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TSM:Podcast – An Overview

Worried about missing an episode?

Not sure where to even start listening?

Perhaps you’re catching up but you’re not sure what to listen to next?

Think No Further!

Treat this blog post as a little index of our episodes to help you decide what to listen to next.

Each month we dive into a specific topic so you can find a topic you want to learn more about and get stuck in with that month’s episodes.

We suggest bookmarking/saving the link to this post so you can easily come back to it without having to search, click, click, scroll and click onto this post.

(Yes, that’s how many clicks and scrolls it should take if you started afresh each time)

We’ll also post individual entries as the ‘Show Notes’ but you can use this post to navigate to the content that appeals to you the most.

Make sure to SUBSCRIBE to the podcast on your favourite provider so you automatically get each episode when they go live each week.


Complete Episode List

MONTH 1 – The Foundations of Mentalism

Episode 1 – Our Superhero Origin Stories

Episode 2 – From Magic to Mentalism

Episode 3 – Why Mentalism? (BONUS FREE eBOOK)

Episode 4 – Choosing Your Tricks


MONTH 2 – Expanding on the Foundations

Episode 5 – Who Are You? (BONUS FREE eBOOK)

Episode 6 – Your Online Presence

Episode 7 – FAILURE

Episode 8 – COLIN & CHLOE CLOUD


MONTH 3 – Being Proactive

Episode 9 – Online Shows

Episode 10 – Close-Up Residencies (BONUS FREE eBOOK)

Episode 11 – Stage Shows

Episode 12 – CAROLINE RAVN


MONTH 4 – Character Development

Episode 13 – Psychological Characters

Episode 14 – Psychic Characters

Episode 15 – Revealing Information (BONUS FREE eBOOK)

Episode 16 – DAN SPERRY


MONTH 4 – Creativity

Episode 17 – Understanding Creativity

Episode 18 – Creativity In Your Presentations

Episode 19 – Creativity In Business

Episode 20 – TOM ELDERFIELD

EPISODE 21 – Unblocking Creativity | BONUS EPISODE (+FREE eBook)


MONTH 5 – Deeper Thinking

Episode 22 – Simplicity

Episode 23 – Authenticity

Episode 24 – Fear

Episode 25 – ANDREW FROST


MONTH 6 – Studying Magic

Episode 26 – How To Learn Magic

Episode 27 – Community

Episode 28 – How To Practice Magic (+FREE eBook)

Episode 29 – Taha Mansour

Episode 30 – Hacking Productivity | BONUS EPISODE


MONTH 7 – Fundamental Presentations

Episode 31 – Topical Shows

Episode 32 – Using Emotions

Episode 33 – You Are Magic

Episode 34 – Merry Christmas!


MONTH 8 – Making Improvements

Episode 35 – Goal Setting (The Right Way)

Episode 36 – Making Online Shows BETTER

Episode 37 6 Simple Questions To Improve Your Close-Up Material

Episode 38 – Transform Your Stage Show With Production Value

Episode 39 – The Art Of Public Speaking with ERIC EDMEADES


MONTH 9 – Marketing Online Shows

Episode 40 – How To Get More Leads For Your (Online) Shows

Episode 41 – Turn Your Leads Into LIFETIME Clients (+FREE eBook)

Episode 42 – Promoting Your Virtual Events (With Real Examples)

Episode 43- How Much Should You Charge?


MONTH 10 – Show Structure For Success

Episode 44Using Variety To Make Your Shows Engaging

Episode 45How To Prepare A High-Impact Mentalism Show

Episode 46Structuring Your Show with Ken Dyne

Episode 47The TSM Q2 Business Plan


MONTH 12 – Focusing On What Matters The Most

Episode 48The Ultimate Close-Up Gig with DMC (Drummond Money-Coutts)

Episode 49You Need A Business Plan.

Episode 50How To Sell With Love with Jason Marc Campbell

Episode 51Stop Hustling


MONTH 12 – Planning Your Business

Episode 52Peak Performance and Productivity with Rian Doris


Let’s Take Your Mentalism To The Next Level

Peak Performance and Productivity with Rian Doris | TSMP #052



Rian Doris is a TEDx Speaker is the Co-Founder & COO of the Flow Research Collective, the world’s leading peak performance research and training organisation – and now a guest on The Successful Mentalist Podcast.

In this episode, you will join Aidan, Ashley and Rian as they discuss some of the practical techniques behind peak performance and productivity.

You will be able to apply these ideas and techniques within your entertainment business immediately so that you can stop hustling and become a better performer in the process.

Grab your notepad and pen because this really is an episode you’re going to want to take notes from and listen back to, time and time again.

