— Set impossible goals (like balancing on a ball).

— Make a ruthless commitment to achieve the goal. (Elephants are very trusting. She will believe you and commit too).

— Practice! Practice! Practice! (Mostly the trainer). Repetition is key. Master your craft.

— Use compassion as a reward. (Mostly for the trainer. Elephants already have it in their DNA).

— Acknowledge often. (Mostly for the trainer, to build confidence. Helpful for the elephant too).

— Never punish. Neither the trainer nor the elephant…ever.

— Patience. Use it like a verb.

Important because elephants are smarter, stronger, happier and more inspired when they know what the goal is and how to achieve it. Just like their trainers.

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