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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! Thursday last week I paid my respects to a childhood friend who left the world far too early. This quote reminds me an important lesson about the journey of life. 

Life is meant to be lived -- to its fullest. It’s not meant to be spent waiting for “someday” or “someone.” The journey is happening, whether you have the perfect body or the right amount of money in the bank. Life is happening now, and there is no guarantee how many tomorrows we’ll have. What can you do this week to live life to the fullest? Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Story About Sense of Time…

Once, an old man and a young man were sitting on the shore of a wild and stormy river.

“Master,” the student asked, “why does the time flow straight, but always ripples, either slowing down to a complete stop, or racing like a cow with a thistle under her tail?”

The teacher looked at the seething water and answered:

“You see there are a few large stones in the river and a lot of small pebbles. Imagine that the river is your life. If you will only rejoice over big occasions: about your wedding that will happen next month, that after one year you will have a son, that after five years you will be able to start your business, then you will cross your life in a few jumps, like jumping from one stone to another. If you will move in small paces over the pebbles, taking joy in small things: a sunny day, the beauty of autumn forest, a good conversation, later looking back at your life you won’t see ten big stones, on which you jumped, but lots of your own traces, every of which you will be able to remember with a happy smile. And you will see that the road that you have crossed is much longer.”

“But teacher, when I love, do the work that I like, talk with friends – the time flies fast, but the same time drags so long when I’m hurting, when I’m afraid and alone.”

“You see,” the old man answered wistfully, “this is what it should be. When we are unhappy, we don’t live but exist. During it, the time lies still in our wallets, and only for our happiness we pay the ringing coin of time, that we still have left.”

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu

 WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” - Mark Twain

“Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.” - Elbert Hubbard

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” - Joseph Campbell

“Don't send me flowers when I'm dead. If you like me, send them while I'm alive.” - Brian Clough

“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” - Buddha

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate's Monday Morning Message! I trust that all of you reading this had a wonderful Father’s Day weekend, and that you are surviving the excessive heat warning. While I know the heat isn’t always our favorite thing about our beautiful state, it is still exciting to be a part of history, and especially when Arizona makes national news! I am grateful for cold air condition and a relaxing pool that makes the summer temps a little more bearable. Stay cool and let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

The 7 Stages of Dealing with Arizona’s Heat

Stage 1: Mild Panic. Sometime in February there’s a brief hot spell where the temperature rises to about 85. It seems like things are escalating too quickly. Those couple of nights in December and January in the upper 30s apparently took away any tolerance we had developed to warm weather and this minor temperature bump stirs a little panic.

Stage 2: Sadness. The first 100-degree day provokes sadness, especially if it’s in early April. We wonder why the first settlers decided to make a home here in the Valley, not up in Prescott.

Stage 3: Shock. The first 110+ degree day, hopefully in June occasionally in May, always surprises us by reminding us just how hot that is.

Stage 4: Excitement. When the first monsoon storm sweeps in, usually around July 4th. So exciting. Unless you’re on the road driving towards it.

Stage 5: Resignation. By late July, even with occasional monsoon storms, we just leave town, generally to San Diego.

Stage 6: Anger. By early October, long after the vacations, when it’s still 100, even the gentlest of Phoenicians are so tired of the heat that they just want to get into a fight. With anyone.

Stage 7. Relief. But then all is forgiven on that October morning when you walk outside to a chill in the air (i.e. low uppers 60s). Break out the long-sleeve shirts and the full-length yoga pants, and bundle up like we’re in the Games of Thrones because winter is coming.

Phoenix is a melting pot. Literally. Pots are melting. But at the end of the day – no matter if we’re from Iowa, Mexico or in the rare instance, Arizona – can band together and commiserate about the relentless heat and awe in wonder at the storm building on the horizon that occasionally brings magic water from the sky. We’re all in this together. There’s nowhere else we’d rather be.

