WHY I LOVE RUNNING…

WOODEN TR QUOTE

TOP 10 REASONS I LOVE RUNNING:

(just finished run #9 in 16 days & it was the best one yet…maybe because I didn’t have two 9 year old twin boys to chase after ahead of me on bikes who can now ride faster than I can run right now…maybe because I wasn’t pushing two 20 month old twin girls in a running stroller…maybe because I decided to run in a cooler temp after dark instead of my usual noon-4 pm heat stroke hours…maybe because I have not enjoyed any adult beverages since last week…maybe because I got 10 hours of sleep last night…maybe because the meds doc put me on 3 days ago for this recurring bronchitis / larengitis / possible walking pneumonia are starting to work…or maybe because it was my 9th run back and it is getting more routine again (probably all of those things, but I am a gluten for punishment…isn’t that kinda the point?)

1. No matter what I always feel better after a run. When I feel bad for any reason before a run, I feel less so after the run. When I feel good before a run, I feel even BETTER afterwards both mentally & physically!

2. It is under NO ONE’S CONTROL except mine. No one is perfect and at times life can get you down and things can seem pointless sometimes due to our own mistakes and sometimes due to no fault of our own which is ofter even tougher to deal with. The photo attached to this post is my favorite quote. It is from Teddy Roosevelt. Look at the line, “because there is no effort without error or shortcoming”. To me that means there is no such thing as perfection. It is a man made construct that simply does not exist in humanity. GOOD can be good enough and GREAT is a comparative term that is often over used and abused which should be reserved for things or moments that truly are EXCEPTIONAL & REMARKABLE! There is NO perfect. Just ask an accountant to explain opportunity cost to you;) At times in life things can seem out of control and that we have no influence on our lives. That is an illusion that only last temporarily due to circumstances. Whether I put on my damn sneakers and go for a run or not is under ONLY MY CONTROL. It helps remind me of who is truly in charge of MY trip on this planet! Even though I can influence others, I can NOT CONTROL them. Desiphering the difference is the trick we are ALL trying to figure out daily:) I CAN control whether I run or not.

3. I always come back from a run with 4 or 5 brand new innovative ideas for my work life. Usually 1 or 2 are actually good ones:). Running allows my mind to wander in a way that I have found no other activity to permit. Something about being physically focused & engaged, but while doing something that requires little mental acuity, unlocks my creative energy. Isolated in a plane seat with head phones on, on the toilet (without kids banging on the door), and in the shower are next, but not nearly as good as running for new ideas.

4. It is a fun healthy activity that improves my health no matter what state it currently has been in.

5. I can promote causes I am passionate about and raise money to help others though running. donatelifeamerica.net with 60 seconds of your time could save up to 5 lives one day…MAYBE YOUR’S!!!

6. I can do it alone or with someone. Reminds me of another activity I like frequently:). Sorry, the comedian in me took over there for a second. Back to running… Chatting helps pass the time and monotony that some people find running to be. I find that it makes the run more challenging to talk and run which can be good and informative, but not something I chose to do when working on improving times.

7. It is flexible. I have a floor of 3 miles & a current max of 26.2 miles. The only thing that dictates the length of my run is available my TIME & my WILL. THERE IS ALWAYS TIME TO SQUEEZE IN 3 IF WE ARE HONEST WITH OURSELVES!

8. It is FREE. There is no gym needed. No trainer required. Just go outside. DONE!

9. It fills me with pride. I look back at the miles I have logged, races I’ve completed and times I have posted and am remind that I AM STRONGER THAN I OFTEN THINK I AM. I also like earning, collecting and being awarded trophies & medals. RUNNING RACES = AWARDS BOX CHECKED…damn narcissist

10. It gives me something to write about;)

RUNNERS, WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE REASON?

Thanks for visiting & reading,

-Robert

P.S. Here are those 2 sets of twins I am chasing 7 pushing:)

BOUDWIN'S 2018

MARKETING vs SALES / COMIC SANS–TWO TOPICS IN ONE POST

Forget advertising.  Spend your time, talent, and treasure focused on making your product, service or experience as high-quality as possible so people will talk about the product and it will sell itself.  Then forget advertising.  Balance is not always the answer.  Often times imbalance is the only path to greatness.  YOU can do this.  Make your experience amazing and let it speak for itself through the grapevine.  Have faith and BELIEVE!

It is my job as a marketer to help you create a platform that ultimately sells itself.  Salespeople sell to one person.  Ultimately it is my role to help you sell to thousands or even millions at once by creating word-of-mouth third-party credible free advertising.  This is called brand building through superior product or service building (tademark Boudwin <<circa Trump Insult 2017)

I had a boss once who used to criticize me for always using Comic Sans as my font.  I think that is funny.  It wasn’t serious enough or “business” enough for him and that person thought it was a sign of diminished intelligence.  I call it FUN!  Some people identify fun and dim witted.  OH BROTHER…  Where do I start???

ANOTHER NEW MASCOT… GOOD GUYS OF TEXAS SOFT WASHING!!!

