Tag Archives: attitude

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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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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