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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! As you are reading this, I am preparing for the 40th Annual RE/MAX Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada that is taking place this week. This will be the twenty-sixth time I have attended in my thirty-one years as a REALTOR®. I can attribute much of my success from attending this annual event…I have built a tremendous referral network by meeting agents from across the world…and I continue to learn and grow as a professional because I attend the fantastic classes and listen to the variety of top-notch speakers who are at the convention each year.

The moment we think we’ve got it all figured out, is the moment we stop being learning-based and I believe education is the key to any successful endeavor. There is always something new to be learned no matter how old you are, or how experienced you may be. As I continue to learn this week, I challenge you to do the same. What class can you sign up for that will make you better at your craft? What book has been sitting on your nightstand waiting to be read? What events are happening nearby that you can attend? Challenge yourself to learn something new. Let’s make it a great week!

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Self Confidence

Jim worked at a radio station all his life; he was a well-known and famous radio show host. All of his friends and colleges knew him by one feature: if he’s on-air, he is always wearing a suit and a tie. They laughed at him, and asked, “No one ever sees you, why do you dress like that?”

One day Jim was invited to appear on the TV. There was a show dedicated to the oldest radio employees and for the first time the people, who only knew him by his voice, would see him. Before the recording of the show, the director came to Jim and asked “Usually you arrive on time, but today you are 10 minutes late. It’s not horrible, but I’m still interested, why?”

“You see,” Jim answered, “at the last moment when I was already dressed up, I noticed that I don’t have new socks. For the first-time I was invited to the television, and I thought that simply wearing clean sock is not enough. It needs to be in new socks. So I needed to go to the store for socks.”

“But why do you need new socks?” The director was surprised. “You could have come without the socks, because we will be filming you only in close-up, over the waist.”

“You see, to be spotless on-air, I need to feel myself spotless in everything, starting with the shirt and finishing with the pen in my pocket. And if my socks have holes in them, or my shoes are dirty, I’m not spotless anymore.”

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” - Brad Henry

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

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” - Anthony J. D'Angelo

“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” - Abigail Adams

“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

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 heard a saying the other day that has inspired today’s message… “it is important that you are interested, not interesting.” We met people every single day, and every person has a story, and something we can learn from them. But most of the time, we are focused on being interesting, meaning that we want people to notice us or seek us out for whatever reason, especially if we are in business for ourselves. And while we are busy being interesting, we fail to be interested in those around us.

Connecting with another human being on an inspiring level is one of the greatest gifts we can receive, yet many of us hurry past the homeless man on the corner, dismiss the friendly lady at the grocery store, get annoyed with the baby who is screaming in the restaurant…what if this week, instead of being interesting, you decided to become interested? What if you make it a point to ask questions and truly listen, instead of being the one who does all the talking? Get interested; imagine the possibilities. Let’s make it a great week!

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Thomas Jefferson’s Ten Rules for a Good Life

Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
Never spend your money before you have it.
Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you.
Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold.
Never repent of having eaten too little.
Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
Don't let the evils which have never happened cost you pain.
Always take things by their smooth handle.
When angry, count to ten before you speak; if very angry, count to one hundred.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” - Henry David Thoreau

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” - Thomas Jefferson

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

“Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” - Jim Rohn

“The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well.” - Horace Walpole

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! How about the 59th Annual Grammy Awards show last night? I am in awe of artists who can make music; they have a special ability to reach down into our souls and leave a mark that lasts a lifetime. I am also a bit envious of their no-fear attitudes and their courage to get on a stage to perform for thousands.

What about Adele’s mess-up? It won’t go down in history as an epic fail as some artists have had happen to them, but rather a courageous, beautiful moment that we could all relate to. How many times have you wanted a do-over? How many times have you been honest when you have made a mistake? I think mistakes are not really a “mistake” but rather an opportunity. If we learn from a mistake, then by default it can no longer be a negative. This week, let’s own our mistakes for the gifts that they present to us. There are no mistakes, only opportunities. Let’s make it a great week!

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There was an old mule. One day accidentally he fell into the farmer’s well. The farmer has evaluated the situation and thought to himself, that neither the well nor the old mule was worth the efforts to save them. Thus, he decided to haul dirt to bury the old mule in the well.

So, the farmer called his neighbors and together they started to shovel dirt into the well. The old mule was terrified and hysterical in the beginning. But soon one hopeful idea came to his mind – every time when a shovel of dirt landed on his back, he would shake it off and step up!

