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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! Did you know that within five years, one in four Arizona children will have received care from Phoenix Children’s Hospital? 135,000 unique patients were treated last year, 188,000 physician appointments and 53,000 urgent care visits.  

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. We are excited to announce that our offices will be participating in our third annual Month of Miracles throughout the month of August. This is a month-long fundraising event is designed to raise much-need money to support our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital as well as raise awareness in our community.

Our goal is to raise ONE MILLION PENNIES next month, which is $10,000. Last year, RE/MAX Professionals was recognized by Children’s Miracle Network for having donated over $40,000 to our local PCH, which is the highest contributing RE/MAX Office in the Southwest Region (Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico).

The Month of Miracles kicks off next week, on August 1st. If you are a RE/MAX Professionals’ agent reading this email today, I hope you will join us in our efforts. And if you are a client, family member or friend, we invite you to stop by any of our five office locations and empty your piggy banks. Many of you have had a child or a loved one treated at PCH. Help us raise awareness and necessary funds to help PCH continue to treat our valley children! Let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”- Dorothy Height

“Don't underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.” - Leroy Hood

“When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it's make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who's in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you're investing your time in that.” - Nick Saban

“When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.” - Everett Dirksen

“What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.” - Adrian Grenier

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 could have anything in the world, what would it be? Last year I attended a small conference in Sedona, Arizona and as the ice-breaker the speaker asked this question of the group. A variety of answers were given, but the one that stood out was time. Time is our only limited recourse. So how we spend the days that make our hours, our days, our weeks should be spent well, because you will never get this moment back. How will you spend your day? Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

A Very Special Bank Account

Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!

We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys an unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.

There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.

Source: http://www.livin3.com/5-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” - Steve Jobs

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” - Rabindranath Tagore

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” - Henry Ford

“Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.” - Steve Jobs

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
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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 this week’s Monday Morning Message! Don’t you love this quote? Imagine if we did our best every day, how our lives might look. How would your life change or improve? Do you know what your best is? This week I’d like to challenge you to do just a little more, every day. If that is one more rep at the gym, or one more hour of prospecting, or one more chapter read in that book you have been trying to finish. Do your you best. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

Moral: In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you?

Source: http://www.livin3.com/5-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” - Carol Burnett

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

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“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

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! This is a special time of year for American people as we prepare to celebrate our independence tomorrow, July 4th. We have much to celebrate, and much to be grateful for including all those brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedoms, today and over the years. As you gather with your family and friends, I hope you will take a moment to show your appreciation and remember what independence means, what freedom means. I wish each of you reading this a very happy, healthy and safe 4th of July celebration! Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

The Flag by Michelle Selby

Red for the bloodshed in the name of Freedom,
for which we fought,
united

Blue for the oceans of time we have crossed,
remaining the land of the free
White for the peace we wish to share,
all men created equal

Stars to remember those who fought throughout the night,
bravely for our land
Stripes to remind us of the lashings taken by the Prisoners of War
With a seal, in God we trust
We each are one of many, in which we stand united in Brotherhood

A symbol of Pride
A salute to those who died in the fight
A blanket to cover us in times of need
Waving high to show we are still here, undefeated
With honor, you are presented to the world.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.” – Unknown

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy

“Independence now and forever!” – Daniel Webster

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin

“From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” – 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 

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

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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602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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
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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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602-430-5226
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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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