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Scott’s Thoughts: Lead with Empathy

“You do not lead by hitting people over the head — that’s assault, not leadership.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States. One of the greatest frustrations you may face with clients is a situation in which a client will not act in their own best interest. If you’ve been in real estate [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Teaching Moments

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” Robert Frost Did you have a good weekend? It’s an innocuous question. The sort of small talk we exchange on a weekly basis. But lurking within it is a subtle, but provocative point: We are always asking one another to [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Making Change Work

“After you’ve done a thing the same way for two years, look it over carefully. After five years, look at it with suspicion. And after ten years, throw it away and start all over.” -Alfred Edward Perlman, American railroad executive. Change is inevitable. Change is to be feared. You must change your life. Why change [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Reputation Enrichment

“The way to a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.” -Socrates, classical Greek (Athenian) philosopher credited as one of the founders of Western philosophy. How much thought do you give to your reputation? In real estate, your reputation is your most powerful engine for referrals. If tainted, it can [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Success on Your Terms

“We do not believe in ourselves until someone reveals that deep inside us something is valuable, worth listening to, worthy of our trust, sacred to our touch. Once we believe in ourselves we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” -E.E. Cummings, American poet, painter, essayist, author, and [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Conquering Complacency

“Change before you have to.” -Jack Welch, American business executive (former CEO of General Electric). Are things are going well? Watch out! You’re at your most vulnerable. When nothing’s working, you’ll try just about anything to succeed. When everything’s working, there’s a powerful urge to change nothing. But the wisdom of “if it ain’t broke, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Seeing Sparks

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Steve Jobs, Co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. Specialization is a common way in many fields for [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: If Only

“For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin — real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time to still be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Seeking Constraints

“Great things are not done by impulse, but a series of small things brought together.” -Vincent van Gogh, Dutch Post-Impressionist painter. Have you ever noticed that you get more done on busy weekdays than you do on a lazy Saturday afternoon? Are you one of those people whose focus improves as your time runs short? [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Friendship Equity

“To often a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.” Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Networking is one of those words that makes some people bristle. This is especially true of the introverts out there who [...]

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