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Sunday, March 12, 2006

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If you have been reading this blog or have known me for a while, you probably know that one of the best things about my job this that it allows me to play a lot while getting paid. This weekend was the final session of the Exploring Your Genius year-long course and on Friday we took the entire group to watch the Cirque du Soleil. We rented a bus and 35 of us headed out to Long Beach, CA.

If you have ever attended one of their shows, you know that you are in for a treat. The mix of theater, art, music, acrobatics and imagination is very unique and highly entertaining. Plus, every year they go out on tour, they keep "“raising the bar."” This time was no exception.

I have attended the Cirque du Soleil'’s shows on a regular basis since I first saw them in Los Angeles in 1986. However, because Friday'’s show was connected to a course, it added a new dimension that I've never experienced before. On Saturday, while discussing our collective experiences of the night before, we also looked at some of the lessons that we could apply to our own lives. The quality, depth and insights stimulated by the event were phenomenal.

I believe that this is where PL&L adds great value to people'’s lives. Not only do we incorporate a lot of entertainment into our courses -– whether it is through events like the Cirque du Soleil or through sports and adventure travel in our Learning Vacations. But we also add an element of education and introspection that adds a richness that far surpasses the entertainment value alone.