“Inside every adult there's still a child that lingers.” So said Guy Lailberte, the Cirque’s founder. And he should know. On September 2nd, he turned 60 and he’s still got it. It’s been 35 years since Guy was swallowing flames on the street for spare change. Everybody’s got to start somewhere.
So, I wondered.
And then asked my long-time friend, Brian to give it to me straight. “Is it too late for me to run away with the circus?”
Brian’s a chiropractic and massage therapist for the Cirque. Also, when he’s in town, for me.
“Well,” he tried to not laugh. “An acrobat’s body feels like a cat. Yours feels more like a bunch of sticks with occasional globs of fat on it.”
Fair enough. That trapeze has sailed. “But you’re strong,” he added.” You bet. Strong enough to glom onto inspiration.
Cirque performances defy reality. But it’s their genius simple story that truly takes my breath away.
Because the simpler you can see, the more powerfully you can create.
The Cirque’s story is their foundation, their tent and their net, it’s their compass and greatest asset. Like for most of the best brands.
Here’s a quote I love from Guy’s story.
“I am blessed for what I have, but I believed in it from the beginning.”
To know from the beginning from a place deeper than only your intellect is a blessing.
To be able to identify your truest story and vision is magic.
To be able to clarify that vision for others to follow, build and buy is power.
To be able to source credit for all you got back to what you first believed is humility.
To see this all for yourself by yourself is unlikely.
Still, the simpler you can see, the more powerfully you can create.
Give me a chance to help you get there. Regardless of what stage you may be in. It takes work. I’m giving it to you straight. Well worth it. So, you don’t fly through the air at 20 feet up with no net.
Unless you happen to have the body of a cat.
Email me today. Let’s see if I can help you.
Thanks as always for reading and sharing.
P.S. Here’s a great read: Cirque du Soleil: THE SPARK — Igniting the Creative Fire that Lives Within Us All. by Lyn Howard, their former president of creative content.