Awards & Engraving

November '19

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44 • A&E NOVEMBER 2019 Stephen Capper, along with his wife, Nora, and their daughters, Jami and Toni, owns and oper- ates A-1 Awards, Inc. in India- napolis. He has been associated with the awards and recognition industry since 1958, and has given numerous seminars since 1979. PEOPLE BUY FROM PEOPLE by Stephen L. Capper, CRM An example to demonstrate this is that when I started out, I would never have dreamed that I would have been involved in as many different types of business ventures as I have been over the years. I wouldn't have been able to accept the pressures of so many different things as I do today. All of us need to search for our own levels of tolerance and know ourselves then accept what is a real admission of our personal levels of pressure. In this article, I sincerely hope you don't take any of these thoughts as nega- tive nor do I want these thoughts to dis- courage you. Rather I hope that you might receive just one bit of help to organize your thoughts. Being prepared in advance and thinking about the positive and negative that might happen as a result of our deci- sions is so important in staying ahead in our business. WRITE IT DOWN A suggestion that I encourage each of you to do in your business as well as your personal life is to write things down. Write your plans down and keep a journal of your accomplishments and those decisions you wish you could do over. The areas I have done this for many years are: • Home, and Family and Faith: these areas are what people are all about. • Business: knowing where you want to go is imperative for growth and success. • Finances: everyone needs a yearly financial statement; so do you. • Hobby: we all need time to recharge ourselves — don't forget to live. • Travel: it might not be your thing, but we have visited all 50 states and over 75 countries. W hile we are all part of the human race, we are all geared differently. Some are made to accept more pressure than others, while others might lack the attributes to handle more pressure. My personal levels for handling pressure at the beginning of my journey were nothing like they are today. It was a journey that has changed many times over the years. Tips for the One- or Two- Person Shop: Part 9 Staying ahead in your business

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