Success Will Destroy You

When I first started performing, I didn't trust the audience. I would finish a routine where I predicted the future, moved objects with my mind, or influenced someone's choices, and people would clap like crazy. It's amazing stuff, and it's no wonder people would applaud! But I didn't believe it. I thought they were bored, […]

4 Quadrants of Mind Control

"Ok Peter, if this is going to be a scientific demonstration, it needs to be a double blind test. That means I'm going to put you in an. . . isolation booth." I walk over to my case and pull out a brown paper grocery bag. "Ladies and gentlemen," I say as I open it, […]

People Are Judging You

When I walk on stage, people are asking themselves 2 questions: Can I trust this person? Can I respect this person? In life it's no different. Every person you meet is asking themselves those two questions about you in the first seconds of your conversation. This article is how I, as a professional liar (ie: Mentalist), […]

Stage Name

What I Learned About Personal Branding When I Picked My Stage Name Maybe you don't need a stage name. Maybe you don't have thousands of fans who want to track down where you live. Maybe you don't want to create an entirely fictitious persona for fun & profit. But here's why you should still care about […]

The Right Way to do Wrong

A question I get asked a lot on podcasts & interviews isn't really a question, it's more of a statement. "I bet you can manipulate people, huh?" Well, yeah. That's what I get paid to do, and it's why I started [     ] Like A Mind Reader in the first place; teach others […]

Birth of Superstition

Last night something amazing happened: the Chicago Cubs beat the curse of the Billy Goat. They haven't been to the World Series playoffs since 1945, and they haven't won the World Series since 1908. Last night that changed. The Cubs beat the Dodgers to earn their spot in the World Series, and are looking to win the […]

Make Better Decisions

"I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it." Charles R. Swindoll Whether it's figuring out whether to take the job offer or not, who to date, where to go to school, or what to have for dinner, every day is full of choices. The quality […]

5 Facets to Covert Operating

Secrets of a Secret Agent If you want to see psychology in action, look no further than spies. They're essentially mind readers in the fact that they can fully get inside the minds of the people around them, and then blend in without a trace. These skills aren't simply useful if you're behind enemy lines; […]


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