Do you have any other hobbies or interests along with magic that are also an extension of magic... as in, they relate to magic in some way or another? How do they relate and why are they beneficial to each other? Aside from magic I'm also an actor... Acting is the best way to get used to performing on the stage and control blocking, projection, and even presence. I feel that magic and acting are one and the same... the only difference is that in magic, the performer uses apparatus within his performance. Strip away the apparatus? You're acting. After all, as my favourite quote goes, by Robert Houdin: "A magician is an actor playing the part of a magician". Could not be more true. My acting helps with my magic and vice versa. The PERFECT book for the study of this very topic that's a nice light read is The Five Points In Magic by Juan Tamariz... if you strip away the magic effects, it's essential an instruction manual on nuanced acting.