Several years ago, I was at a PLANET event at one of the many networking receptions – and I met Rob Diaz. Soon thereafter, I met his amazing better half, Joy. Rob and Joy have become friends over the last many years – and that friendship has turned into more than a friendship… one that is based on a similar view of business, relationships, family, trust and respect.
LandCare Inc. – based in Las Vegas, NV – is a forward thinking company that is focused on the key principals of amazing Customer Service, loyalty via Incredible Relationships and delivering a Phenomenal Product. Their clients rave about who they are, what they do, and more importantly – how they do it. A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog entry about an impromptu dinner and brainstorming session – mostly about life, and secondarily about business – that I had with Rob and Joy in Vegas while I was there speaking to a Green Industry Group. In a sentence – I’m energized by this Green Industry power couple. I’m encouraged by them. I learn from them.
Let me be honest – LandCare Inc. and Rob and Joy are not a clients of mine. They are friends in the industry that I love bouncing ideas off of, and I enjoy hearing some of the cutting edge things they are doing in their business. One such initiative has been to redo their company website – with one thing in mind – the client. Check out their awesome new online presence here. I think you’ll be impressed.
One thing I’ve learned over the years of being in business is that healthy, productive and two-way relationships are a key tenant to a healthy business and life. Rob and Joy are true examples of that principle I’ve learned (sometimes the hard way, mind you) in my life and business. If you know Rob and Joy, or people like them, you know exactly what I’m talking about.
I get very passionate and excited, especially in this weird economy we are in, when I stumble across someone that is making a difference in the lives of their team, in their clients lives, as well as their own. And, when they do it in that order, the magnitude is unquantifiable.
The question is – are you a relationship magnet? Do you put as much into the people around you as they do? Do you encourage those around you before you focus on yourself? I believe these traits are part of the difference between those who are swimming downstream easily or upstream difficultly.
Oh, and if you don’t know Rob and Joy, say hi. If you do, say thank you. If you know someone like them, pick up the phone, shoot an email or text, hit them up on Twitter, and tell them how much they encourage you.
Rob and Joy, you are an encouragement to me. Thanks for the life that you breathe into me every time I see you. You guys rock! :)