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Slow and Steady Wins the Race with Chris Hughes
Episode 4422nd November 2023 • Performance Mindset • Amy Calandrino
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Today’s Performance Mindset podcast features Chris Hughes from Track Shack in Orlando, Florida. Amy sits down with her friend to chat about Track Shack, which has been in business for more than 45 years, the role events play in their business and community, and his “why” for Track Shack as it continues to grow and evolve. They also delve into creating a mindset centered around gratitude, support, and recognizing what no longer fits into your life.

Listen in as Amy and Chris get to know one another just a little bit better and share some of the lessons they’ve learned on their family business journeys.

In this episode, you’ll hear:

  1. Chris Hughes’s background with a family business, the lessons it taught him, and why he’s grateful for the experience.
  2. How being closed on Sundays impacts Chris’s family business and why they returned to being closed on Sunday after trying it as a business day.
  3. The changes to their business following the COVID-19 pandemic.
  4. Initially, using events to drive traffic to the retail store and the evolution of the events into developing a community.
  5. Chris’s “why” for Track Shack and his desire to share it with future generations.
  6. His desire to make fitness accessible to everyone--no matter what their fitness level is
  7. Why choosing to build something slowly and methodically is the path to success.
  8. The role of gratitude in success and having a mindset of moving toward success instead of coasting.
  9. Being unafraid to ask others for support and help when you need it.
  10. The reason your worst-case scenarios are often much worse than reality.
  11. How rebuilding your mindset can lead to realizing what no longer fits your life.
  12. Chris’s interest in stoicism and what he’s learned from it.
  13. What a typical day looks like for Chris Hughes.

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