People often ask me what made me want to be a Magician, and to be honest I don’t have a simple answer to that question. There are many things that made me fall in love with the art of magic, and it is something that I have been fascinated with ever since I can remember. Other people in school were aspiring to be astronauts, race car drivers and firemen, but I knew that all I wanted to be was a great magician. Sometimes it is hard to put into words the reason why you are drawn towards something, but sometimes you just are and there is no real explanation as to why. I remember all of my teachers and friends saying that it was a stupid and silly idea, and that I would need to get a proper job when I grew up.
Well here I am, and I have made my dream a reality. If you are a young person who has dreams of being something or doing something, such as becoming a magician, then I would say that you should follow your dreams. It does not matter what anyone else tells you, if you know in your heart that you have a calling in life, then this is what you should strive for.
I spent hours and hours when I was growing up, just practicing on my own in my room. I was so determined to succeed that I kept on going, even though everyone thought I was mad! It is important for people to be committed to carrying out their dreams; otherwise they may go through life wandering what might have been. This does not mean that you should not still study hard and achieve in other areas of life, as you never know where life will take you or what other opportunities may come your way.
I have now been living the dream for a number of years, and I truly feel completely contented. Nothing gives me more pleasure than the excitement of stunning a crowd into silence and watching them, become mesmerized by the illusions that I have created. As well as the excitement of the shows, I have loved every minute of the tours that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of. It really is a blessing to be able to travel the world and meet so many amazing and interesting people along the way. Obviously, not everyone can follow in my footsteps as they are not magic, but I would urge anyone who has a dream, to follow their heart.