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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

This week we celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness…however you chose to spend the Fourth of July holiday, I want to wish you and your loved ones a happy, healthy and safe weekend. I hope that you will take time to celebrate what it means to be a free American and honor those brave men and women who make it possible. Let’s make this the best week of the year! Happy Fourth of July!

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” - Thomas Jefferson

“For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” - Nelson Mandela

“Freedom is never given; it is won.” - A. Philip Randolph

“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.” - Abraham Lincoln

“I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.” - Aristotle

Let's make this the best week of the year! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Every day I get the opportunity to engage with a variety of people, from all walks of life – and people with unique abilities, some of which I wish I had or could improve. The other day I came across a blog written by Brendon Burchard, who is the author of the book The Motivation Manifesto. A section of the blog stood out to me, and has inspired this edition of my Monday Morning Message.

“There comes a time in the lives of those destined for greatness when we must stand before the mirror of meaning and ask: Why, having been endowed with the courageous heart of a lion, do we live as mice?”

Are you living your life with the heart of a lion, or as a cowardly mouse? As you go about your week, I want you to ponder this quote and see how it applies to your life. What changes to you need to make in order to achieve your greatest purpose? Who can you call upon for support? What are you doing to make this the best week of the year??

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Our Greatest Fear by Marianne Williamson

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light not our darkness that most frightens us.

We ask ourselves, who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.

There's nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.

It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. 
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” - Arthur Ashe

“In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.” - Nikos Kazantzakis

“If you can dream it, you can do it.” - Walt Disney

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

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - C. S. Lewis

Let's make this the best week of the year! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Team Newsletter Summer 2015

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter Summer 2015

 

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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…it’s hard to believe that Father’s Day is coming up this Sunday, June 21st. As a young man I was blessed with a daughter, Brandi and later a son, Nate Jr., and now as adults, they both work on my team as REALTORS. Then a young man came into my life that I am proud to call my step-son, Brennan who is currently attending college at Harvard. You can imagine after raising two children and a step-son, it came as a total shock to find out that I was having a third child.

As I write this, I am reminded of a conversation I heard years ago when a child asked his parent if he was a mistake…the parent responded: “No you were a surprise. A mistake is something you wish you could do over, but a surprise is something you never knew you wanted until you got it.” There are no mistakes in life. And while I am far from the perfect parent, I am forever grateful for the opportunity I have been given, not once but four times. To all of you celebrating Father’s Day this weekend, here’s to the best surprise of all, being someone’s dad. Happy Father’s Day!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Strongest Dad in the World, by Rick Reilly for Sports Illustrated

I try to be a good father. Give my kids mulligans. Work nights to pay for their text messaging. Take them to swimsuit shoots.

But compared with Dick Hoyt, I suck.

Eighty-five times he's pushed his disabled son, Rick, 26.2 miles in marathons. Eight times he's not only pushed him 26.2 miles in a wheelchair but also towed him 2.4 miles in a dinghy while swimming and pedaled him 112 miles in a seat on the handlebars – all in the same day.

Dick's also pulled him cross-country skiing, taken him on his back mountain climbing and once hauled him across the U.S. on a bike. Makes taking your son bowling look a little lame, right?

And what has Rick done for his father? Not much – except save his life.

This love story began in Winchester, Mass., 43 years ago, when Rick was strangled by the umbilical cord during birth, leaving him brain-damaged and unable to control his limbs.

"He'll be a vegetable the rest of his life," Dick says doctors told him and his wife, Judy, when Rick was nine months old. "Put him in an institution."

But the Hoyts weren't buying it. They noticed the way Rick's eyes followed them around the room. When Rick was 11 they took him to the engineering department at Tufts University and asked if there was anything to help the boy communicate. "No way," Dick says he was told. "There's nothing going on in his brain."

"Tell him a joke," Dick countered. They did. Rick laughed. Turns out a lot was going on in his brain.

Rigged up with a computer that allowed him to control the cursor by touching a switch with the side of his head, Rick was finally able to communicate. First words? "Go Bruins!" And after a high school classmate was paralyzed in an accident and the school organized a charity run for him, Rick pecked out, "Dad, I want to do that."

Yeah, right. How was Dick, a self-described "porker" who never ran more than a mile at a time, going to push his son five miles? Still, he tried. "Then it was me who was handicapped," Dick says. "I was sore for two weeks."

That day changed Rick's life. "Dad," he typed, "when we were running, it felt like I wasn't disabled anymore!"

And that sentence changed Dick's life. He became obsessed with giving Rick that feeling as often as he could. He got into such hard-belly shape that he and Rick were ready to try the 1979 Boston Marathon.

