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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Did you know that Saint Valentine wasn’t just one person? Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message and happy Valentine’s to you! In honor of the day of love, I thought I’d share a little history about the most romantic day of the year.

According to historians, there may have been two or three people who played a part in creating what we now know as Valentine’s Day, but the most historic is Saint Valentine who is said to have died on February 14th. During that time, there was a ban on marriages, as the reigning Emperor Claudius II believed that marriage distracted young soldiers. Saint Valentine felt differently and would secretly marry couples, until the day he was caught. After he was sentence to death, young couples would visit his cell, bringing him cards and flowers. There is another version of history that claims one Pope who only served 40 days in 827 A.D. may have been Saint Valentine.

It wasn't until about the 17th century that people started exchanging cards and letters and Valentine’s Day became a well-known holiday in the 1840s. Today, millions of people symbolize their love on February 14th with candle, flowers, gifts…it is important to remember the spirit of Saint Valentine, whoever he was. Love is about defying the odds and fighting for what you truly want...even if it meant death in the case of Saint Valentine. Isn’t that an ideal we can apply to more than just one area of our lives? Let’s make it a great week!

ENOURAGEMENT CORNER

12 Things Happy People Do Differently

“I’d always believed that a life of quality, enjoyment, and wisdom were my human birthright and would be automatically bestowed upon me as time passed.  I never suspected that I would have to learn how to live – that there were specific disciplines and ways of seeing the world I had to master before I could awaken to a simple, happy, uncomplicated life.” -Dan Millman

Studies conducted by positivity psychologist Sonja Lyubomirsky point to 12 things happy people do differently to increase their levels of happiness. These are things that we can start doing today to feel the effects of more happiness in our lives.  (Check out her book The How of Happiness.)

1.) Express gratitude.
2.) Cultivate optimism.
3.) Avoid over-thinking and social comparison.
4.) Practice acts of kindness.
5.) Nurture social relationships.
6.) Develop strategies for coping.
7.) Learn to forgive. 
8.) Increase flow experiences.
9.) Savor life’s joys.
10.) Commit to your goals.
11.) Practice spirituality.
12.) Take care of your body.

Source: Article written by Jacob Sokol http://www.marcandangel.com/2011/08/30/12-things-happy-people-do-differently/

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.” - Charles M. Schulz

“If you have only one smile in you give it to the people you love.” - Maya Angelou

“The minute I heard my first love story, I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don't finally meet somewhere. They're in each other all along.” - Rumi

“Doubt thou the stars are fire, Doubt that the sun doth move. Doubt truth to be a liar, But never doubt I love.” - William Shakespeare

“There's a long life ahead of you and it's going to be beautiful, as long as you keep loving and hugging each other.” - Yoko Ono

Nate Martinez Team Newsletter February 2016

by Nate Martinez

Nate Martinez Team Newsletter February 2016

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope this email finds you enjoying the beauty of Mother Nature, and the cooler temps. Today, I want to talk about the unpopular topic of forgiveness…not something most of us like to think about, however, forgiveness is essential if we desire to live a life of abundance. I read something yesterday that I am inspired to share, which is a unique and different way to look at forgiveness.

If you look at your life, your relationships, your past experiences, we all have something that we need to forgive. And if we look deeper, how is holding on to that pain serving you in your current situation? Sometimes we hold on to something painful because we don’t know any other way to cope, and we get so comfortable in the pain, that we truly don’t know what it means to feel good again.

To give…to forgive is to give, not only to those around you but most importantly to yourself. To give…freedom from the pain and sadness, to give renewed joy, to give love…to forgive is to give (you fill in the blank). Instead of feeling as if forgiveness means you forget or you let someone off the hook for hurting you, think of it as a gift…to yourself. Who do you need to forgive first? Let’s make it a great week!

ENOURAGEMENT CORNER

The Weight of the Glass

Once upon a time a psychology professor walked around on a stage while teaching stress management principles to an auditorium filled with students.  As she raised a glass of water, everyone expected they’d be asked the typical “glass half empty or glass half full” question.  Instead, with a smile on her face, the professor asked, “How heavy is this glass of water I’m holding?”

