Nate's Monday Morning Message

“Never interrupt someone doing what you said couldn't be done.” - Amelia Earhart 

Welcome to Nate’s Monday Morning Message! Have you ever been told you couldn’t do something? I have, many times. I had a choice in those moments; to surrender to the naysayers, or charge forward without looking back. What do you think worked out better?

If we listened to all the times we were told we couldn’t do something, the world would be a very different place. Think about the advancements we have made in medicine and technology alone and we can see the importance in trying something new, despite the possibility of failure. We have a choice. To be courageous and dream big, or fall back and agree to live with mediocrity. The choice is yours. What will you choose? Let’s make it a great week!


Ten Million Dollars in Training

A young, newly appointed manager at IBM made a deal in which the company lost ten million dollars. When he realized the mistake, it was too late, the money was gone.

The next day, he came into the office, racked with guilt. He did not want to wait for leadership to find out and say something to him first. He went to them and said, “I understand you can fire me, and admitting my guilt I accepted your decision.”

“Fire you?” they asked. “We have just spent ten million dollars on your training. We will not throw out such valuable human resources. Go to work!”



“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

“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.” - Muhammad Ali

“Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” - Henry Ford

“There are two great days in a person's life - the day we are born and the day we discover why.” - William Barclay

“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


Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals