‘HOME’WARD BOUND: February 2020

A Documentary that Will Blow Your Mind

[in a good way]



My wife and I love a good documentary, and we recently watched one that blew our minds. It’s called
“Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates”.

The documentary details a cursory history of Bill’s life, Microsoft, and several of his philanthropic efforts (which are quite impressive and ambitious), but the real focus is on Bill himself. How does Bill think? What are his day-to-day routines? Where does he get all of these bright ideas?

I watched the three-part series on the edge of my seat. I listened and learned and took a lot of notes. How much of Bill Gates’s successful habits and thinking could I actually implement in my own life? I quickly realized that Bill’s intellect was a massive chasm to cross. Bill was gifted with a much bigger brain than most —a brain that processed and calculated life like a computer. In that sense, he truly was an anomaly and left little hope for imitation. However, there was one simple observation about Bill’s thinking that I realized I could do. And, as a matter of fact, almost all of us can do.


Bill Gates is a voracious reader. He reads A LOT —as much as he has time for. Here I was, watching Netflix, learning about a man who reads, and realizing that I really don’t read that much at all. I watch a lot of documentaries and sell a lot of homes, but I am weak in reading! I decided then and there that I was going to start reading regularly -one of the few things I could do like Bill Gates. I am now averaging 2 —4 books a month!

I’d encourage you to watch the documentary. See if it fuels your fire for reading. It certainly did mine. If you have any good book recommendations, forward them on to me to possibly feature in future newsletters. Or, if you need any suggestions, I have several of those as well!

Happy February, My Fellow Book Worms!!!



The NEW Nicholas Ryan Team Raving Fan Club

Our first official Raving Fan Club mailing was a lot of fun! If you were one of those clients who have referred us to someone in real estate over the years, we hope you enjoyed your surprise! Your referrals really do mean a lot to us! February is going to be extra special for Raving Fan Club in honor of Valentines Day. So, if you haven’t yet, refer us someone to get in our exclusive Raving Fan Club asap!!



1K GiveAway

Thank you for your nominations for January. We selected a single mom from your nominations to help out with $1,000! We are looking for someone new to bless in February. Please visit www.1kgiveaway.comto nominate someone you know in need! Or, you can also text our 24/7 VIP line at (312) 421-1848.



A Real Estate Team That Gives Back!


Do you know someone considering buying or selling a home whom you could refer to our real estate sales team? Not only will they benefit  from our award-winning real estate service, but a very worthy cause will benefit as well. If you or anyone you know is considering selling, give me a call or pass on my number.  Thank you in advance for your referrals!

My Number is 312-421-1848

Over the years of helping hundreds of families sell or buy the place they call home,  we have met some wonderful, loving, and caring people. People like you! And, referrals of those you know considering buying or selling will receive the award-winning service we are known for and many will benefit through the services of GRIP Outreach for  Youth as well!

If you or a friend are thinking about selling, make sure to choose a real estate company you can trust!


A real estate team with experience,  proven results, and a give-back philosophy!

Over the years of helping hundreds of families sell their homes and/or buy another, we have met some wonderful, loving, caring people.

People like you! So your referrals can rest  assured that not only will they get the award-  winning service we are known for and the  guarantee to back it up, but that a solid portion  of the income we receive will go towards a very  worthy cause.

Refer your friends, neighbors, associates  or family members considering making  a move:

  1. You can visit HelpChicagoYouth.com and fill out the online form.
  2. You can pass along our business card to them; I have enclosed a couple here for that purpose.
  3. Of course you can always call me directly or pass my number on: 312-421-1848.


Contact Us

Nicholas Ryan Team  2235 W North Ave  Chicago, IL 60647

[email protected]

Visit us on the web at:

www.HelpChicagoYouth.com     www.NicksGuaranteedSale.com

Why I Support GRIP Outreach for YOUTH:

I first met Scott Grzesiak five years ago when I represented him in the purchase of a home. This friendship grew over time and, naturally, I came to hear of the awesome organization he leads: GRIP Outreach for Youth.

What I love about GRIP is that the Christian organization really does a phenomenal job mentoring high-school-aged youth. And, when I say “mentoring,” I mean stepping into their lives in a very personal way. GRIP’s staff and volunteers spend countless hours with the teenagers in their homes, schools, churches, and communities. Their goal is to break the fatherless cycle through Christ-centered, Life-on-Life relationships. The stories of transformed lives such as former gang members finding jobs, living productive lives, and even giving back to society, is truly astounding.

Being born and raised in Chicagoland, I take pride in supporting in any way that I can the good work these people do at GRIP. My team rallies around our annual goal of raising money and donating portions of our income to help high-school-aged youth in at-risk communities. My team and I are committed to providing outstanding results for buyers and sellers referred to us by our past clients. I have discovered that GRIP shares similar commitments to  Chicago’s youth. And, since their services survive on sponsorships and donations, we are happy to contribute and proud to support them.

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