I saw this site posted on Eric Mead's Facebook site. I had to share it here. It's a "Manifesto" for magicians written by Helder Guimares and Derek DelGaudio (and edited by John Lovick). It is as close to perfect as I think might be possible. Read it. Learn from it. Apply it. Read it again. Start over. I know I need to.
However, I just have to say (since I'm credited as editing it) that I was more of a consultant than an editor. I didn't get a chance to proof the final draft before it got posted and there are a couple typos. We will try to fix those soon.
I read that on F.B. last night. I like it. As for the "staying up late part" Granted some people aren't night owls. But It seem that this points out to take advantage of whatever time period that you are the most creative and utilize. It's not a blanket statement of "You must stay up late"