Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…last week I had the privilege of attending the fall Broker/Owner retreat for RE/MAX in beautiful Sedona, Arizona. In the opening session, we were asked to share our name, which office we were from and if money were no object what would we do. Many people said things like travel or expensive purchases like a baseball team or a private island. One answer that stood out to me was time. If money were no object, she would buy time. Time does seem to be an obstacle for many of us, and usually there is not enough of it…from every day to-do lists to those facing a terminal illness with only weeks to live.
The answer of time has caused me to think a little more about the question…if money were no object or more importantly, if there were no limitations, struggles or obstacles in your way, what would you be capable of doing? If you had all the money you needed to do whatever it was that you could only dream about, what would it be? In reality, we don’t need unlimited funds to start pursuing our dreams and goals now…where there is a dream, a hope, a passion…a way will be made. All you have to do is dare to dream. This week I challenge you to ask yourself: if money were no object, what would you do? Make it a great week!
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.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“You have to dream before your dreams can come true.” - A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
“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
“To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.” - Anatole France
“Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.” - Langston Hughes
“Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” - Carl Jung
Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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