Magician David Copperfield knows magic and business and how to make the two work together. He recently spoke to budding entrepreneurs and start-up enthusiasts at a recent Tech Cocktail Celebrate Conference in Las Vegas.
Mr. Copperfield tells the audience things do not become simple once you’ve made it. “I wish I could tell you that it’s easier when you’ve had a career for years,” he said. “If you’re doing something new, everything will be difficult.”
Of course, it was not easy to start out either.
The key is to keep pushing despite the setbacks and use the negative feedback to hone your message.
“I knocked on doors and I always had a point of view. I had something that I could identify as a special thing and say what I did very clearly,” Mr. Copperfield said. “My mentors were in my head; my mentors were people I admired in the field that had done it. I just found enough strength to get past all the no responses. You’ve got to get up and keep fighting.”
Check out the video here.