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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

The Successful Mentalist The Successful Mentalist

    • Arts
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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

    Accountability with Malcolm and Joni | TSMP #058

    Accountability with Malcolm and Joni | TSMP #058

    How accountable are you, right now?Today, Aidan and Ashley are joined by two fantastic magicians - Malcolm Russell and Joni Pakanen. Malcolm and Joni became accountability partners and great friends through the incredible TSM community.
    Even though they are based in different continents, the collaboration helped them in creating highly successful virtual shows.
    Being self-employed, most entertainers find it difficult to stay accountable to themselves. Having an accountability partner helps tremendously in meeting personal deadlines, achieving business goals, and infusing creativity in your shows.
    Join Malcolm and Joni as they share their story about how this fruitful partnership, which began through https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/mastering-online-shows/ (Masterning Online Shows), helped them in being accountable to each other.
    Have any questions about today’s content? Reach out and ask us!
    (Visit https://thesuccessfulmentalist.com/community/ (TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/community) to follow the conversation and ask your questions to us and other listeners of the show!)
    Topics Discussed Include:Who Is Malcolm Russell? [04:00]
    Malcolm’s Journey Towards Virtual Shows [05:50]
    Importance Of Having An Accountability Partner [06:55]
    Who Is Joni Pakanen? [08:30]
    Joni’s Journey Towards Virtual Shows [10:03]
    Building New Relationships When Finding An Accountability Partner [13:08]
    The Benefits Of Being Accountable [16:38]
    Setting Goals With Deadlines And Taking Responsibility [19:20]
    The Difference That Accountability Made In Malcolm’s And Joni’s Life [22:05]
    Initial Conversations And Expectation Setting [31:22]
    How To Boost Compatibility With Your Accountability Partner [35:21]
    What To Do If There’s A Mismatch In Mutual Expectations [38:39]
    Who Can Benefit From An Accountability Partner? [42:50]
    Leveraging The Community To Become Accountable [44:25]
    ONE THING That Made It Worthwhile for Joni [47:28]
    ONE THING That Made It Worthwhile for Malcolm [48:48]
    Where To Find Malcolm and Joni:Malcolm’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/malcolmrussellmagic/ (@malcolmrussellmagic)
    Malcolm’s Website: http://www.malcolmrussell.net (malcolmrussell.net)
    Joni’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jonipakanen/ (@jonipakanen)
    Joni’s Website: http://www.jonipakanen.com (jonipakanen.com)


    Bonus Resources:FREE EBOOK: 10 Tips To Improve Your Mentalism (https://TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/free (TheSuccessfulMentalist.com/free))
    COURSE: Mastering Online Shows (https://MasteringOnlineShows.com (MasteringOnlineShows.com))
    APPLY FOR LEARN TO THRIVE (https://ThriveInMagic.com (ThriveInMagic.com))


    Did you enjoy this podcast?
    If so, don’t forget to FOLLOW THE SHOW onhttps://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-successful-mentalist/id1512659543 ( Apple Podcasts) orhttps://open.spotify.com/show/41CivTlicy4DWUkDGoQh5n ( 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 (http://facebook.com/thesuccessfulmentalist (@TheSuccessfulMentalist)) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

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

    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.

    • 9 min
    Best Practices For Social Media | TSMP #057

    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 maximize 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 Mentalism

    - Apply For Learn To Thrive

    - TSMP #040: How To Get More Leads For Your (Online) Shows

    - TSMP #041: How To Turn Your Leads Into LIFETIME Clients

    - TSMP #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

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

    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

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

    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 - @scottbarrykaufman
    - Website - scottbarrykaufman.com
    - Podcast - The Psychology Podcast
    - Center for the Science of Human Potential - scienceofhumanpotential.com




    BONUS RESOURCES:


    - BOOK: Transcend by Scott Barry Kaufman
    - FREE EBOOK: 10 Tips To Improve Your Mentalism
    - Apply For Learn To Thrive


    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

    • 54 min
    Being Self-Critical - Just The Tip #9

    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 and 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-critical
    What happens if we aren't self-critical
    Issues that we have faced with self-criticism
    Strategies to overcome self-critique
    Plus 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

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

jinkajoss ,

Great resource for mentalists

This podcast is a great resource for mentalists (as the title says!)
These guys are young, but don’t let that fool you!
They have an abundance of mentalism knowledge.
As well as vast experience of performing magic & mentalism.
Thank you guys this podcast is great.

Sophos-steps ,

Fantastic resource for mentalists

This is a great podcast that explores mentalism from every angle: why spectators might engage more with it than magic, why it’s fun to perform, how to go about it and advice on getting started. Ashley and Aidan are wonderful hosts and it’s really enjoyable to hear about their experiences as established performers – thanks guys, and keep it up!

Watson121 ,

Interesting and informative

A great and valuable resource. Thanks guys.

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