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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! I love this quote, and when I read it I can’t help but think what the world might be like, had Thomas Edison given up. I can imagine the opposition he met in those times, and was probably told he was crazy more than once. But he kept on, and is considered to be one of the most prolific inventors of all time.

What brilliant idea are you sitting with in secret, afraid to try or share for fear of failure, rejection or judgement? What if the answer to what you seek is waiting for you to get up, dust yourself off and try just one more time? It doesn’t take guts to quit. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Moral of the Story…

People have been coming to the wise man, every time complaining about the same problems. One day he told them a joke and everyone roared in laughter.

After a couple of minutes, he told them the same joke and only a few of them smiled.

When he told the same joke for the third time no one laughed anymore.

The wise man smiled and said:

“You can’t laugh at the same joke over and over. So why are you always crying about the same problem?”

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu/stories/encouraging-stories/

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” - Les Brown

“If you fell down yesterday, stand up today.” - H. G. Wells

“When something is important enough, you do it even if the odds are not in your favor.” - Elon Musk

“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other.” - Walter Elliot

“Never, never, never give up.” - Winston Churchill

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
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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! Did you file your taxes or at the very least, plan to file an extension? Since the 15th fell on a Saturday, and today is Emancipation Day (still observed in the District of Columbia as a legal holiday) the IRS pushed Tax Day to Tuesday, April 18th. Most people I know dread this day – for a variety of reasons from lack of money to pay their taxes, to a resentment for the amount of money they have to pay.

I look at taxes a little differently, and I look forward to paying them on time each year. Tax Day reminds me of the great freedoms I have as an American citizen and I am always appreciative of the men and women who protect those rights – and they are compensated by the money I pay each year. Without taxes, we would not have the services we do in our country. Instead of grumbling this year, why not try an attitude of gratitude? It will make the process of taxes less “taxing” – let’s make it a great week!

A LITTLE TAX HISTORY

Taxation in the United States begins with the colonial protesting the British taxation policy in the 1760s, which lead to the American Revolution. Taxes were collected on imports, such as whiskey and for awhile glass windows. States and localities collected poll taxes on voters and property taxes on land and commercial buildings. State and federal inheritance taxes began after 1900, while the states began collecting sales taxes in the 1930s.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax.” - Albert Einstein

“I believe that through knowledge and discipline, financial peace is possible for all of us.” - Dave Ramsey

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining - it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn't solve any problems.” - Zig Ziglar

“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” - Benjamin Franklin

“A big part of financial freedom is having your heart and mind free from worry about the what-ifs of life.” - Suze Orman

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
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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! Spring in the Valley of the Sun provides us with the opportunity to get out and enjoy the many outdoor activities that make Arizona special -- and Easter Sunday is a day full of family fun activities best enjoyed outside. Beyond the egg hunts, the ham and scalloped potatoes, and the chocolate bunnies is an opportunity to connect with family, friends and ourselves. A time for renewal, growth and awakening. Easter is a perfect reminder that no matter how dark the road may seem, we cannot give up hope that there will always be light at the end of it.

From my family and team, we want to wish each of you a very happy Easter celebration. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

6 Tips from the Easter Bunny

1.)    Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.

2.)    There is no such thing as too much candy.

3.)    Some body parts are meant to be floppy.

4.)    An Easter bonnet can tame even the wildest hare.

5.)    The grass is always green in someone’s basket.

6.)    Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Easter is meant to be a symbol of hope, renewal, and new life.” - Janine di Giovanni

“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won't need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don't fire cannons to call attention to their shining - they just shine.” - Dwight L. Moody

“People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind.” - Joel Osteen

“Easter is very important to me, it's a second chance.” - Reba McEntire

“I think we need to do some deep soul searching about what's important in our lives and renew our spirit and our spiritual thinking, whether it's through faith-based religion or just through loving nature or helping your fellow man.” - Louie Schwartzberg

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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602-430-5226
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Nate's Team Newsletter March 2017

by Nate Martinez

Nate's Team Newsletter March 2017

http://www.nateshomes.com/agent_files/Team Newsletters/Nate Team Newsletter March 2017.pdf

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 

“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

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Do you know? Or are you merely surviving? Are you truly thriving at something you love, something that brings you mass amounts of happiness? Unfortunately, too many of us are not thriving in life, but rather wondering through the years with no clear plan or mission – wishing for change but never getting around to it.

This week I would like to encourage you to define what thriving means and get clear on what you are passionate about. What changes do you need to make in order to shift your life from survival mode to one of abundance? What will it take to final commit to the actions necessary to make the changes you want in your life? Start where you are, with what you have. Even the smallest actions can lead to big impacts. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Once there was a free bird. She floated in the sky, catching midges for lunch, swam in the summer rain trickles, and was like many other birds.

But she had a habit: every time some event occurred in her life, whether good or bad, the bird picked up a stone from the ground. Every day she sorted out her stones, laughed remembering joyful events, and cried remembering the sad ones.

A bird always took the stones with her, whether she was flying in the sky or walking on the earth, she never forgot about them. The years have passed, and free bird got a lot of stones, but she still kept on sorting them, remembering the past. It was becoming more and more difficult to fly, and one day a bird was unable to fly at all.

