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By Tony Elias | Broker in 97068
  • Dropped Gas Prices in Texas following Superstorm Sandy

    Posted Under: General Area in Texas  |  November 1, 2012 6:38 PM  |  210 views  |  No comments

    According to KVUE news, the most expensive gas in Texas was in El Paso at $3.43, while the cheapest was in Beaumont at $3.23.

    Analysts have stated the fall in prices in the Lone Star State is a result of the high number of vehicles being at a standstill during and after Sandy hit the East Coast. The AAA Texas survey released Thursday says the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline fell to $3.30 in Texas.

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  • Advice on Achieving your Goals - Including Purchasing or Selling a Home

    Posted Under: Home Buying in Texas, Home Selling in Texas, Rent vs Buy in Texas  |  October 22, 2012 6:12 PM  |  581 views  |  No comments

    So you’re at work, trying to hurry up and get done so you can go “take it easy” for the day and relax. But sometimes you end up not quite relaxed or not as happy doing those things you were looking forward to do all day while you were at work. That can be frustrating. So then maybe you think buying something online or watching a good TV show or grabbing some Ice Cream will make things better. There are many things that we can try, the options are quite extensive. Before you know it, the day is over and we wake up the next day on a similar routine.

    Why does this happen?

    Well I’m sure we all have very different reasons for this phenomena and it would be impossible to generalize, but I do have an interesting concept that I’ve recently experienced that has helped me feel much better and happier overall.

    Did you know that the average person usually spends more time making a list of what they need from the grocery store than making a list of goals they want to accomplish with their lives? That being said, it’s actually one of the reasons many people are unhappy with their lives. The problem is that it’s such a normal thing in our Society that you would never think it’s something that needs to be changed. After all, that’s normal.

    Alright, so this is what I recommend. Start off by writing a list of very aggressive goals that you want to accomplish with your life. It doesn’t matter how unrealistic they are, if you come up short shooting for the stars, you’ll end up pretty high, or at least higher than if you come up short shooting for a small goal.

    Once you have your list of goals, then you can start breaking down each action you are taking on a daily basis and see if they align to those goals. You’ll be able to make decisions a lot quicker since you can tell if they align with your goals or not. It’s a good reason to go over your list of goals every morning and every night so they start becoming more realistic to you and before you know it, you’ll believe they are very attainable.

    What you will probably experience is a bit of fear. What I mean by that is you’ll find yourself having to push yourself in situations that are outside of your normal routine in order to accomplish these goals. THAT’S OKAY! Just know that it’s normal and it will pass when you make those new en-devours part of your new routine. Think about it, were you nervous on your first day at work? A first date? Your first day at school? Yeah, we all get nervous when we do new things, but can you imagine if you had never done things that made you feel a bit uncomfortable or uneasy? Well, that’s the same concept. If you know what YOU want from YOUR goals, then you will be able to see with more clarity some of those activities that you need to do that you’re NOT doing right now.

    TRUST ME!!! When you push yourself through the nervousness and uneasiness and actually attempt to do some of these new activities you have been putting off because it’s more comfortable to stay at home or “take it easy” you will experience a lot of happiness!! Even if you don’t succeed at first, you will still feel better than not trying at all. The worse case scenario is you end up experiencing a bit more out of life. But should you succeed in getting through some of those problems or obstacles that are bringing you close to accomplishing your goals, you will be VERY happy!!

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