When people see me running barefoot they are in awe!
They come and talk to me, and then they become friends.
And that has taught me a wonderful peak performance lesson.
Running barefoot is no mean task.
And that attracts attention from many people. Sometimes people stop me to ask how I do it. Sometimes they wave at me to motivate me–say great going, clap for me and cheer me up.
Sometimes I have had some people who have offered to run with me. So we run together and exchange some conversations. People who I meet regularly have motivated me in their own ways and I have made many such friends while running. Some have even become my best friends. Yes, it may sound unbelievable, but it is true!
We regularly run together, then sign up and run races together, motivate each other to push our limits and achieve our personal bests!
So having best friends can make you a peak performer.
And this applies not just to running, in all areas of life.
I have my clients as best friends. And there is an interesting story which I would love to share.
Once I had submitted a training proposal. After my client (who was also my best friend) reviewed it, he said you have given one of the best proposals, no doubt. The only reason it will probably get rejected would be that you have quoted low. That can be interpreted as you delivering less value.
So, as suggest by him, I revised the price, in fact, almost doubled it, and resubmitted the proposal.
In the next week, I had a discussion with his boss. The meeting was a great success, and I bagged the assignment.
That is the power of having best friends.
You need best friends in all walks of life!
So go ahead, strike a conversation with other runners you come across, your colleagues at work, or maybe even a random stranger!
And see the world around you change!
Would love to hear your thoughts on this. Let me know in the comments below.