MB 039: Lessons Learned From 50 Years Of Entertaining with Roger Blakiston


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Lessons Learned From

50 Years Of Entertaining

with Roger Blakiston


A positive and thought provoking thesis on why we become entertainers. Agree or disagree with Roger Blakiston, he raises interesting questions that we all can benefit from by finding answers to them.


In This Episode We Discuss:

  • Can finding a sense of inner peace make you a better magician?
  • Hear about Roger’s commitment of service to the field of magic
  • What happened when Roger met Tina Turner and Bob Hoskins?
  • What part do humbleness and humility play in being a magician?
  • What happens when Prince William of  England injures himself at Jolly Roger’s magic show?
  • What does it take to write a book? Tips to self publishing
  • Living in the moment to get the most out of your magic
  • What can taking the word ‘worry’ out of your language do for you?
  • Is fear inhibiting you? What can you do about it?
  • The influence of Field Marshall Slim … always take the bold choice
  • How do you find success? It’s easier than you think
  • Roger Blakiston’s book ‘The Spiritual Stage’


Links and resources discussed in this episode:

Get an autographed copy of Roger’s book The Spiritual Stage here http://www.spiritualstage.com

Self Publishing site https://www.createspace.com/


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  • Just finished listening to this podcast and first I must say, Ken you are such a great interviewer! I loved the way you would steer Roger back to the subject of your show. This man certainly has a wealth of information to share but definitely not an expert on biblical/religious issues. The way you managed to pull him back in was subtle, yet purposeful. You were awesome! I enjoyed this podcast, lots of very good insights but I particularly enjoyed the portion at the end where Roger read from his book the definition of being successful. Brilliant!

    • I agree, I learn a lot from listening to Ken’s approach.

    • Jolly Roger

      Hello Christine………….I appreciate your input on my book! Many thanks. I am a little unclear what you mean by me not being an expert on biblical/religious issues,and I would welcome clarification. I am certainly not a Biblical scholar, but then again I have never claimed to be one!!! As Ken makes very clear, and as you will discover if you read the book, it is not a religious book, but a spiritual book, and there is a big difference. This is why I am a little puzzled by your comments.

  • I’m wondering if Roger has ever has read the Dune series. When he was talking about fear, I was reminded of the litany against fear used by the Bene Gesserit.

    I must not fear.
    Fear is the mind-killer.
    Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
    I will face my fear.
    I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
    And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path.
    Where the fear has gone there will be nothing.
    Only I will remain.

    Also, I know he used one quote from Winston Churchill, but several times he said things which made me think of other Churchill quotes.

    • I watched a Winston Churchill doco recently. I admire most people who are willing to shoulder immense burdens in the face of the intense criticism that goes hand in hand.

      • Jolly Roger

        There is actually a whole section on critique versus criticism in the book. Without going into great detail on here, as it is all in the book, there are those true friends who will offer helpful critique on your performance with your best interest at heart, and there are those who offer harsh criticism which may come from ulterior motives such as jealousy, and their motivation is to put you down rather than build you up. There is also the demon of “Ego” which is discussed at length in the book.

    • Jolly Roger

      Fear is probably the most paralyzing, deadly emotion that we can feel. It robs us of living, dreaming, succeeding, and experiencing the greatness of who we could
      be. When we live out of fear, all our decisions are clouded as we shut
      ourselves down and play small; play safe. We think we lack potential, but, in
      effect, we are not using our full potential; and we say “no” to love;
      say “no” to abundance; say “no” to happiness; say “no”
      to all that the universe has in store for us!

  • steve wick

    This was great podcast. I connect very easily with so much of what Roger talked about. I have always been a big promoter of not shoulding on people. My copy of his book is paid for and on the way.
    Roger,thanks for sharing so much great information. I am very excited about reading your book and putting a lot of your ideas into practice.

    • Jolly Roger

      Thanks Steve.