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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
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! 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
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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

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! Every minute, 62 children enter a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital for treatment; every 30 seconds, a RE/MAX agent helps someone find their perfect place. 

Since 1992, RE/MAX agents and brokers have invested in the well-being of their local communities by raising more than $150 million for 170 CMN Hospitals. In 2016, RE/MAX Affiliates in the U.S. and Canada donated over $10 million to 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals through the Miracle Home and Miracle Property programs.

Here at RE/MAX Professionals, my team and our agents donated over $40,000 to our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital last year. We were recognized by RE/MAX LLC for being the highest contributing office in the Southwest Region (Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico) to the Children’s Miracle Network. I want to thank you for your help in receiving this prestigious recognition. We would not be able to make this impact in our community without your continued confidence and trust as your preferred real estate team. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

"Love cannot remain by itself — it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service." - Mother Teresa

"Everyone can be great, because everyone can serve." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Research has shown that people who volunteer often live longer.” - Allen Klein

“If every American donated five hours a week, it would equal the labor of 20 million full-time volunteers.” - Whoopi Goldberg

"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." - Winston Churchill

“Only those who have learned the power of sincere and selfless contribution experience life's deepest joy: true fulfillment.” - Tony Robbins

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! I love this quote, and when I read it I can’t help but think what the world might be like, had Thomas Edison given up. I can imagine the opposition he met in those times, and was probably told he was crazy more than once. But he kept on, and is considered to be one of the most prolific inventors of all time.

What brilliant idea are you sitting with in secret, afraid to try or share for fear of failure, rejection or judgement? What if the answer to what you seek is waiting for you to get up, dust yourself off and try just one more time? It doesn’t take guts to quit. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Moral of the Story…

People have been coming to the wise man, every time complaining about the same problems. One day he told them a joke and everyone roared in laughter.

After a couple of minutes, he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.

When he told the same joke for the third time no one laughed anymore.

The wise man smiled and said:

“You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?”

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

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - Les Brown

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” - H. G. Wells

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” - Elon Musk

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” - Walter Elliot

“Never, never, never give up.” - Winston Churchill

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! Did you file your taxes or at the very least, plan to file an extension? Since the 15th fell on a Saturday, and today is Emancipation Day (still observed in the District of Columbia as a legal holiday) the IRS pushed Tax Day to Tuesday, April 18th. Most people I know dread this day – for a variety of reasons from lack of money to pay their taxes, to a resentment for the amount of money they have to pay.

I look at taxes a little differently, and I look forward to paying them on time each year. Tax Day reminds me of the great freedoms I have as an American citizen and I am always appreciative of the men and women who protect those rights – and they are compensated by the money I pay each year. Without taxes, we would not have the services we do in our country. Instead of grumbling this year, why not try an attitude of gratitude? It will make the process of taxes less “taxing” – let’s make it a great week!

A LITTLE TAX HISTORY

Taxation in the United States begins with the colonial protesting the British taxation policy in the 1760s, which lead to the American Revolution. Taxes were collected on imports, such as whiskey and for awhile glass windows. States and localities collected poll taxes on voters and property taxes on land and commercial buildings. State and federal inheritance taxes began after 1900, while the states began collecting sales taxes in the 1930s.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” - Albert Einstein

“I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.” - Dave Ramsey

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems.” - Zig Ziglar

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin

“A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.” - Suze Orman

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! Spring in the Valley of the Sun provides us with the opportunity to get out and enjoy the many outdoor activities that make Arizona special -- and Easter Sunday is a day full of family fun activities best enjoyed outside. Beyond the egg hunts, the ham and scalloped potatoes, and the chocolate bunnies is an opportunity to connect with family, friends and ourselves. A time for renewal, growth and awakening. Easter is a perfect reminder that no matter how dark the road may seem, we cannot give up hope that there will always be light at the end of it.

From my family and team, we want to wish each of you a very happy Easter celebration. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

6 Tips from the Easter Bunny

1.)    Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

2.)    There is no such thing as too much candy.

3.)    Some body parts are meant to be floppy.

4.)    An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.

5.)    The grass is always green in someone’s basket.

6.)    Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” - Janine di Giovanni

“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.” - Dwight L. Moody

“People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.” - Joel Osteen

“Easter is very important to me, it's a second chance.” - Reba McEntire

“I think we need to do some deep soul searching about what's important in our lives and renew our spirit and our spiritual thinking, whether it's through faith-based religion or just through loving nature or helping your fellow man.” - Louie Schwartzberg

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

Nate's Team Newsletter March 2017

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter March 2017

http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Team Newsletters/Nate Team Newsletter March 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 

“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Do you know? Or are you merely surviving? Are you truly thriving at something you love, something that brings you mass amounts of happiness? Unfortunately, too many of us are not thriving in life, but rather wondering through the years with no clear plan or mission – wishing for change but never getting around to it.

This week I would like to encourage you to define what thriving means and get clear on what you are passionate about. What changes do you need to make in order to shift your life from survival mode to one of abundance? What will it take to final commit to the actions necessary to make the changes you want in your life? Start where you are, with what you have. Even the smallest actions can lead to big impacts. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Once there was a free bird. She floated in the sky, catching midges for lunch, swam in the summer rain trickles, and was like many other birds.

But she had a habit: every time some event occurred in her life, whether good or bad, the bird picked up a stone from the ground. Every day she sorted out her stones, laughed remembering joyful events, and cried remembering the sad ones.

A bird always took the stones with her, whether she was flying in the sky or walking on the earth, she never forgot about them. The years have passed, and free bird got a lot of stones, but she still kept on sorting them, remembering the past. It was becoming more and more difficult to fly, and one day a bird was unable to fly at all.

The bird that was free some time ago, could not walk on the earth, she was unable to make a move by her own. She could not catch midges anymore; only rare rain gave her the necessary moisture. But a bird bravely endured all the hardships, guarding her precious memories.

After some time a bird died of the starvation and thirst. And only a pitiful bunch of worthless stones reminded of her for a long time.

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean

“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

“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don't change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.” - John C. Maxwell

“My theory on life is that life is beautiful. Life doesn't change. You have a day, and a night, and a month, and a year. We people change - we can be miserable or we can be happy. It's what you make of your life.” - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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

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