2022 AMP Faces of Arkansas
2022 Face of Jewelry: Sissy’s Log Cabin
William Jones, Vice President of Operations
Who or what has been a source of inspiration for you?
My grandmother, Sissy, and my dad. Seeing the two of them build the business from a small log cabin to what it has become today is like getting to witness the impossible being made possible. It reminds me every day what hard work and dedication can bring to life.
What’s your “go-to” first thing in the morning?
I start my day by working out at 4:30 a.m., then come home to cook breakfast for my family. I’ve really committed to waking up earlier so that I can maximize that time together and use it to prepare for the day ahead.
In your experience, what’s the secret to inspiring others to action?
“People don’t do what you tell them to do; they do what they see you doing.” I was raised by that saying. It’s your own passion and work ethic that sets the pace and expectations for your company.
Which is the last book you read?
Sam Walton: Made in America
Is your leadership style more hands-on or hands-off?
Someone spoke with me about what it means to work on the business instead of in the business. Without a doubt, I still do both, but I am constantly thinking about what we are doing and if it will scale as we expand. We’ve worked hard on scalability in our management, operations and training. That being said, during busy times, I work on the floor all day.
What’s an alternate path you might have taken if things had played out differently?
That would be hard to tell. I’ve always been committed to our company. I have always loved developing property for my dad, farming with my cousins and loved engineering.
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