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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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Scott’s Thoughts: Building Beyond Envy

“Every second you spend thinking about what somebody else has is taking away from time that you could create something for yourself.” -Gary “Gary Vee” Vaynerchuck, American serial entrepreneur. Envy is a commonplace emotion in the competitive world of real estate, but it is one of the most toxic to success. When we envy the [...]

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Time for a Values Check-up?

Do you know what your values are? What do you hold dear? Have your values changed? Is there a mismatch between your behavior and what you believe are your values? This exercise from MindTools.com will help you evaluate your values which, in turn, can help you make more meaningful decisions in your life. According to the [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Manner of Traveling

Are you so goal-oriented that you forget to enjoy the journey? If so, what is the net impact on your happiness?

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Great Read Roundup: Amateurs vs. Professionals

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. The Difference Between Amateurs & Professionals (4 minute read) Why it matters: What does it mean to be a [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Never at War

“Nature is good at connectivity. The impact of diverse human activities is observed and absorbed throughout nature. Everything is linked. Nature has no problem with coherence. Ecosystems react with their own logic.” -Jonas Gahr Støre, Norwegian politician One should never be “at war” in real estate. Business is full of metaphors which are counterproductive to [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Cultivating Solitude

“Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” -Paul Tillich, German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and theologian Being social is natural for many real estate pros. And it’s easy to justify a busy social schedule, because every [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Lives of Others

“How can we imagine what our lives should be without the illumination of the lives of others?” -James Salter, American novelist and short-story writer. Quote from his novel “Light Years.” It may be true that we can never know what it’s like to live another’s life, but striving to understand the lives of others can [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Commencement Wisdom

“Commencement speeches were invented largely in the belief that outgoing college students should never be released into the world until they have been properly sedated.” Garretson Beekman “Garry” Trudeau American cartoonist, best known for the Pulitzer Prize-winning Doonesbury comic strip May is a month filled with graduation ceremonies. While many a commencement speech is filled [...]

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