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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 Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
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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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