Nate's Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this edition of Nate’s Monday Morning Message. I hope you all had a fantastic weekend filled with fun and relaxation. I'm sure there was also some work done by many of you as well! I know that we mostly talk about and plan for the future. We schedule our weeks and months in advance. We do quarterly and yearly business plans. We dream and imagine the great futures that are available to us.

I would like each of us to spend a few minutes this week looking at all the great things that have already happened to us. Let's think about all the great people that have come into our lives over the years. Let's think about all the great moments we have shared with others. Let's think about all the things we have today because of our hard work over the years.

We should always focus on the future, but never forget the past. The past is our training ground for future success or failure. If you are not happy with your past then you must change the actions that you did to achieve that unhappiness. Learn from your mistakes and don't make them again! If you are happy with the successes of the past then that should only boost your confidence that you can do more. We all can do more; with our individual lives, with our families, with our communities, with our industry, and with our businesses. Let's do just a little more!

ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER…

Building Your House - Author Unknown

An elderly carpenter was ready to retire. He told his employer-contractor of his plans to leave the house-building business to live a more leisurely life with his wife and enjoy his extended family. He would miss the paycheck each week, but he wanted to retire. They could get by. 

The contractor was sorry to see his good worker go and asked if he could build just one more house as a personal favor. The carpenter said yes, but over time it was easy to see that his heart was not in his work. He resorted to shoddy workmanship and used inferior materials. It was an unfortunate way to end a dedicated career. 

When the carpenter finished his work, his employer came to inspect the house. Then he handed the front-door key to the carpenter and said, “This is your house... my gift to you."

The carpenter was shocked! What a shame! If he had only known he was building his own house, he would have done it all so differently. 

Success Principle:

So it is with us. We build our lives, a day at a time, often putting less than our best into the building. Then, with a shock, we realize we have to live in the house we have built. If we could do it over, we'd do it much differently.

But, you cannot go back. You are the carpenter, and every day you hammer a nail, place a board, or erect a wall. Someone once said, "Life is a do-it-yourself project." Your attitude, and the choices you make today, help build the "house" you will live in tomorrow. Build wisely!

WORDS TO LIVE BY…

"If anything is worth trying at all, it's worth trying at least 10 times." - Art Linkletter 

"I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen." - Frank Lloyd Wright

"The price of greatness is responsibility."- Winston Churchill

"Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes." - Chinese Proverb

"Individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds." - SEAL Team saying

"Don't expect to build up the weak by pulling down the strong." - Calvin Coolidge 

"He who has a why to live for can bear almost any how." - Friedrich Nietzsche

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

Nate Martinez
RE/MAX Professionals
www.NatesHomes.com
602-942-7000