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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Today is an important day in the United States, as it is a day that we celebrate not just one man who set out to make a difference, but all men and women who have the courage to do what is right regardless if it is the popular choice. Martin Luther King Jr. defined the human values of compassion, truth, justice, dignity, humility and above all service to our community, to our country.

Today is a day that we celebrate brotherhood, sisterhood, equality, and peace among our nation. Martin Luther King Jr. was just an ordinary man like any one of us, however he had a dream. We all have a dream. And we can all make a difference. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER


WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The time is always right to do what is right.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind.” - Joyce Meyer…welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! I know it can be easy to get swept up by the negativity that surrounds us, and if you look hard enough, there is plenty to see. However, the same can be said for looking at the bright side of challenges and stressful situations.

You cannot expect to live a fulfilling and rewarding life if your mind is constantly filled with negative thoughts or beliefs. This week, I would like to challenge each of you to shift your thinking and focus on the positive…go a day without complaining…write down the things you are grateful for at the beginning of the day, and again before you go to bed at night. Notice the difference, and how many more positive and wonderful experiences that start to happen in your life. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Because First Impression Matter

This week in Pickerington, Ohio an 18-year-old Grant Kessler dressed up in a suit and tie to meet his newborn niece. At first glance, you might think Grant was on his way to a job interview, but he was headed to the hospital to meet Carter Kay for the first time.

“When Carter’s older, I want her to look back at the pictures of the day she was born and see the respect and attention she was getting that day.” Grant told NBC affiliate WCMH-TV. “I think me wearing the suit was a small part of that.”

Grant’s 16-year-old sister laughed at her brother, but Grant simply told her that “first impressions matter.” She tweeted out the sweet sentiment along with a photo of Grant, and the post has racked up more than 450,000 likes in just a few days. The family is blown away by the response they’ve gotten, and they are looking forward to sharing the memories of the day with Carter, and reminding her how much she is loved.

First impressions, do indeed matter.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“When you practice gratefulness, there is a sense of respect toward others.” - Dalai Lama

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” - Bruce Lee

“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” - Zig Ziglar

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

“Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible. “ - Dalai Lama

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The best way to get something done is to begin.” Welcome to the first Monday Morning Message for 2017! This statement might seem a bit simple, but when it comes to lasting change in our lives the first step is just to begin –from where ever you are, with whatever you have. You may not have all the tools necessary, the physical strength or perhaps the money you need to…but each time you take a step or an action in the direction of your goals, you are affirming your commitment to the bigger picture, and eventually those missing elements will appear in your life.

While many of us focus on setting new goals this time of year, I would also encourage you to take inventory of what you accomplished last year. If you set goals for yourself, what were they and how well did you do to achieve them? Maybe you had a goal that didn’t get done but you achieved something else that was even better. In order to move on to the next set of goals, it is important to reflect and celebrate what we accomplished in 2016. This process is an important step in creating lasting change in our lives. Don’t rush on to the next big thing, without first giving yourself a well-deserved pat on the back for the great job you did in 2016. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

20 Best Resolutions for 2017

  1. Start a meditation practice
  2. Learn something new each day.
  3. Write a business plan
  4. Eat fewer calories
  5. Move more.
  6. Be more grateful.
  7. Stop procrastinating.
  8. Set aside one hour a day to focus on your dreams.
  9. Spend more time in nature.
  10. Start doing planks every day.
  11. Keep a journal.
  12. Be more confident.
  13. Be more conscientious.
  14. Learn a new skill.
  15. Increase your emotional intelligence.
  16. Be kinder to yourself.
  17. Create a positive attitude.
  18. Strengthen your personal relationships.
  19. Get your documents in order.
  20. Volunteer.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” - Rainer Maria Rilke

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

“New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” - Sarah Ban Breathnach

“If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.” - Cyril Cusack

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” - Helen KellerRead

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

Happy Holidays from Nate Martinez

by Nate Martinez

Happy Holidays from Nate Martinez

This time of year we are reminded of the importance of home, and of traditions that fill our hearts with joy each year. We are incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to help so many wonderful clients with their real estate needs -- which is at the heart of the season.

From my team, and my family we want to wish you and your loved ones a very happy, healthy and safe holiday season. May the love be with you today and throughout the New Year! Happy Holidays - Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! The holiday season is in full speed and the end of the year is quickly approaching. No matter how you choose to celebrate, this time of year is truly wonderful.  However, it can also be a time filled with stress, anxiety and loneliness; and while we love our families, the stress of the holidays doesn’t always bring out the best in everyone. I love this short story below because it is a powerful reminder that our words have actions, and sometimes those actions can’t be undone. This week I encourage you to pause and take a breath before you speak or react in hast to something that upsets you. Choose your actions, and your words wisely.

From my family to yours, we want to wish you a very merry Christmas, happy Chanukah, happy Kwanza and well wishes for any other way you chose to celebrate the holiday season. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

A long time ago there was a boy. He was smart, talented and handsome. However, he was very selfish and his temper was so difficult, that nobody wanted to be friends with him. Often he got angry and said various hurtful things to people around him.

