Tag Archives: attitude

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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Scott’s Thoughts: Getting to the Glow

Does the data in your presentations illuminate with a glow or blind with a glare?

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Scott’s Thoughts: Getting Along

The quote which kicks off today’s newsletter is from a speech Mr. Gardner gave to McKinsey & Company in Phoenix, Arizona in 1990, called “Personal Renewal.” It’s an extraordinary speech, and I encourage you to read it when you have some time to relax and reflect. It is tempting at times to think people’s behavior [...]

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Paths to True Greatness

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 Myth and Magic of Deliberate Practice (7 minute read) Why it matters:¬†Can practice alone make you the [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Guarding Judgement

Right now there are many powerful forces in the culture designed to make decisions for us. From pundits and pollsters to marketers and advertisers, we are besieged on a daily basis by “information sources” which, in fact, would like to short-circuit our own judgement. Judgement (or judgment, if you prefer the British spelling) in this [...]

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