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Scott’s Thoughts: For the Record

“It is so easy to be confrontational without being informative; indignant without being intelligent; impulsive without being insightful.” Neal A. Maxwell -Apostle of the LDS Church As our online and offline lives continue to merge in unexpected ways we face an interesting paradox: The more technology enables us to communicate, the more we feel pressure [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Productivity Profits

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” David Allen, Productivity consultant and author of Getting Things Done Productivity is one of our favorite topics in Tuesday Tactics. We like to find ways to help you rethink your process and retool your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Good Ideas Made Great

Once and a while, a good idea comes along. You’re sitting in traffic, shaving, staring out the window in a coffee shop, and BAM! an idea strikes you. It might be for your marketing plan, your book club, or a brand new business… suddenly it appears, shining in your mind. Sometimes you think your idea [...]

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Write Your Way to a Better Real Estate Career

Ask most agents why they have a newsletter or a blog, they’ll tell you it’s to “keep their name top-of-mind with clients.” And it’s true: If you keep in touch with your clients, you’ll maintain mindshare. But what many agents overlook is the benefit of sharing personally and authentically with their contacts. Whether on Facebook, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Secret Shortcut

“Learn all you can from the mistakes of others. You won’t have time to make them all yourself.” -Alfred “Freddy” Sheinwold, American bridge player (January 26, 1912 – March 8, 1997) One of the best pieces of advice I ever received was: “Before you make any major life decision, ask the opinion of five people [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Fruitful Future

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds that you plant.” -Robert Louis Stevenson, Scottish novelist, poet, and essayist What makes day’s work worthwhile? Is it the money you make? A sense of accomplishment? The feeling you get when you reach inbox zero? Fighting real fires is a good and necessary [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Begin by Not Beginning

“Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.” Charles de Gaulle, French general and statesman, from his War Memoirs (1960) There’s probably a project you have in the back of your mind that you’d like to get to, but haven’t for one reason or another. It may even be something [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Gratitude Challenge

When it comes to gratitude, it’s not just the thought that counts. Encouraging, thanking, and connecting with people depends upon acting on your gratitude. Unexpressed gratitude produces nothing and influences nothing, but when it is transmitted in the world it has tremendous and transformative power. Even if you’ve been a little remiss on distributing your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: On Deadlines

A deadline can be a remarkable tool for productivity. When the consequences are real, and the work must be done, the deadline is a stressful but effective motivator. (There are some upsides to stress.) Even the most clever procrastinator can be made to respect the looming presence of a red letter day on the calendar. As [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Who’s On Your Ladder?

“There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts.” -George Matthew Adams, newspaper columnist No matter how [...]

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