 

ANOTHER NEW MASCOT IN THE WORKS…
Not so sure this is the final iteration (call it a work in progress) BUT THE MESSAGE & PROMISE ARE THE IMPORTANT PARTS! Have a listen…
HOUSTON TEXAS HOME OWNERS, APARTMENT COMPLEX OWNERS OR COMMERCIAL REAL-ESTATE OWNERS, THIS IS FOR YOU!
That dirt on your roof and sides of your house or business is NOT DIRT! It is MOLD, MILDEW, ALGAE & FUNGUS!
Would you like to save 5-10 years on the life of your roof? Would you like to save up to 30% on your electric bill? Would you like to make your home or property look brand new again? I, along with my partners at Good Guys of Texas, have the answer & can do it for you by using our unique Soft Washing technique & process.
Soft Washing uses 45 PSI (garden hose pressure) instead of power washing which uses 4,000 PSI & destroys roofing and siding materials and even the grout between your bricks. Our solvents are mixed in real time with the water being used to clean your roof, siding, brick, stucco, sidewalks and driveways, killing all the mold, mildew, algae and fungus on your home and/or building’s surfaces. All of our products are biodegradable and are mutualized during the process so as not to damage your grass or plant life.
There is a reason organizations like Rice University use us regularly among thousands of other homes and businesses in the Houston and surrounding areas. Find out why!
Call us for a FREE quote today at 832-706-2898 and visit us on-line at goodguysoftexas.com.

HAVE A LAUGH & THEN GIVE US A CALL!
-Robert

 

GOOD GUYS OF TEXAS SOFT WASHING

GOOD GUYS OF TEXAS SOFT WASHING

SOFT WASHING

PICTURES BELOW ARE FROM MY OWN HOUSE

WE GUARANTEE THE SAME RESULTS FOR YOUR HOME TOO!!!


Hi Greater Houston Area Friends,
Back in May, I partnered with a long time friend and colleague in a business venture that expands and extends power washing services he has already been offering for years. “Soft washing” is a brand new technology that replaces standard power washing with a superior process, less damage to surfaces, and not only cleans, but more importantly, sanitizes and disinfects. Instead of just shooting super pressurized water onto surfaces, soft washing was developed to remove and clean mold, mildew, algae, dirt & fungus from roofs, sides of houses and driveways. Soft washing precisely infuses a bleach compound with a softer pressure that kills mold spores before they develop into a full blown problem, while disinfecting and sanitizing the surfaces without harming or damaging the materials like traditional power washing can do. It also keeps the mold, fungus & dirt appearance gone 4-6 times longer than just regular power washing.
We launched this service just recently & are available for booking NOW! We offer other services like pool cleaning, windows, and more specializing to The Woodlands, Spring, Tomball, Cypress & Conroe (the area I live in) as well as Sugar Land, Missouri City, Pearland, and other areas south of town.

This company and service is managed by myself and a long term trusted friend & business associate. We have been in Houston over 20 years, and we personally guarantee these services being offered in our home town. WE WILL BE RIGHT HERE IN HOUSTON for years to come, with hopes of gaining your business down the line for additional services as needed. CALL FOR A FREE QUOTE one of us will be the ones quoting your job. We aim to exceed your exceptions, whether this is a one time job or more to come, because our REPUTATION and INTEGRITY is what matters most.
Please call 832-706-2898 for more details or to schedule your appointment NOW! Visit us on-line at goodguysoftexas.com and like us on Facebook.com/goodguysoftexas.com.

-Robert Boudwin

Coca Cola Polar SCARE BEAR

 

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Thank you to my latest consulting client Coca Cola who I have signed up with to advise on their mascot program and to portray & entertain as their classic Polar Bear mascot often featured in commercials at the holiday times.  I have portrayed the character at all Astros Post Season Games Pre Game 4 hours before game time until first pitch out front of Minute Maid Park in front of Union Station at the Street Festival in the Coke Zone & will continue to until we win the World Series!  This last weekend I also made an appearance Pre Game for the Texans getting people in the mood for Halloween by giving them a THRILL!  Take and look, enjoy, HAPPY HALLOWEEN & GO ‘STROS & Texans!!!

ONE OF THE MANY MASCOT SERVICES I OFFER IN ADDITION TO CHARACTER CREATION, PERFORMER TRAINING, PERFORMER SEARCH, RUNNING TRYOUTS & PERFORMER SELECTION & COSTUME MODIFICATIONS, IS THAT I WILL PORTRAY YOUR EXISTING MASCOT AT THE HIGHEST PERFORMANCE LEVEL POSSIBLE WITH 26 YEARS OF MASCOT EXPERIENCE.

DON’S RISK TRUSTING YOUR ICONIC CHARACTER & REAL LIFE CARTOON LOGO EXTENSION TO AN AMATEUR JUST TO SAVE A FEW DOLLAR.  THE RESULT WILL MOST LIKELY VARY FROM BORING, BLAND & LIFE-LESS OR WORSE TO INAPPROPRIATE, OFFENSIVE & WORST OF ALL POSSIBLY ILLEGAL CAUSING YOU BAD PUBLICITY AT THE LEAST AND LAW SUITS AT WORST DESTROYING THE CHARACTER YOU HAVE CREATED AND THE INVESTMENT YOU HAVE MADE IN THE CREATION OF YOUR COSTUME AND OTHER APPLICATIONS.

USE A PRO YOU CAN COUNT ON!  CALL ME TODAY AT 832-541-3865 OR EMAIL ROBERT@ROBERTBOUDWIN.COM.  I AM AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL AND HAVE PORTRAYED CHARACTERS ALL OVER THE WORLD.  QUALITY DOESN’T JUST HAPPEN.  IT IS A CONSCIOUS CHOICE!  YOUR MASCOT REPRESENTS YOUR ENTIRE BRAND & IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THAT REPRESENTATION TO BE AT THE HIGHEST QUALITY POSSIBLE.

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