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Nov. 20, 2018

Morning Success Fuel with The Ruse Bros! 007

Wake up…Wake up…Wake up!!!!!

 

It’s time to get the mind right with your daily dose of success fuel!!!!

 

Today’s message is about the Four Equities in life!

 

In order for you to become successful, you must set goals and make sure each goal aligns with the four equities in life. 

 

Faith 

Family 

Fitness 

Finance 

 

If your family goal is great, but your fitness goal is a mess you will find it difficult to keep up in the long term. If your finance goal is great, but your family goal is a mess you will find it difficult to enjoy the money that you have worked so hard for with your family. If your faith goal is a mess, you will have a difficult time creating the hope and drive that you will need to continue to have a life of abundance. 

 

If you have lack in any area of the four equities, you must change your mindset and get clear on what you want each equity to look like. 

 

Schedule time for your family, gym, church, business or whatever makes you happy in life. Strive to keep all areas balanced, often times people fail because they try to do everything at once.

 

Make small changes each day, after twenty-one days it will become a habit, after another twenty-one days it will become a life style.    

 

So, I ask you this question, in what four equities do you need to find balance?  

 

Were all put on this planet to achieve success, so get clear on what your equities should look like. Only by finding that balance in life can we overcome any obstacles that stands in our way.  

 

So, shake off that morning negativity, quit listening to the naysayers and get out there and set your day on fire! 

 

Remember you are the captain of your ship, only you can control your destiny, no one will do it for you so GO GET SOME!!! 

 

 

The Ruse Bros! 

Nov. 19, 2018

Real Talk Real Estate Episode 005

Here is a do it yourself tip to fix a leaky toilet!

 

Water leaking from your toilet tank will not only cost you money when it comes to your utility bill, but it will also cause you water damage to your bathroom floor and prematurely cause wear and tear to your toilets internal workings. 

 

To find out whether your toilet is leaking, add some red food coloring to the water in the tank. Come back in an hour and see if the water in the bowel is pink. If it is you have a leak, if you find that your toilet is leaking from the tank to the bowel then the flapper needs to be replaced. 

 

To replace the flapper, first shut off the water supply to your toilet. To do this, simply turn off the water valve located directly behind the toilet. Remove the tank lid and flush the toilet in order to empty the tank. 

 

Use a towel or a sponge to remove any excess water left behind in the tank. Remove the flush chain from the lever and slide the old flapper in place over the overflow tube. Apply the new flapper in place over the overflow tube, reconnect the chain and turn the water supply back on.    

 

Thanks for reading our post, here at Top Notch Properties we will always recommend you get with an Expert Real Estate Advisor when it comes to selling or purchasing real estate. Until next time, have an awesome week and make sure you check out our next blog post for more tips and tricks when it comes to all your real estate needs! 

 

The Ruse Bros!   

Nov. 19, 2018

Morning Success Fuel with The Ruse Bros! 006

Wake up…Wake up…Wake up!!!!!

 

It’s time to get the mind right with your daily dose of success fuel!!!!

 

Today’s message is about creating the life you want! 

 

There are two positions you can take in life! 

 

You can choose to create the life that you want or you can sit on the sidelines and watch things happen to you. 

 

In order to set yourself up in a powerful position, you need to take a position that allows you to create your outcomes in life and not allow outcomes to happen. You need to step on the playing field and quit being a spectator in your own life.

 

If you want to create an abundant life, have a better relationship with your spouse and kids, make more money in your business, have a better spiritual relationship with God, or simply be fit and healthy then you have to create those things by putting in the work and sewing what you reap. 

 

Often times we simply allow things to happen to us by our inactions to do what is necessary to create those magical moments in life. 

 

We never schedule in family night to spend that extra time with our loved ones and we wonder why our family life is broken. 

 

We didn’t take the time to continue to date our spouse and wonder why our marriage is falling apart. 

 

We didn’t take the time to put in the hard work at our job and wonder why our coworkers are getting the promotions and we keep getting past up. 

 

We didn’t take the time to get spiritually connected and wonder why we feel lost and alone. 

