Today was my monthly visit to our I-15 Power Team Chapter in Carmel Mountain, San Diego. We were enjoying a typical Friday morning of camaraderie and fun, made even better by their two visitors Mark Matz and Phil Horn, Founders of “Humvees to Honeybees”.
First of all, is that not the coolest name for a business started by two retired Navy Seal Veterans? (Thank you for your service gentlemen) And to make it even better, their mission is to: “Keep America Buzzing”. I just love a good name and Mission statement. They say what they are and do it in a catchy and humorous way. Doesn’t it make you want to learn more?
Towards the end of the meeting, we learned that their business is much more than selling honey. They are passionate about saving the bees. Here is an excerpt from their website: Bee Kind. From military service to beekeeping, we have a strong drive to help people. We’re passionate about saving the honeybees because they help keep our planet healthy. Bees pollinate over 30% of the world’s crops and over 90% of wild plants.
At one point in the discussion, someone referred to me as a Pollinator. I must say that I’ve never been called that before and I love it! In simple terms, the definition of pollinating is to share what you have with others and help them grow. Wow, that’s what we do in Leads Club.
Here are a few of my favorite tips on how to be a Pollinator:
- Everywhere you go, keep your ears open for ways you can help others. Actively listen to those you meet in both your personal and business life.
- When someone shares a problem or quandary, think of who you know that can help them. This can include an Associate in a similar situation or field.
- Share a personal story of why this person is important to you and in your trusted sphere of influence. Hopefully, a fellow Leads Club Member.
- Ask if you can make an introduction. By asking permission, your referral will be of the best quality and have the optimum opportunity for a connection.
- Facilitate the connection happening. This can take many forms. Maybe the easiest is a simple email introduction copying both parties. Possibly the best way is to set a time for them to meet together with you. Of course, this depends on many details lining up, but when you can, it’s optimal.
What other ways can you think of to be a Pollinator? Please share your thoughts here.