The boy‘s parents very concerned about his bad temper. They considered what they could do and one day the father had an idea. He called his son and gave him a hammer and a bag of nails. The father said: “Every time you get angry, take a nail and drive into that old fence as hard as you can.”

The fence was very tough and the hammer was heavy, nevertheless the boy was so furious that during the very first day he has driven 37 nails.

Day after day, week after week, the number of nails was gradually decreasing. After some time, the boy started to understand that holding his temper is easier that driving nails into the fence.

One day the boy didn‘t need hammer and nails anymore as he learned to hold his temper perfectly. So he came to his father and told about his achievement. “Now every time, when you hold your temper all day long, pull out one nail.”

Much time has passed. At last the boy could be proud of himself as all the nails were gone. When he came to his father and told about this, he offered to come and take a careful look at the fence. “You did a good job, my son, but pay your attention to the holes that left from the nails. The fence will never be the same. The same happens when your say hurtful things to people, as your words leave scars in their hearts like those holes in the fence. Remember, we need to treat everyone with love and respect, because it doesn‘t matter, that you say you are sorry, the scars will not disappear.”

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu/

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Maybe Christmas, the Grinch thought, doesn't come from a store.” - Dr. Seuss

“May the lights of Hanukkah usher in a better world for all humankind.” Anonymous

“Every gift which is given, even though is be small, is in reality great, if it is given with affection.” –Pindar

“Christmas... is not an external event at all, but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart.” - Freya Stark

“Nothing says holidays, like a cheese log.”- Ellen DeGeneres

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Today I would like to express my deepest appreciation for the thousands of families we have been able to help over the past thirty years. It is a privilege and an honor to celebrate thirty years in the real estate industry.

It would not have been possible without the support, trust and confidence that you have placed in me and my team. We are beyond grateful for the many years of continued success, and above all for the opportunity to help you with the most important decisions you can make - homeownership. Thank you to those of you who joined us in November for our anniversary party. It was great to see some faces we have missed, and reconnected with each of you. As we move into the New Year, we hope you will think of us if you hear of anyone looking to buy or sell a home. We are always grateful for your referrals! Thank you again, and let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”- Denis Waitley

“At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us.” - Albert Schweitzer

“We learned about gratitude and humility - that so many people had a hand in our success, from the teachers who inspired us to the janitors who kept our school clean... and we were taught to value everyone's contribution and treat everyone with respect.” - Michelle Obama

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”- Melody Beattie

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope that this email finds you well and enjoying the holiday season so far. I love seeing the social media photos showing off the decorations, holiday lights, and of course all the spectacular events that took place over the weekend.  

As you know we hosted a food drive for St Mary’s in the month of November. For every $1.00 that is donated, St Mary’s can provide 7 meals for families in our community that are struggling with hunger. Unfortunately, Arizona’s hunger rates are higher than national averages. When compared to 15.9 percent nationally, 17.8 percent of Arizonans are food insecure. Additionally 28.2 percent of Arizona’s children face hunger.

So far our food drive has been able to provide 2,800 meals this holiday season! But there is still more needed, and still time to help. St Mary’s is also looking for volunteers, which is a great way to get involved and give back to our community this holiday season. If you are interested, please email volunteer.services@firstfoodbank.org or call 602-343-3134. If you would like to contribute to our holiday food drive, please click here. Every penny counts; every dollar makes a difference. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

If we were given 86,400 dollars every day to spend any way we could
And at the end of the day what we didn't spend would be lost to us for good, 

What would we do? We wouldn't have to think too hard, or engage in a long discourse
We would take that money, go right out and spend it all, of course! 

Each day we are given 86,400 seconds, it's been this way for centuries. 
86,400 seconds every day- do with as we please.

There is one caveat, you might say this gift comes with a hidden cost
Whatever time we don't use wisely, at the end of the day is lost.

Yes, it's free and it's ours to spend, no strings attached...however
Whatever time we lose today is time that's lost forever.

Yet such is the nature of this gift- true our daily seconds don't accrue
That when we wake the next morning- each day we start anew.

I believe the lesson we are shown here- since there's no way to extend them
The 86,400 seconds are less important- than how we choose to spend them. 

Written by Jim Yerman

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend.” - Theophrastus

“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance.” - Francis of Assisi

“Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.” - Henry Ford

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

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration, and that your bellies and hearts are full with the joy that surrounds this time of year.  Like it or not, the holiday season is officially here! In preparing for today’s message I found this quote which I thought was a beautiful reminder that we could all use:

“Christmas is the spirit of giving without a thought of getting. It is happiness because we see joy in people. It is forgetting self and finding time for others. It is discarding the meaningless and stressing the true values.” - Thomas S. Monson

It is easy to get caught up in the shopping, the decorating, the parties…and far too often we find ourselves stressed out instead of enjoying the true meaning of the season. I encourage you to take a deep breathe, slow down and re-evaluate how you want to spend the last few weeks of the year. The choice is yours. Let’s make it a great week!

