodes into the hands of more magicians and entertainers across the globe so your help and support would mean the world to us.Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

42mins

23 May 2021

Rank #6

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Our Favourite Stage Openers - Just The Tip #8

Introducing 'Just The Tip' - our new weekly, bitesized podcast episodes as a supplement to the main TSM Podcast episodes.In this series, we'll be sharing bonus thoughts, additional ideas and food for thought that we haven't added into the main TSMPodcast. Our Favourite Stage Openers Have you ever found yourself overthinking or trying to work out what THE BEST opener is for your stage performances?Today we're going to share our favourite openers that we use (to great success) across our stage performances.As a little bonus, we explore the importance of character and opening with NO TRICKS, specifically within a corporate environment.What Are Your Thoughts?Email us directly at info@thesuccessfulmentalist.com - we'd love to hear your experiences!

11mins

19 May 2021

Rank #7

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Creating Incredible Magic with Christian Grace | TSMP #054

Christian Grace is one of our FAVOURITE performers, a great friend and the creative genius behind the incredible tricks, LevelOne and Pluck (available at Vanishing Inc).In this episode, you will join Aidan, Ashley and Christian Grace as they explore Christian's creative process and philosophy behind creating incredible magic that leaves your audiences amazed.We covered a lot of ground in this episode and we know that you're going to love Christian's approach and insights.Let's get stuck in!In This Episode You Will Learn:Christian's Creative Process [04:22]What Is Creativity? [07:55]YOU ARE CREATIVE (And Here Is Why) [10:40]Cristian's Approach To Creating A Billet Switch [13:55]What To Do When You Get Stuck On An Idea [14:47]How To Keep Track Of Your Ideas [17:20]Switching Off To Get MORE Creative [19:15]The Importance Of Being Present In The Moment [24:33]How To Know If An Idea Is Actually GOOD [26:33]What Is Good Magic? [27:55]How Can We Teach & Learn To Do Better Magic? [33:50]Should Our Magic Appeal To Everyone? [35:50]How To Choose The Right Methods [38:00]Why Methods Shouldn't Compromise Your Effect [46:48]The Problems With The 'Too-Perfect' Theory [48:00]SIMPLICITY: Using The ESSENCE Of A Trick To Make It Better [49:35]PLUS So Much More...Where To Find Christian:Instagram - instagram.com/christiangracemagic/Gumroad - gumroad.com/l/magicmonthlyBONUS RESOURCESFREE EBOOK: 10 Tips To Improve Your Mentalism (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/free)Did you enjoy this podcast?If so, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW on Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you never miss an episode!Also, if you could spend just 13 seconds and leave us a review on your preferred platform, we would really appreciate it. We want to get this information and these episodes into the hands of more magicians and entertainers across the globe so your help and support would mean the world to us.Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

58mins

16 May 2021

Rank #8

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What Does 'Value' ACTUALLY Mean? - Just The Tip #7

Introducing 'Just The Tip' - our new weekly, bitesized podcast episodes as a supplement to the main TSM Podcast episodes.In this series, we'll be sharing bonus thoughts, additional ideas and food for thought that we haven't added into the main TSMPodcast. What Does 'Value' ACTUALLY Mean? If you've ever wanted to increase your fee, grow your business or earn more money from entertainment, you've probably been told to "add more value" - BUT WHAT DOES THAT ACTUALLY MEAN?'Value' does NOT mean ADDING more stuff and giving that to your clients.In this episode, you'll find out exactly how you can maximise your profits and build your brand within your entertainment business.

12mins

12 May 2021

Rank #9

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HAPPY 1st BIRTHDAY TSM!!! | TSMP #053

Happy 1st Birthday To Us At TSM!Today marks our first complete year in business and we're thrilled to have experienced this crazy journey with you, our listeners.As a different dynamic to this episode, you will learn about Aidan O'Sullivan and Ashley Green's transformations both personally and professionally within the past year.Have any questions about today's content? Contact us via the new TSM Social-Learning Platform! (community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com) Topics Discussed Include:Silly Stories And Happy Birthday To Us!ONE THING We Have Enjoyed About Our First Year In TSM [05:50]How TSM Changed Our Entertainment Careers [09:21]Aidan's BIG 3 Transformations From The TSM Mission [14:38]Ashley's BIG 3 Transformations From The TSM Mission [20:15]Exploring Our Own Limiting Beliefs [27:32]Ashley's Biggest Unlocking Move In His Performances [30:15]The Power Of Meditation [34:12]Resources Mentioned In This Episode:Join Our FREE Social-Learning Platform (community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com) Mastering Online Shows | 14 Day Course (community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com)Join The Biohacking Challenge (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/biohackingchallenge)Did you enjoy this podcast?If so, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW on Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you never miss an episode!(Don't forget to leave a review whilst you're there too!)Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

38mins

9 May 2021

Rank #10