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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Nothing makes one feel so strong as a call for help.” - Pope Paul VI

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…we have all been there, at least once or twice and even when we hate to admit it; sometimes you just can’t do it all. It is both empowering and humbling to ask for help. And in most cases, the people we ask for help are more than happy to jump in. I learned a long time ago that when we try to do it all ourselves, whatever that looks like…be it physically doing everything, or always the one to pay for the dinners out or the one who always hosts the party…we actually deny the people in our life the pleasure of giving back to us.

According to the Law of Reciprocity, when someone does something nice for a person, there is a deep-rooted psychological need to return the favor…if we are constantly doing it all, are we really helping or are we hurting our loved ones? There is a lot to be gained by allowing others to help, and it feels great to receive their support. Let’s start this week…who can you ask for help? Who owes you a favor, or a turn at picking up the check? Just ask, you’ll be surprised by the response. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGMENT CORNER

A Lesson from the Mad Hatter

One of the first steps to accomplishing great things in your life is to cease dwelling on the negative things in your past. Carefully assess your present strengths, successes, and achievements. Dwell on those positive events in your life, and quit limiting your potential by constantly thinking about what you have done poorly. Alice and the Mad Hatter in Wonderland had a conversation that illustrates this concept:

Alice: Where I come from, people study what they are not good at in order to be able to do what they are good at.

Mad Hatter: We only go around in circles in Wonderland, but we always end up where we started. Would you mind explaining yourself?

Alice: Well, grown-ups tell us to find out what we did wrong, and never do it again

Mad Hatter: That's odd! It seems to me that in order to find out about something, you have to study it. And when you study it, you should become better at it. Why should you want to become better at something and then never do it again? But please continue.

Alice: Nobody ever tells us to study the right things we do. We're only supposed to learn from the wrong things. But we are permitted to study the right things other people do. And sometimes we're even told to copy them.

Mad Hatter: That's cheating!

Alice: You're quite right, Mr. Hatter. I do live in a topsy-turvy world. It seems like I have to do something wrong first, in order to learn from what not to do. And then, by not doing what I'm not supposed to do, perhaps I'll be right. But I'd rather be right the first time, wouldn't you?

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Trust is the glue of life. It's the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It's the foundational principle that holds all relationships.” -  Stephen Covey

“There is no end to education. It is not that you read a book, pass an examination, and finish with education. The whole of life, from the moment you are born to the moment you die, is a process of learning.” - Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” - Lao Tzu

“Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it's amazing what they can accomplish.” - Sam Walton

“I attribute my success to this - I never gave or took any excuse.” - Florence Nightingale

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RE/MAX National Housing Report for April: What do the numbers mean for your home's value?

“March is marking a strong kick-off for this year’s home-selling season. After a long winter, demand for homes remains high, with large numbers of home buyers coming into the market. Last year was one of the best years in real estate in a long time, and March sales are pushing even higher. Low inventory is still a stubborn issue in many markets, but overall it doesn’t seem to be moving prices significantly higher.” – Dave Liniger, RE/MAX COE, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder 

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning what your home values are currently, please give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon. Nate

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message

The world lost one of the greatest musicians of our time last week and for me personally, it was a sad, sad day. Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I have been listening to Prince’s music for most of my life…his musical talent and lyrical genius has been influential to say the least. After reminiscing in my own private mourning, I decided to focus not on the significant loss, but on the extraordinary gift he has given the world. If we were to study his legacy, beyond the creativity and musical talent, we would find that Prince taught us something very important…to dream big, be bold and never, ever hold back, regardless of where you come from. He was larger than life and embraced the notion that anything was possible. This week, let’s honor his memory by living life in the now, to the fullest and taking a chance on something we once thought was unattainable. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGMENT CORNER

It Couldn’t Be Done, by Edgar A. Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't, but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so "till he tried."
So he buckled right in with the
trace of a grin on his face.
If he worried, he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it."
But he took off his coat and took off his hat
And the first thing he knew he'd begun it.
With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin,
Then take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done, and you'll do it.

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“There's always a rainbow at the end of every rain.” – Prince

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” – Prince

“A strong spirit transcends rules.” - Prince

“As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions; to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.” - Prince

“I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, "They're gone," and they'll come back.” - Prince

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” - Prince

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.” - Richard Bach

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…change is the one thing in life that is inevitable and just like the caterpillar, we can think it is the end or we can embrace the new possibilities like the butterfly. What changes do you need to make, or perhaps are being made for you that you need to accept or let go of? Are you the caterpillar or the butterfly? You get to choose. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGMENT CORNER

“I Can Make It Happen!”

