Nate’s Monday Morning Message 

Welcome to this week’s edition to Nate’s Monday Morning Message...what does this statement mean to you? “Money doesn’t grow on trees.” For me it is a reminder of how far I have come in my life and how differently life is for my three children. Growing up in Maryvale with a single mom who struggled to make ends meet, money didn’t grow on trees and she had to work hard for the money we did have. Some of you reading this can relate.

I decided at a young age that I would have a different relationship with money. I chose to let money work for me, not against me. If we believe that making money is a hard, then it will always be hard. True, money doesn’t grow on trees, however, our attitudes and beliefs towards money impact how easily and frequently it comes into our lives. Instead of telling yourself that “money doesn’t grow on trees,” try saying “my necessities are met with abundance” or “I live in a world of abundance.”  Let’s make this a great week!


The Taoist Farmer

This farmer had only one horse, and one day the horse ran away. The neighbors came to condole over his terrible loss. The farmer said, "What makes you think it is so terrible?"

A month later, the horse came home, this time bringing with her two beautiful wild horses. The neighbors became excited at the farmer's good fortune. Such lovely strong horses! The farmer said, "What makes you think this is good fortune?"

The farmer's son was thrown from one of the wild horses and broke his leg. All the neighbors were very distressed. Such bad luck! The farmer said, "What makes you think it is bad?"

A war came, and every able-bodied man was conscripted and sent into battle. Only the farmer's son, because he had a broken leg, remained. The neighbors congratulated the farmer. "What makes you think this is good?" said the farmer.

*As told by Executive editor, Elise Hancock, in the Johns Hopkins Magazine, November 1993, page 2, in section entitled Editor's Note. 


“Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.” - Benjamin Franklin

“Money won't create success, the freedom to make it will.” - Nelson Mandela

“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” - Jonathan Swift

“Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.” - Ayn Rand

“We go to school to learn to work hard for money. I write books and create products that teach people how to have money work hard for them.” - Robert Kiyosaki

Let’s make this a great week! Nate

Nate Martinez, RE/MAX Professionals

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