Students shouted out answers ranging from eight ounces to a couple pounds.

She replied, “From my perspective, the absolute weight of this glass doesn’t matter.  It all depends on how long I hold it.  If I hold it for a minute or two, it’s fairly light.  If I hold it for an hour straight, its weight might make my arm ache a little.  If I hold it for a day straight, my arm will likely cramp up and feel completely numb and paralyzed, forcing me to drop the glass to the floor.  In each case, the weight of the glass doesn’t change, but the longer I hold it, the heavier it feels to me.”

As the class shook their heads in agreement, she continued, “Your stresses and worries in life are very much like this glass of water.  Think about them for a while and nothing happens.  Think about them a bit longer and you begin to ache a little.  Think about them all day long, and you will feel completely numb and paralyzed – incapable of doing anything else until you drop them.”

The moral:  It’s important to remember to let go of your stresses and worries.  No matter what happens during the day, as early in the evening as you can, put all your burdens down.  Don’t carry them through the night and into the next day with you.  If you still feel the weight of yesterday’s stress, it’s a strong sign that it’s time to put the glass down. 

Source: http://www.marcandangel.com/2013/05/21/4-short-stories-change-the-way-you-think/

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness.” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

“Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.” - Bruce Lee

“Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one that inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.” - Marianne Williamson

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” - Lewis B. Smedes

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I had an email drafted and ready to send to you yesterday about the Cardinals heading to the Super Bowl, but this morning I am drafting a different email with a different message. What a heartbreaking end to an outstanding season. I am sure, many of you are feeling the same disappointment this morning that I am. But those who know anything about greatest know that in the eye of defeat, you must rise up and become better for it. There is no time for wallowing or feeling sorry for yourself.

What lies ahead is opportunity…the opportunity to learn, grow and renew the determination and commitment. It’s a time to reevaluate and make necessary adjustments. So just like the Arizona Cardinals, what are you willing to change this week in order to become great? What commitments are you willing to make, to yourself and those around you, so you can begin to live the life you were destine to live? Let’s make it a great week!

PS There is always next season, right? 

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER


WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.” - Vincent Van Gogh

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” - Robert Kennedy

“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” - Og Mandino

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.” - Aldous Huxley

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

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

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day I want to share the five minute clip of his famous “I have a dream speech.” We should all dare to dream as he did and take action without fear. As you move throughout your day, I hope you will remember his speech and pay it forward. Let’s make it a great week!

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King, Jr. 

“Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Luxury Living in Melton Ranch

by Nate Martinez

Luxury Livinging in Melton Ranch

Located in beautiful north Peoria lies a gated community known as Melton Ranch. Here you will find a handful of custom homes surrounded by mountain views and the lush Sonoran Desert – or in other words, luxury living for even the most discerning home buyer. Over 6,200 square feet situated on a 3/4 acre home site, this magnificent Tuscan Estate has a unique design both inside and out. With parking for up to seven vehicles, including an RV garage and private parking at the guest casita there is plenty of room for all kinds of toys. Your guests won’t want to leave after they enjoy the luxury amenities offered in the 600 square foot space, which has one bedroom, one bath, living room and a cozy kitchenette.

Enter the charming villa courtyard and notice the pavers, stonework and cozy fireplace as well as the spectacular doors that lead you into the grand great room. Rich wood beams line the ceiling of the great room, which blend well with the natural colors of the massive stone wall. Your attention will be called to the fantastic outdoor living space, which is easily accessible through the unique custom pocket doors that create a seamless flow onto the covered patio.

Overlooking the great room is an outstanding wet bar, with amenities such as a mini-frig, wine refrigerator, wine storage and counter seating. The great room floor plan includes a traditional formal dining room and a sunny eat-in nook just off the kitchen. Speaking of the kitchen, this is no ordinary gourmet kitchen! Gorgeous domed ceiling with a copper-like finish hangs above the amazing kitchen island – two uses of woods are featured and two distinct granite choices. The premium stainless appliance package includes double ovens, and a six-burner gas stove.

