Vinh Giang is an Online Entrepreneur, Magician and Professional Speaker.
As an online entrepreneur, Vinh left his career in accounting in 2011 to pursue online business. He started this journey in the garage of his investment property with two of his best friends: Lenny and Jeff. They struggled for 12 months losing the majority of their savings, not to mention they all had individual mortgages; but against all odds it was mid December when they made their big break. Within one month they made over $30,000! They were now able to pay off many of their maximised credit cards and take a breath. The business kept growing and financially set Vinh free, and this has enabled him to do what he loves most in life: Speaking about the psychology behind Magic to create positive change.
As a child, Vinh’s family was very poor and couldn’t even afford presents during celebrations and festivals. However, every year after Chinese/Vietnamese New Years there would be many packets of playing cards left over from traditional games the families would play. These packets of cards became the presents for the kids all through out the year: Christmas, Birthdays, Easter and the Mid Autumn Festival. Vinh would always receive a packet of playing cards as a gift, and the most beautiful thing about being a child is their incredible imagination. Vinh built castles with the cards, he played every single card game possible and even made up some of his own games. One day a librarian gave him a book – a book that changed his life forever… It was his first magic book. Since that day Vinh has been obsessed and completely in LOVE with Magic.
He started with the simplest of card tricks and started working his way up to finger-breaking sleight of hand. After being involved in the world of magic for over 15 years, Vinh discovered there was so much more to magic than meets the eye. He become fascinated with the psychology behind this mysterious art and would regularly sit with psychologists to understand why people were fooled by magicians. As a result of doing this he soon realised that as human beings we are not only fooled by the magic tricks performed by a magician, but we are also fooled by the tricks that life plays on us. It turns out there are many common threads between the two, and understanding one will often unlock the secrets of the other. When he discovered this he was determined to use Magic as his vehicle to show people how we sometimes fall victim to our own negative thinking. Although Vinh never reveals his magic, he will reveal the tricks we tend to play on ourselves.