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Nate's Monday Morning Message

by Nate Martinez

Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” Socrates

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! As I prepare for this week, this quote reminds me that we must inspect what we expect in our lives. What does that mean? If you expect to get results from something in your life, it needs to be tracked, examined and measured. If you spending money on a lead generating system, is it producing the results you expect? If you are paying a trainer at the gym, can you see the results of your efforts? Your goals, in business or at home, must be tracked, examined and measured. This week I challenge you examine your life. What gets measured, gets done. Let’s make it a great week!

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The Obstacle in our Path

There once was a very wealthy and curious king. This king had a huge boulder placed in the middle of a road. Then he hid nearby to see if anyone would try to remove the gigantic rock from the road.

The first people to pass by were some of the king’s wealthiest merchants and courtiers. Rather than moving it, they simply walked around it. A few loudly blamed the King for not maintaining the roads. Not one of them tried to move the boulder.

Finally, a peasant came along. His arms were full of vegetables. When he got near the boulder, rather than simply walking around it as the others had, the peasant put down his load and tried to move the stone to the side of the road. It took a lot of effort but he finally succeeded.

The peasant gathered up his load and was ready to go on his way when he say a purse lying in the road where the boulder had been. The peasant opened the purse. The purse was stuffed full of gold coins and a note from the king. The king’s note said the purse’s gold was a reward for moving the boulder from the road.

The king showed the peasant what many of us never understand: every obstacle presents an opportunity to improve our condition.

Source: http://www.livin3.com/5-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“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

“Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.” - Swami Sivananda

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” - Warren Buffett

“It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” -Tony Robbins

“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.” - Earl Nightingale

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 this week’s Monday Morning Message! Did you know that within five years, one in four Arizona children will have received care from Phoenix Children’s Hospital? 135,000 unique patients were treated last year, 188,000 physician appointments and 53,000 urgent care visits.  

Since 1992, RE/MAX agents and brokers have invested in the well-being of their local communities by raising more than $150 million for 170 CMN Hospitals. We are excited to announce that our offices will be participating in our third annual Month of Miracles throughout the month of August. This is a month-long fundraising event is designed to raise much-need money to support our local Phoenix Children’s Hospital as well as raise awareness in our community.

Our goal is to raise ONE MILLION PENNIES next month, which is $10,000. Last year, RE/MAX Professionals was recognized by Children’s Miracle Network for having donated over $40,000 to our local PCH, which is the highest contributing RE/MAX Office in the Southwest Region (Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico).

The Month of Miracles kicks off next week, on August 1st. If you are a RE/MAX Professionals’ agent reading this email today, I hope you will join us in our efforts. And if you are a client, family member or friend, we invite you to stop by any of our five office locations and empty your piggy banks. Many of you have had a child or a loved one treated at PCH. Help us raise awareness and necessary funds to help PCH continue to treat our valley children! Let’s make it a great week!

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Without community service, we would not have a strong quality of life. It's important to the person who serves as well as the recipient. It's the way in which we ourselves grow and develop.”- Dorothy Height

“Don't underestimate the power of your vision to change the world. Whether that world is your office, your community, an industry or a global movement, you need to have a core belief that what you contribute can fundamentally change the paradigm or way of thinking about problems.” - Leroy Hood

“When you invest your time, you make a goal and a decision of something that you want to accomplish. Whether it's make good grades in school, be a good athlete, be a good person, go down and do some community service and help somebody who's in need, whatever it is you choose to do, you're investing your time in that.” - Nick Saban

“When all is said and done, the real citadel of strength of any community is in the hearts and minds and desires of those who dwell there.” - Everett Dirksen

“What is important is family, friends, giving back to your community and finding meaning in life.” - Adrian Grenier

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 this week’s Monday Morning Message! If you could have anything in the world, what would it be? Last year I attended a small conference in Sedona, Arizona and as the ice-breaker the speaker asked this question of the group. A variety of answers were given, but the one that stood out was time. Time is our only limited recourse. So how we spend the days that make our hours, our days, our weeks should be spent well, because you will never get this moment back. How will you spend your day? Let’s make it a great week!

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A Very Special Bank Account

Imagine you had a bank account that deposited $86,400 each morning. The account carries over no balance from day to day, allows you to keep no cash balance, and every evening cancels whatever part of the amount you had failed to use during the day. What would you do? Draw out every dollar each day!

We all have such a bank. Its name is Time. Every morning, it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it writes off, as lost, whatever time you have failed to use wisely. It carries over no balance from day to day. It allows no overdraft so you can’t borrow against yourself or use more time than you have. Each day, the account starts fresh. Each night, it destroys an unused time. If you fail to use the day’s deposits, it’s your loss and you can’t appeal to get it back.