If you are a wine connoisseur, or perhaps a movie-buff then you will appreciate the basement design, which includes a walk-in wine cellar and a theater with seating for six. The luxurious amenities continue at the master retreat, where you will find a bathroom comparable to a five-star resort. With his-n-her vanities, granite counters, jetted tub and a walk-in steam shower there isn’t much more you could want in a master bath.

Strolling along the grounds, you will appreciate the attention to detail from the extensive tile and brick accents to the raised negative-edge pool and spa, fire pit and the huge covered patio that effortlessly flows into the main interior of the home. Privacy is a key component in this backyard, with no structures behind the home site there are unlimited views of the nearby mountain ranges. This magnificent home is nothing less than spectacular! Call Nate today for a personal tour, 602-430-5226.

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…boy, what an exciting weekend with the Powerball reaching a historic-all-time-high! Although it was probably a silly way to spend $20.00 I shamefully admit that I gave into the buzz and purchased a few tickets. For a moment, it was fun to fantasize about all the ways we would spend the money, places we would travel and those we would help.

What would you do if you won the mega-lottery? I read an article in TODAY Money about winning the lottery – and it wasn’t all that great. While we think going from rags to riches would be the ideal solution, it is actually reported by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, that nearly one-third of all lottery winners end up bankrupt.

Money doesn’t grow on trees, unless you happen to be that one in 292.2 million lucky person who hits the mega-lottery! In order to grow long-term wealth it takes a plan, dedication and consistency. And according to the 2015 Return on Investment reports by GoldPrice.org, real estate came in at 6.8 percent rate of return, verses silver at -11.5 percent or the Dow Jones at -2.2 percent. Where ever you choose to put your hard-earned money, be sure to have a plan and be committed to it. Let’s make it a great week!

PS Go Cards!

ENOURAGEMENT CORNER

1832 Failed in business; bankruptcy
1832 Defeated for legislature
1834 Failed in business; bankruptcy
1835 Finance died
1836 Nervous breakdown
1838 Defeated for election
1843 Defeated for U.S. Congress
1848 Defeated for U.S. Congress
1855 Defeated for U.S. Senate
1856 Defeated for Vice President
1858 Defeated for U.S. Senant
1860 Elected President of the United States: Abraham Lincoln

He was rejected twenty-seven times before finding a publisher: Theodore Geisel (a.k.a. Dr. Seuss)

He was fire from a newspaper for lacking imagination and having no original ideas: Walt Disney

She was rejected twelve times before finding a publisher: JK Rowling (author of Harry Potter books)

Unable to speak until he was four years old, and his teachers said he wouldn’t amount to much: Albert Einstein

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.”  - Benjamin Franklin

“No one's ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that's abandoned by February.” - Suze Orman

“Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.” - Henry David Thoreau

“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.” - Nelson Mandela

“I'd like to live as a poor man with lots of money.” - Pablo Picasso

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” - Jonathan Swift

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Welcome to the first 2016 edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message! I love this quote and think it is fitting as we begin the first official week of the New Year. Among the holiday celebrations I also took some time to work on my goals and business plan for the year. As I shared last week, your goals have a better chance of coming to life if you take the time to document them…and share them with someone you can trust and who will hold you accountable. Don’t share your goals with the “water cooler” types, who won’t share your vision or your enthusiasm. If you haven’t written your goals yet, I challenge you to find a few hours this week to work on you for the New Year. Here are a few questions to ask yourself:

1. What was your best accomplishment in 2015?
2. What is something that is holding you back? And how can you let it go?
3. What are you committed to achieving in 2016?
4. How are you going to work on building long-term wealth?
5. What are you most grateful for?
6. Who do you need to forgive?
7. What new habits will you cultivate for 2016?

