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Scott’s Thoughts: Emotions are Predictions

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” -Dale Carnegie, American writer and lecturer, author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Every single Realtor knows that buying or selling a home is an experience fraught with emotion. It also just happens to be one [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: How to Make Time

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” -Charles Buxton, English brewer, philanthropist, writer and member of Parliament. These holiday months are chock full of social obligations, both formal and informal. Add to this preparations for travel, parties, and your regular work duties, and all of the “relaxation” [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Giving Your Life Away

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift and the meaning of life is in giving it away.” -David Steven Viscott, American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality. In your quest for new business, you might want to consider what you can give instead of what you can buy. Specifically, your time. Raising your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Key to Growth

“Like all valuable commodities, truth is often counterfeited.” -James Cardinal Gibbons, American prelate of the Catholic Church. Growth is not a pain-free experience. While we might put forth the notion that we want to evolve into better versions of ourselves, the process is often unpleasant. Growth means letting go of comforting lies. It means hearing [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Prevent or Create?

“I decided to spend my time trying to create the things we need as opposed to preventing what threatens us.” Bill Joy, American computer engineer, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. The above quote by Bill Joy was taken from a 2017 interview in WIRED Magazine (“Bill Joy Finds the Jesus Battery“). In the article, he expresses [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Hurt Locker

“When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there.” -Chris “Macca” McCormack, Australian triathlete. If you’re new to real estate, you probably haven’t experienced your first “down market” yet. Real estate is inherently cyclical, and if you enter during an upswing, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Permission to Specialize

“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.” Cal Newport, From “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” What would you say are the most important, productive aspects of your role as a real estate agent? I bet if you asked a hundred agents what they thought were the most [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Human Stuff

“There are a handful of things that don’t change. You have to be able to climb, power to weight is important, time trialling, aerodynamics for time trials, performing in heat and altitude. It’s great to look for details and marginal gains but not at the expense of core things. All the human stuff has climbed [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Other 90%

“The first 90 percent of the code accounts for the first 90 percent of the development time. The remaining 10 percent of the code accounts for the other 90 percent of the development time.” Tom Cargill, Computer programmer, author of┬áC++ Programming Style This humorous nugget of computer programming wisdom is called the “ninety-ninety rule.” With [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The New R&D?

“Originality is nothing but judicious imitation.” -Francois Voltaire, French Enlightenment writer, historian and philosopher. When you hear “R&D” you probably think: “Research & Development,” the process by which businesses large and small develop new products and services. But according to Bill Taylor for the Harvard Business Review, the “new” R&D means “rip-off and duplicate.” Are [...]

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