 

We didn’t take the time to work out and eat healthy and wonder why our doctor has given us bad news about our health.  

 

 

So, I ask you this question, are your creating those magical moments in life or are you letting your inactions get the best of you by sitting on the side lines and letting life pass you up. 

 

Were all put on this planet to achieve success, but you have to be willing to create the things you want by taking massive action so you can overcome any obstacles that stands in your way. 

 

So, shake off that morning negativity, quit listening to the naysayers and get out and set your day on fire! 

 

Remember you are the captain of your ship, only you can control your destiny, no one will do it for you so GO GET SOME!!! 

 

 

The Ruse Bros! 

Nov. 16, 2018

Real Talk Real Estate Episode 004

Five important tips to know when moving into your new home. 

 

Tip # 1 

 

Don’t forget to connect your internet and cable. The last thing you want to do before moving into your new home is forget to connect the internet and cable. No TV or internet streaming can be a nightmare for most people living in the modern age of society. If you want Internet and cable in your home you’re going to want to plan ahead to make sure you get the service provided for you on move in day. Depending on your location and service provider, setting up this service can take several weeks to book. 

 

Tip # 2 

 

Don’t forget to set up your electricity, similar to the internet, some people forget that the energy is likely to be disconnected in their new home prior to move in. There is nothing more frustrating than trying to unpack in a dark room. The process of connecting your energy is fairly simple, just call your local energy provider and give them the necessary information that they require such as your new address and connection date. 

 

Tip # 3

 

Contact movers for assistance three to four weeks in advanced. Once you have a tentative date in mind for your move, it is important to contact your movers as early as possible this way you’re not rushing at the last minute or revising your personal schedule to begin the booking and organizational process. If you’re not hiring a professional mover, it is still important for you to inform those friends of yours who you persuaded to help you move in advance, so they can take time out of their schedule and help you. 

 

Tip # 4

 

Give it a deep clean if you have access to your home prior to move in day, take some time to give it a deep clean. This is actually fairly easy because the space is already empty and will never be emptier. Scrub those cupboards, floors, baseboards, windows, and everything else while there’s nothing entering access to those areas. 

 

Tip # 5

 

Inspect your belongings, when the boxes are off the truck and sitting in your new living room, take the time to inspect your belongings. This is incredibly important especially if you hired movers. Make sure everything has made the trip to your new home and while doing so, you can place the boxes in the correct room.   

 

Thanks for reading our post, here at Top Notch Properties we will always recommend you get with an Expert Real Estate Advisor when it comes to selling or purchasing real estate. Until next time, have an awesome week and make sure you check out our next blog post for more tips and tricks when it comes to all your real estate needs! 

 

The Ruse Bros!   

    

 

Nov. 16, 2018

Morning Success Fuel with The Ruse Bros! 005

Wake up…Wake up…Wake up!!!!!

 

It’s time to get the mind right with your daily dose of success fuel!!!!

 

Today’s message is about how much a day is worth to you!

 

Days are expensive, when you spend day you have one less day to spend!!

 

 

You need to make sure your days aren’t wasted away and spent wisely!

 

 

 

The average person has a life expectancy of 78 years of age. That equals 28,470 days of life on earth. Are you the person that is always wishing your days away saying things like “I wish it was Friday!” “I can’t wait till the weekend,” or are you the type of person with a burning desire to wake up each day and make the day count!!

 

So, I ask you this question, how much is each day costing you? 

 

Were all put on this planet to achieve success, so stop listening to the negativity that brings us down in life. Only by making each day count can we overcome any obstacles that stands in our way.  

 

So, shake off that morning negativity, quit listening to the naysayers and get out there and set your day on fire! 

 

Remember you are the captain of your ship, only you can control your destiny, no one will do it for you so GO GET SOME!!! 

 

 

The Ruse Bros! 

Nov. 15, 2018

Morning Success Fuel with The Ruse Bros! 004

Wake up…Wake up…Wake up!!!!!

 

It’s time to get the mind right with your daily dose of success fuel!!!!

 

Today’s message is about not giving up on your dreams just three feet from gold!

