Welcome to this edition of Nate's Monday Morning Message. I hope that each and every one of us can make sure that we always keep our eyes of opportunity open. We must never be afraid of taking that chance to better ourselves and our families. If we approach each opportunity with the proper mindset of hard-work, passion, and dedication than all the other pieces will fall into place eventually. I would encourage you to hold your hand out to help another person in a tough situation, or make a friends or a stranger’s day just a little easier, or just be a little bit more supportive in every situation. You never know when that door of opportunity will open. Make sure you are standing there when it does and please don't be afraid to walk through it. Let’s make this the best week of the year!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER...

THE BEAUTY OF MATHEMATICS
BE sure to read to the END...Just the math part is good enough, the end is even better. 

1 x 8 + 1 = 9 
12 x 8 + 2 = 98 
123 x 8 + 3 = 987 
1234 x 8 + 4 = 9876 
12345 x 8 + 5 = 98765 
123456 x 8 + 6 = 987654 
1234567 x 8 + 7 = 9876543 
12345678 x 8 + 8 = 98765432 
123456789 x 8 + 9 = 987654321 
 
1 x 9 + 2 = 11 
12 x 9 + 3 = 111 
123 x 9 + 4 = 1111 
1234 x 9 + 5 = 11111 
12345 x 9 + 6 = 111111 
123456 x 9 + 7 = 1111111 
1234567 x 9 + 8 = 11111111 
12345678 x 9 + 9 = 111111111 
123456789 x 9 +10= 1111111111 
 
9 x 9 + 7 = 88 
98 x 9 + 6 = 888 
987 x 9 + 5 = 8888 
9876 x 9 + 4 = 88888 
98765 x 9 + 3 = 888888 
987654 x 9 + 2 = 8888888 
9876543 x 9 + 1 = 88888888 
98765432 x 9 + 0 = 888888888 
 
1 x 1 = 1 
11 x 11 = 121 
111 x 111 = 12321 
1111 x 1111 = 1234321 
11111 x 11111 = 123454321 
111111 x 111111 = 12345654321 
1111111 x 1111111 = 1234567654321 
11111111 x 11111111 = 123456787654321 
111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321 
 
Mind Boggling... 

Now, take a look at this... 

From a strictly mathematical viewpoint: What Equals 100%? What does it mean to give MORE than 100%? 
 
Here's a little mathematical formula that might help answer these questions: 
 
If: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 
 
Is represented as: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26. 
 
Then: H-A-R-D-W-O- R- K 
 
8+1+18+4+23+15+18+11 = 98% 

And: K-N-O-W-L-E- D-G-E 

11+14+15+23+12+5+4+7+ 5 = 96% 

But: A-T-T-I-T-U- D-E 

1+20+20+9+20+ 21+4+5 = 100% 

Attitude Matters!!! 

WORDS TO LIVE BY...

“Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for one big one to come along.” ~Hugh Allen

“I was seldom able to see an opportunity until it had ceased to be one.” ~Mark Twain

“If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.” ~Milton Berle

“A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.” ~Harry Truman

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” ~Thomas Edison

“Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them.” ~Hugh Miller

Let’s make it the best week of the year!! Nate

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