In his educational
assembly John teaches kids about the power of persistence and four other
special powers they can use to achieve their goals. Each comedy juggling
routine highlights a different power. His plate spinning routine at the
end of the show illustrates the value of never giving up. Park has nine
poles on which he will spin plates one by one. Of course, as he adds plates
it gets harder and harder. The kids do their part by shouting out which
plate is closest to falling. The juggler then runs over to re-spin the
plate and keep it from crashing to the ground. When a plate does fall,
Park asks the kids, "Should I give up?" The kids all shout back,
"No!" This routine will have you on the edge of your seat and
is the perfect metaphor for "If at first you don't succeed, try,
The Power of Emulation. Pick a Role Model!
Who among us has not been influenced by role models? In his water drinking routine and marshmallow routine, John challenges a volunteer to try to be just like the performer. He explains how role models can provide inspiration for success and even provide a road map as well. By reading biographies, magazine articles, and interviews you can find out what it took for today's success stories to get where they are. And if it worked for them, why not you?
The Power of Cooperation. Get Help From Your Friends! When John was sixteen years old his goal was to mount and ride a six-foot unicycle all by himself. John is now 39 and his goal is still to mount a ride a six-foot unicycle all by himself. He can ride it just fine, but he still needs a little help from his friends to get on it. In the unicycle routine, Park shows how you shouldn't be afraid to ask other people to help you achieve your goals.