"No way," Dick was told by a race official. The Hoyts weren't quite a single runner, and they weren't quite a wheelchair competitor. For a few years Dick and Rick just joined the massive field and ran anyway. Then they found a way to get into the race officially: In 1983 they ran another marathon so fast they made the qualifying time for Boston the following year.

Then somebody said, "Hey, Dick, why not a triathlon?"

How's a guy who never learned to swim and hadn't ridden a bike since he was six going to haul his 110-pound kid through a triathlon? Still, Dick tried.

Now they've done 212 triathlons, including four grueling 15-hour Ironmans in Hawaii. It must be a buzzkill to be a 25-year-old stud getting passed by an old guy towing a grown man in a dinghy, don't you think?

Hey, Dick, why not see how you'd do on your own? "No way," he says. Dick does it purely for "the awesome feeling" he gets seeing Rick with a cantaloupe smile as they run, swim and ride together.

This year, at ages 65 and 43, Dick and Rick finished their 24th Boston Marathon, in 5,083rd place out of more than 20,000 starters. Their best time? Two hours, 40 minutes in 1992 – only 35 minutes off the world record, which, in case you don't keep track of these things, happens to be held by a guy who was not pushing another man in a wheelchair at the time.

"No question about it," Rick types. "My dad is the Father of the Century."

And Dick got something else out of all this too. Two years ago he had a mild heart attack during a race. Doctors found that one of his arteries was 95% clogged. "If you hadn't been in such great shape," one doctor told him, "you probably would've died 15 years ago."

So, in a way, Dick and Rick saved each other's life.

Rick, who has his own apartment (he gets home care) and works in Boston, and Dick, retired from the military and living in Holland, Mass., always find ways to be together. They give speeches around the country and compete in some backbreaking race every weekend, including this Father's Day.

That night, Rick will buy his dad dinner, but the thing he really wants to give him is a gift he can never buy. "The thing I'd most like," Rick types, "is that my dad sit in the chair and I push him once."

Sports Illustrated Issue date: June 20, 2005, p. 88

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.” - Jim Valvano

“My father used to say that it's never too late to do anything you wanted to do. And he said, 'You never know what you can accomplish until you try.” - Michael Jordan

“I've said it before, but it's absolutely true: My mother gave me my drive, but my father gave me my dreams. Thanks to him, I could see a future.” - Liza Minnelli

“My Dad is my hero.” - Harry Connick, Jr.

“I have a Father's Day every day.” - Dennis Banks

Let’s make this the best week of the year! Nate

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 edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…with my busy schedule, I rarely find time to watch television in the evenings however, occasionally a clip of something special will cross my path that I have to check out. A few days ago I got to see a recap of an audition from the popular show, America’s Got Talent (AGT), which is my inspiration for today’s Monday Morning Message.

Every day I get an opportunity to engage with a variety of people from all walks of life. I find it fascinating how some people are more positive than others…some people are on top of their game while others are barely getting by…and then there are some people like the Benjamin Yonattan. We all have a story, we all have a challenge or a limitation, but we all have the same unique opportunity to get up each day and do our best…to strive towards living an extraordinary life. This young man is an inspiration to me and I hope that after you watch his AGT audition, that you will commit to taking a big step towards your dreams and goals. What are you willing to do this week to make it the best week of the year?

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” – Lao Tzu

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

“People may hear your words, but they feel your attitude.” John C Maxwell

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

“Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.” – Coco Chanel

Let's make this the best week of the year!

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 edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message...It’s hard to believe that summer is officially here! Most of us who have kids, have already gone through promotions and graduations, myself included. It is both exciting and rewarding to see all the photos and support being shared on the multitude of social media outlets. Now what? Summer is here and that means an adjustment to our regular schedules, vacations, pool parties and memories waiting to be made.

As much fun as summer can be, it can also be a stressful time for some, especially when we are juggling the kids at home and a busy work schedule. Here is a great article I came across that has five helpful tips on planning for the summer. And here is another great link which has a few ideas to help you plan fun summer activities. Whatever your summer plans are, each day is a new opportunity for us to plan something great, to start over from something not so great and to make this week the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

 

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, and a bridge to our future.” – Alex Haley

“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One of these is roots, the other, wings.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.” – Barbara Bush

“The aim of education is the knowledge, not the facts, but of values.” – William S. Burroughs

“Each day of our lives, we make deposits in the memory bank of our children.” – Charles S. Swindoll

Let’s make this the best week of the year! 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Did You Know: 4 tips for helping you get top dollar for your home

Did you know that in a five year period more than 46 percent of American’s change their address? That is a lot of moving and more importantly, a lot of work selling your home. Here are 4 tips to help you get your home sold for top dollar.

