Paint Your Own Picture

Posted on November 11th, 2015 to Barefoot Training

“Don’t even bother, you won’t like it”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
“She’s such a bitch, good luck with that”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
“He’s such an ass, I wouldn’t go out with him”                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Painting your own picture in life is one of the most important things I have come to realize. As Dr. Seuss once said, “Today you are you. That is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
There has never and will never be anyone on this beautiful earth that is exactly like you. We have all been given the gift of life that brings with it a wonderful opportunity to find your true self.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
Another and much less politically correct way to say this is “fuck em”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
One thing I do want to make clear though is that other peoples opinions shouldn’t be completely ignored. Instead, I believe they can provide some context and framework so you can at least have it in the back of your mind.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Recent developments over the last two weeks have really pushed me to write this post. One of these developments came by the way of the post office.                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Before recently moving to our new location in Boston, I asked a few employees of my then current post office about the location where I was moving. In each instance, they told me about the lady they call the “post office witch” and would go on to say “good luck with that”.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
You can see how this could get me a bit uneasy especially knowing that the shipping process is crucial to the business. This brings me back to my point about context and framework. My thought process due to their opinion was one in which I was going to have to charm the lady and get on her good side.                                                                                                                                                                                                                          
So, I walked into my new post office on Monday ready for a throw down and armored with any and all rebuttals that the other location coached me up on. As I approached the counter, the so called “witch” looked at me, smiled, and asked me how my weekend was.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
We continued on in conversation for a while and not only was she one of the kindest ladies I had ever met, but this stood as one of the best customer service experiences in recent memory.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         
Now, I am genuinely excited to interact with her and create a relationship that others would claim would be “fucking impossible”. 

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