The bird that was free some time ago, could not walk on the earth, she was unable to make a move by her own. She could not catch midges anymore; only rare rain gave her the necessary moisture. But a bird bravely endured all the hardships, guarding her precious memories.

After some time a bird died of the starvation and thirst. And only a pitiful bunch of worthless stones reminded of her for a long time.

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.” -Jimmy Dean

“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

“Failed plans should not be interpreted as a failed vision. Visions don't change, they are only refined. Plans rarely stay the same, and are scrapped or adjusted as needed. Be stubborn about the vision, but flexible with your plan.” - John C. Maxwell

“My theory on life is that life is beautiful. Life doesn't change. You have a day, and a night, and a month, and a year. We people change - we can be miserable or we can be happy. It's what you make of your life.” - Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

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! Last week I read an article about the five-hour rule, and how some of our most influential entrepreneurs following this concept. After tracking a few of these highly successful people, it was discovered that they each had three things in common. They all made time to read, reflect and experiment. Each of them set one-hour per day to work on one of these three areas; and hence the name the five-hour rule.

There are other concepts being practiced, such as the Miracle Morning or the 4-Hour Work Week – but the one theme that is true for any book you read, or any successful person you study – they are consistent with their daily habits. Starting your day with something that inspires you, and gets you in alignment with your goals is a must if you want to live the life of your dreams. This week, I challenge you carve out an hour of your day to work on you: daydream, read, experiment, reflect, meditate/pray – and at the end of the week, I’d love to hear how it made a difference. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” - Mark Twain

“If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. “ - Dale Carnegie

“Accept the challenges so that you can feel the exhilaration of victory.” - George S. Patton

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

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

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! Today marks the first day of spring, and that means warmer weather and longer days are ahead. It has always been an important day for farmers, as it signifies the beginning of the season. Here in the Valley of the Sun, the desert floor is in full bloom; it is magical how it transforms into a wonderland of vibrant colors that we only see during the spring.

This time of year, represents a renewal to the world around us, and a time for planting new ideas. For those of us who start out the new year with a long list of resolutions, this is a great time to reflect, refocus and recommit. What new ideas do you have waiting to blossom? Spring is the perfect time to let them come to life. Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Believe the Impossible

Every great achievement was once impossible until someone set a goal to make it a reality.

Lewis Carroll's famous masterpiece Through the Looking Glass contains a story that exemplifies the need to dream the impossible dream. There is a conversation between Alice and the queen, which goes like this:

"I can't believe that!" said Alice.

"Can't you?" the queen said in a pitying tone. "Try again, draw a long breath, and shut your eyes."

Alice laughed. "There's no use trying," she said. "One can't believe impossible things."

"I dare say you haven't had much practice," said the queen. "When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."

When you dare to dream, many marvels can be accomplished. The trouble is, most people never start dreaming their impossible dream.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“The air is like a butterfly, with frail blue wings. The happy earth looks at the sky and sings.” Joyce Kilmer, Spring

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

“I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.” - Steve Southerland

“The spring wakes us, nurtures us and revitalizes us. How often does your spring come? If you are a prisoner of the calendar, it comes once a year. If you are creating authentic power, it comes frequently, or very frequently.” - Gary Zukav

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! Hard to believe we are already near the end of the first quarter of 2017, and the real estate market is moving in the direction that was predicted for this year. Our selling season has begun, and monthly sales volumes are up 12 percent on average over the last six months.

As a REALTOR® for over thirty years, part of my job is staying informed regarding property values, and local trends that might impact the market. The only way I can inform potential home buyers and sellers, is by studying the data and analyzing the information that is available to me through varies industry tools. A good REALTOR® becomes a master at pricing homes. But mastery does not come over night; it requires constant review and study to stay sharp.

Is there something in your life that you would like to master? Or is there something in your life that you really should master but have been avoiding it or only putting in half the effort? Bruce Lee was quoted as saying, “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.” What in your life deserves the attention of 10,000 kicks to ensure you are the best-of-the-best? Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

The Art of Mastery

“Think of it this way: There are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.” ― Robert GreeneMastery

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear.”- Mark Twain

“The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.” - Alfred Lord Tennyson

“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

“Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.” - Lao Tzu

“A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.” – Oscar Wilde

 

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

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.” - Amelia Earhart 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Have you ever been told you couldn’t do something? I have, many times. I had a choice in those moments; to surrender to the naysayers, or charge forward without looking back. What do you think worked out better?

If we listened to all the times we were told we couldn’t do something, the world would be a very different place. Think about the advancements we have made in medicine and technology alone and we can see the importance in trying something new, despite the possibility of failure. We have a choice. To be courageous and dream big, or fall back and agree to live with mediocrity. The choice is yours. What will you choose? Let’s make it a great week!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Ten Million Dollars in Training

A young, newly appointed manager at IBM made a deal in which the company lost ten million dollars. When he realized the mistake, it was too late, the money was gone.

The next day, he came into the office, racked with guilt. He did not want to wait for leadership to find out and say something to him first. He went to them and said, “I understand you can fire me, and admitting my guilt I accepted your decision.”

“Fire you?” they asked. “We have just spent ten million dollars on your training. We will not throw out such valuable human resources. Go to work!”

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“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

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” - Muhammad Ali

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” - Henry Ford

“There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.” - William Barclay

“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

 

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! 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!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER

Self Confidence

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.”

Source: http://www.inspirationalstories.eu

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

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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