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Galveston Ohhh Galveston... The Flagship Hotel on Seawall Boulevard in Galveston is the only hotel in North America built entirely over the water. Texas is aways intersting. You can find a surprise around every corner. Galveston is a wonderful place to retreat for a day or two, enjoy some great f...
 Four stepping stones to home ownership...  Strengthen your credit score Figure out what you can afford Save for down payment, closing costs Hire a local real estate agent who understands the current market.  So how can you strengthen your credit score, figure out what you can afford, save for a ...
 Sticky Statement: “NOBODY WINS WHEN WE COMPARE OUR LIVES” The whole process is not only a waste of your energy but it is probably destroying your peace of mind -Going into debt to keep up-Working out continuously to try to live up to an impossible image-Substituting Criticism for Love. “that was...
 And I saw that all toil and all achievement spring from oneperson’s envy of another. This too is meaningless, a chasing after the wind. Fools fold their handsand ruin themselves.Better one handful with tranquilitythan two handfuls with toiland chasing after the wind.Again I saw something meaning...
 Once upon a time a buyer wanted to purchase a house. His credit was good, his down payment in cash and so he made a near full price offer. But the sellers said NO! How could they reject him? It turns out they overheard him saying he intended to rent out the HOME.  Selling a home can be a sensiti...
  Somewhere I heard M&Ms have been around since the 1940's. This commercial is from 1970 I thought it was interesting how it comes on the heels of the Willie Wonka movie. We recently lost the great Gene Wilder. Such a great actor. His work remains and is timeless. I think I may have to go out tom...
 The Word is...Cogent cogent(adj.) intellectually convincing (Irene’s arguments in favor of abstinence were so cogent that I could not resist them.)to the point; relevant; pertinent. Your new word for the week. Put it to work for you in your cogent communications. Go out and make it a great Wedne...
      WHY AUSTIN? The secret is out. Everyone who visits Austin these days leaves with something great to say. They can't stop talking about our legendary live music, burgeoning restaurant scene and unique culture. And a list of other things that you just have to experience for yourself to truly ...
 TODAY IS A BLANK PAGE!  What will you write on this page. Will it be a day that builds your business or a day of missed opportunity? Here are three things you can do to make it a great Monday. 1. Plan your week. Set up appointments, pop bys, business introductions2. Prepare your week. Get the to...
 LEAP OF FAITH What is the process? First you don’t try to argue yourself out of your doubts. You cannot intellectually solve all doubts. The reason you don’t do that is because that is not how your doubts developed to begin with. What some intellectuals will posture is that they came to doubt by...

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