Gold Member Highlight: RJ Emmett – Acts Technology Corporation

How did you decide to pursue the career that you are working in today?
I was helping people with their computer problems while at the U of O and really liked the challenging aspect of finding solutions to problems.  I started out in the computer lab at school.  After graduation I received my corporate IT training before venturing out on my own.

What is the most important thing you want people to know about your business?
It’s about the relationship not the money.   I know that if I take care of people; I will be taken care of.  I have a servants heart and truly want to take care of people.  Lots of times I have told people how they can fix their own stuff without billing them.  Time is money, but money is just money.  It comes and goes.  I have found that if you help people who need help; they’ll come back as repeat business ten fold.

“A Good name is more desirable than great riches and loving favor rather than silver and gold.”  Proverbs 22:1

What is an important lesson you have learned?
Be “Quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry”.  James 1:19    Particularly in business quick to listen and slow to speak.  In this fast paced American Society; business owners can do themselves a favor and shut up once in a while.  If they stopped and actually listened; they may get to the resolution faster.

Who has inspired you in your life (either professionally or personally)?
Personally and Professionally:  Jesus Author of Life

Professionally:  Robert Kiyosaki – Author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop?
Knowledge is power.  Read, Read, Read, Audiobook when you can’t read.

What would people be surprised to learn about you?
I was Ranked 87th in the world in 1995 for Barefoot water skiing. According to the American Barefoot Waterskiing Association

What about your business keeps you up at night?
Stressing over an unhappy client and wondering if I did a good job or not.

What have you accomplished that you are proud of?
My Beautiful wife Alicen of 17 years and my 4 HUGELY talented home schooled kids.

What do you perceive as the benefits you receive from Chamber membership?
The Comradery and community.

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