Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! As you are reading this, I am preparing for the 40th Annual RE/MAX Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada that is taking place this week. This will be the twenty-sixth time I have attended in my thirty-one years as a REALTOR®. I can attribute much of my success from attending this annual event…I have built a tremendous referral network by meeting agents from across the world…and I continue to learn and grow as a professional because I attend the fantastic classes and listen to the variety of top-notch speakers who are at the convention each year.
The moment we think we’ve got it all figured out, is the moment we stop being learning-based and I believe education is the key to any successful endeavor. There is always something new to be learned no matter how old you are, or how experienced you may be. As I continue to learn this week, I challenge you to do the same. What class can you sign up for that will make you better at your craft? What book has been sitting on your nightstand waiting to be read? What events are happening nearby that you can attend? Challenge yourself to learn something new. Let’s make it a great week!
Jim worked at a radio station all his life; he was a well-known and famous radio show host. All of his friends and colleges knew him by one feature: if he’s on-air, he is always wearing a suit and a tie. They laughed at him, and asked, “No one ever sees you, why do you dress like that?”
One day Jim was invited to appear on the TV. There was a show dedicated to the oldest radio employees and for the first time the people, who only knew him by his voice, would see him. Before the recording of the show, the director came to Jim and asked “Usually you arrive on time, but today you are 10 minutes late. It’s not horrible, but I’m still interested, why?”
“You see,” Jim answered, “at the last moment when I was already dressed up, I noticed that I don’t have new socks. For the first-time I was invited to the television, and I thought that simply wearing clean sock is not enough. It needs to be in new socks. So I needed to go to the store for socks.”
“But why do you need new socks?” The director was surprised. “You could have come without the socks, because we will be filming you only in close-up, over the waist.”
“You see, to be spotless on-air, I need to feel myself spotless in everything, starting with the shirt and finishing with the pen in my pocket. And if my socks have holes in them, or my shoes are dirty, I’m not spotless anymore.”
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.” - Brad Henry
“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Gandhi
“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.” - Anthony J. D'Angelo
“Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and diligence.” - Abigail Adams
“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