History abounds with tales of experts who were convinced that the ideas, plans, and projects of others could never be achieved. However, accomplishment came to those who said, "I can make it happen."

The Italian sculptor Agostino d'Antonio worked diligently on a large piece of marble. Unable to produce his desired masterpiece, he lamented, "I can do nothing with it." Other sculptors also worked this difficult piece of marble, but to no avail. Michelangelo discovered the stone and visualized the possibilities in it. His "I-can-make-it-happen" attitude resulted in one of the world's masterpieces - David.

The experts of Spain concluded that Columbus's plans to discover a new and shorter route to India was virtually impossible. Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand ignored the report of the experts. "I can make it happen," Columbus persisted. And he did. Everyone knew the world was flat, but not Columbus. The Nina, the Pinta, the Santa Maria, along with Columbus and his small band of followers, sailed to "impossible" new lands and thriving resources.

Even the great Thomas Alva Edison discouraged his friend, Henry Ford, from pursuing his fledgling idea of a motorcar. Convinced of the worthlessness of the idea, Edison invited Ford to come and work for him. Ford remained committed and tirelessly pursued his dream. Although his first attempt resulted in a vehicle without reverse gear, Henry Ford knew he could make it happen. And, of course, he did.

"Forget it," the experts advised Madame Curie. They agreed radium was a scientifically impossible idea. However, Marie Curie insisted, "I can make it happen."

Let's not forget our friends Orville and Wilbur Wright. Journalists, friends, armed forces specialists, and even their father laughed at the idea of an airplane. "What a silly and insane way to spend money. Leave flying to the birds," they jeered. "Sorry," the Wright brothers responded. "We have a dream, and we can make it happen." As a result, a place called Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, became the setting for the launching of their "ridiculous" idea.

Finally, as you read these accounts under the magnificent lighting of your environment, consider the plight of Benjamin Franklin. He was admonished to stop the foolish experimenting with lighting. What an absurdity and waste of time! Why, nothing could outdo the fabulous oil lamp. Thank goodness Franklin knew he could make it happen.

You too can make it happen!

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.” - Maya Angelou

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” - Winston Churchill

“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” - John F. Kennedy

“I hope everyone that is reading this is having a really good day. And if you are not, just know that in every new minute that passes you have an opportunity to change that.” -  Gillian Anderson

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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Nate Martinez Team Newsletter April 2016

by Nate Martinez

Nate Martinez Team Newsletter April 2016

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…the mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled. Every day we learn something new, we fill our minds with a variety of media, emotions, thoughts…sometimes we are intentional, however most of the time we put life on autopilot and coast through. What if we had more moments where we were intentional in what we filled our minds with? How would that change our day, our week, our lives? This week I challenge you to be intentional in your actions, in your thoughts and what you fill your mind with. Kindle to the fire that sits between your shoulders and let’s see what a difference we can make. Let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi

“Learning never exhausts the mind.” - Leonardo da Vinci

“You don't learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing, and by falling over.” - Richard Branson

“The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that, you're in control of your life. If you don't, life controls you.” - Tony Robbins

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family.” - Kofi Annan

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I was speaking with a friend the other day who is considering a new path in life, but it requires two different forms of education both of which will take a big commitment of time and money. He questioned whether or not it was ridiculous to consider making such a change in his life at his age, and what the financial impact would be. It got me thinking…I wonder how many of you are in the same boat? Longing for a dream job but too afraid to go back to school? Or holding yourself back from a passion because you do not think you possess the skill necessary?

In reality, we are never too old to learn something new or to stake out on a new adventure, whether it is personal or professional. Any of you who know me, know that I am always the first one to sign up for a new class or a new designation. I have attended every RE/MAX convention in my career because I value the educational opportunities it provides me. This week, I challenge you to step outside your comfort zone and sign up for that class you have been thinking about taking. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

One cowardly person came to a master of martial arts and asked to teach him bravery. The master looked at him and said: “I will teach you only with one condition: one month you will have to live in a big city and tell every person that you meet on your way that you are a coward. You will have to say it loudly, openly and looking straight into the person’s eyes.”

The person got really sad, because this task seemed very scary to him. For a couple of days he was very sad and thoughtful, but to live with his cowardice was so unbearable that he travelled to the city to accomplish his mission.

