|Maybe I shouldn't be surprised he doesn't get it?|
Mike: "Well, I think our customer service is pretty good. Yeah, well, it's good. But I think what really sets us apart is how the store looks. It's open and clean, not cluttered, customers can easily see what we have..." and blah, blah, blah...
|Yeah, not surprised at all|
|The Real Boss|
All these folks and so many more have taken those accomplishments and carried them away tucked inside of themselves. Those challenges overcome in running instill a sense of confidence and achievement. Make no mistake about it, that positivity spills over into other parts of their lives. In essence, they become better people. If she can complete that half marathon what else is she capable of? Through hard work and focus if he can touch that 5 minute mile what else is possible? And so on and so forth... That's powerful stuff folks. That's life changing stuff right there.
I have lived in a few different places and have run in each of them. Dallas, Ft. Worth, Chicago, College Station, Fayetteville (before Rush Running) and Joplin. The magic never happened in those places. Since finding Rush Running Co I have gone places I never imagined I would go to run. The piney woods of East Texas, the mountains of Tennessee, the Rockies, the Grand Tetons, the Smokey Mountains, all across the Ozarks, Ouachitas and beyond. And I want more. I have met some of the finest folks that walk the earth and some of them have become my closest friends. The Goats, the race team, the familiar faces at the track. I get shout outs of "Rush Running!" in places I have never been when wearing my gear. I have seen snow capped peaks, clear mountain streams, the beautiful colors of autumn in the Ozarks, groves of Aspen trees, thick Pine forests, boulder fields, the high desert at sunrise and sunsets over the ocean. I have seen things so overwhelming that I had to stop in my tracks to soak it in. I have memories to last me a lifetime. I imagine there are lots of shops that can help you become a better runner. Places that give training advice and maybe hold group runs. What I am talking about is carefully investing in the lives of customers because of a passion for running. It is being a good steward of the gift and sharing it with others. I am a better runner but more importantly a better person. Thank you.