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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

This week I am excited to share with you a local community event that my daughter, Brandi is volunteering for.  It makes me so proud to see my girl getting involved in such a worthy cause…and the woman who founded the organization, Finding My Shoes has an incredible story. Brenda R. Combs’ journey is being called “from homeless to hero” by local media, as she was once a homeless crack addict, but is now a symbol of inspiration and perseverance.

Inspired by her own story, the Finding My Shoes Organization was created to provide shoes and other care items for homeless people. My daughter Brandi is volunteering for a community event coming up on June 4th and she is asking for our support by donating shoes, flip flops and bottled water. She will be collecting donations at any one of our offices now through June 3rd. They are still looking for volunteers for the day of the event, if you are interested in getting more involved. 

I would encourage you to read more about Brenda’s ten years as a homeless woman and how she became Grand Canyon University’s first “Ambassador of Inspiration.” www.BrendaCombs.com. I am in awe of this women’s courage, her strength and determination. I hope that you will help support her cause and her desire to make our world just a little better. Let’s make it a great week!  

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.” - John W. Gardner

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” - Desmond Tutu

“We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.” - George Bernard Shaw

“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost

It’s another Monday Morning and time for Nate’s Monday Morning Message…the quote of the day seems simple but it is really quiet profound. Too many times we avoid a difficult situation because we don’t want to deal with it…or perhaps we are ignoring a potential health issue because we are afraid, or avoiding a conflict with someone we care about. But at the end of the day, the only way through a difficult or challenging situation is to walk through it with grace and a commitment to a positive outcome.

We are human. We make mistakes and sometimes we forget that because we holding ourselves to a high standard. Personally I hold myself to the highest of standards especially when it comes to my real estate business. But even I can make mistakes and fall short of high-standard-bar. I have learned over the years, and often times the hard way, that the only way to get to the other side of feeling good again, is to walk through it. This week, I challenge you to face whatever is causing you to feel fearful, angry, sad, lonely, anxious…face it head on and walk through it. You can do it. Let’s make it a great week!  

ENCOURAGMENT CORNER

To Build a Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge that spans the river tying Manhattan Island to Brooklyn is truly a miracle bridge. In 1863, a creative engineer named John Roebling was inspired by an idea for this spectacular bridge. However, bridge-building experts throughout the world told him to forget it; it could not be done.

Roebling convinced his son, Washington, who was a young up and coming engineer, that the bridge could be built. The two of them developed the concepts of how it could be accomplished and how the obstacles could be overcome. With unharnessed excitement and inspiration, they hired their crew and began to build their dream bridge.

The project was only a few months under construction when a tragic accident on the site took the life of John Roebling and severely injured his son, Washington. Washington was left with permanent brain damage and was unable to talk or walk. Everyone felt that the project would have to be scrapped since the Roeblings were the only ones who knew how the bridge could be built.

Even though Washington was unable to move or talk, his mind was as sharp as ever, and he still had a burning desire to complete the bridge. An idea hit him as he lay in his hospital bed, and he developed a code for communication. All he could move was one finger, so he touched the arm of his wife with that finger, tapping out the code to communicate to her what to tell the engineers who were building the bridge. For thirteen years, Washington tapped out his instructions with his finger until the spectacular Brooklyn Bridge was finally completed.

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” - Plato

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison

“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.” - Buddha

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Nate Martinez Team Newsletter May 2016

by Nate Martinez

Nate Martinez Team Newsletter May 2016

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Thank You” two words when uttered together have a deep, powerful message. Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I trust that each of you reading this email had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. They say “an attitude of gratitude” is the best attitude to have and the best place to start is by learning to say “Thank You.” When we express our gratitude by saying “Thank You” it has a ripple effect that changes our attitudes, and how we move throughout our day and impacts those around us in a positive way. This week, I challenge you to get into an attitude of gratitude. Look for ways to say “Thank You” as often as you can and let’s see how it improves our lives. I will start by saying THANK YOU to each of you reading this email – let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGMENT CORNER

There Was a Boy Whose Family Was Very Wealthy

There was a boy, whose family was very wealthy. One day his father took him on a trip to the country, where he aimed to show his son, how poor people live. So they arrived to a farm of a very poor family, as he considered. They spent there several days. On their return, the father asked his son, did he like the trip.

