Nate’s Monday Morning Message
Welcome to Nate’s Monday Message…this week I am happy to share some exciting news! I have been invited to be a guest instructor for the newest REALTOR training, the Certified Listing Agent offered by Rebus University. I was one of eight real estate agents who gave their entire unedited listing presentation on film – talk about being under pressure!
As many of you know, I am constantly looking for ways to give back to my community and to my fellow professionals. As a co-owner of RE/MAX Professionals we strive to provide our agents with the best learning experiences to help them grow as individuals and professionals. It is an honor to be among the best-of-the-best and a privilege to be a guest instructor. If you are a real estate agent reading this email, please visit me on Facebook for a limited-time offer to received 50 percent off the cost of the course. And to my clients reading this email, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to perfect my listing presentation – because of you, I am able to give back to my industry! Let’s make it a great week!
The 3M Company encourages creativity from its employees. The company allows its researchers to spend 15 percent of their time on any project that interests them. This attitude has brought fantastic benefits not only to the employees but to the 3M Company itself Many times, a spark of an idea turned into a successful product has boosted 3M's profits tremendously.
Some years ago, a scientist in 3M's commercial office took advantage of this 15 percent creative time. This scientist, Art Fry, came up with an idea for one of 3M's best-selling products. It seems that Art Fry dealt with a small irritation every Sunday as he sang in the church choir. After marking his pages in the hymnal with small bits of paper, the small pieces would invariably fall out all over the floor.
Suddenly, an idea struck Fry. He remembered an adhesive developed by a colleague that everyone thought was a failure because it did not stick very well. "I coated the adhesive on a paper sample," Fry recalls, "and I found that it was not only a good bookmark, but it was great for writing notes. It will stay in place as long as you want it to, and then you can remove it without damage."
Yes, Art Fry hit the jackpot. The resulting product was called Post-it! and has become one of 3M's most successful office products.
WORDS OF INSPIRATION
“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.” - Jim Rohn
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” - Maya Angelou
“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean
“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