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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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Scott’s Thoughts: Productivity Profits

“If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves.” David Allen, Productivity consultant and author of Getting Things Done Productivity is one of our favorite topics in Tuesday Tactics. We like to find ways to help you rethink your process and retool your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Gratitude Challenge

When it comes to gratitude, it’s not just the thought that counts. Encouraging, thanking, and connecting with people depends upon acting on your gratitude. Unexpressed gratitude produces nothing and influences nothing, but when it is transmitted in the world it has tremendous and transformative power. Even if you’ve been a little remiss on distributing your [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: On Deadlines

A deadline can be a remarkable tool for productivity. When the consequences are real, and the work must be done, the deadline is a stressful but effective motivator. (There are some upsides to stress.) Even the most clever procrastinator can be made to respect the looming presence of a red letter day on the calendar. As [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Who’s On Your Ladder?

“There is no such thing as a ‘self-made’ man. We are made up of thousands of others. Everyone who has ever done a kind deed for us, or spoken one word of encouragement to us, has entered into the make-up of our character and of our thoughts.” -George Matthew Adams, newspaper columnist No matter how [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Embrace the Pivot

One of the great joys of browsing a good bookstore is the experience of finding the perfect book you weren’t looking for. You may have stopped by to pick out a thriller, but you ended up walking out with a history of Pompeii. In an age where targeted online advertising and sophisticated shopping algorithms attempt [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Enduring Wisdom

The time will come when you feel fatigued and burnout seems likely. Like muscles that only grow when challenged, the best things often come after a period of frustration and exhaustion. Just ask any marathon runner about the fearsome wall that must be pushed through in order to attain the glory of completing 26.2 miles. [...]

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