Meet Joan Diaz-Mendez, Realtor with Coldwell Banker Elite. She's going to be joining us at our March Madness GNO and we couldn't be more excited!
When asked how she got into the business, here's what she shared: "Sink or Swim instincts after the market crashed and in the middle of a divorce. Oh, and let's not forget the 13 month old child who would be losing his home due to extenuating circumstances. That's the short version but you get the idea. My areas of expertise come from the financial and business experience I have had since 2006. Combining this experience with cutting edge technology, a positive attitude, integrity, and tenacity are just a few of the positive experiences my clients have enjoyed. My business experience has also taught me how to effectively negotiate and execute any deal professionally."
How does this busy lady keep work-life balance? Through yoga and events with friends. We also host many house parties with other family and friends.
What would she do if she didn't do this? Own a boutique hotel.
What advice would you give another? When creating your own business you should write your goals down, envision your goals and truly be honest with yourself in terms of commitment that you can put out towards it at the beginning. It's essential to not lose yourself in this process. A great example is Social Media, you should create a schedule for that every day.
Want to get in touch with her? firstname.lastname@example.org,
Want to check out her listings? https://coldwellbankerelite.com/agent/joan-diaz-mendez/
Want to connect on FB? https://www.facebook.com/smartrealtorjoan/?ref=bookmarks
Barbara Gustavson with Discover Next Step.
When my mom passed away I took a look at my life and realized I had not developed my potential and was often living from a place of fear. While I was working successfully in the corporate world, it was not meaningful work and I set out to find my own unique purpose and how I can make a better difference in the world.
In 2012 I joined the John Maxwell Team, an international organization of speakers, coachers and trainers. While I had no intention of becoming a speaker or coach, I decided to face my fears and develop my communication and speaking skills. I experienced so much personal growth I decided to become a certified speaker and coach.
What motivated me was getting clear on my purpose and mission, which is to help people discover their strengths, see their value, live more boldly and make a difference.
I decided to share more of my story and published a self-leadership book called Permission to be BOLD: A Guide to Loving Yourself, Living Fully and Leaving Your Mark on the World. It's now available on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/dp/0997687223/ref=nav_timeline_asin?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1.
Some fun facts:
I consider myself to be a Purpose-Driven, Curious, Collaborator. If I wasn't doing this, what would I do? Neuroscientist (this would make my my 'inner geek' happy)
Get to know this awesome lady at our GNO tomorrow night! Want to contact her?
I don't know about you, but I have noticed that great customer service is getting harder to find. I have, to some degree, become numb to the lack of even the basics. It should never come as a surprise to us when we receive great customer service. It's a huge reason that I love the staff at Vinny's Italian Grill on Leavells Rd., Fredericksburg. They are fun and attentive to the needs of their customers. I'm excited about going back over there this week for our GNO! I can't wait to get in the swing of things on Thursday evening!!
Their menu is full of delicious options and the ambiance of the place is warm and friendly. They are huge supporters of the community and are just a pleasure to deal with.