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Updated on Aug 13, 2013

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Our Austin houses are ready for you!

The Austin real estate we have comes complete with covered front porches, spacious bedrooms, and gamerooms for family fun!

You will love the Hill Country views from your gorgeous porch, and the feeling of being nestled in such a scenic neighborhood! Come on out and make our Austin homes yours!

If interested please call Rose Castro at 512.656.3281.
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NOTE: As a thank you for reading this blog post, we are providing you with a free excerpt from Dan Castro’s book CRITICAL CHOICES THAT CHANGE LIVES.

Forests are made not because the trees keep their energy to themselves but because they let little bits of themselves, in seed form, fall from their limbs and be carried away by the wind and little animals. By nourishing the lives of everything around them, the trees ensure that they will grow and prosper and that their generations will live on. They replenish themselves by giving themselves away.
This can be true in your life as well. It doesn't matter what cards you’ve been dealt in life. It doesn't matter what circumstances you were born into, what your parents were like or even that you may not know who your real parents are. You choose to do with your life what you will. The book of your life is in your hands. The pages in your future are blank until you write something in them. The pen is in your hand. The future is yours to write. In any event, some of the most interesting books are those with plot twists, evolving characters, and surprise endings. It’s not too late to change the plot or to come up with a surprise ending in your life. You are responsible for how the book ends. At the end of your life, you must stand up in front of the whole class and read what you’ve chosen to write. In the final analysis, it is as you would have it.
Let’s examine the life of Fred Zavala. Fred was raised by his alcoholic grandfather in South Texas in a one-room shack with no furniture in it except a rusty old bed spring. One day a young Bible student, working as an itinerant preacher came to visit. The student was out to change the world, one person at a time. The student invited Fred and his grandfather to church. Because of the student's warm enthusiasm and zest for life, Fred eventually went to church. It was a small Hispanic Evangelical church.
At church, Fred developed a crush on a girl named Janie. But Janie's father knew of Fred's background and circumstances and was, therefore, not fond of Fred. Fred was never invited to Janie's house when her father invited other church members over for dinner after church. Instead, he would walk slowly in front of Janie's house with his head held low, his hands in his pockets, gazing longingly at Janie's house, wishing he could go in.
Eventually, as the Bible student's time in that little town was coming to end, he tried to get Fred a job so he could learn a trade and earn a living. He succeeded in getting Fred a job at an auto-mechanic shop, but things didn't work out there. Then Fred got a job hauling rocks to building sites. Every day, under the hot, burning Texas sun, Fred faithfully hauled his rocks. It was not a glamorous job. But it was a job. He looked on with fascination at the skill with which the stone-masons cut and laid the stone to build beautiful structures. He thought, "I’d like to learn to do that." He made an internal decision to learn stone masonry from the masons to whom he carried stone. By watching them and asking questions, he eventually did learn stone masonry. He pursued this craft with passion until his masterful work began to be noticed by others. His work received so much demand that he eventually started his own building business.
Over the years, he did well financially, and he eventually bought houses and land. He even married his dream girl—Janie! He also started a Mexican food restaurant across the street from the nicest steak house in town. Eventually, the steak house went out of business and the bank asked Fred if he was interested in buying the building to pay off the note. Fred did so and he turned the steak house into a thriving business. Now after church in Mason, Texas, most people eat at either Zavala's Mexican Restaurant or Fred's Steak House. The lonely boy rarely invited to dinner now owns the two busiest restaurants in town.
How did this turn around come to be? It started with a poor, young college student with a passion for people. He saw what no one else in that little town saw. He saw jewels where others saw rubble. The vision then spread and grew in the heart of a man who chose to believe in a force higher than himself and thus, came to believe in his own abilities. It happened because two unique men pursued their dreams with passion, consistent dedication, and blood, sweat, and tears. Neither Fred nor the young Bible student will ever be famous, but both accomplished their dreams. Both have lived happy, fulfilled lives. Fred obtained all he ever hoped for. The student accomplished his goals as well; he helped turn the life of a young man around from that of a poor outcast to that of a wealthy, highly respected businessman in the community. His name is Daniel M. Castro, my Father.

What is it that you hold in your hand? With the right amount of passion, commitment, and creativity, you can transform your world and the world of those around you. All the resources you need to solve your crises, all the resources you need to achieve your dreams, are within you. Sometimes we just need to open our eyes to see all the resources we have within us.
In a small rural town outside of San Antonio, Texas there lived a young Hispanic woman named Rosie Gutierrez. Rosie was poor, but she wanted more than anything to put her children through college so that their children would not have to grow up poor like her. She prayed with all her heart to find a way to earn enough money to put them through college. One day, she got up off her knees and wiped her tears with her apron. Then, she looked outside her window and saw what she had never seen before. She noticed that a neighbor had trash piled up in his yard. Yes, the trash had always been there. But on this day, she saw an opportunity. On that day, Rosie made what would turn out to be a life-changing decision: She offered to carry the trash to the dump for a dollar. She piled all the trash into the trunk of her car and carried it away. This was a dirty, thankless job, but it was sorely needed in that community. Other neighbors began asking for her services as well. She became very busy doing what no one else would do.
Her operation began to grow larger than she had expected. She saved half the money and used the other half to supplement her husband's meager income. She soon saved enough money for a down payment on a used pickup truck and eventually bought an even bigger truck. After a time, she had to hire help.
One day, the City took bids on a contract for municipal trash pickup. Rosie submitted a bid and to her surprise won the contract. She beat out all of the national and statewide garbage haulers to get this contract. Eventually she had her own fleet of industrial-size garbage haulers that bore the name Gutierrez in bold letters on their sides. In this case, one man's trash literally became a woman's treasure. This woman made a decision to use all her available resources and do whatever it took to achieve her objective. She believed in a higher force, and this faith mobilized all the forces within her and allowed her to see what no one around her saw.
But, don’t be fooled. The treasure she found wasn’t material wealth. The treasure she found was within her. The treasure within her gave birth to material wealth the day she made a decision to get up off her knees and do something about her situation. This was when her eyes were opened. The same is true for us. The treasure we seek is within us, but the only way to find it is through faith, hard work, creativity, and determination. The answers to most of life's problems lie within you. You have everything within you that you need to succeed. With this kind of spiritual power and wealth, there really are no obstacles. When you choose to believe it, you will start seeing opportunities you’ve never seen before.
The point of all these stories is that whatever life throws at you, you have the power to decide what impact it will have on you. But this requires an internal decision. This is the decision behind the decision you are facing – the decision to believe. You have the power to write the final chapter. In the final analysis, it is, as you would have it. Go forth with courage and tackle the challenges that you face. You have everything within that you need to succeed. Now all you need to do is make a decision.

It’s not what happens to us
but how we react to what happens to us
that determines the outcome of any situation.

Remember, if you are buying or selling real estate in Austin, please call Rose Castro at EXIT: Options Realty.
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