Nate’s Monday Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday MessageAre we in the right mindset to succeed? Are willing to do what is necessary to achieve our goals? Are we ready to stop all the complaining and take responsibility for our actions? The time is now…SAY YES!!! I hope you have spent the last few months preparing your business to succeed in 2014. You should have a business plan, goals set to achieve, actions steps achieve those goals, a schedule of when you will do what steps, tracking ability to see what's working and what needs to be adjusted, but MOST NEED to proper MINDSET to succeed.

Take 5 minutes every day to prepare yourself for success. Remember that Happiness is determined PRIOR to any actions. Put yourself in the right frame of mind; be grateful for all the wonderful people in your life today; be grateful for all the things that you have at your disposal; be grateful that you have the ability to change anything you don't like in your life; be grateful for all that you have already accomplished. Stop always planning for tomorrow - or you miss today.  

Encouragement Corner...

30 Second QUIZ Don't bother getting a pen and paper... just read...if you can't answer them, just keep going. 

1. Name the three wealthiest people in the world. 

2. Name the last three Heisman trophy winners. 

3. Name the last three winners of the Miss America contest. 

4. Name three people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer prize. 

5. Name the last three Academy Award winners for Best Actor and Actress. 

How did you do? 

The point is, none of us remembers the headliners of yesterday. These are no second-rate achievers. They're the best in their fields. But the applause go away and the awards tarnish. Achievements are forgotten. Accolades and certificates are buried with their owners. 

Now here's another quiz. See how you do on this one: 

1. Name three teachers who aided your journey through school. 

2. Name three friends who helped you through a difficult time. 

3. Name three people who have taught you something worthwhile. 

4. Think of the last three people who have made you feel appreciated and special.

5. Think of three people you enjoy spending time with. 


The lesson? 

The people who make a difference in your life aren't the ones with the most credentials, the most money, or the most awards. They're the ones who care. 

Words to Live By...

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.” - Thomas Jefferson 

“There is more to life than increasing its speed.” - Mahatma Ghandi 

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” - Patrick Henry 

“Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.” - Thomas Paine 

“Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is.” - Vince Lombardi 

Let’s make this the best week of the year!! Nate