One year ago today I wrote Nima.Co’s first blog post describing how passionate I am about using business as a vehicle to help people. After reflecting on the past year I realize the one element that I initially undervalued was my relationships (domainshane.com just wrote a great article on this topic).
If you’ve ever had a good conversation with me then you’ve definitely heard me say “your network is your net-worth” at some point (my close friends make fun of me because they’ve heard me say it so many times). I got that brilliant quote from Keith Ferrazzi’s book when I was an ambassador for his social networking forum (Check out his book: Never Eat Alone–Fantastic read). Which leads me to my point; knowing something and experiencing it first hand are completely different. I knew networking and building relationships was something I’m passionate about, but I hadn’t experienced it like I can say I have now.
I can whole heartedly say any person you meet that has experienced some level of success owes part of that to one or more people.
Id like to thank Matthew Roldan for supporting me with everything he’s got and for believing in me even when I doubted myself. The road behind us is our foundation, but the road ahead will prove to be our greatest.
I have to give it up to my cousin (more like a brother) Shad Nojoumi for teaching me lessons through his many business related experiences. He’s always got my back and has taught me lessons that are priceless.
I’d like to thank Brad & Noelle Larson of scottsdale directories for opening up an opportunity when I needed it most. The simple decision to invite me into their life in Arizona changed the direction of my life forever. I’ll never be able to repay you.
Rick Bartleman of Arizona web design (suggestive.com) has to be one of the most talented and giving individuals I’ve ever met. He’s been a very close friend and mentor that has contributed selflessly.
Brian Gilbert you are one awesome guy. By far my favorite friend in the domain industry. Always cracking jokes, making me laugh and reminding me not to take myself too seriously. Thank you for helping me take my seo game to the next level by dropping knowledge bombs on me.
Cole Cameron for always being supportive, but reminding me what’s most important in life. And for always giving me a fresh perspective on things when I get carried away.
Christian Hunter, where do I even begin? We’ve spent hundreds or possibly thousands of hours on the phone. Most of which would consist of you educating me on your real life and Multi-Million dollar experiences. I’m your #1 fan.
Sasan Nikoomanesh you have invested a considerable amount of time listening to me pitch idea after idea. Always allowing me to be as enthusiastic as the first pitch and never once made me feel inadequite. Thank you for always reminding me to slow down and enjoy the ride.
Edgar Montiel for always keeping me accountable by reminding me to finish strong.
Mom, Farima and Fazel your time and support has carried me through obstacle after obstacle. I can’t thank you enough. And of course the rest of my family, friends, co-workers and followers for picking me up when I need it most.
I want to apologize in advance for any typos or misspellings as I’m posting this article on my cell phone from Denver, Colorado where we spent the day at Bandimere race track with VIP treatment. A big thank you to Chris Dale of Lucas Oil for providing us with a world class experience. You’re a true gentlemen!