Magic comes in many forms – inspiration, success, and actual magicians!

But what does it take to become a leading magician traveling around the world for the most exclusive events, and how can you succeed in an industry that needs constant innovation?

We met up with Josh Brett AKA Deceptive Arts, to find out more.

WHO: in your life inspires you?

Inspiration for me comes in many forms. I find inspiration in music, art, magic and especially nature. I tend to feel really inspired when I meet people who has overcome a huge challenge and has found inner power to achieve. This can be people with illnesses who find it within them to battle or people with a dream who do whatever it takes to make it happen.

WHAT: does your absolute achievement look like?

My absolute achievement in life is to look back and know that what I have done, has helped people or made a change. Nothing to me is greater in life than being here to help, guide and nurture people who need it.
Whether it is a momentary thing that lasts a few minutes to take someones mind away from their problems or to help teach and tutor someone with mental health issues or poor social skills to overcome it.
Ultimately it is taking the time to make every interaction count and really connect with people on a spiritual level.

WHEN: is the next opportunity to take another step in the right direction towards your success?


Opportunities are always there, some harder to see than others and sometimes completely disguised as something else.

In my mind, as long as you have the right mindset and remain positive and inspirational, you should treat every encounter as an opportunity without the motive of pure personal gain.

You never know who you are going to meet and what they can bring to your life… but try to see it from what you could bring to theirs as well.

WHERE: you’ve visited that drives you to achieve your end goal?

Having been booked to perform magic all over the world, I have visited some truly incredible places, from private Yachts, Mansions to beach parties they all are pieces to a large puzzle that drive and motivate me to succeed and continue to grow.

The MOST important places I have visited that have really resonated with me and drive me 10x fold are when I go to hospitals to perform for sick children and individuals with mental and psychological health problems. These moments of giving back with no motive but to put a smile on a face or help someone play the biggest part in end game achievement.

WHY: a memory of something you’ve done and WHY it pushes you to keep chasing after your dream?

Above in Q4 pushes me beyond belief. If makes you realise the impact of what you can really do.

Also, the self belief I had in myself when I decided to take the leap and venture into the world on my own as a solo performer.

I always look back over the 15 years of performing and thank myself for taking the risk and knowing that if I put my all into it I know can say I have tried.

As with sports, acting and most performing arts, when you enter that Flow State, its like a drug that fuels you to carry on and chase the buzz.

Follow Josh’s journey:

Deceptive Arts


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