 

There once was a man who had the gold fever so he staked out his claim, headed west and started digging. After endless hours of sweat, blood and tears, the man found a vein of gold ore. He covered up his find and returned home to raise the money for the machinery that he needed to bring the ore to surface.

When he finally raised enough money, he anxiously retuned to the site to make his fortune. 

 

Things started well and before long he had enough wealth to clear his debts and was extremely excited because everything from here onward would be profit. 

 

Suddenly out of bad luck or mis calculations the vein of gold stopped. The man kept digging and digging but found nothing. After a while the man grew extremely frustrated and called it quits. He sold off his machinery to a local junk man for a few hundred dollars and went home disappointed that his dream of becoming a wealthy gold miner was all but lost. 

 

The junk man who bought the machinery decided to call in a mining engineer to check the mine and see if there was any gold left for the taking. After a few calculations the engineer found that the vein of gold picked back up three feet from where the miner stopped digging. The junk man and the engineer ended up making millions of dollars while the original miner abandoned his dreams of becoming rich. 

 

Moral of the story, whenever you feel like quitting on your dreams, remember you might just be three feet from gold.   

 

So, I ask you this question, where in your life have you stopped digging three feet from gold? 

 

Were all put on this planet to achieve success, so stop listening to the negativity that brings us down in life. Only by digging three more feet without quitting can we overcome any obstacles that stands in our way.  

 

So, shake off that morning negativity, quit listening to the naysayers and get out there and set your day on fire! 

 

Remember you are the captain of your ship, only you can control your destiny, no one will do it for you so GO GET SOME!!! 

 

 

The Ruse Bros! 

Nov. 14, 2018

Real Talk Real Estate Episode 003

Here are Five more inexpensive Home improvement tips that you will want to make sure you do before selling your home! 

 

If you’re looking to fix up your home before you sell, or just want a change of scenery here are five more inexpensive home improvement tips that make a big difference and add that wow factor without costing you an arm and a leg! 

 

Tip # 1 

 

Change out the light fixtures. Lighting is very important in a home and most home owners want space with more than enough light. A simple way to add enough light is to clean your light fixtures. 

 

Tip # 2 

 

Window maintenance, clean your windows inside and out. You will also want to clean your mini blinds; dusty mini blinds are not just a hot bed for allergens to breed but are not attractive to a potential home buyer. 

 

Tip # 3 

 

Make your doors pop, clean or paint your room doors and make sure your entry doors give off that first big impression. To do this you can add new door knobs, replace squeaky hinges and add a fresh coat of paint. 

 

Tip # 4 

 

Keep free from clutter, a decluttered organized home stands out to a potential buyer. Always make sure your home looks open by arranging furniture in a way that looks welcoming. If you have too much furniture in your home then the rooms can appear smaller than they look which may turn off potential home buyers. 

 

Tip # 5 

 

Add accent colors to your home, Neutral colors on the walls is the best way to market a home. Adding pops of bold colors can give your home life, so any couch pillows, wall hangings, mantle décor and inexpensive splashes of colorful character can have a memorable impression on a potential home buyer       

 

Thanks for reading our post, here at Top Notch Properties we will always recommend you get with an Expert Real Estate Advisor when it comes to selling or purchasing real estate. Until next time, have an awesome week and make sure you check out our next blog post for more tips and tricks when it comes to all your real estate needs! 

 

The Ruse Bros!   

Nov. 14, 2018

Morning Success Fuel with The Ruse Bros! 003

Wake up…Wake up…Wake up!!!!!

 

It’s time to get the mind right with your daily dose of success fuel!!!!

 

Today’s message is about building monuments with the stones that are thrown at you by haters and naysayers! 

 

Great people build monuments in life with the stones that people throw at them! 

 

Dogs don’t bark at parked cars, the vehicles that are moving is what stirs up the dog! 

 

This is also true about achievement, if you are willing to step out from the herd, the herd is going to get angry because it calls them out on their sedated average standards in life. They know that they should be doing great things, but they don’t have the courage to do what you’re doing by building your monument of success. 

 

The easiest thing for them to do is poke fun and try to pull you back down in order to validate their mediocracy in life. 

