Family friends and clients,
Absolutely amazing! Seems no matter how much I try to remember .... enjoy the moments, the days continue to fly by.
Not to get to personal but this opportunity I have to serve good people is personal. It all matters to me.
I have been told," Branden, don't take this personal - it's business".... I get it but I won't accept it ".
For some this may be a deal, a transaction, a commission check but not me. I was not raised that way. Even today my father continues to tell me. Our goal is to help clients make good decisions.
What it boils down to - the moments like this morning as my son laid next to me listening to a song. There was no where else I wanted to be. Thats was me in the moment.
Life is that simple. Be in the moment, be where you want to be. If I can help you be here, in the moment and enjoy the good life ( your good life!) - that is my goal.
I hope Rocky Point is a place you can be and say - there is no where else I would rather be at this very moment.
At the same time if Rocky Point is not that place I want to help you find that out aswell. Good decisions is about what matters most to you. The farthest thing from doing a deal.
Hope I can help you or good people like you in the near future.
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Most importantly thank you for the opportunity no matter how big or small to be a part of your story here in Rocky Point.
It is a Priveledge to do what I do.
38 years enjoying Rocky Point - Family bought here in 1979
10 years living and representing real estate in Rocky Point full time.
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Topics for this months Newsletter!!!
A. 13 Ways to take care of yourself everyday
B. 5 life changing book written by the greats
C. Quick links to your favorite areas and Hot Deals!
D. Great Services in Rocky Point
E. International women's day
F. MLS Sold Report for Rocky Point Mexico
G. March Events in RP
H. For your Arizona Real Estate - contact Grant Mackenzie Jr.
602-300-5214 ( US Cell - Full time in Rocky Point for 10 years )
A. 13 WAYS TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF EVERYDAY
Don't get stuck in an unhealthy daily grind. Here's how to work "me time" into your busy schedule.
We asked the Young Entrepreneur Council, “What is one thing you can do every day to take care of yourself, before your work?” here we have a few points to find out.
1. Set specific time slots when you don’t work.
Focusing on work is a great excuse for not taking care of yourself. I have set specific time slots where I won’t work and will instead spend time on my family and me. These slots are first thing in the morning (before 8 a.m.) and dinnertime (5 to 8 p.m.). Except for events I must attend, these slots are sacred times for me to spend with my family and not work. Setting this up has been life-changing.
—Joshua Dorkin, BiggerPockets
I start every morning with a short 5–10-minute meditation using an app called Beditations. The meditation helps me visualize the things I’m most grateful for and allows me to minimize negativity and distractions. I find that early morning meditation increases my self-awareness and helps me put into perspective what really matters. I also tend to be much more positive, energetic and happy.
—Kristopher Jones, LSEO.com
I get up early most mornings and head to a free, outside workout called F3. Aside from obvious health benefits, it clears my mind and gets me in touch with the outdoors and in the company of good friends to start the day.
—John Dillard, Big Sky Associates, Inc
The scientific benefits of sleep are innumerable. More sleep equates to more happiness, better health and improved decision-making. Not to mention that it detoxes the brain. In order to do your best work, it’s critical to consistently recharge your batteries.
—Ryan Stephens, Ryan Stephens Marketing
It sounds silly, random even, but this is something I’ve done every day that has dramatically reduced my stress while simultaneously opening my mind to many details in the world and opportunities that I would not have otherwise noticed. Start your day by writing a poem—even something as simple as a haiku.
—Matthew Manos, verynice
Life is very busy. My journal is in bullet-form so I can jot down things I did, people I met, how I felt, etc. It’s been a great outlet to help me be present, remember the little moments and sort out challenges in both my personal and professional life.
—Kate Levenstien, Cannonball Productions
Your friends and family are your biggest supporters. Even if you are having a very stressful and busy day, pick up the phone for a few minutes just to say hi to Mom or your best friend, and just talk about the good things that are happening in their lives. It will keep you grounded.
—Faraz Khan, Go Direct Lead Generation
B. 5 LIFE CHANGING BOOKS WRITTEN BY THE GREATS
I’m a big believer in learning by example. I love to read about people who have achieved something great, particularly during times of adversity. These people inspire us to bring out our own greatness, to persevere in times of struggle and to keep life in perspective. I’ve put together a list of five books to help you follow their example.
1. Franklin and Winston. An Intimate Portrait of an Epic Friendship By Jon Meacham
If you know me at all, you know I’m deeply inspired by Winston Churchill. This book is the story of the relationship between Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt, leading up to World War II and then during the war. These two men had a very complicated relationship. They absolutely couldn’t stand each other the first time they met as young men. In fact, the first time he met Churchill in 1918, Roosevelt described the future prime minister as “something of a stinker.” But what they eventually found was an unusual ability to work with each other, to understand each other. Ultimately, they were the two men who saved Western civilization in World War II. We could learn a lot by paying attention to how they worked through their differences and came together when things really mattered.
