What do we do?

What do we do?
We DO custom caps!!!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tiger Woods

At some time in everyone’s life they have been counted out or doubted. Handling this adversity is what separates the successful from the unsuccessful. Many people are driven by the fear that is associated with doubt, and others let it rule them. Sometimes all that separates the great from the average is undying belief in themselves. A perfect example of this is Tiger Woods. In the last few years no one has received more criticism and doubt than Woods. His off the course transgressions caused sponsors to drop him, fans to hate him, and analysts to doubt his ability to win. His body started to fail him with a variety of nagging injuries that included a knee surgery that kept him out of action for months. Everything that could go wrong for Woods did. However, one thing remained the same, his undying belief in himself and his ability. Yesterday after a 3 year drought Tiger Woods won his first PGA tournament. It was his 72nd win in his career. At the start of the season Woods was the 50th ranked golfer in the world, now he is 6th. The betting odds for the Masters came out today and Woods is the early favorite to win. Woods’ marital transgressions and injuries could have been the end of one of the greatest careers in the history of golf. It seems however after yesterday’s win it was just a brief intermission in his pursuit to become the best. Anyone who has ever been wildly successful has faced long odds. Each step of the way there will be a different set of challenges and a different set of doubters. As Woods and many others have proved, believing in yourself is the most important tool you can have when trying to achieve your goals. eStyleDrew 815-363-9700

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

To do or not to do....obligations!

The other day I was talking to a friend who was stressed about her day. It seemed like everything around her was going wrong. On top of everything she had a lunch commitment and a pile of work to catch up on. I would have just cancelled the lunch appointment and tried to do as much catch up work as possible. However, she followed through and some of the day's problems worked themselves out. For some reason this got me to thinking about the way I handle these kinds of days. Although I would have cancelled just to take one less thing off my plate, I realized it would not be the right thing to do. The more I thought about it the more I realized that going to that lunch appointment was more important than I thought, and it helped me come to a few conclusions. Regardless of how stressful your days are or how many different things you have going on, it is important to follow through with your commitments. Being a person people can count on to be on time and be where they are supposed to be is very important. This reliability is what helps build trust which is a strong foundation of all relationships, both personal and business related. eStyleDrew 815-363-9700

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Customization...!

Customers these days want to control their own experiences. Whether it is going on a vacation or buying clothes, if you can customize it, people want it! That is what we do here at eStyle Caps - we find out what our customer wants and design it to their specifications. The most gratifying part about customizing is taking an idea and making it into a creation. This is what sets up a part from other manufacturing companies - we don't manufacture, we conceptualize. We dream. We design. And then we manufacture....! We have lots of fun doing it. Understanding our customers is a big part of customization. Without a proper dialogue between the customer and us, there inevitably will be a problem and something will be lost in translation. Having a good reputation for fixing a problem when it occurs is invaluable in customization. Because a lot of what we do is unique and uncharted, problems do arise. But fixing it to the customer's satisfaction is key. And making sure the customer understands the pitfalls we may face is also important. We are constantly tweaking the shape, size and fit of our caps to fit our customer’s needs. If we did not have an open and honest back and forth, we would not have nearly the success we have had over the past six years. With the market changing so much these days, customization is going to be one of the few constants. Regardless of what technologies are invented there is always going to be a need for the customer to feel in control and to stand out from their competition. eStyleDrew! 815-363-9700

Monday, March 5, 2012

Time Management

In work and in life, time management is a very important part of being productive. Often times, the difference in getting a simple task done is leaving enough time in the day for it. Off the top of my head, I can think of numerous times a week I put something off because I haven’t left enough time in my day to do it. An important part of managing your time is prioritizing your daily tasks. I like to make a list every morning of all the things I have to do. The list keeps me focused and gets me in a daily routine. Every time I check something off the list I feel a sense of accomplishment. It also keeps me organized. I tend to start multiple things at once and never give my full attention to one project. This can be problematic because I lose focus and miss small details which can be very important. My approach may not work for you but coming up with your own way of managing your time is very important. At the end of the day if I have managed my time well I feel like I am closer to accomplishing my goals. eStyleDrew - 815-363-9700