The best preparation we can do for tomorrow, is doing our best today…are you using your time wisely? What habits do you need to cultivate in the New Year to help support your goals? Success is a combination of good habits and a focused intention. Let’s make it a great week!

ENOURAGEMENT CORNER

There was a wise man Sviatozar. One day his nephew came to visit him. The young man was sad, gloomy and obviously upset with something. Sviatozar asked what happened to him. The nephew said that he suffered a serious setback and now he will never be able to achieve his goal.

The nephew asked an old man to give him advice what he should do next, but Sviatozar just asked to lead him to the hills. This road was difficult and long. But the nephew immediately agreed to help his uncle. When they reached the hills, Sviatozar said that he needed to go to the top of the highest hill. The young man was surprised, but decided to help his uncle, because the old man had never climbed there.

With great difficulty the nephew helped his uncle to climb to the hill, sometimes even dragged the old man on his back. On the top of the hill, sweating, he put his uncle on the ground and laughed happily.

“Do you remember that when you were a little boy sometimes you returned home with tears in your eyes?”  Sviatozar asked him. “The boys teased you. Do you remember why?” The young man looked around and nodded. He recalled that as a child he often played there with other boys. He answered, “They called this hill an Everest, because only few people could get to its top. At that time I was unable to get there. This hill seemed an impregnable rock to me.”

“And today you not only climbed there, but dragged up me, too,” the old man said and looked at his nephew. “How could you do this? What do you think?”

“Perhaps I just grew up,” the young man shrugged. “I became stronger and fitter …”

“And the formidable Everest suddenly turned into a harmless mound” said Sviatozar. “You got my advice.”

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

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.” - Steve Jobs

“Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.”- Vince Lombardi

“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle

“You must do the things you think you cannot do.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” - Joseph Campbell

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Nate's Team Newsletter January 2016

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter January 2016

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message

Should auld acquaintances be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintances be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We’ll take a cup o’kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.

For auld lang syne.

Now that you are humming along with the traditional New Year’s Anthem, welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message, and a Happy New Year to you! This song evokes a multitude of feeling for me…sadness as we say goodbye, excitement as we welcome the unknown, humility as we reflect on our blessings and gratitude for the family and friends that surround us. The New Year offers us an opportunity to dream bigger. It is a clean slate; an opportunity to start living the life we deserve. As you move throughout this week, I want to challenge you to not only write down your New Year’s Resolutions, but share them with an accountability partner…if you don’t have someone you can share with, then send them to me. Written goals have a better chance at becoming a reality when written down…and an even better chance when shared. What does 2016 look like for you? Let’s make it a great week!

P.S. Go Cards!!!

ENOURAGEMENT CORNER

A Long Time Ago There Was a Great Shah

A long time ago there was a great shah. He ordered to build a beautiful palace which had many wonderful things in it. Among other curiosities in the palace there was a hall, where all the walls, the sealing, the door and even the floor were made of mirror. The mirrors were so clear and smooth that visitors didn’t understand at once that there was a mirror in front of them – so accurately the mirrors would reflect the objects. Moreover, the walls of this hall were made in a way that they created an extraordinary increased echo.

Once, a dog ran into the hall and froze in surprise in the middle of the hall, a whole pack of dogs surrounded it from all sides, from above and below. Just in case, the dog bared his teeth- and all the reflections responded to it in the same way. Frightened, the dog frantically barked – the echo imitated the bark and increased it many times. The dog barked even harder – and the echo was keeping up. The dog tossed from one side to another, biting the air- his reflections also tossed around snapping their teeth.

In the morning, the guards found the miserable dog, lifeless and surrounded by a million reflections of lifeless dogs. There was nobody, who would make any harm to the dog. The dog died by fighting with his own reflections.

The world doesn’t bring good or evil on its own. Everything that is happening around us is the reflection of our own thoughts, feelings, wishes and actions. The world is a big mirror.

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

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Carl Bard

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

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” - Oprah Winfrey

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

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” - Cavett Robert

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