9 FUN HOLIDAY TRADITIONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

1. KFC, Japan: Christmas is not a national holiday in Japan, but this tradition dates back to the 1970s. On Christmas Eve, every KFC in Japan is overflowing with people eating fried chicken.

2. Krampus in Austria, Germany, and Hungary: Krampus is rooted in Germanic folklore, and today young people dress up as Krampus and wander the streets in Austria, Germany and Hungary in hopes that they will punish those who are on the naughty list!

3. Caroling with a Dead Horse, Wales: meant to bring good luck, one person dresses up using an actual dead horse skull. A group of people go from house to house singing carols, and in return they are rewarded with food and drink.

4. Spider Webs for Good Luck, Ukraine: the tradition started with a poor widow who had nothing to decorate their Evergreen tree with. The woman cried herself to sleep, while the spiders listened on that night. In the morning when the sun hit the tree, they were surprised to see it was covered with gold and silver thread that shimmered in the light.

5. Hide all the Brooms, Norway: according to legend, the evil spirits come out at night, and witches want brooms. On Christmas Eve, the Norwegians hide all their brooms.

6. The Christmas Log from Catalonia, Spain: a wood log with legs, a face and a little red hat! People leave food, and presents for Little Tio deNadal.

7. Roller Skating to Mass, Venezuela: sounds like a fun way to get to church, right? The streets are closed in the city of Caracas so the residents can roller skate their way to midnight mass on Christmas Eve.

8. SantaCon, San Francisco: originally started in San Francisco, this tradition is now a worldwide pub crawl. A convention for Santas; with important guidelines should you want to participate!  

9. Night of the Radishes, Oaxaca, Mexico: radishes are grown especially for this event, and remain on display through Christmas day. It is hailed as the most impressive display of carved vegetables in the world!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The spirit of Christmas is the spirit of love and of generosity and of goodness. It illuminates the picture window of the soul, and we look out upon the world's busy life and become more interested in people than in things.” - Thomas S. Monson

“Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling.” - Edna Ferber

“He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” - Roy L. Smith

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” - Norman Vincent Peale

“Christmas is the day that holds all time together.” -  Alexander Smith

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

A Thanksgiving Message

by Nate Martinez

A Thanksgiving Message 

Today is Thanksgiving and it is a great day to take a moment to thank each of you for being a part of my life. To my past clients, current clients and future clients, thank you for your continued trust as your real estate advisory for thirty years.

For those of you reading this that are a part of RE/MAX Professionals, thank you for being a part of our organization. To my team, thank you for showing up each day with a smile on your face, and a willingness to serve our clients.

To my family, thank you for your constant support over the years. I would not be the man or the REALTOR® I am today if it were not for each of you.

Many wishes for a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving!

Sincerely, Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…what a great weekend! I want to thank all our clients, family and friends who helped us celebrate thirty years in real estate over the last two days. If someone had asked me thirty years ago, what my life might look like, I would not have imagined it quite like this. I am truly blessed and honored to have been surrounded by so many amazing people, and to have earned the trust and confidence of close to 6,000 families who have bought or sold a home with my team.  

As we prepare for the Thanksgiving holiday, I have much to be thankful for. It is a surreal feeling to look around a room and see the impact that my life has had on so many others. I made a commitment to make a different life for my children, but little did I know how far that commitment would extend – and how privileged I am to have witnessed it over the weekend.

Thank you to our many clients who came to Blackstone Country Club on Saturday night. It was great to connect with you, and some of you we have not seen in years. And to my team – thank you for our family reunion. Some of the best people on the planet somehow came together and worked on my team. I am truly blessed to have been able to be a part of your lives; I am better man because of each of you! A special thanks to Larry Gosnell and Tina Powers who flew in to Phoenix just to help us celebrate.

In closing, I want to wish each of you a very happy Thanksgiving. If this weekend has taught me anything, is that we matter…our actions, our decisions, our commitments…they leave a mark on the world. Make it count. Happy Thanksgiving!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

We are hosting a food drive to benefit St. Mary’s. Our goal is to help those who are less fortunate have a meal on Thanksgiving Day. Every dollar that is donated provides seven meals. If you would like to join our cause, you can drop by any one of our six office locations with a donation, or you can donate online at: http://rem.ax/2feX7aE. Let’s make a difference this week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving is perpetual.” - Henry David Thoreau

“Thanksgiving dinners take eighteen hours to prepare. They are consumed in twelve minutes. Half-times take twelve minutes. This is not coincidence. “ - Erma Bombeck

“Thanksgiving Day is a good day to recommit our energies to giving thanks and just giving.” - Amy Grant

“To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do.” - Victor Hugo

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” John Fitzgerald Kennedy

“What if today, we were grateful for everything?” Charlie Brown

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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