Let’s get stuck in!


In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Who Is Rian Doris? [02:22]
  • What Is ‘Peak Performance’? [04:00]
  • The Biggest Flow Blocker: Distraction [7:30]
  • Meditation vs Mindfulness [10:06]
  • The Importance Of Your INTERNAL State [15:25]
  • How To Do Less And Achieve More (The Truth About Productivity) [18:13]
  • Streamlining Your Entertainment Business With Ease [23:12]
  • How To Find Your Most Important (Highest Leverage) Tasks [28:18]
  • Why Should People Care About Peak Performance? [37:44]
  • Becoming A Peak Performer [40:04]
  • Closing Words From Rian Doris [43:25]
  • PLUS So Much More…

Where To Find Rian:


BONUS RESOURCES


Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE 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.

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Stop Hustling | TSMP #051



You Need To Stop Hustling, Today!

If you want true freedom in your life and entertainment then you have to stop hustling because it simply doesn’t work.

In this episode, Aidan & Ashley will be exploring the common misunderstandings about ‘hustle culture’ and what it means to get escape the trap of hustle-mentality and accelerate your business.

Do you have any questions about today’s content?

Contact us via the new TSM Social-Learning Platform! (community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com)


Topics Discussed Include:

  • Our Opinion On ‘Hustle Culture’ [00:19]
  • What Ashley Learned When He Hustled [04:13]
  • Exploring Aidan’s ‘Action-Delusion’ Model [10:38]
  • The Bannister Effect In Ashley’s Career [12:20]
  • The Two Major Elements Stopping You From Making Progress [19:12]
  • How To Prevent ‘Analysis Paralysis’ [22:38]
  • The Power Of Stopping [26:59]
  • Systems Will Save You [34:10]
  • Apply For Learn To Thrive: thesuccessfulmentalist.com/apply [38:15]

Aidan’s Action-Delusion Model:

If you’re stuck doing the work but failing to make progress, this is likely the situation you find yourself in:

An image to show the 4 dimensions of Aidan's 'Action-Delusion' Model that is discussed in the episode.

The yellow cross resembles your current position in your entertainment business..

With hustle-mentality, you’re likely trapped between your mindset and your business skill, with one and/or the other holding you back from success.

When you see little to no progress, you can quickly descent into burnout or ascend to a level of ‘analysis-paralysis’ which can be devastating on your entertainment career.

Listen in to the episode for more information about how to escape this issue and transform your entertainment career.


Resources Mentioned In This Episode:


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

How To Sell With Love with Jason Marc Campbell | TSMP #050



Join Aidan & Ashley for an incredible masterclass about how to sell and the art of selling with LOVE with the phenomenal, Jason Marc Campbell.

In this episode, Jason (Author of Selling With Love) shares valuable tools, practical techniques and fundamental mindsets that will supercharge your sales in your entertainment business.

You’ll hear Jason discussing ideas such as the 4 emotions of sales and the 5 levels of love involved with sales, whilst also learning how to sell and apply these techniques and mindsets into your career.

If you enjoyed this episode and want to grab Jason’s handy ‘Cheat-Sheet’ for these ideas, head over to his instagram (@JasonMarcCampbell) and tell him that Aidan & Ashley (The TSM Boys) sent you!

Let’s get stuck in!


In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • What ‘Sales’ Really Is [03:36]
  • Why Sales Is A Fundamental Skill You NEED [05:35]
  • How To Get Started With Sales [08:00]
  • The Importance Of Your First Sales Experience [10:11]
  • Identifying With Your Role Models [15:00]
  • Overcoming The Fear of Rejection [18:20]
  • Ego & The Fear-Pride Paradox [22:10]
  • Taking Responsibility & The Rational Sabotage [22:10]
  • What Selling With Love Means [30:55]
  • Loving The IMPACT [33:00]
  • HOW TO 10X YOUR FEE (Loving The PRODUCT) [40:12]
  • Why Jason Phoned A Client 27 Times (And You Should Too) [47:38]
  • Loving The PROCESS of Sales [45:18]
  • Loving The BUYER (Understanding Your Clients) [55:30]
  • Closing Words From Jason [59:30]
  • PLUS So Much More…

Where To Find Jason:


BONUS RESOURCES


Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE 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!

Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

You Need A Business Plan. | TSMP #049



Do You Have A Business Plan?

If you are serious about building a thriving, successful career in a way that doesn’t overwork you, an effective business plan is what you need.

In this episode, Aidan & Ashley will be helping you get clear on your career vision and how to be a successful magician/mentalist using a business plan as your powerful starting point.

