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Paul Draper's Mysteries of the Mind Newsletter

"The darkness of the whole world cannot swallow the glowing of a single candle."
- Robert Altinger

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

"The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen."
- G.K. Chesterton

It is the most wonderful time of the year. This is the time when we stop to recognize the miracles that happen in our own lives, what we are grateful for and what is important to us. It is also a time to say thank you to those kind people who work to make our lives better. You are my Chanukah, Christmas, and Festivus miracle!!

With that, let me share with you some of the GOOD, the BAD, the UGLY and the lessons I've learned in the last few days.

the UGLYAfter successful corporate holiday parties back to back in Butte and Billings, in Helena, Montana I had my wallet stolen. I always carry my wallet on stage. However, after the show, I went to change and was interrupted to meet some VIPs. My wallet was in my suit pants on the dressing table, while away, someone stepped in and stole over $1,300 in cash, 4k in checks, my original Social Security card and other important documents. My only wish is that the one who took it was someone who needed it more than me. For many of the workers at the venue, that amount of cash would have represented 6 weeks worth of paychecks. So I released it into the world with good wishes.

The BAD: The flight would have to be changed, so I could wait for my family to send my passport to help with the boarding process. All of the cards had to be cancelled and I had to accept that someitems, like photographs, were lost forever.

The GOOD: I posted on Facebook what had happened. In the meantime, to take my mind off of the event I donated my time to a local church for their Christmas party and performed a free show for the children. I was staying at the home of some friends, and upon my return, I discovered that other friends had posted online for people to send $5 to my paypal account - and they had! They sent over $700 with well wishes within just a few hours.Even though I posted that the money they sent had been enough to get home, the money continued. Within 48 hours, 42 people had sent over $2,000 to help with food, flights, replacement fees, a new wallet etc. It was like I was living in "It's a Wonderful Life".

The lessons learned: Don't keep your social security card in your wallet! But also, friends and family are more important than money or things. Memories are more important than possessions. The more we give, the more we receive. You have all taught me that. This week I've been inspired to give food to the homeless shelter / rescue missions, donate my time to non-profits for their fundraisers and banquets and donate shows to universities for their scholarship and refurbishment funds.

The Spirit of the Holidays is alive and well within me because I have been inspired by you.

Happy Holidays!

Also, I still have days available for corporate holiday parties or even small gatherings where you want to impress between now and New Years.

For more, check out my new videos 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

Hidden Message

30 Famous logos that have a hidden message

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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