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!


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.



“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