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Scott’s Thoughts: The 36 Questions

“One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” -André Gide. French author and winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature Have you read the recent New York Times piece, “The 36 Questions That Lead to Love“? The questions are derived from research by psychologist [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Ordinary Winners

Who you associate with in your career can have a dramatic impact on your ability to rise as the years pass. While many of us look to the most successful in our field for inspiration, mentorship from these stars can fall short. There’s a surprising gap between those who are successful and those who are [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Ladder of Inference

“Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.” -Laurens van der Post, Afrikaner author, farmer, war hero, political adviser. I wanted to set aside some time this week to introduce a decision making tool you might find helpful as you develop your real estate career [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Value of Vulnerability

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.” Dr. Frank Crane, Presbyterian minister, speaker, and columnist. Trust is the bedrock on which all fruitful relationships stand. You can’t build a successful real estate career with creating a safe space for your clients to [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Extra Mile Mentality

“There are no traffic jams along the extra mile.” -Roger Staubach, Former American football quarterback. As the spring market heats up and a fresh field of listings begin to bloom, you may find yourself busier than you have been in several months. Sometimes your schedule will get long and meeting the day’s basic obligations will [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Problematic Prestige

“Prestige is like a powerful magnet that warps even your beliefs about what you enjoy. It causes you to work not on what you like, but what you’d like to like.” Paul Graham, English born computer scientist, entrepreneur, venture capitalist, author, and blogger. Every waking hour is an opportunity to pursue what matters to you. [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Humility in High Times

“Learning and innovation go hand in hand. The arrogance of success is to think that what you did yesterday will be sufficient for tomorrow.” -William G. Pollard, American physicist and Episcopal priest If you’re a Top Producer, you may be fond of saying “results speak for themselves.” But how can you be sure they’ll keep the conversation [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Wanting to See

“A stretch of sky, a garden wall overhung by green branches, a strong horse, a handsome dog, a group of children, a beautiful face — why should we be willing to be robbed of all this? Whoever has acquired the knack can in the space of a block see precious things without losing a minute’s [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Reduce to the Realistic

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” -Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, Dutch systems scientist, programmer, software engineer, science essayist, and early pioneer in computing science In Tuesday Tactics we often feature a wide range of apps and [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Step Zero

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and statesman Making decisions feels good, especially after long periods of deliberation. There is a real relief which comes with breaking a cycle of indecision. With [...]

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