2. Team of Rivals The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln By Doris Kearns Goodwin
This book is about Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet that he put together during the Civil War. Lincoln’s election was incredibly controversial. It was like the final nail in the coffin that led to the South’s seceding. At the time of the election, Lincoln was viewed by many as a country rube lawyer from out in the wilderness of Illinois. So most of the people he put in his cabinet—including some from the opposing party—didn’t like him. But they were brilliant in managing the different areas of the government they were assigned to oversee. Through the strength of his character, his communication skills and his vision in leadership, Lincoln was able to save the Union. But it was also through the collective wisdom of many people who didn’t necessarily agree with him or like him—or each other. Despite this, together they saved the country. Great teams aren’t made up of everybody who thinks the same or acts the same. Great teams are made up of people who think differently and push one another and make each other better to get a better result.
As the emperor of Rome from A.D. 130 to 160, Aurelius was also very much a philosopher. This book is an amazing collection of his wisdom. It’s probably one of the first true personal development books ever written. It’s about how you develop your mind and thinking in the face of everyday challenges. Aurelius was a Stoic, so he believed we ought to disconnect ourselves from the material world and focus on our own thinking in order to better ourselves and our circumstances. One of my favorite quotes from this book is: “You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength.” His book was one of the first to really present the idea that you’re the captain of your ship. Control what you can control and it will give you power over the things you can’t control. But it all begins with your control over your own mind. As he writes, “The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.”
Although not as well-known as Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends and Influence People, it’s a must-read. Carnegie focuses on the idea that we spend too much of our time worrying and thinking about things we can’t control. We live in a world where we constantly beat ourselves up for things that happened, and so much of this thinking is irrelevant because you can’t change the past. You’ve got to let those things go and start living your life and focus on the things you can control. It’s very good for people who tend to worry. I tend to worry. I can get caught up in the what ifs. And the truth is, 99 percent of the things we worry about happening never happen. It’s the ability to put those worries to the side and not dwell on them that gives us the mental freedom to perform well in life.
5. Under My Elm Country Discoveries and Reflections
By David Grayson
This book is a little tough to find, but I included it because Grayson has had a huge impact on me. I came upon this author through an old family connection that probably helped inspire my love of books today. One of my dad’s best friends was a man named Dow Baker. He was a brilliant man and a very accomplished piano player. When we would go to my grandparents’ house, my dad and I would go see Dow because he lived next door. He had the first true library—a real study—that I had ever seen. I remember walking in and thinking, Oh my word, this is amazing. Bookcases from floor to ceiling. Today I have my own large study where I collect books. Back then, Dow gave my dad a set of books by this author, David Grayson, which was a pen name for a man named Ray Stannard Baker.
In the early 1900s, Ray Stannard Baker (no relation to Dow) was press secretary for Woodrow Wilson and won a Pulitzer Prize for his writing on the president. He was also a writer for McClure’s magazine in New York and one of the reporters known as the muckrakers, who exposed political and corporate corruption. In his 40s, he had somewhat of an emotional breakdown and went to live on his farm in Amherst, Massachusetts. He wrote a series of books that were reflections on life and nature. Under My Elm was his last book, which he wrote in his 70s. That elm in the title is actually still standing on the University of Massachusetts campus—the Grayson Elm. The book offers his deep wisdom about life and living. For people like me who love the country, it’s a great reminder to slow down, smell the coffee and enjoy life. It helps me connect with what’s important. Maybe it will do the same for you.
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C. QUICK LINKS TO YOUR FAVORITE AREAS
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Bella Sirena - Sonoran Spa - Sonoran Sea - Sonoran Sun - Sonoran Sky
Las Palmas - Las Palomas - Princesa - Las Gaviotas - Pinacate - Esmeralda
Puerta Privada - Encanto Living - Luna Blanca - Costa Diamante - Playa Dorada
Other Beach Areas
Las Conchas - Playa Encanto - Playa La Jolla - Mirador - Sandy Beach
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D. GREAT SERVICES IN ROCKY POINT
Starting this weekend, the Rocky Point Zipline in the area of La Cholla began functioning after receiving authorization of meeting minimum safety requirements, detailed Civil Protection and Fire Department Director Francisco Javier Carrillo Ruiz.
The Fire Chief detailed his department has worked closely with the zipline company as the goal is to minimize any accident risks once the zipline begins operations. He explained as the structures were built and will operate on private property, the municipal authority is responsible for verifying these meet minimum legal requirements, which has been corroborated by inspectors and his department.
Carrillo Ruiz stressed the zipline company fulfilled observations made, which led to a green light for their project. He emphasized if any incident were to occur, this will be the direct responsibility of the customers and the company operating the zipline, not of governmental authorities. He added his Department will remain alert to the zipline structures on “La Loma” (otherwise known as Competition Hill), and will immediate close down activities if security regulations are not met.
The Safety official noted those who use La Loma for competitions (particularly over Semana Santa) will not be impacted by the zipline course as the lines are at a considerable height off the ground.
Those in charge of building and operating the new high-thrills business is the company Universal Zipline Technology, through its local affiliate Rocky Point Zipline. Universal Zipline Technology has a 100% proven safety record and experience with ziplines in several countries including Costa Rica, Ecuador, British Virgin Islands, China, and the United States.
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E. INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.
