The Magic Word newsletter, August 2013.
The Magic Word - Mitch Williams
The Word From Mitch

It's Mitch!"Summertime... and the Livin' is..."

Well, maybe not 'easy' exactly, but there's certainly something magical in the air.  It's been a full and fulfilling summer so far.  Sorry to be out of touch for so long, as I've been busy with projects over the last few months, including some major landscaping and gardening around home, as well as a PR campaign to promote my book and my speaking programs.

Among other things, I've done several radio interviews that've been both fun and somewhat illuminating.  One thing I've learned is that my grasp of the essentials of peak performance, creativity, and personal transformation extends significantly beyond just being able to present prepared talks on the subjects.  In interview situations where I'm often faced with unexpected questions demanding a bit more depth, I frequently find myself responding with insights that I didn't even realize I had.  Answers seem to spring forth that are often valuable, clear, and practical beyond anything I've stated previously, and I find that I'm learning more myself in the process.  I just love the experience of inspiration (and I love sharing it!)  If you'd like to check out some of my interviews, I've included a few links to some of them in the "News" section below.

I hope you're having a spectacularly magical and inspiring summer.  Please keep in touch and share your inspiring magical moments when you can.

"The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves."
     --Kahlil Gibran
Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar

Cherry Street presents a Magic Matinee with MitchContinuing on most Saturday evenings, you can enjoy my tableside close up magic at Cherry Street in Galesburg.  I've said it before, but this is definitely one of the funnest places I've worked.  The regulars there will tell you that there's something truly special about the atmosphere that owners Lou and Stan Devlin set.  Feel free to call me or Cherry Street for my schedule updates, and I'll see you there soon!
(Please note: I won't be at Cherry Street the next two Saturdays, August 31, for Labor Day weekend, and September 7, as I have a private engagement that evening.)

Cherry Street Restaurant and Bar
57 S. Cherry St.
Galesburg, IL
Saturdays from 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Upcoming Events

Just a heads up to watch for some special events that will be coming up in the not too distant future.   I have some possible new restaurant appearances in the works, and will send out information as soon as I have it.  Plans are also in the works for my third annual ART of Magic show at Cherry Street in Galesburg.  We don't have the date set yet, but it should be sometime in late January, and I'll let you know as soon as I do.  I'm also really excited to be doing a special performance of as a special guest performing artist at the Many Lights Theatre here in Canton.  My show will be running there next February 21--23, and I'll be sharing more details as it gets a little closer.

Tyroni's Italian Cafe

TyronisThe first Wednesday of every month, (including the next one, which will be September 4), I continue to perform tableside close up magic at Tyroni's Italian Cafe in Bartonville.  If you ask me, I'll even put a card on the ceiling with your name on it!  (If I can find space -- after over 8 years and literally hundreds of cards, it's getting a little crowded!)  Hope to see you there.

First Wednesdays, from 5:30 to 8:00 PM
Tyroni's Italian Cafe
5908 S. Adams
And feel free to check out the Tyroni's website.

My New Book: A Call to Magic - the Artful Science of Transforming Self and World

Book: A Call to Magic As mentioned below, I've been doing quite a few media interviews recently to promote my new book, A Call to Magic - the Artful Science of Transforming Self and World. If you haven't got your copy yet, here are the links on Amazon:
Paperback version
Kindle version

For updates and news on upcoming interviews, be sure to check out the special Facebook Page I've set up for news on the book.

If you have read my book and have enjoyed it, I always appreciate customer reviews on Amazon when you have a moment.  And if you haven't seen it yet, feel free to check out my Author Page on Amazon as well!

 In The News...
I've done several radio and podcast interviews over the past couple of months, promoting my book and my speaking programs.  Here are a few of the replays in case you'd like to check them out:

Transformed Traveler with Rick Tocquigny on August 16
Real Talk with Lee on August 1
Total Mind Success with Danek Kaus on July 21
Mystical Cruise with Robert Sharpe on July 17

I have another interview scheduled for this week on a radio program called Design Your Dream Life with Bertrand Dory.  We'll be recording the interview on Thursday, and it should be available for listening shortly afterwards on their website.

I'll also be planning more radio and television interviews in the next several months, so stay tuned to my Facebook, Twitter, and blog feeds for the latest updates.

Recipe of the Month:  Spicy Garlic Veggie Stir Fry

One thing I love about summer is all the wonderful fresh veggies and herbs from the garden.  Here's a recipe I improvised a while back on the spur of the moment, and just LOVED it!

1 - 2 cups Fresh green beans
1 - 2 cups Fresh zucchini, thinly sliced
1 cup Fresh cherry tomatoes, halved
1 Small eggplant, cut in ½" cubes
2 -3 Small serrano chiles (or 1 small cayenne)
2 Large cloves garlic, finely chopped
Approx. ½ - 1 cup Fresh basil leaves
Olive oil
White cooking wine

Heat some olive oil in a large wok over medium high heat.  Add the green beans and toss to cover in the oil; immediately add the garlic and toss again.  Cook for 2 - 3 minutes then add a large splash of cooking wine.  Add the zucchini, eggplant, and chiles; toss, cover, and cook for several minutes, allowing the wine to steam the veggies.  Add the basil leaves and cherry tomatoes, toss, cover and cook for a few more minutes until the veggies are just becoming soft but still fairly crisp.  Serve and Enjoy!

Unique Opportunity to Inspire Your Organization
A Limited Time Chance to Bring One of My Inspiring
Self-Improvement, Educational, or Motivational Programs to Your Group

As you know, I've recently been actively promoting my inspirational speaking programs.  In order to do so better, I need to get some good video footage of some of my programs.  This could be a big opportunity for you:

If you need a speaking program for an upcoming event, and can allow me to have my presentation video taped, I can give you a significant discount on your program.
Better yet, if your organization has video taping capabilities, or if you can arrange for them, I may be able to present one of my programs AT NO COST!

For more details, give me a call today at:  309-647-3692
For additional information on my speaking programs, visit my speaking website:
Holiday Events -- Entertainment

How to Make Your Holiday Event So Much Fun
Your Guests Will Go Out of Their Way to Thank You!

Don't wait.
Don't miss out.
Savvy planners are making arrangements for their holiday events now!  They know the the best dates, the best locations, the best service providers, and the best entertainment will all be booked far in advance.  Make sure you make your holiday event the best ever.  And of course, I can help make it exactly that.  My unique, unforgettable magic entertainment programs will leave your guests in awe.
I Make Your Job EASY!
I help you with suggestions on the best entertainment program, I make the booking process hassle-free, and I can even coordinate details with your venue!

"I wanted to tell you again how enjoyable your performance was Saturday evening. It was one, if not the best, entertainment we have had at our Christmas Parties. Working with the crowd as you did was great, and made it even more fun to watch. The group has only glowing comments of the evening."
     --Barbara Miller, Illini State Bank, Tonica, IL

It's Even RISK FREE!

All my programs come with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE:  I virtually guarantee that your guests will have a terrific time -- or you owe me nothing!  What are you waiting for?  Pick up that phone!

Make Your Next Event Unforgettable and Fun:
Call Now:  309-647-3692
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