 

To many people spend too much time trying to tear down what others are building rather than build their own monuments. 

 

So, I ask you this question, are you building monuments with the stones that are thrown at you or are you throwing the stones at others who are building great things?  

 

Were all put on this planet to achieve success, so stop listening to the negativity that brings us down in life. Only by stepping away from the herd can we overcome any obstacles that stands in our way.  

 

So, shake off that morning negativity, quit listening to the naysayers and get out there and set your day on fire! 

 

Remember you are the captain of your ship, only you can control your destiny, no one will do it for you so GO GET SOME!!! 

 

 

The Ruse Bros! 

Nov. 13, 2018

Morning Success Fuel with The Ruse Bros! 002

Wake up…Wake up…Wake up!!!!!

 

It’s time to get the mind right with your daily dose of success fuel!!!!

 

Today’s message is about the fisherman and his crab bucket! 

 

Once there was a man walking on the beach and saw another man fishing in the surf. As the man drew closer he noticed that the fisherman’s bait bucket was full of crabs. He asked the fisherman why he did not cover the bait bucket with a lid so the crabs could not escape. 

 

The fisherman smiled and replied, “You don’t understand, if there is one crab in the bucket, it will surly crawl out very quickly and escape its doom.” “If there are many crabs in the bucket, and one crab decides to escape, the other crabs will grab ahold of it and pull it back down so it shares the same fate as the rest of them.” 

 

So is true with people, if one person tries to do something different, improve themselves, escape their current situation, or dream big dreams, other people will try to drag them down to share the same fate. 

 

The moral of the story is to ignore the crabs in your life. You must do what is right for you!!!

 

Win or lose, succeed or fail, you will never have the same fate as the crabs that try to bring you down in life. 

 

So, I ask you this question, who are the crabs currently bringing you down?  

 

Were all put on this planet to achieve success, so stop listening to the negativity that brings us down in life. Only by getting rid of the crabs in life can we overcome any obstacles that stands in our way.  

 

So, shake off that morning negativity, quit listening to the naysayers and get out there and set your day on fire! 

 

Remember you are the captain of your ship, only you can control your destiny, no one will do it for you so GO GET SOME!!! 

 

 

The Ruse Bros! 

Nov. 12, 2018

Real Talk Real Estate Episode 002

Five inexpensive Home improvement tips that you will want to make sure you do before selling your home! 

 

If you’re looking to fix up your home before you sell, or just want a change of scenery here are five inexpensive home improvement tips that make a big difference and add that wow factor without costing you an arm and a leg! 

 

Tip # 1 

 

Change up your kitchen, the kitchen is key to selling any home and unfortunately this can mean big bucks. To save you some cash, you can update cabinets drawer handles, add new light fixtures, add a new back splash to the kitchen sink area, and even give your cabinets a new look by replacing or re-staining the doors or drawer fronts. 

 

 

 

 

Tip # 2 

 

Modernize your bathroom by replacing toilet seats, changing out the sink and bathroom drawer handles, deep cleaning or re-grouting bathroom tile, and finally adding a coat of paint to the walls. If the flooring is a big issue, you might want to think about replacing it. 

 

Tip # 3 

 

Flooring, for carpet you will want to rent a carpet cleaner to clean any stains that may appear on the surface. For a cheaper cost on the bathroom, kitchen, and entry way floors, adding vinyl will do the trick just fine. For final touch ups on the flooring, adding an area rug can give your flooring a touch of color and character.   

 

Tip # 4 

 

You need to make sure your walls are clean. Adding a fresh coat of paint can add value to your home as well as making the inside appear new.

 

Tip # 5 

 

After you have given your walls a new paint job, you’re going to want to add new plate and socket covers. Most to the time old plate and socket covers turn yellow due to age, this can be an eye sore to a potential buyer entering your home for the first time. 

 

Thanks for reading our post, here at Top Notch Properties we will always recommend you get with an Expert Real Estate Advisor when it comes to selling or purchasing real estate. Until next time, have an awesome week and make sure you check out our next blog post for more tips and tricks when it comes to all your real estate needs! 

 

The Ruse Bros!