At first, when meeting the passers, he quailed, lost his speech and couldn’t contact anyone. But he needed to finish the master’s task, so he began to overcome himself. When he came up to his first passer to tell about his cowardice, it seemed to him that he would die from fear. But his voice sounded louder and more confident with every passing day. Suddenly came a moment, when the man caught himself thinking that he’s not scared anymore, and the further he continued doing the master’s task, the more convinced he was that the fear was abandoning him. That way a month had passed. The person came back to the master, bowed to him and said: “Thank you, teacher. I finished your task. Now I’m not afraid anymore. But how did you know that this strange task will help me?”

“The thing is that cowardice is only a habit. And by doing the things that scare us, we can destroy the stereotypes and come to a conclusion that you came to. And now you know that bravery is also a habit. And if you want to make bravery a part of yourself,  you need to move forward into the fear. Then the fear will go away, and bravery will take its place.”

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination.” - Albert Einstein

“If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.” - Henry Ford

“Human behavior flows from three main sources: desire, emotion, and knowledge.” - Plato

“The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.” - Ralph W. Sockman

“Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.” - Will Durant

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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…yesterday I got to spend the day with my family which is what Easter is all about for me. I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for life and, I just want to take a moment to thank each of you for being a part of my life…to my past clients, current clients and future clients, thank you for your support and continued trust as your real estate advisory…for those of you reading this who are a part of RE/MAX Professionals, thank you for being a part of our organization. I would not be able to do what I do, if it wasn’t for each of you.  Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

One day a grandchild came to his grandpa and asked: What is soul?

Grandpa told him a story that he heard a long time ago from his own grandpa: “It is said that there are three ‘I’ in a human, which support and guide him through his whole life. The first ‘I’ – is the coldest. It is seen by every surrounding person. The second ‘I’- is the warmest. It is only seen by the closest people to you. The first and the second always argue for power over the man, and their discord awakens doubt and fear in us. And only the third ‘I’ can reconcile and find a compromise between the first two. No one can see it. Sometimes we are unaware of its existence, but it is always with us.”

“I never heard about it,” the grandchild said. Grandpa smiled and answered:

“The first ‘I’- is Mind. If it takes over the second one, the person becomes calculative and cold. The second ‘I’- is Heart. If it wins, we become naive. Then it is easy to hurt and deceive us. The third one – is the Soul. Only it can restore the balance in us.”

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WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” - John F. Kennedy

“Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” - Denis Waitley

“Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.” - Brian Tracy

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.” - Melody Beattie

“I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it.” - Kristin Armstrong

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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“Never cut a tree down in the wintertime. Never make a negative decision in the low time. Never make your most important decisions when you are in your worst moods. Wait. Be patient. The storm will pass. The spring will come.” - Robert H. Schuller

Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…spring is in the air or perhaps in Phoenix we should call it the beginning of the pool weather temperatures! While we may not have a traditional spring season here in the Valley of the Sun, we can still celebrate the symbolism of spring.

The spring season represents a rebirth, or a time to start something new…just like the crops that go dormant in the winter months, we too can spring forth a new, healthier, stronger version of ourselves. What goals did you set for yourself at the New Year which need to be adjusted, revisited, or perhaps started again? What areas of your life to do you want to breathe some fresh spring air into? Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

It Couldn’t be Done, by Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't, but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so "till he tried."
So he buckled right in with the
trace of a grin on his face.
If he worried, he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it."
But he took off his coat and took off his hat
And the first thing he knew he'd begun it.
With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin,
Then take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done, and you'll do it.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” - Harriet Ann Jacobs

“Spring is nature's way of saying, 'Let's party!'” - Robin Williams

“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” - Hal Borland

“Earth teach me to forget myself as melted snow forgets its life. Earth teach me resignation as the leaves which die in the fall. Earth teach me courage as the tree which stands all alone. Earth teach me regeneration as the seed which rises in the spring.” - William Alexander

“We cannot stop the winter or the summer from coming. We cannot stop the spring or the fall or make them other than they are. They are gifts from the universe that we cannot refuse. But we can choose what we will contribute to life when each arrives.” - Gary Zukav

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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5th Annual Vistancia Food Truck Experience And Mega Open House

by Nate Martinez

5th Annual Vistancia Food Truck Experience And Mega Open House

Please join us this Saturday, March 19th from 11:00am to 2:00pm for the 5th Annual Vistancia Food Truck Experience, featuring food trucks "As Seen on TV."

Enjoy FREE samples from 11 of the Valley's top food trucks, an exclusive "behind-the-scenes" food truck tour, and tours of over 30 model homes and Blackstone Country Club, including 4 of my listings in Blackstone/Vistancia. 

If you have any questions or need directions to Vistancia, please contact Nate at 602-430-5226. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow! 

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