Nate's Monday Message 

Welcome to Nate's Monday Messag. This week and every week we have the opportunity to allow the great positive influences around us to rub off on us. Instead of focusing all the time on getting rid of the negative, let us spend equal time focusing on highlighting the positive. Spend more time with inspirational people. Read more books or articles about great accomplishments. Focus your efforts on positive thoughts instead of negative people. Wish everyone well and try to help them, but focus on your positive energy and it will touch more people than you know. We are the decision makers in our lives and we are the ones who decide if we will be happy or not. It's that simple. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!    

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...   

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us! My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy. And I mean, really friendly. So I asked, “Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!” This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, “The Law of the Garbage Truck.” He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage (frustration, anger, and disappointment, etc.). As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they’ll dump it on you. Don’t take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don’t take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets. 

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life’s too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so… love the people who treat you right & pray for the ones who don’t. Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it! Have a Great and Garbage-FREE Day.  

WORDS TO LIVE BY...  

“The young man knows the rules but the old man knows the exceptions.”  Oliver Wendell Holmes 

“Cherish your visions and your dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.” — Napoleon Hill 

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?” — Dr. Robert Schuller 

“It's the constant and determined effort that breaks down all resistance, sweeps away all obstacles.”— Claude M. Bristol 

“When people are highly motivated, it's easy to accomplish the impossible. And when they're not, it's impossible to accomplish the easy.”— Bob Collings 

“No one else 'makes us angry.' We make ourselves angry when we surrender control of our attitude. What someone else may have done is irrelevant. We choose, not they. They merely put our attitude to a test.” — Jim Rohn  

Take control of your life and charge towards your dreams! Nate

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