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This past week, my wife and some friends went to the Cirque de Soleil. If you are unfamiliar with the show, its a high intensity, acrobatic, crazy body contortions show. As we watched people fly through the air and land on small beams or flipping on the trapeze to be caught by the next guy, I could not stop thinking about how crucial everyone is to the success of the program.
This was one of the best illustrations of trust in a team I’ve ever seen. One of the stunts was six guys. 4 guys held two balance beams on their shoulders while the other two did crazy jumps and flips…and yes, landing back on the balance beam. For the grand finale of the stunt, one guy jumped incredibly high (I’d estimate 18 feet in the air) and did 3 flips, but he didn’t go straight up. He moved to our left a few feet so the two guys holding the balance beam on their shoulders had to move over and place the beam exactly in the landing pattern of his feet. It was unbelievable. (Look at 51 seconds on the video to see what I mean)
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