If you are interested in learning what your home is worth in today’s market, give Nate a call today. The temperatures are on the rise, and so are home values!

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope each and every one of you had a fantastic weekend filled with laughs, relaxation, and some fun. 

Are we really making the best use of our time each and every day? Are there times when if we planned a little better we could get more done? Do we wish we had more time to spend on the things we truly love? There is a solution, and you all can accomplish this. 

Set a goal, create a plan, and then accomplish it. This will be our challenge for this week. If you found 30 minutes a day, what would you do with it? Think long and hard about this answer as this will be what you think about while figuring out what you can change around, do differently, or eliminate from your schedule. Time is the one thing that is equal among all of us. How we use it is what makes all the difference in the world. Use it wisely for once it is gone it can never be replaced. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURGEMENT CORNER

Big Rocks

Just something to think about...

One day, an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget.

As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, "Okay, time for a quiz" and he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouth Mason jar and set it on the table in front of him.

He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, "Is this jar full?"

Everyone in the class yelled, "Yes."

The time management expert replied, "Really?"

He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. He dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks.

He then asked the group once more, "Is the jar full?"

By this time the class was on to him. "Probably not," one of them answered.

"Good!" he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel.

Once more he asked the question, "Is this jar full?"

"No!" the class shouted. Once again he said, "Good."

Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim. Then he looked at the class and asked,

"What is the point of this illustration?"

One eager beaver raised his hand and said, 
"The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it!"

"No," the speaker replied, "that's not the point.”

The truth this illustration teaches us is if you don't put the big rocks in first, you'll never get them in at all.

What are the 'big rocks' in your life? Time with your loved ones, your faith, your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching, or complimenting others? Remember to put these BIG ROCKS in first or you'll never get them in at all. So, tonight, or in the morning, when you are reflecting on this short story, ask yourself this question: What are the 'big rocks' in my life? Then, put those in your jar first.

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.” - T.S. Elliot

“Well done is better than well said.” - Benjamin Franklin

“All that we are is the result of what we have thought.”- Buddha

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

“Begin with the ending in mind.” - Stephen Covey

“Experience is not what happens to a man, it is what a man does with what happens to him.” - Aldous Leonard Huxley

“Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

“People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing - that's why we recommend it daily.”- Zig Ziglar

Let’s make this the best week of the year!  Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing weekend. As we prepare ourselves for a great week, let us keep in mind that what we choose to do with our time is completely up to us. We can choose to be in a great mood or we can choose not to. We can choose to focus on the things in our lives we have control over or we can choose not to. We can choose to work harder, smarter, and more creatively than our competition or we can choose not to. What do you have control over and what will you do about it? The wonderful thing about life is that it is all up to us. Focus on actions and the results will follow. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

We shall do much in the years to come,
But what have we done today?

We shall give out gold in a princely sum,
But what did we give today?

We shall lift the heart and dry the tear,
We shall plant a hope in the place of fear,

We shall speak the words of love and cheer,
But what did we speak today ?

We shall be so kind in the after while,
But what have we done today?

We shall bring to each lonely life a smile,
But what have we brought today?

We shall give to truth a grander birth,
And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,

We shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
But whom have we fed today?

We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
But what have we sown today?

We shall build us mansions in the sky,
But what have we built today? 

`Tis sweet in the idle dreams to bask;
But here and now, do we our task?

Yet, this is the thing our souls must ask,
What have we done today ?

By: Nixon Waterman

WORDS TO LIVE BY 

“You can never be happy at the expense of the happiness of others.”- Chinese Proverb

 “We should never permit ourselves to do anything that we are not willing to see our children do.” - Brigham Young

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”- Mark Twain

“Again and again, the impossible problem is solved when we see that the problem is only a tough decision waiting to be made.” - Robert H. Schuller 

“Many men go fishing all their lives not knowing it is not fish they are after.” - Henry David Thoreau 

 “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” - William Shakespeare

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.” - Buckminster Fuller

Let's make this the best week of the year! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I hope this message finds you well and refreshed from the weekend. I want to ask you a question, and its not one you have to answer right away and maybe it will take you a few hours or a few days to answer. How great can you be?

Below is a video that I hope will motivate and inspire you to find the answer to the question. As you move throughout this week, think about what makes you the best at what you do. What makes you the best parent, or the best partner? What makes you a great athlete or a great hiker? What makes you great at your job? And then, ask yourself, am I doing the best that I can do? How great can I really be? Let’s make this the best week of the year!

WORDS TO LIVE BY

“The best and most beautiful things in the world can not be seen or event touched – they must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller

“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” - Francis of Assisi

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

“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

“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” - Theodore Roosevelt

Let’s make the best week of the year! 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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