The Ikigai of Changing a Side Hustle to a Life Saviour, with David John
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On this episode of the Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai podcast I talk to virtual magician, David John. Before COVID, David was running a tourism business and was doing magic on the side, but then the pandemic hit and he had to turn his side hustle into his main income! David’s virtual magic experience was in high demand during lockdown, internationally, as people were feeling isolated and David’s show helped bring people together. Listen to the episode to hear all about how and why his side hustle became his life saviour!

In this episode you’ll hear:

  • How David weathered the pandemic as his tourism business was put on hold
  • About David turning his side hustle of magic into his main income during the pandemic
  • How working in various corporate roles has helped David with his virtual experience work as a magician
  • The value in doing different jobs and careers throughout your life instead of just thinking there’s only one career for you
  • How important David’s virtual entertainment work became for people separated by the pandemic

About  David:

David John is a talented and innovative virtual magician, known for his mesmerizing performances that captivate audiences from all around the world. With a deep passion for magic and a strong commitment to his craft, David has mastered the art of illusion in the digital world, creating an immersive and unforgettable experience for his viewers.

David's performances are characterized by sleight of hand, mind-illusions, and comedic presentation. His attention to detail and dedication to creating an authentic magical experience sets him apart from other magicians in the virtual world. Whether he's making objects disappear into thin air or performing mind-reading acts through live video interactions, David leaves his audience in awe, questioning the very limits of reality.

David engages his viewers through captivating storytelling and interactive elements. His ability to connect with his audience, even from a distance, is truly extraordinary.

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