David Hira – Magic

Being a magician means that I have the ability to do what others think is impossible while creating wonder, astonishment and disbelief. For years I learned to do this through the tricks that I learned, practiced and performed.

Over time, a wonderful thing began to happen. In the midst of my performances people started saying, “These aren’t just tricks, are they?” What they meant was that I wasn’t just some guy trying to fool them. Instead, I was creating such impressionable moment for them that they actually got to believe, just for a moment, that anything was really possible.

Hurray! This is what I strived to achieve. Indeed, for all of us, anything IS possible. Note that I did not say “everything is possible”. What is the difference? Focus. When we focus individually or focus as a team on a result it most certainly can be achieved!

We all have the capability to do what others think is impossible. My job is to remind and reinforce to each person that I meet that this is indeed true. Find a way you can do it, not reasons why you can’t. Focus on what you wish to achieve and then make it so. Do something every day to reach your goal, our dream, your vision. Then, one day, it will happen. Then, you too, will find that one of life’s greatest joys is doing what others said was “impossible”.

When Was Your Last Attitude Tune Up?

Do you remember the time when someone grabbed your attention, spoke directly into your soul and being, and changed your attitude, your thinking, and your life? Was it because they spoke to your heart or because they spoke from their heart? Or was it (most likely) because they were genuine, real, and focused on you?

The fact is, someone “got to you” at one time or another in you life. They made you think about where you were, the decisions you were making and, perhaps, the outcomes you should expect because of the choices you were about to make. They helped to make a change in you to put you on a better path than the one you were on.

People change people. Words change people. Thoughts, ideas, and attitudes are all affected by the power of words. What were the words that rang true for you and made you reevaluate yourself? Who was that “someone” who changed you?

When I was in my twenties I got to meet one of my idols: Jim Henson. A simple conversation about puppetry turned into an attitude altering and life changing experience. Jim’s words resonated with me, and helped me realize my potential and what I was capable of. To this day, I remember his words, and strive to use the power of my words to reach others and show them what they are capable of.

Video of Jim’s Inspirational Words

It is a high honor and responsibility to be a keynote speaker. People often ask me, “What can I expect my people to get out of one of your keynotes?” I simply reply, “It is not what your people will get out of my keynote. It is what my keynote will get out of your people!”

We take our cars in for tune ups. We run diagnostics on our computers to clean them of “bugs” that might slow them down. We take ourselves to our doctors for annual physicals to make sure we’re running in peak performance mode. Yet, most people do not do enough to have their attitudes refocused and refueled on an annual basis.

We MUST work hard to keep our attitudes and our teams’ attitudes in tip top condition. It’s like adding nutrients to your lawn- you have to feed and energize your team member’s minds not just choke out the weeds!

I would be honored to come energize your people, give them the tools and ideas they need to succeed, and change the course of their thinking. Please call me and let me come tune up your team’s attitude!

Motivational Keynote Video