Have any questions about today’s content? Contact us via the new TSM Social-Learning Platform! (community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com)


Topics Discussed Include:

  • Why You MUST Have A Business Plan [00:45]
  • Start By Finding Your WHY & Purpose [05:16]
  • What Do You Hope Your Entertainment Career Will Bring To You? [10:56]
  • How Much Money Do You Want/Need To Make? [12:20]
  • Calculating Your ‘Annual Thrive Number’ [14:55]
  • Effective Goal Setting To Make Your Business Plan EASY [18:25]
  • How Ashley Made £3,000 Selling £0.00 Tickets To His Shows [22:50]
  • Finding Your OKR’s [24:13]
  • How To Implement These Steps Within Your Business [24:43]
  • Tracking Your Numbers [30:01]
  • Give Yourself A CLEAR Direction [31:43]
  • Stop Wasting Time & Keep Moving Forwards [35:43]
  • Reframing Your Career For Unlimited Motivation [37:35]
  • FREE WEBINAR – “How To Earn A Thriving, ‘Hustle-Free’ Entertainment Career In 90 Days Or Less” (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/thrive) [41:00]

If you are interested in exploring exactly what it takes to build a hustle-free entertainment career that works for you (rather than you working for it!), we’d love you to attend our free upcoming webinar on the subject.


Resources Mentioned In This Episode:


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

The Ultimate Close-Up Gig with DMC (Drummond Money-Coutts) | TSMP #048



Join Aidan & Ashley for a fantastic discussion with none other than the phenomenal magician and Netflix-hit, Drummond Money-Coutts (DMC)

In this episode, DMC shares his thoughts and approaches on topics ranging from performing internationally, mindfulness, scripting and more.

DMC shared his full approach and philosophy towards close-up magic, including what we believe to be the greatest blueprint for close-up performances and (not) walkaround gigs.

Let’s get stuck in!


In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • The Truth About Performing Magic Internationally [02:00]
  • ADAPTABILITY IS EVERYTHING [07:04]
  • Should Your Script Your Material/Set? [12:34]
  • Being Present & THE BEST Approach To Close-Up Gigs [17:30]
  • Why Walkaround Magic Isn’t The Best Choice For Events [24:38]
  • Troubleshooting The ‘Static’ Gig [34:33]
  • Applying Your Character In Close-Up Magic/ Mentalism [37:04]
  • How To Convey Your Humanity Whilst Performing [41:03]
  • Stop Performing To Boost Creativity & Reduce Burnout [45:18]
  • Meditation, Mindfulness & Clearing Your Mind [48:11]
  • How To Clear Your ‘Messy Mind’ [51:30]
  • Using The DMC Alphas Letter Deck [01:01:40]
  • Parting Words From DMC [01:09:00]
  • PLUS Much Much More…

Where To Find DMC:


BONUS RESOURCES


Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE 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!

Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

The TSM Q2 Business Plan | TSMP #047



Hold Up… This Isn’t What I Was Expecting On This Special Episode Of The TSMPodcast!

In this exciting, brand-new episode of The Successful Mentalist Podcast, we have decided to share with you our complete set of business plans for the coming few months so that you can get involved too!


In This Episode, You’ll Learn More About:

  • Our Q2 Mission (COMMUNITY IS THE KEY)
  • The 4th Element To The TSM Mission
  • Dozens Of FREE Events (3 per week)
  • MASSIVE Updates To The TSM Podcast (Plus teasers for two special guests!)
  • General Product Updates
  • OUR FIRST SUPPORTING ARTIST IS ANNOUNCED!
  • ‘Learn To Thrive’ – Our Elite Coaching Course (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/thrive)
  • Join The TSM Team (thesuccessfulmentalist.com/careers)
  • How Can YOU Help Us?
  • PLUS SO MUCH MORE!!!

Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE 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!

Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

Structuring Your Show with Ken Dyne | TSMP #046



Join Aidan & Ashley for a fantastic discussion with none other than the marvellous entertainer, entrepreneur and all-round clever-clogs, Ken Dyne!

In this episode, Ken shares so many practical insights and approaches to show structure so that you can present performances that your audiences ACTUALLY care about and enjoy.

This episode has drastically changed our insights over the ways that we structure our shows and we know that you’re going to LOVE this discussion.

Let’s get stuck in!


