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Paul Draper's Mysteries of the Mind Newsletter

"Luck is the residue of design."
- John Milton

Welcome to September's "Mysteries of the Mind" monthly newsletter!

"I'm a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it"
— Thomas Jefferson

This month, I have two potentially life changing lists to share in the main portion of our newsletter. Feel free to write me to discuss these more. I used these as primary ideas to teach a class at the University of Utah this month on the topic of Persuasion. The two topics are "Getting Lucky" and "How to Read Minds".

Sometimes it feels like everyone else has all of the luck. People often say that I am extremely lucky and ask how I do it. Here is a basic list of how to get lucky and get everything you want:

Seven step program on how to get everything you want:

1. Decide what you want.

2. Find those who have it or have gotten it.

3. Find out what they need.

4. Give it to them.

5. Ask them to help you get what you want.

6. Get it.

7. Repeat

This has been called many things: Win/Win, Reciprocity, Gift Economy. But you are rarely, if ever, offered an actionable 7 step program. I use this as a guidepost on my journey. I continually ask myself if I am giving back more than I receive. If not, the soil I plant my dreams in will dry up and blow away.

Five steps to being a REAL Mindreader:

Step 1: Humanity: Care authentically about the person you are reading by having compassion & empathy for them.

Step 2: Understanding: Realize people are making what they think are the best decisions for themselves given their knowledge and resources. If you judge them, you are almost always wrong. If you try to understand their perspective and decision making process, you will be right more often.

Step 3: Interest: Be honestly interested in everything and be a good listener. Only through having a very diverse knowledge base will you be able to reach deeply into the minds and thoughts of others. Without some understanding, the thoughts of others will be confusing.

Step 4: Vulnerability: Give yourself the chance to make a human connection. You have to be open and vulnerable to others in that moment of deep reading.

Step 5: Mirroring: Subtly match some of their body language and vocal patterns. Become them in your mind, and if you have followed all of the above steps, you will start to know things about others that no one else could know.

Happy Mind Reading!

For more, check out my new site at http://www.MentalMysteries.com

Your friend,
-Paul Draper


Read more about Paul:
Paul Draper Mentalism (pdf)
Transformational Leadership with Paul Draper (pdf)


"A key to success is to wake up every morning and push the stone a little bit farther in the direction of your dreams. A little and a littlegoes a long way after a while."
-Paul Draper

Upcoming Events

"It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us."
-Arthur Schopenhauer

Upcoming Events:

Actor Training – Fear Factory
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 23th

Customer service training
Salt Lake City, Utah
August 30th

University of Utah
Salt lake City, Utah
September 2nd

Comic Con
Salt Lake City, Utah
September 4th - 6th

Darwin's 50th Anniversary
Las Vegas, NV
September 10th

Salt Lake City, Utah
September 16th

Corporate Event
Kalispell, Montana
September 18th

Conversations Live!
Radio, USA
September 21st

Doc Ricketts (was Purple Onion)
San Francisco, CA
September 26th

R&H Cinderella
Holladay, Utah
October 3rd

Fear Factory
Salt Lake City, Utah
October 1st -?

Joanie Spina Funeral
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 5th

Finke Theater
California, Missouri
October 10th – 11th

Las Vegas, Nevada
October 12th -14th

Tree City Comic Con
Boise, Idaho
October 17th -18th

Magic & Meaning
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 15th-18th

Sam's Town Casino
Las Vegas, Nevada
October 19th

Magic Castle
Hollywood, California
October 24th -26th

Los Angeles, California
October 29th

My Birthday
October 31st

Corporate Event
Wolf Point, Montana
November 14th

Magic Summit
Las Vegas, Nevada
November 14th – 16th

Corporate Event
Billings, Montana
December 3rd

California Magic Dinner Theater
Martinez, California
December 19th -20th

Utah Theater Association
Orem, Utah
January 22nd -24th

Celebrities of Magic
Bakersfield, California
March 9th

Watch for me soon on:

Home & Family, Ghost Adventures, Pawn Stars, and Hell's Kitchen.

To find out more about my corporate lectures and workshops download this .pdf
Transformational Leadership with Paul Draper

Or PaulDraperManagement@Gmail.com

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Also, I'll be back performing at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. October 24th-26th.

I'll be sharing the stage with Scott Land the lead puppeteer for "Team America"

Need Your Help

What should I perform on TV?!?!

If you visit the link above, you will see on the left hand side of the page: my last 6 appearances on Hallmark Chanel's "Home & Family". After winning Emmy's, they have been picked up for another season and want to bring me back.

What would you like to see me do on this show? (Extra points for creativity) What should I predict, memorize, read, intuit, bend, move, determine, control or otherwise present to get into the minds of the hosts and guest celebrities?

For booking information visit www.mentalmysteries.com or call Paul Draper (801) 541-2976 - management@mentalmysteries.com
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