Nico here again. For those of you who didn’t make it to MRI’s Global Conference, I have a very important announcement to share. My father was awarded the MRI’s Best in Class Consultant of the Year award for 2009.
I just got off the phone with him and he gave me a full debrief. The event itself was Friday night, and then he spent the day on Saturday meeting with clients and friends, old and new. He and my mom took off for a day in Manhattan yesterday, and they’ll be back later tonight.
As I spoke to him, the emotional effect and power of the moment was obvious in my father’s every word. I shouldn’t be surprised that it would affect him so, especially when you consider that he’s been serving the MRI family for over 16 years. (I’ll get him to share a little more of his history and story here at the blog and in next week’s newsletter.) He told me that Gary Williams and Evan Davis were awesome when they gave him the award and that the well-wishes and “it’s about time” congratulations from everyone were pretty overwhelming. I wish I could have been there.
On my own account, I’d like to say thank you to all of you who voted for my father. I know how hard he works and how much in puts into serving everyone he encounters.
Certainly an award like this makes you think about things. As we spoke, we did some reminiscing and the one thing he said more strongly than any other was how important it is that we look back to the past in order to see our way to the future. The award he won comes from many years of learning just who the MRI family is and what makes it tick. But, the question of where we’ve all been is nowhere near as important as where we’re all going.
Of course, I told him personally, but he’ll need to read about it here, too…
CONGRATULATIONS, PAPA! You’ve deserved it for a long time.