In This Episode You Will Learn:

  • Who Is Ken Dyne? [02:40]
  • How Did Ken Learn To Keep His Audience Engaged? [06:00]
  • DO NOT MAKE THESE MISTAKES AT THE START OF YOUR SHOW[09:07]
  • Getting Introduced The Best Way That You Possibly Can [21:00]
  • Stop Having Dinner With Your Audiences (A Networking Tip) [25:20]
  • Using A Written Introduction [26:25]
  • How To Handle Hecklers By Using Your Character [29:24]
  • Simple Performance Techniques That Force Your Audiences To Get Involved [34:17]
  • How To Stop Your Shows Being A String Of Tricks [40:06]
  • Using Contrast To Improve Your Storytelling & Shows [45:48]
  • Why You Shouldn’t Structure Your Show Based On ‘Impossibility’ [49:46]
  • Using Shapes To Build Variety [55:42]
  • WHY NONE OF THIS EPISODE MATTERS [01:01:06]
  • PLUS Much Much More…

Where To Find Ken:


BONUS RESOURCES


Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE 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!

Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

How To Prepare A High-Impact Mentalism Show | TSMP #045



RICK SENT US A REQUEST! (Part 2)

A fantastic TSM Podcast Listener, Rick, sent in a question and we knew that we could explore this on the podcast so we have split it across 2 episodes!

(Using Variety To Make Your Shows Engaging | TSMP #044)

In this episode, we’re exploring some of the main ways that you can prepare a high-impact mentalism and/or magic show, using techniques that we use and have experienced ourselves.

Have any questions about today’s content? Contact us via the new TSM Social-Learning Platform! (community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com)


Topics Discussed Include:

  • How Can We Have A High-Impact Show? [02:00]
  • Refocusing Your Audiences Attention [03:10]
  • Why Confidence Isn’t Enough [04:30]
  • Understanding The Desired Impact [07:27]
  • Get Funny & Use Comedy The Right Way[08:15]
  • Using Music To Your Advantage[14:30]
  • Start Obsessing Over The Small Details [21:45]
  • Playing A Video In Your Shows [23:35]
  • Carefully Building A Narrative In Your Shows [26:15]
  • EARN THE RIGHT To A High-Impact Show [28:20]

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:


Did you enjoy this podcast?

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Using Variety To Make Your Shows Engaging | TSMP #044



RICK SENT US A REQUEST!

A fantastic TSM Podcast Listener, Rick, sent in a question and we knew that we could explore this on the podcast so we’re splitting it across 2 episodes!

In this episode, Aidan O’Sullivan & Ashley Green will be exploring the ways in which variety can be used to help prevent your magic and mentalism shows from being repetitive, redundant and unengaging.

Have any questions about today’s content?

Contact us via the new TSM Social-Learning Platform! (community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com)


Topics Discussed Include:

  • What Is ‘Variety’ and how can you do it? [02:40]
  • Aidan’s Beautiful Magic Principle [06:20]
  • Using The Journey To Your Advantage [10:50]
  • Building Variety Through Your Character [16:00]
  • Getting People Engaged By Having A Purpose[17:40]
  • Structuring Your Show The Right Way [20:15]
  • Stop Chasing ‘Awe’ and ‘Wonder’ All The Time [22:10]
  • Master The Art Of Storytelling [24:00]
  • Why Should Your Audience Care? [30:00]

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:


Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you never miss an episode!

Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist

How Much Should You Charge? | TSMP #043




Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems, Amirite?

Have you ever had questions about charging, what your fees should be or how much you want to earn?

In this episode, Aidan & Ashley will be dissecting some of the key mindsets and approaches surrounding the taboo subject of ‘money’ so that you can be much more confident with pricing your services.

Have any questions about today’s content? Contact us via the new TSM Social-Learning Platform! (community.thesuccessfulmentalist.com)


Topics Discussed Include:

  • How Much Should You Charge? [01:35]
  • STOP COPYING OTHER PEOPLE’S FEES [04:13]
  • Why Ashley Has 6X’d His Fee [06:06]
  • Are You Scared Of Money? [08:15]
  • Use Jamie D. Grant’s Model For Finding Your Charge[09:12]
  • Charging As A Beginner[14:15]
  • How To Stop Worrying When Quoting [17:00]
  • Should You Discount/ Drop Your Fees? [21:38]
  • Should You RAISE Your Fees In Certain Situations? [24:00]
  • The 4 Mindsets Of ‘Enough’ Money from The Psychology Of Money by Morgan Housel [28:06]
  1. The Hardest Financial Skill Is Getting The Goalpost To Stop Moving
  2. Social Comparison Is The Problem Here
  3. “Enough” Is NOT Too Little
  4. There Are Many Things Never Worth Risking, No Matter The Potential Gain

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:


Did you enjoy this podcast?

If so, don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE on Apple Podcasts or Spotify so you never miss an episode!

Share and tag us on Social Media (@TheSuccessfulMentalist) or use the hashtag #thesuccessfulmentalist