“Oh, it was great, dad” – the boy replied. “Did you notice how poor people live?” “Yeah, I did“- said the boy. The father asked his son to tell in more details about his impressions from their trip.

“Well, we have only one dog, and they have four of them. In our garden there is a pool, while they have a river that has no end. We‘ve got expensive lanterns, but they have stars above their heads at night. We have the patio, and they have the whole horizon. We have only a small piece of land, while they have the endless fields. We buy food, but they grow it. We have high fence for protection of our property, and they don‘t need it, as their friends protect them.”

The father was stunned. He could not say a word. Then the boy added: “Thank you, dad, for letting me see how poor we are.”

This story shows that the true wealth as well as happiness is not measured by materials things. Love, friendship and freedom are far more valuable.

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“'Thank you' is the best prayer that anyone could say. I say that one a lot. Thank you expresses extreme gratitude, humility, understanding.” - Alice Walker

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie

“Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.” - John Milton

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.” - Pope Paul VI

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…we have all been there, at least once or twice and even when we hate to admit it; sometimes you just can’t do it all. It is both empowering and humbling to ask for help. And in most cases, the people we ask for help are more than happy to jump in. I learned a long time ago that when we try to do it all ourselves, whatever that looks like…be it physically doing everything, or always the one to pay for the dinners out or the one who always hosts the party…we actually deny the people in our life the pleasure of giving back to us.

According to the Law of Reciprocity, when someone does something nice for a person, there is a deep-rooted psychological need to return the favor…if we are constantly doing it all, are we really helping or are we hurting our loved ones? There is a lot to be gained by allowing others to help, and it feels great to receive their support. Let’s start this week…who can you ask for help? Who owes you a favor, or a turn at picking up the check? Just ask, you’ll be surprised by the response. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGMENT CORNER

A Lesson from the Mad Hatter

One of the first steps to accomplishing great things in your life is to cease dwelling on the negative things in your past. Carefully assess your present strengths, successes, and achievements. Dwell on those positive events in your life, and quit limiting your potential by constantly thinking about what you have done poorly. Alice and the Mad Hatter in Wonderland had a conversation that illustrates this concept:

Alice: Where I come from, people study what they are not good at in order to be able to do what they are good at.

Mad Hatter: We only go around in circles in Wonderland, but we always end up where we started. Would you mind explaining yourself?

Alice: Well, grown-ups tell us to find out what we did wrong, and never do it again

Mad Hatter: That's odd! It seems to me that in order to find out about something, you have to study it. And when you study it, you should become better at it. Why should you want to become better at something and then never do it again? But please continue.

Alice: Nobody ever tells us to study the right things we do. We're only supposed to learn from the wrong things. But we are permitted to study the right things other people do. And sometimes we're even told to copy them.

Mad Hatter: That's cheating!

Alice: You're quite right, Mr. Hatter. I do live in a topsy-turvy world. It seems like I have to do something wrong first, in order to learn from what not to do. And then, by not doing what I'm not supposed to do, perhaps I'll be right. But I'd rather be right the first time, wouldn't you?

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” -  Stephen Covey

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.” - Sam Walton

“I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.” - Florence Nightingale

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for April: What do the numbers mean for your home's value?

