Tag Archives: attitude

Scott’s Thoughts: Staging for Peace

“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.” -Golda Meir, Israeli teacher, kibbutznik, stateswoman, politician and the fourth Prime Minister of Israel The atmosphere in a home has a huge impact not only on how people perceive a home, but how they feel having spent time in the home. As a real estate pro, you [...]

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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 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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Great Read Roundup: Buying New Construction, Selling for Siblings, & Personal Politics

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. 5 Things Every Home Buyer Needs to Know About New Construction (6 minute read) Why it matters: Buying a [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Burning Out

“When you think that it’s too hard, remember that in the long run, doing the things that will make you successful is a lot easier than being unsuccessful.” Ray Dalio, American investor, hedge fund manager, and philanthropist Those who succeed are often those who manage to endure past the point where others simply quit. Solving [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: On Green Alert

“You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life… if you don’t play you can’t win.” Judith McNaught, American author. Damage control. Emergency response. Crisis watch. There’s a lot in this world that puts us on red alert. We can spend a lot of mental energy preparing [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: An Honest Risk

“Our lives improve only when we take chances, and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.” Walter Anderson, American artist. It’s a lesson some people don’t learn until much later in life, but it’s one that benefits us immensely the earlier we learn it: It is crucial [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Rising from Down Days

“We are made to persist. That’s how we find out who we are.” Tobias Wolff, American author. Ever have one of those days when dealing with the details bogs you down? When you’re working in the trenches on your business, it’s too easy to lose sight of the importance of consistent, incremental improvement. You may [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Your Little Extra

“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.” -Jimmy Johnson, American football broadcaster and former player, coach, and executive. We live in an age where increasing importance is placed on tracking the return on investment (ROI) in almost everything we do. It’s a side effect of living in a digital world. Google has [...]

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