An Adventure with the Wool Epiphany Journal
February 3rd, 2014
My first nature adventure! I’m so excited to get away from the hustle and bustle of big-city life and connect back with the environment. It seems like our generation has become more and more reliant on technology and with our faces constantly glued to iPads, youPads, we all scream for newPads, a relaxing nature hike will be a welcome change of pace. I’ve even picked up this custom, American made Wool Epiphany Journal with my picture so I can record my journey in wonderful analog! My fingers have gotten so used to keys and touch-screens that I almost forgot how to use a pen! Anyways, it’s time these boots get to trekkin’! More to come later!
February 4th, 2014
So, trying to fall asleep while wild wolves and wind howl together outside your tent is no simple task. I ended up pulling my sleeping bag tightly over my head, leaving just enough breathing space for my nose and mouth. Ha-ha, now I know what a burrito feels like! Yea, it may take some getting used to at first, but at least I’m doin’ it! Just me and Mama Nature – To heck with Twitter and Facebook, all I need is the outdoors and this imprinted wool epiphany journal to keep track of my exploits.
February 6th, 2014
A wild boar chased me down yesterday. Though I managed to escape with only a few bruises and cuts (which may be infected by the looks of things), my personalized wool epiphany journal fell out of my rucksack and into a puddle. I had to hang it by its leather strap and let it air dry for the rest of the night. On top of that, some animals have managed to find their way into my grub stash while I was sleeping and eat a good portion of my food. Awesome. But hey, at least the sun is shining and I can take in all this fresh air. Yay, nature… Man, I’d kill for a smooth cup of Starbucks java right now.
February 7th, 2014
These darn birds and their chirping…I oughta feed your beaks…with my FIST! Ugh. Where’s their snooze button? So today, as you might suspect, I’m up with the sun. Which is great, I guess. It gives me time to accurately plot out all the leaves and sticks I’ll be walkin’ over today. Oh look, it’s a brown leaf! Hey a green one! What a shocker, it’s another twig, how keen! I think I’ve had my fill of this tree huggin’ life. I can’t wait to get home, turn on the tube and collapse in my bed.
February 9th, 2014
I have no idea where I am. Somewhere on the path between the bush that looks like Duane “The Rock” Johnson and the rock that looks like Emma Stone, I made a wrong turn. This freezing cold wind is cutting deep to my bones and I can barely step foot outside my tent, let alone my sleeping bag. Gosh, why didn’t I bring my phone with me!? Oh right, I wanted to be some kind of rugged mountaineer. A real man’s man – rough and tumble. All this to impress Jenny from accounting. Yea, you’re gonna kick the bucket alone in the wilderness, REAL impressive. Someone else is bound to come along, right? That nature website said that this is a fairly popular hiking trail. Oh internet, how I miss you.
February 10th, 2014
My fire is getting low and so is my wood supply. Well, at least this wool epiphany journal is flammable. Wait, are those footsteps or just more hunger-induced hallucinations!?
February 11th, 2014
I don’t know how much longer I had. Thank goodness those hikers showed up when they did! I was munching on the last couple crackers I had, watching my fire smolder to ash when fate twisted my way for the first time since I started this adventure! The chipped paint and rust stains on my front door never looked so beautiful. That’s the last time I do something crazy like that. Man, I can’t wait to post this to my blog.
“What’s thatcha say? You’re a who phone? An eye-what? Sorry sonny, but you’ll have to speak up! All I can make out is a faint whisper comin’ from yer general direction. You’ll have to forgive me, but along with some other things, Charlie took a bit of my hearing from me back in ‘Nam.”
“Ahh that’s better! Now yer comin’ in loud and clear. So you’re an iPhone, huh? Well that explains the complete lack of hands, arms and a torso. Then again, I saw plenty of that out on the rice paddies. Johnny…Poor old fool. I told you to watch your six not your nine!”
“Anywho. What’s that little contraption you got stuck on your side there? A Soundbyte iPhone Speaker? Well ain’t that a fancy little device. I mean I’ve seen iPhone cases before, but ya say this thing bumps up your sound like a pair of speakers? Amazing! And you got this from Rush Imprint, customized with your full-color company logo, to boot. Well that’s some crazy level of personalized production that I’ve never seen!”
“It’s pretty keen how that little custom speaker acts like a stand and holds you sideways, allowing for perfect media viewing in a landscape ratio. So if I wanted to get one of those with my picture, I could do that too? Man that’s spiffy. Showing of that branded logo at all kinds of trade shows gotta drain you pretty quick, huh? Well that’s good that you don’t even need any external power on this sucker, unlike those other, battery powered iPhone speakers.”
“A custom imprinted speaker with whatever personalized, screen-printed logos I can dream up? God bless America!”
