Tag Archives: attitude

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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Scott’s Thoughts: Your Action vs. Reaction Ratio

Think about your typical day. It probably consists of a mix of situations you must react to and actions you set into motion. We have our list of “want to dos” and our list of “must dos.” Let’s say you’ve been meaning to update your website, but suddenly a client calls with some emergency regarding [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Mind the Winds

“Kites rise highest against the wind, not with it.” Sir Winston Churchill British statesman When you’re out riding a bike, there’s nothing so welcome as a lucky tailwind. Suddenly the pace picks up and the work seems a little easier. What is a fight one direction turns into a glide by comparison. A tailwind can [...]

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Great Read Round-up: Going Against the Grain

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 Escape the Echo Chamber: How to Fix Your Facebook News Feed (7 minute read) Why it matters: Given the [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Cultivating Courage

“Courage is doing what you’re afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you’re scared.” -Eddie Rickenbacker, (October 8, 1890 – July 23, 1973), American fighter ace in World War I When we hear of people overcoming extraordinary challenges, pitching themselves against the odds, or acting bravely in the face of danger, it can [...]

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