"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing." - Dale Carnegie
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"People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing."
Welcome to February's "Mysteries of the Mind" monthly newsletter!
"All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them."
Successful relationships, success in school, in business, and successful communication can all be greatly enhanced by improving on one primary skill:
And I want to share some valuable tools to increase your empathetic powers that will give you access to more successful interactions every day.
Empathy involves looking past one's own perspective in any given situation, and understanding, as best as possible, the needs and experiences of another person.
Most of us are born with a natural empathetic ability; tools that help us survive.
By two months, infants can perceive and respond to the emotional states of their caregivers; by one year, "Children monitor adults' expressions and use them to guide their behavior," reports Nancy Eisenberg, a psychology professor at Arizona State University and an expert on emotional development. At 2 years of age, children can infer others' desires from the direction of their gaze; at 3, they can label facial expressions as happy, sad, or angry.
And our skills can keep improving from there if we allow them to. Here are some steps that I use to have greater empathy inevery interaction:
Daniel Siegel, UCLA psychiatrist said, "It's a perceptual ability I call mindsight... It allows your brain to create a map of another person's internal state."
Decades of research on this type of empathy and mind reading (or, as psychologists call it, empathic accuracy) now reveal how it works, who's especially good at it, and how we can improve our ability to divine others' thoughts.
Let me know about your progress in being a more empathetic mind-reader!
In other news, I just created a 3 minute reel representing over an hour of my air time in the last year on the Hallmark Channel show Home & Family. Let me know your thoughts.
For more, check out my new videos
Read more about Paul:
"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone."
"It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us."
Utah Theater Association
Theater of Dreams
Comedy & Magic Night
S.A.M. National Council
Celebrities of Magic
Universal Studios Shoot
Inclusion Center - Glitz & Glamor
Murray High School
NACA Northern Plains
The Portland Magic Festival
The Sedona Magic Festival
The Old Sacramento Magic Festival
Magic & Meaning
To find out more about my corporate lectures and workshops download this .pdf
Magic & Communication
I am honored to be presenting a lecture on "Magic & Communication" before the Annenberg School for Communication on the campus of USC in Los Angeles on March 10th in the Annenberg Auditorium. This is their third such event and the first time that they will have a single speaker rather than an entire panel.
Here is a past TEDx talk to show you the sorts of things I may be talking about
I need your help
There is an organization that helps fight prejudice through teaching advocacy and leadership to youth. They helped me through my difficult teen years, and as of just a few months ago, I now sit on the board of this wonderful organization. Soon we will be holding a major fundraiser to make it possible for youth from poor neighborhoods and diverse background to come together in unity to learn the skills necessary to work together in this global melting pot / salad bowl that we all share.
Please join us for a night of great dancing, music, food, and a chance to honor this year's three Humanitarians:
Date: Thursday, March 19, 2015
Please consider buying a ticket to this event for yourself or donating a ticket for one of our youth volunteers to attend.
You can purchase your tickets online. Tickets $100.00 per person.
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