CJ Feed & Supply, Paola, Kansas
Owner, operator, jack of all trades
One word that best describes how you work: Constantly
Current mobile device: Samsung Android
Current computer: Dell screen, HP hard drive, Dell laptop
First, tell us what you feel separates your business from other feed supply operations?
The relationship we build with our customers.
What websites, apps or tools can’t you live without?
A calculator because I’m always running numbers.
How do you keep your to-do list? Every morning I put major tasks on post-it notes. But it changes instantly and constantly.
Besides your phone and computer, what gadget can’t you live without and why? My dog, Summer.
What everyday thing are you better at than everyone else? I don’t worry about things I can’t control when it comes to dealing with everyday stuff. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
What’s your secret? I am good at being level-headed and not worrying about the B.S.
What are you currently reading? A John Grisham book.
How do you recharge? I go to my horse barn late at night.
What is your favorite and least-favorite task at work? Being on the floor and dealing with customers is my favorite.
My least favorite is collections.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? When someone tells me I can’t do it or tells me I will fail then I go for it. That’s my own personal advice.
Why do you love this business? I love animals, I love people. I love the challenge. A lot of it has to do with people that I grew up with and showed with, they are the friendships and relationships that I still have.