Nate’s Monday Morning Message

The world lost one of the greatest musicians of our time last week and for me personally, it was a sad, sad day. Welcome to this week’s edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message…I have been listening to Prince’s music for most of my life…his musical talent and lyrical genius has been influential to say the least. After reminiscing in my own private mourning, I decided to focus not on the significant loss, but on the extraordinary gift he has given the world. If we were to study his legacy, beyond the creativity and musical talent, we would find that Prince taught us something very important…to dream big, be bold and never, ever hold back, regardless of where you come from. He was larger than life and embraced the notion that anything was possible. This week, let’s honor his memory by living life in the now, to the fullest and taking a chance on something we once thought was unattainable. Let’s make it a great week!


It Couldn’t Be Done, by Edgar A. Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn't, but he would be one
Who wouldn't say so "till he tried."
So he buckled right in with the
trace of a grin on his face.
If he worried, he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that;
At least no one ever has done it."
But he took off his coat and took off his hat
And the first thing he knew he'd begun it.
With the lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quiddit,
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin,
Then take off your coat and go to it;
Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing
That cannot be done, and you'll do it.



“There's always a rainbow at the end of every rain.” – Prince

“Compassion is an action word with no boundaries.” – Prince

“A strong spirit transcends rules.” - Prince

“As human beings we suffer from an innate tendency to jump to conclusions; to judge people too quickly and to pronounce them failures or heroes without due consideration of the actual facts and ideals of the period.” - Prince

“I have written a song that says: If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words, "They're gone," and they'll come back.” - Prince

“Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” - Prince

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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