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  1. 1. The CIRCUS of LIFE Shelly Bradley Tara MacCallum Melissa Josey
  2. 2. <ul><li>Let's Juggle!! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Stop trying to juggle elephants
  4. 4. The result of juggling elephants is that no one, including you, is thrilled with the performance.
  5. 5. Be the Ringmaster
  6. 6. The ringmaster has the greatest impact on the success of the circus. The ringmaster cannot be in all three rings at once.
  7. 7. The key to the success of the circus is having quality acts in all three rings.
  8. 8. Create the Line Up
  9. 9. There is no shortage of acts for the circus. Every act must serve a purpose.
  10. 10. Work with the Performers
  11. 11. Every member is important and has to be fully engaged on the right acts to make the team successful.
  12. 12. Take an Intermission
  13. 13. Intermission is an essential part of creating a better circus performance.
  14. 14. Create a Standing Ovation
  15. 15. Constantly offer positive reinforcement for good behavior, and consistently give constructive feedback for negative behavior.
  16. 16. Plan for the next performance
  17. 17. Your circus is only as good as your next performance.
  18. 18. The circus is a change of pace- beauty against our daily ugliness, excitement against our boredom. The lion tamer and the acrobat are brave and clever against our cowardice and clumsiness and the clowns make our selfish tragedy seem funny. Every man and woman and child comes from the circus refreshed and renewed and ready to survive. -John Steinbeck, America and Americans