Meet the Team :: Chris Payne – Chris began his journey with Custom Flag Company, during his senior year of high school. He worked here part-time a few summers during college and found himself back a few years after college graduation managing operations and service. He is a family man, a sportsman, a man of faith and well rounded culturally.
How would you describe your job to a child?
I play capture the flag all day.
What is your motto or personal mantra?
It’s all about relationships.
What’s your favorite line from a film?
“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” Andy Dufresne, Shawshank Redemption
What phone app can you not do without?
Calendar and maps
What’s the most important lesson you learned in the last year?
Cultivating trust in relationships is a delicate, complicated, and deeply important endeavor, in business and in life. Effective communication in relationships is as critical, and sometimes elusive, as ever given today’s various and newer mediums to engage our community.
What’s your ‘focus word’ this year and how are you implementing it?
Discipline. It’s pretty simple: for example, I need to be disciplined to get to bed early this year. The hope is this leads to a rested, grounded, available, and less coffee’d up husband, dad, neighbor, and worker. Results are pending.
Anything exciting you want to share with our readers?
My kids are exciting. My wife and I have a great time with the three brothers: at home, in the city, and out on the trail. It is a joy, a privilege, and a labor to grow with my sons.