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We live in a world where not valuing your customer service is a severely poor idea; information travels too quickly for your brand to combat bad customer experiences! I’m really frustrated right now with my cell phone and trying to get a seemingly simple problem fixed. I’m quite confident that this could be taken care of effectively if somebody just took the time to care about my issue, but I don’t think I’ll be so lucky. Honestly though, I don’t blame the people on the other end of the line; I feel the problem is quite clearly with a compartmentalized system and poor treatment of customer service representatives.
My phone is having an issue connecting to the internet, it keeps telling me to have an authorized person contact the customer service 1-800 number. I called. I spent six minutes going through an automated system designed to spit me out to an appropriate representative to resolve my issue. The young gentleman informed me that due to system limitations he would not have access to help me and that the issue was something I could manage online myself. I was then transferred to online support and another digital queuing machine only to be spat out to another representative who walked me through the process of creating an online account to fix my own issue. Before the problem was resolved, she assumed that I had done all the tasks required, but since I was calling from my phone I would need to disconnect before I could investigate our success.
The system makes it impossible for me to find the same rep again. I go through the queue again; after explaining the issue (3rd time) to a new person they again remind me that they can’t fix it and it’s my job to do this online and then I am transferred again. More time… more digital queue. New young man in online support gets a lightly frustrated version of myself and a full explanation of the scenario; his response: “Well I can help you with that!” He then takes a few moments and claims that I should be good to go – again, I can’t check unless I am off the phone. I disconnect after thanking him.
Problem still remains… Mobile internet is not in my future it would seem. Looks like I’ll be switching to Verizon after all.
The moral: Information travels so fast these days – companies like major cellular providers can’t afford to continue this level of customer service. Business owners would be wise to realize that your customer interactions are the fundamental cornerstone of success while your customer service representatives, cashiers, baggers, and phone operators are the front line for your business – pay them well and make them value the experience of working for you.
Three words, The Pittsburgh Pirates. I love going to their games and getting score updates on my phone. I’ve been to about four games this year and hope to go to more next year.
What is your favorite thing to do? You should take a few hours or a day to remind yourself why life is so precious. What do I love? I love putting on my favorite hat and standing in the crowd cheering for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Why you may ask? Because I love the everything about it like the food, stadium, sport, and just getting out for the night.
Everyone loves free things!
In April, when I went to a game with my boyfriend Chris, we had awesome seats and a very memorable day. It happened to be really cold that day which is why I’m wearing a jacket in the picture. Before the game started, we walked past this free game called Spin-A-Wheel. All you had to do was show the workers your ID card and spin the wheel to win a prize. I ended up getting an Eco friendly Pirate’s tote bag, and Chris won a Pirate’s T-shirt.
I always try to get close seats between home plate and third base. Although, the Pirates probably aren’t your favorite team like they are mine, those seats are surely taken fast. Well that night, we had awesome seats which may be why Chris caught two foul baseballs from Andrew McCutchen without a glove! A few people sitting near us weren’t very happy and called us greedy. This is my favorite memory, we had so much fun that night and he even gave me both baseballs. That’s the first and only game we ever caught a baseball at. We are still looking to get them signed.
After the amazing fireworks for the Pirate’s win we left in my car with my Pirate floor mats, license plate frame, and clear stickers on my windows that still makes me think of that day when I look at it.
You can find any of those types of promo products at rushIMPRINT. Having the products we won still has us thinking about this night. Now I buy all of my fan gear from them.
Well as much as I don’t like many other sports, like he loves hockey, I guess I’ll have to repay him by going to a game.
So, you want to be wildly successful? I just figured out the key ingredient in ascending to where I want to be. I, you, all of us really, need to start focusing on the next two words: BE AWESOME!
“Awesome” might be one of the most overused and undervalued words in our language; it is used so much that people seem to have misplaced what the word actually means. It doesn’t take a degree in English Literature from a division II state school to know that “awesome” simply means to inspire awe, but nobody seems to really remember what “awe” means anymore. Dictionary.com tells us that “awe” is defined as, an overwhelming feeling of reverence, admiration, fear, etc., produced by that which is grand, sublime, extremely powerful, or the like: in awe of god; in awe of great political figures. WOW!
If you truly inspired awe in the people around you, then you would have no choice but to be truly and fully successful. Being awesome isn’t about doing cool tricks on a skateboard, or writing a great song; being awesome is about moving people at their very core – affecting them. Be grand, be powerful, and inspire those around you to admire the life you live; touch the lives of everyone you can by being the best person you can be. Those that are truly awesome don’t even have to tell people; awesome people just live good lives and the rest falls in to place.
Being awesome is a personal choice and it’s unlikely that anyone can make you awesome, but rushIMPRINT can definitely help you spread the word! If you are already awesome and need some help getting people to talk about it for you, then let us help you promote your business and your personal brand!