During my first mini stage show, I came up with a variation to card on the ceiling. I had a spectator pick a card, I then vanished it and decided i would make it appear on top of a ceiling fan, because it was big and there was no room for the ceiling. Well i vanished it and made it appear on the fan blade with my own special way. I then tried to segway into it by saying, "Wow i don't know if this will work cuz it is kinda hot in here" as i pulled my jacket open. Then all the sudden someone agreed and said yea, turn the fan on! Before i could say wait! Someone flew over and hit the switch! I thought to myself oh no, instant disaster! But i was already a seasoned veteran, and i had to think fast. Lucky for me the fan began really slow. I planned on having someone remove it with a chair for the suprise effect, but now things had changed. As the fan began move, i immediately went into my patter...
"Ok concentrate on your card...visualize it appearing...concentrate....and all the sudden the card came floating down out of the air in almost slow motion!!! What i thought would have been a major disaster turned out to be one the most magical effects i ever did! So sometimes you just never know. That card could have done anything, the timing was perfect. It could have stayed up there, it could have flew down fast unoticed, and lost. I was completly impressed by my own trick
So sometimes disaster can turn into miracles
What happened there could have been the difference between my career being a failure or success. What it did do was give me alot of confidence in what i could do, and all has been good since that first show. I will never forget that, and i even made it into a trick now