Archive | January, 2015

ATX Rocks!!!

19 Jan

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So so lucky to live in one of the coolest cities on the planet Earth: Austin, TX!!

This photo was taken from the new boardwalk that runs along the Townlake Trail alongside Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin.

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Thomas Jefferson’s “10 Rules for The Good Life”

6 Jan

Our third President and the principal author of The Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, lived by his “10 rules for the good life,” a set of guidelines that helped him stay on course. In my mind, Jefferson was one of the smartest men who ever lived. His rules may seem very general, but that is the beauty of their message: A simple framework for making broader decisions in everyday life.

Here are Jefferson’s rules:

  1. Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today.
  2. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
  3. Never spend your money before you have it.
  4. Never buy what you do not want because it is cheap; it will never be dear to you.
  5. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst and cold.
  6. Never repent of having eaten too little.
  7. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
  8. Don’t let the evils that have never happened cost you pain.
  9. Always take things by their smooth handle.
  10. When angry, count to 10 before you speak; if very angry, count to 100.

It’s a relatively short list, but profound and far-reaching. How can we all incorporate these 10 directives into our daily lives?

Go make a difference in someone’s life today!!!

*Thanks to Harvey Mackay for the inspiration and for sharing this great list!*

Scott Nicholson, Broker

512-947-2688

I represent tenants in commercial leases of industrial, office, and retail space in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth,San Antonio, and Houston.

We generally find what (and who) we’re looking for…….parable for today

6 Jan

A traveler came upon an old farmer hoeing in his field beside the road. Eager to rest his feet, the wanderer hailed the countryman, who seemed happy enough to straighten his back and talk for a moment.
“What sort of people live in the next town?” asked the stranger.

“What were the people like where you’ve come from?” replied the farmer, answering the question with another question.

“They were a bad lot. Troublemakers all, and lazy too. The most selfish people in the world, and not a one of them to be trusted. I’m happy to be leaving the scoundrels.”

“Is that so?” replied the old farmer. “Well, I’m afraid that you’ll find the same sort in the next town.

Disappointed, the traveler trudged on his way, and the farmer returned to his work.

Some time later another stranger, coming from the same direction, hailed the farmer, and they stopped to talk. “What sort of people live in the next town?” he asked.

“What were the people like where you’ve come from?” replied the farmer once again.

“They were the best people in the world. Hard working, honest, and friendly. I’m sorry to be leaving them.”

“Fear not,” said the farmer. “You’ll find the same sort in the next town.”

Moral of this parable: We generally find what (and who) we’re looking for. Now go find peace and Love, and let others find those in you!

I represent tenants in commercial leases of industrial, office, and retail space in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth,San Antonio, and Houston.

Scott Nicholson, Broker
512-947-2688

Set the stage for 2015

1 Jan

Traditionally people make New Year’s resolutions this time of year, as I’m sure many of you did. How differently might we approach things if we used the word “goal” instead of “resolution” and set New Year’s goals instead?

When setting goals think BIG, then as Zig Ziglar says you’ll become so much more on the Journey to achieve them.

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I represent tenants in commercial leases of industrial, office, and retail space in Austin, Dallas-Fort Worth,San Antonio, and Houston.

Scott Nicholson, Broker
512-946-2688