Tag Archives: attitude

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: 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: Deeper Honesty

“The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.” -Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German scientist, satirist. As you pursue goals in your life, you need to be capable of measuring your progress and understanding your processes. By hitting reasonable, achievable milestones, and revisiting and revising your methods, you ensure that your time is well-spent. Feedback in the [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Engaging with Now

“The future is always beginning now.” -Mark Strand, American poet. From the collection¬†Reasons for Moving. Uncertainty isn’t just a fact of life, it is proof of life. Everything alive changes… sometimes slowly, sometimes suddenly. There are changes we feel in real time and those we only observe in contrast, as when an old photograph from [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Trip to the Airport

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” -Laozi, Philosopher and poet of ancient China. Have you ever been to the airport when you didn’t have a flight to catch? I’m not talking about dropping off a friend or picking up a relative. I mean visiting the airport when you [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Choose Your Fuel

“People everywhere confuse what they read in newspapers with news.” -A. J. Liebling, American journalist. Imagine it’s the morning of a road race you’ve been training to run for six weeks. When you get out of bed that morning, you know you’re going to need a breakfast that will help power you through the miles [...]

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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: 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: 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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