Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to Nate's Monday Morning Message. This week and every week we have the opportunity to put ourselves in a position to grow. Your thinking and your self-confidence will determine what you can achieve. If you think you can - You at least have a good start to achieve. Yes, you will need other things such as knowledge, effort, determination, along with other things. It does all start with your confidence to achieve and that is what you need to focus on now. What can you do just a little better? Do It! What do you want to do that you have not yet?

Do it! Free yourself from the barriers you have placed around you and expand your thinking. The worst thing that can occur is that you find a way that did not work and you move on to another. Just try and try again and again and again until you reach what you are looking to accomplish. Do not worry about the judgments of others they are not trying to do what you are. Do not concern yourself with the lack of resources at the beginning as you will find them along the way. Focus on your new goal and work to achieve it. Let's Make This The Best Week Of The Year!!!  

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...   

There was a business executive who was deep in debt and could see no way out. Creditors were closing in on him. Suppliers were demanding payment. He sat on the park bench, head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy. Suddenly an old man appeared before him. ”I can see that something is troubling you,” he said. After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.” He asked the man his name, wrote out a check, and pushed it into his hand saying, “Take this money. Meet me here exactly one year from today, and you can pay me back at that time.” Then he turned and disappeared as quickly as he had come. The business executive saw in his hand a check for $500,000, signed by John D. Rockefeller, then one of the richest men in the world! “I can erase my money worries in an instant!” he realized. But instead, the executive decided to put the uncashed check in his safe. Just knowing it was there might give him the strength to work out a way to save his business, he thought. With renewed optimism, he negotiated better deals and extended terms of payment. He closed several big sales. Within a few months, he was out of debt and making money once again. 

Exactly one year later, he returned to the park with the uncashed check. At the agreed-upon time, the old man appeared. But just as the executive was about to hand back the check and share his success story, a nurse came running up and grabbed the old man. “I’m so glad I caught him!” she cried. “I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he’s John D. Rockefeller.” And she led the old man away by the arm. The astonished executive just stood there, stunned. All year long he’d been wheeling and dealing, buying and selling, convinced he had half a million dollars behind him. Suddenly, he realized that it wasn’t the money, real or imagined, that had turned his life around. It was his new-found self-confidence that gave him the power to achieve anything he went after. 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...  

“There are only two rules for being successful. One, figure out exactly what you want to do, and two, do it.” - Mario Cuomo  

“If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.” - E. Joseph Cossman 

“Setting an example is not the main means of influencing others; it is the only means.” - Albert Einstein 

“A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.” - Hugh Downs 

“In any situation, the best thing you can do is the right thing; the next best thing you can do is the wrong thing; the worst thing you can do is nothing.” - Theodore Roosevelt 

“ If you keep saying things are going to be bad, you have a chance of being a prophet.” - Isaac B. Singer  

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

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