“March is marking a strong kick-off for this year’s home-selling season. After a long winter, demand for homes remains high, with large numbers of home buyers coming into the market. Last year was one of the best years in real estate in a long time, and March sales are pushing even higher. Low inventory is still a stubborn issue in many markets, but overall it doesn’t seem to be moving prices significantly higher.” – Dave Liniger, RE/MAX COE, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder 

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning what your home values are currently, please give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Nate

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

The world lost one of the greatest musicians of our time last week and for me personally, it was a sad, sad day. Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I have been listening to Prince’s music for most of my life…his musical talent and lyrical genius has been influential to say the least. After reminiscing in my own private mourning, I decided to focus not on the significant loss, but on the extraordinary gift he has given the world. If we were to study his legacy, beyond the creativity and musical talent, we would find that Prince taught us something very important…to dream big, be bold and never, ever hold back, regardless of where you come from. He was larger than life and embraced the notion that anything was possible. This week, let’s honor his memory by living life in the now, to the fullest and taking a chance on something we once thought was unattainable. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGMENT CORNER

It Couldn’t Be Done, by Edgar A. Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't, but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so "till he tried."
So he buckled right in with the
trace of a grin on his face.
If he worried, he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it."
But he took off his coat and took off his hat
And the first thing he knew he'd begun it.
With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin,
Then take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done, and you'll do it.

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“There's always a rainbow at the end of every rain.” – Prince

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” – Prince

“A strong spirit transcends rules.” - Prince

“As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions; to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.” - Prince

“I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, "They're gone," and they'll come back.” - Prince

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” - Prince

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.” - Richard Bach

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…change is the one thing in life that is inevitable and just like the caterpillar, we can think it is the end or we can embrace the new possibilities like the butterfly. What changes do you need to make, or perhaps are being made for you that you need to accept or let go of? Are you the caterpillar or the butterfly? You get to choose. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGMENT CORNER

“I Can Make It Happen!”

History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said, "I can make it happen."

The Italian sculptor Agostino d'Antonio worked diligently on a large piece of marble. Unable to produce his desired masterpiece, he lamented, "I can do nothing with it." Other sculptors also worked this difficult piece of marble, but to no avail. Michelangelo discovered the stone and visualized the possibilities in it. His "I-can-make-it-happen" attitude resulted in one of the world's masterpieces - David.

The experts of Spain concluded that Columbus's plans to discover a new and shorter route to India was virtually impossible. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand ignored the report of the experts. "I can make it happen," Columbus persisted. And he did. Everyone knew the world was flat, but not Columbus. The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria, along with Columbus and his small band of followers, sailed to "impossible" new lands and thriving resources.

Even the great Thomas Alva Edison discouraged his friend, Henry Ford, from pursuing his fledgling idea of a motorcar. Convinced of the worthlessness of the idea, Edison invited Ford to come and work for him. Ford remained committed and tirelessly pursued his dream. Although his first attempt resulted in a vehicle without reverse gear, Henry Ford knew he could make it happen. And, of course, he did.

"Forget it," the experts advised Madame Curie. They agreed radium was a scientifically impossible idea. However, Marie Curie insisted, "I can make it happen."

Let's not forget our friends Orville and Wilbur Wright. Journalists, friends, armed forces specialists, and even their father laughed at the idea of an airplane. "What a silly and insane way to spend money. Leave flying to the birds," they jeered. "Sorry," the Wright brothers responded. "We have a dream, and we can make it happen." As a result, a place called Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, became the setting for the launching of their "ridiculous" idea.

Finally, as you read these accounts under the magnificent lighting of your environment, consider the plight of Benjamin Franklin. He was admonished to stop the foolish experimenting with lighting. What an absurdity and waste of time! Why, nothing could outdo the fabulous oil lamp. Thank goodness Franklin knew he could make it happen.

You too can make it happen!

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” - Maya Angelou

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” - John F. Kennedy

“I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.” -  Gillian Anderson

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Nate Martinez Team Newsletter April 2016

by Nate Martinez

Nate Martinez Team Newsletter April 2016

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…the mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Every day we learn something new, we fill our minds with a variety of media, emotions, thoughts…sometimes we are intentional, however most of the time we put life on autopilot and coast through. What if we had more moments where we were intentional in what we filled our minds with? How would that change our day, our week, our lives? This week I challenge you to be intentional in your actions, in your thoughts and what you fill your mind with. Kindle to the fire that sits between your shoulders and let’s see what a difference we can make. Let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci

“You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” - Richard Branson

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.” - Tony Robbins

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