I realise this is a bit of a different type of post from me but I’ve been doing this for over a year now and I thought maybe a few people would be interested.
If you are anything like me you will set some goals at the beginning of the year and not do a great job of keeping up the habits and in some cases forget about the goals completely.
It’s only recently I discovered a hack that I would say has changed my life for the better.
The hack isn’t original or ground breaking but it’s free, easy to do, enjoyable and I’ve found it really effective. Because I work in the wedding industry lots of couples follow me and I have found it to be a great couple activity, but if you’re not in a relationship it would be just as interesting to do with a friend.
Firstly, I need to set this up by saying that I believe setting goals is useful, however, I am huge advocate of having the process as the goal.
For instance in the past I’ve decided I want a restaurant residency. To have that as my goal is completely useless because I have no control if I achieve it. So my goal instead was to email 50 restaurants that I would like to work at, if it resulted in a residency that would be great, if it didn’t then at least I completed the task, that was in my control and so I achieved a goal.
I hope that makes sense ha.
Now I’ve explained that, here is the hack!
So instead of just picking some goals at the beginning of the year and hoping I achieve them somehow, my partner and I have a meeting at the beginning of every month to check on our goals. I am guessing this doesn’t sound that earth shattering? But for me this was life changing.
To make it an enjoyable experience that we look forward to we always do this at our lovely local pub after ordering our favourite drinks. To me, if feels like we are about to celebrate all we achieved the month before with a drink.
We work out our financials by recording the money we earned and all the money we spent and assigning it to different categories so it’s pretty clear what types of things we have spent our money on that month. This will be scary most months! Ha
We go through personal achievements we did that month e.g. how many times we got out for a run or how much time we spent on a particular project.
We also record how many friends we spent time with that month and how many times we did interesting thing just the two of us.
Next we look back at our goals we set the previous month and record which ones we completed and which we didn’t manage to do. I think this part is crucial as we try to keep each other accountable to do what we planned to do each and every month.
The last part is to revisit our overall yearly goals and decide what we need to do differently (or maybe just keep doing) next month in order to help us achieve our overall goals by the end of the year.
Maybe this all sound too intentional and geeky for most people but I am so pleased that me and my partner started this habit as I am prone to go with the flow too much. I need to be accountable to someone and regularly track my progression (or regression ha).
It works for us and hopefully someone thinks this might work for them too.
Photo by the Lovely Olivia Amy Photography
Wedding Fayres & Showcases!
I have a load of upcoming Wedding Fayres & Showcases at some fantastic venues!
I can’t wait to meet all the future brides and grooms and show them how passionate I am about entertaining all of their guests by giving them an unforgettable experience
4th Feb - Bardney Hall
10th & 11th Feb - Villa Farm & York Barn
25th Feb - Wold View Farm Weddings
17th March - Carlton Towers
14th April - Oaklands (organised by Brides Up North)
28th April - Wentbridge House Hotel
6th May - The Highfield House
Hopefully see you at one or more of these!
You could not bother with entertainment
You could have this!
: This awesome photo was captured by Anoif Photography at Castle Howard
Shout out to Paul for such an amazing review!
Paul & Alix’s wedding at the stunning Rise Hall was full of so many amazing magical moments
With over 420 reviews on Facebook & Google you can guarantee you’re booking unbelievable entertainment for you and your guests!
“I don’t need a magician, I’m not having children at my wedding!”
Magic isn’t just for children and I’m not a children’s magician!
However, when I do perform magic for children they do seem to love it!
These awesome photos were captured by the amazing Kirsty Mattsson Photography at Meghan and Chris’ beautiful wedding at Saltmarshe Hall
Shout out to Meghan for her amazing review!
Thank you for taking the time Meghan, I really appreciate it so much!
I’m now on 98 reviews on Google and I’d love to hit 100 so if you’ve seen me perform and you have a spare minute please feel free to leave a review.
(However, if you’re not going to leave a 5 Star review please keep scrolling )
When people ask what’s the best bit of your job, I always think of moments like these. Showing magic to newly wed couples on the most special day of their lives. I always feel very honoured to be chosen and trusted to add even more magic to their wedding day!
This beautiful photo was captured at Lauren & Jasper’s magical wedding day by Rachael Fawcett Photography at Sandburn Hall
Congratulations Scott & Rachel who got married on New Year’s Day at the wonderful Coniston Hotel
As guests gathered after the ceremony I mixed and mingled with everyone entertaining them all before the meal.
Fire was a bit of a theme for the day so I had a few flames up my sleeve
As their guests took their seats for the wedding breakfast I showed the Newly Weds some exclusive magic that is just for them, leaving them with some magical romantic souvenirs
Wishing you all the very best guys!
When you start getting enquiries for 2027!
This magical moment was caught by GJA Photography at Rachel & Lewis’ beautiful wedding at The Beverley Barn
What a great photo caught by ItsJustJoeB Photography at the beautiful The Faversham
I have created this blog to give you a glimpse into the life of a working modern close-up magician. Hope you enjoy!