International Women's Day (IWD) has been observed since in the early 1900's - a time of great expansion and turbulence in the industrialized world that saw booming population growth and the rise of radical ideologies. International Women's Day is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.
"The story of women's struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist nor to any one organization but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights," says world-renowned feminist, journalist and social and political activist Gloria Steinem. Thus International Women's Day is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, International Women's Day has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength.
Learn about the values that underpin and guide IWD's ethos.
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F. SOLD RECENTLY IN ROCKY POINT MEXICO
Not sure about you but beyond what is for sale I am always interested... curious to review what has recently been taken advantage of.
G. MARCH EVENTS
Mar 2 Connection Club @4:00 pm - Puesta del Sol Restaurant
Mar 3, 4, 5 Viva Peñasco Carnaval 2017
Mar 4 Mermaids arts market @ 10am - 3 pm - Shrimp Park
Mar 4 Natural History Talk @4:00 pm - CEDO Las Conchas
Mar 4 CBSC Game night @6:00 pm - Cholla club house
Mar 5 Charity sock hop @ 4:00 pm - Latitude 31
Mar 7 Natural History Talk @2:00 pm - CEDO Las Conchas
Mar 7 Tuesday Night Art Flick @8:00 pm - Puerto Viejo Cafe
Mar 9 Connection Club @4:00 pm - Puesta del Sol Restaurant
Mar 11 Race car experience @ 11:00 - 3:00pm - Rocky Point Speedway
Mar 11 Natural History Talk @4:00 pm - CEDO Las Conchas
Mar 11 Dialysis Center fundraiser Dance @9:00 pm - Quinta ventura
Mar 12 Annie la huerfanita fundraiser for grupo Papanicolau @7:00 pm Municipal auditorium
Mar 14 Natural History Talk @2:00 pm - CEDO Las Conchas
Mar 14 Tuesday Night Art Flick @8:00 pm - Puerto Viejo Cafe
Mar 16 Connection Club @4:00 pm - Puesta del Sol Restaurant
Mar 16 Wine tasting Kruger @ 7:00 pm at El Tapeo Wine Bar
Mar 17 - 19 UTV Rally Rocky Point
Mar 17, 18 Elixir spring break @9:00 pm - Elixir Lounge in the Mirador
Mar 17 La Galeria spring break @All day - La Galeria Restaurant bar
Mar 17,18,24,25,31,Los HillSon Spanish-English Rock @7:00 - 11:00 pm - La Cantina Sport Bar
Mar 18 Rocky Point Off road challenge @ 9:00 - 2:00 pm - Rocky Point speedway
Mar 18 Mermaids arts market @10:00 am - 3:00 pm - Shrimp park
Mar 18 Natural History Talk @4:00 pm - CEDO Las Conchas
Mar 21 Natural History Talk @2:00 pm - CEDO Las Conchas
Mar 21 Tuesday Night Art Flick @8:00 pm - Puerto Viejo Cafe
Mar 23 Connection Club @4:00 pm - Puesta del Sol Restaurant
Mar 23,30 Jesse Gerardo @7:00 - 10:00 pm - La Cantina Sport Bar at Sonoran Sky
Mar 25 Spring break @ La Galeria 12:00 pm
Mar 25 Natural History Talk @4:00 pm - CEDO Las Conchas
Mar 28 Natural History Talk @2:00 pm - CEDO Las Conchas
Mar 28 Tuesday Night Art Flick @8:00 pm - Puerto Viejo Cafe
Mar 30,31 South Of the border festival - Southern drawl Band
Mar 30 Connection Club @4:00 pm - Puesta del Sol Restaurant
Mar 31 Race car experience @11:00 - 3:00 Rocky Point Speedway
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H. GRANT MACKENZIE JR. RE/MAX Platinum Living Arizona
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Thank you so much for all of your hard work! It was a long journey but you found us the right condo at the Princesa with the right terms. We love our condo and look forward to spending as much time there as possible. How many properties did we look at? It seemed like a hundred! Your persistence and can-do attitude really paid off for us. We will certainly recommend you to our friends and family. We have worked with other Realtors in the past but none were as knowledgeable about their market as you. The knowledge you possess about the market in Rocky Point would be invaluable to anyone who is thinking of investing in real estate there. And we must mention Reyna. Her expertise in getting out deal closed blew us away. The experience she brings to the table cannot be overstated. Buying property in Mexico can be somewhat daunting to Americans. She knows how to really get things done in terms of doing business in Mexico and she made it easy for us.
In closing, let us say what a pleasure it was working with you and Reyna. You provide excellent service with a smile and your future clients will be fortunate to have you and Reyna on their team. We will let you know when we will be in town and hopefully we can get together for some of those wonderful shrimp tacos at El Conchal!
All the best,
Les y Ann Adkins
Hope you enjoyed this months newsletter - I hope we get the chance to see you, meet you or be of good influence in your life in 2017.
Most importantly thank you for letting us serve you.
Branden MacKenzie, Owner/Partner
Office U.S. 602-334-4359
US Cell: 602-300-5214
Office MX: 638-383-1425
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