Source: Written by Dominic Verstegen. Reach him at dominic.verstegn@yahoo.com. Read full article at: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix/2015/07/17/seven-stages-dealing-arizona-heat-cbt/30286571/

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“You know you’re an Arizona native, when you take rain dances seriously.” - Skip Boye

“Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January.” - Hal Borland

“You know you’re an Arizona native, when in your heart you’re sure that at the end of the rainbow there is not a pot of gold – but a good Mexican restaurant.” - James W. Cook

“Oh, the summer night, has a smile of light, and she sits on a sapphire throne.” - Bryan Procter

“You know you live in Phoenix when the four seasons are: tolerable, hot, really hot, and are you freakin’ kidding me?” - Author unknown

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

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

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! One of my favorite authors, Ralph Waldo Emerson has inspired me today. There are plenty of paths we can take in life, and many of them are paved with the blood, sweat and tears of those who came before us, those who dared to explore the unknown. We call those brave individuals trailblazers, innovators. And while those beaten paths are easy to walk along, perhaps you are being called to explore a new or different path, maybe one that does not exist without you? The world needs more trailblazers. Are you one of them? Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Two Apples

A lovely little girl was holding two apples with both hands. Her mom came in and softly asked her little daughter with a smile: my sweetie, could you give your mom one of your two apples?

The girl looked up at her mom for some seconds, then she suddenly took a quick bite on one apple, and then quickly on the other. The mom felt the smile on her face freeze. She tried hard not to reveal her disappointment.

Then the little girl handed one of her bitten apples to her mom, and said: mommy, here you are. This is the sweeter one.

No matter who you are, how experienced you are, and how knowledgeable you think you are, always delay judgment. Give others the privilege to explain themselves. What you see may not be the reality. Never conclude for others.

Source: http://www.bizmove.com/inspiration

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Excellence is not a skill, it's an attitude.” - Ralph Marston

“This world is but a canvas to our imagination.” - Henry David Thoreau

“Always do your best. What you plant now, you will harvest later.” - Og Mandino

“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” - Dale Carnegie

“A positive attitude causes a chain reaction of positive thoughts, events and outcomes. It is a catalyst and it sparks extraordinary results.” - Wade Boggs

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Team Newsletter June 2017

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter June 2017

http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Team Newsletters/Nate's Team Newsletter June 2017.pdf

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 

“I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” – Bruce Lee

Welcome to Nate's Monday Morning Message! Bruce Lee was a master of martial arts, and remains one of the greatest even all these years later. We can learn a lot from the quote I have shared today. It doesn’t matter what profession you are in, what sport you play or what goal you want to accomplish – there are basic fundamentals we must master – such as one kick practiced 10,000 times. Get back to the basics and practice, practice, practice – until you have master them. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Strength or Weakness

Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength. Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.

The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move.

"Sensei," the boy finally said, "Shouldn't I be learning more moves?"

"This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you'll ever need to know," the sensei replied.

Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.

Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.

This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.

"No," the sensei insisted, "Let him continue."

Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.

On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.

"Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"

"You won for two reasons," the sensei answered. "First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grip your left arm."

The boy's biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.

Source: http://www.bizmove.com/inspiration

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“I will form good habits and become their slave. And how will I accomplish this difficult feat? Through these scrolls it will be done, for each scroll contains a principle which will drive a bad habit from my life and replace it with one which will bring me closer to success.” - Og Mandino

“Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.” - Jim Rohn

“Only one who devotes himself to a cause with his whole strength and soul can be a true master. For this reason mastery demands all of a person.” - Albert Einstein

“Good habits are worth being fanatical about.” - John Irving

“The young athlete who aspires to greatness, generally speaking, learns a number of things from several different coaches. The first one taught him the fundamentals; the second one instilled discipline in him and taught him more of the techniques that must be mastered to excel.” - Zig Ziglar

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to Nate's Monday Morning Message! In 1868 General John A. Logan, the leader of an organization for Northern Civil War Veterans called for a day of remembrance, which was called Decoration Day. People decorated the graves of men who had died in defense of their country during the late rebellion. On the first Decoration Day, more than 5,000 people participated, decorating the graves of 20,000 Union and Confederate soldiers. It was later changed to Memorial Day and officially became a federal holiday in 1971.

Today is not just a three-day weekend but an important day to honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedom we value so much in our country. I hope that before you fire up the BBQ grill and jump in the pool, that you and your families will take a moment to say thank you. I know that many of you reading this have lost a loved one in the name of freedom. Let’s remember them, today and always. Make it a great week!


WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.” - Doc Hastings

“My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” - John F. Kennedy

“On Memorial Day, I don't want to only remember the combatants. There were also those who came out of the trenches as writers and poets, who started preaching peace, men and women who have made this world a kinder place to live.” - Eric Burdon

“There is nothing nobler than risking your life for your country.” - Nick Lampson

“In the End, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! What an exciting week for many young people across the country, as they prepare for one of the biggest milestones in life – graduation. The journey is just beginning whether it is high school graduation or college. I love this graduation speech delivered by Denzel Washington a few years ago; fall back or fall forward. Life is full of endless opportunities but many of us miss them because we are afraid to fail. But it takes more guts to try, and fail than it does to fall back. So, this week I ask you: Do you have the guts to fail? Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.” - Tom Brokaw

“We don't stop going to school when we graduate.” - Carol Burnett

“Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.” - Senator Orrin Hatch

“Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.” - John Dewey

“Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.” - Robert Anthony

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! If you have ever watched even one Star Wars movie, you recognize this saying: Do. Or do not. There is no try. Yoda was on to something when he coined this phrase. 

The word “try” is an excuse in advance. Think about how this applies to your life. What have you been “trying” to do that just never seems to get done? When you string together the words, “I am going to try to {fill in the blank}”…does it ever really get done? I am going to guess the answer is no. This week, let’s remove the word try from our vocabulary. Instead of try, let’s commit to those activities we need or want to do in our lives. Replace the word “try” with “I am going to…” Or “I will.” Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Weakness or Strength?

Sometimes your biggest weakness can become your biggest strength. Take, for example, the story of one 10-year-old boy who decided to study judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident.

The boy began lessons with an old Japanese judo master. The boy was doing well, so he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the master had taught him only one move.

"Sensei," the boy finally said, "Shouldn't I be learning more moves?"

"This is the only move you know, but this is the only move you'll ever need to know," the sensei replied.

Not quite understanding, but believing in his teacher, the boy kept training.

Several months later, the sensei took the boy to his first tournament. Surprising himself, the boy easily won his first two matches. The third match proved to be more difficult, but after some time, his opponent became impatient and charged; the boy deftly used his one move to win the match. Still amazed by his success, the boy was now in the finals.

This time, his opponent was bigger, stronger, and more experienced. For a while, the boy appeared to be overmatched. Concerned that the boy might get hurt, the referee called a time-out. He was about to stop the match when the sensei intervened.

"No," the sensei insisted, "Let him continue."

Soon after the match resumed, his opponent made a critical mistake: he dropped his guard. Instantly, the boy used his move to pin him. The boy had won the match and the tournament. He was the champion.

On the way home, the boy and sensei reviewed every move in each and every match. Then the boy summoned the courage to ask what was really on his mind.

"Sensei, how did I win the tournament with only one move?"

"You won for two reasons," the sensei answered. "First, you've almost mastered one of the most difficult throws in all of judo. And second, the only known defense for that move is for your opponent to grip your left arm."

The boy's biggest weakness had become his biggest strength.

Source: http://www.bizmove.com/inspiration

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Smile in the mirror. Do that every morning and you'll start to see a big difference in your life.” - Yoko Ono

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

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Perhaps I am stronger than I think.” - Thomas Merton

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Team Newsletter May 2017

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter May 2017

http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Team Newsletters/Nate Martinez Team Newsletter May 2017.pdf

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 this week’s Monday Morning Message! Mother’s Day is right around the corner and in honor of my mother, the mother of my children, my daughter and all the wonderful mothers I know, I want to dedicate this Monday Morning Message to them. When I was growing up, I did not realize how hard my mother worked to put food on the table and a roof over our heads. In witnesses that demanding work, and unconditional love, she inspired me to become the man I have. What a gift.

To my mother, Tonya and Brandi: Thank you for all that you have done, and all that you do every day. My world is a better place because of the unconditional, unwavering love that each of you bring to my life. Happy Mother’s Day to you and all the mothers reading this today!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” - Abraham Lincoln

“Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” - Robert Browning

“I got to grow up with a mother who taught me to believe in me.” - Antonio Villaraigosa

“Life began with waking up and loving my mother's face.” - George Eliot

“Mama was my greatest teacher, a teacher of compassion, love and fearlessness. If love is sweet as a flower, then my mother is that sweet flower of love.” - Stevie Wonder

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