There is never any borrowing time. You can’t take a loan out on your time or against someone else’s. The time you have is the time you have and that is that. Time management is yours to decide how you spend the time, just as with money you decide how you spend the money. It is never the case of us not having enough time to do things, but the case of whether we want to do them and where they fall in our priorities.

Source: http://www.livin3.com/5-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“My favorite things in life don't cost any money. It's really clear that the most precious resource we all have is time.” - Steve Jobs

“Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf.” - Rabindranath Tagore

“A business that makes nothing but money is a poor business.” - Henry Ford

“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

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison

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 

“The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” - H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Welcome to this week’s Monday Morning Message! Don’t you love this quote? Imagine if we did our best every day, how our lives might look. How would your life change or improve? Do you know what your best is? This week I’d like to challenge you to do just a little more, every day. If that is one more rep at the gym, or one more hour of prospecting, or one more chapter read in that book you have been trying to finish. Do your you best. Let’s make it a great week!

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Potatoes, Eggs, and Coffee Beans

Once upon a time a daughter complained to her father that her life was miserable and that she didn’t know how she was going to make it. She was tired of fighting and struggling all the time. It seemed just as one problem was solved, another one soon followed.

Her father, a chef, took her to the kitchen. He filled three pots with water and placed each on a high fire. Once the three pots began to boil, he placed potatoes in one pot, eggs in the second pot, and ground coffee beans in the third pot.

He then let them sit and boil, without saying a word to his daughter. The daughter, moaned and impatiently waited, wondering what he was doing.

After twenty minutes he turned off the burners. He took the potatoes out of the pot and placed them in a bowl. He pulled the eggs out and placed them in a bowl.

He then ladled the coffee out and placed it in a cup. Turning to her he asked. “Daughter, what do you see?”

“Potatoes, eggs, and coffee,” she hastily replied.

“Look closer,” he said, “and touch the potatoes.” She did and noted that they were soft. He then asked her to take an egg and break it. After pulling off the shell, she observed the hard-boiled egg. Finally, he asked her to sip the coffee. Its rich aroma brought a smile to her face.

“Father, what does this mean?” she asked.

He then explained that the potatoes, the eggs and coffee beans had each faced the same adversity– the boiling water.

However, each one reacted differently.

The potato went in strong, hard, and unrelenting, but in boiling water, it became soft and weak.

The egg was fragile, with the thin outer shell protecting its liquid interior until it was put in the boiling water. Then the inside of the egg became hard.

However, the ground coffee beans were unique. After they were exposed to the boiling water, they changed the water and created something new.

“Which are you,” he asked his daughter. “When adversity knocks on your door, how do you respond? Are you a potato, an egg, or a coffee bean? “

Moral: In life, things happen around us, things happen to us, but the only thing that truly matters is what happens within us.

Which one are you?

Source: http://www.livin3.com/5-motivational-and-inspiring-short-stories

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.” - Carol Burnett

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” - Eleanor Roosevelt

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” - Thomas A. Edison

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

“Infuse your life with action. Don't wait for it to happen. Make it happen. Make your own future. Make your own hope. Make your own love. And whatever your beliefs, honor your creator, not by passively waiting for grace to come down from upon high, but by doing what you can to make grace happen... yourself, right now, right down here on Earth.” - Bradley Whitford

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 this week’s Monday Morning Message! This is a special time of year for American people as we prepare to celebrate our independence tomorrow, July 4th. We have much to celebrate, and much to be grateful for including all those brave men and women who have fought to protect our freedoms, today and over the years. As you gather with your family and friends, I hope you will take a moment to show your appreciation and remember what independence means, what freedom means. I wish each of you reading this a very happy, healthy and safe 4th of July celebration! Let’s make it a great week!

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The Flag by Michelle Selby

Red for the bloodshed in the name of Freedom,
for which we fought,
united

Blue for the oceans of time we have crossed,
remaining the land of the free
White for the peace we wish to share,
all men created equal

Stars to remember those who fought throughout the night,
bravely for our land
Stripes to remind us of the lashings taken by the Prisoners of War
With a seal, in God we trust
We each are one of many, in which we stand united in Brotherhood

A symbol of Pride
A salute to those who died in the fight
A blanket to cover us in times of need
Waving high to show we are still here, undefeated
With honor, you are presented to the world.

WORDS OF INSPIRATION

“Everything I have, my career, my success, my family, I owe to America.” – Unknown

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.” John F. Kennedy

“Independence now and forever!” – Daniel Webster

“Where liberty dwells, there is my country.” – Benjamin Franklin

“From every mountainside, let freedom ring.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
www.NatesLuxuryHomes.com
602-430-5226
Nate@NatesHomes.com

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