Going Pro (Free)

Magic download (ebook) by Andi Gladwin (Free)

THE Book on How to Turn your Passion for Magic into Your Career

Vanishing Inc. cofounder Andi Gladwin has done something many magicians spend their whole lives dreaming about: he quit a good, secure job in the tech industry and followed his dream to become a professional magician. Going Pro will show you how to safely, happily make your hobby your career. Learn from someone who has already successfully transitioned to the world of performing, and avoid the mistakes you might otherwise make. It's all there, in a concise, attractive, 82-page essay collection.

Seven years ago Andi left a well-paying job in the tech industry to become a professional magician. Since he made that decision, he has performed on several high-profile television shows, grown one of the largest magic brands in the world, and appeared at hundreds of events around the globe.

Going Pro is a first-person account that is part business, part story, and part motivation. You'll learn the benefits of going pro, the reasons you shouldn't quit your day job (right away) and then the exact business techniques Andi used, from bootstrapping to gathering a "team" (and he doesn't mean employees). Among many other important topics, he will convincingly argue against the popular advice, "fake it till you make it." This isn't a book full of tired business-speak, but instead a focussed, modern look at the hardest decision any professional magician has to make. Along the way, you'll also learn from Roberto Giobbi, Eugene Burger, Chris Cox, John Archer and more on how they left their successful careers to become full-time performers. Like Andi, each have their own interesting stories to share.

You'll learn about exactly why Andi went pro, the tough decisions he had to make along the way and exactly how to apply what he learned to your own life. In fact, regardless of whether you actually plan to leave your job, or whether you want to follow another passion than magic, you'll still have plenty to learn from Andi. Already a professional, or not planning on a career change? You'll learn just as much from Andi's productivity tips and business ideas.

"You’re probably expecting me to tell you that I was scared out of my mind when I went pro," Andi says, "But I wasn’t; I took a very methodical approach that removed all fear. Now that I look back, I consider it the best decision of my life. I’m able to support my family better than ever before, I have more time with my wife and son, and I’m doing something I love. And on the best days, I can see how my work makes people happy, and impacts the world in a small but positive way."

Going Pro is Andi's gift to every magician who is thinking about making the same decision. It's a free ebook, or an inexpensive (yet gorgeous) softback. These 82-pages could just be the start of a whole new life in magic.

 

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Customer reviews for Going Pro (Free)

joseph lortz

I just got this about 15 pages in and I know this is just the boost I needed with my choices thanks andi

 

Norberto Jansenson

Even though I haven't read the book yet, I wanted to say that it is already an excellent book. I mean, as a gift, as a project, as a way to give back whatever good you have received.

Thank you Andy, thank you guys, for caring so much about the community, and about magic.

Blessings!

 

Brandon Lopez

This is so great. I am so thankful that Andi made this to help other professional and semi-professional magicians take that next step. The fact that it was free is incredible. It was inspiring and fun to read!

 

Jorge Betancourt

I read this in one day, it's a great great ebook! This is not only for going pro as a magician, also applies if you want to start your own business. Very useful tips, stories and quotes, you will be extremely motivated but also will make you think things that you may not considered before. Don’t quit your job, read Going Pro first so you can see things in a different way and don’t fail while going pro.

 

Marc Vandousselaere

Hello Andy,

I thank you very much for sharing your fantastic book Going Pro.

I read it totally and recognised myself in the part of John Archer.

I also was a police officer and need to leave my job because of health problems and a lot of other problems with my bosses.

I am retired sinds 2007 and received the autorisation from that pensionservice to become a professional magician.

And that is fantastic that I can show my magic to the community.

And it is very true that the money is not the most important.

Because I have my pension and a mountly income it is not needed to be payd everytime I do a magic show.

Its’s really a wonderfull book that I also will share with my children, so they know that they need to follow there dreams.

With a lot of magical greetings.

Marc Vandousselaere
Magician entertainer Mister “M” from Belgium.

 

Marc Vandousselaere

Hello Andy,

I thank you very much for sharing your fantastic book Going Pro.

I read it totally and recognised myself in the part of John Archer.

I also was a police officer and need to leave my job because of health problems and a lot of other problems with my bosses.

I am retired sinds 2007 and received the autorisation from that pensionservice to become a professional magician.

And that is fantastic that I can show my magic to the community.

And it is very true that the money is not the most iomportant.

Because I have my pension and a mountly income it is not needed to be payd everytime I do a magic show.

Its’s really a wonderfull book that I also will share with my children, so they know that they need to follow there dreams.

With a lot of magical greetings.

Marc Vandousselaere
Magician entertainer Mister “M” from Belgium.

 

Eddie Bobe

Thank You Andi for sharing your work it truly is one of the most inspirational encouraging motivational message
not only for the magic circle but for every
aspiring artist as well as those that are
at the breaking point from paying their dues !
Iam deeply moved by your thoughts
in so many Way's
Again
Thank You
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