As the farmer continue to shovel dirt into the well, the mule continued to shake it off and step up. With each shovel of dirt, he got a little closer to the top. After some time, the mule had stepped over the well‘s wall. Although terribly tired, he was the winner, he saved his own life. He decided to face his adversity positively and not to give up, and thus he won.

What seemed to bury him, actually saved him, owing to his confidence and restless efforts.

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” - Winston Churchill

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.” - Mark Twain

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” - Muhammad Ali

“Creativity takes courage.” - Henri Matisse

“Wisdom, compassion, and courage are the three universally recognized moral qualities of men.” - Confucius

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 

“Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.” Napoleon Hill

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! I think this quote sums up last night’s Super Bowl game, and the effort that the Patriots brought in the fourth quarter. Whether you were rooting for them or not, it is an excellent example of refusing to quit. We can apply this quote to many areas of our lives, whether it is in our relationships, our jobs, our health, our goals…the reward is the greatest when we refuse to quit. This week I challenge you to give it all you got…refuse to quit. Let’s make it a great week!

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If You Think by Walter D. Wintle

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don't!
If you want to win, but think you can't,
It's almost a cinch you won't.

If you think you'll lose, you're lost;
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow's will;
It's all in the state of the mind.

Life's battles don't always go
To the stronger and faster man,
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

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

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“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

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

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” - Anthony J. D'Angelo

“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” - Charles R. Swindoll

“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln

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 came across the piece I am sharing below and it has inspired my thoughts for this message today. What if I had my life to live over? What would I change? What would I do better, or different? Then I realized, I don’t have to wait until I am old and facing the end of my days to ponder the thought or regret the life I have lived. I can begin today. I have the choice. And so do you. If you had to live your life over, what would you change? Let’s make it a great week!

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If I Had My Life to Live Over

If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time.
I'd relax, I'd limber up.
I would be sillier than I've been this trip.
I would take fewer things seriously, take more chances, take more trips.
I'd climb more mountains, and swim more rivers.
I would eat more ice cream and less beans.
I would perhaps have more actual troubles, but I'd have fewer imaginary ones.
You see, I'm one of those people who lived seriously, sanely, hour after hour, day after day.
Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them.
I've been one of those persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot-water bottle, a raincoat, and a parachute.
If I had to do it again, I would travel lighter than this trip.
If I had my life to live over, I would start going barefoot earlier in the spring, and stay that way later in the fall.
I would go to more dances, I would ride more merry-go-rounds. I would pick more daisies.

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

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” - Bradley Whitford

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

“In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years.” - Abraham Lincoln

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” - Reba McEntire

“Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” - 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 

“If you don’t drive your business, you will be driven out of business.” – BC Forbes

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! As a business owner, this quote rings true for me, but I can also apply it to many areas of my life outside of running RE/MAX Professionals. It speaks to the importance of knowing what you want out of life…to be clear about your goals, ambitions, passions. And if you own a business, to have a written plan of action, which supports the goals of the company. If you don’t have a direction or a plan, you will end up floundering or worse, following someone else’s plan (or in other words, driven out of business). This week I encourage you to spend some time working on your plan for 2017. Opportunities await you, and now is the time to take action. Let’s make it a great week!

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One day a small gap appeared in the cocoon, through which the butterfly had to appear. A boy, who accidentally passed by, stopped and watched how the butterfly was trying to get out of the cocoon. It took a lot of time, the butterfly was trying very hard, and the gap was as little as before. It seemed that the power would leave the butterfly soon.

The boy decided to help the butterfly. He took a penknife and cut the cocoon. The butterfly immediately got out, but its body was weak and feeble, and the wings were barely moving.
The boy continued to watch the butterfly, thinking that now its wings would spread and its would fly. However, that did not happen.

The rest of its life the butterfly had to drag its weak body and wings that weren’t spread. It was unable to fly, because the boy did not realize that an effort to enter through the narrow gap of the cocoon was necessary for the butterfly, so that the life-giving fluid would move from the body to the butterfly’s wings and that the butterfly could fly. Life forced the butterfly to leave its shell hardly, so that it would become stronger and would be able to grow and develop.
If we were allowed to live without meeting difficulties, we would not be viable. Life gives us challenges to make us stronger.

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

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” - Thomas Jefferson

“Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt. Dance like nobody's watching.” - Satchel Paige

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

“It's the little details that are vital. Little things make big things happen.” - John Wooden

“If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.” - Lewis Carroll

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 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!

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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!

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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!

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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
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