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Episode 182: Vinh Giang – Why You Should Make The Leap

 

Episode 182: Vinh Giang – Why You Should Make The Leap

Vinh Giang is a motivational/ inspirational keynote speaker and he uses magic as his metaphor when he speaks (He’s found a way to make the medicine taste good!). He’s built a successful online business that teaches magic to over 41,000 students from all over the world. His business won South Australian young entrepreneur of the year in 2013. In 2016, his online business has just combined forces with 52Kards which is one of America’s leading online magic schools, after combining our schools together and many years of hard work they now teach over 500,000 students from all over the world. Vinh’s other area of expertise is performance, being a magician and speaker he’s spent 80% of the year on stage performing and presenting to people all over the world.

Episode 182: Vinh Giang – Why You Should Make The Leap

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“It took millions of years of serendipitous events for you to be here, and now that you are here, you are alive for 80 years on average. When you compare how long it took for you to get here versus how long you are her for… It’s like you are alive for 1 minute. It’s a privilege to be alive.”

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

  • Common themes to sustain excellence:
    • The ability to face your fears head on
    • Not avoiding difficult conversations
  • Why Vinh stopped trying to live up to others expectations
  • How David Blaine helped is business
  • The importance of having a speaker reel/highlight video
  • Why you should work with documentary makers — They are story-tellers
  • The 3 Elements to a great speaker
    • Educate
    • Inspire
    • Entertain
  • You must have a relentless belief that it can be done
  • The power of magic — It brings out the inner child in everyone
  • You’re alive for 1 minute and you’ve already lived 20 seconds of it… What will you do for the remaining 40 seconds?
  • Why are people so scared to take chances?
  • “Happiness is progress”
  • “We all have the right ingredients… We just need the recipe.”
  • Goal Setting — We need to take time to recalibrate
  • “You’re like a glass of muddy water… Until you’re still, you won’t have clarity.”
  • Public speaking — Why this should be taught in schools from a young age
  • “I’ve realized the beauty in the unknown. Magic lives in the unknown. The most beautiful things in life are the unknown.”
  • Why 5 year plans are not helpful

“Don’t you think the most addictive thing in the world is comfort?”

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Episode edited by the great J Scott Donnell

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