Tag Archives: focus

Scott’s Thoughts: Slowing it Down

“The slow philosophy is not about doing everything in tortoise mode. It’s less about the speed and more about investing the right amount of time and attention in the problem so you solve it.” -Carl Honoré, Canadian journalist who wrote the internationally best-selling book In Praise of Slow If you’ve never heard of the “Slow Movement,” [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Optimizing Your Time & Space

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. How to Make a Clean Break with the Clingiest Social Networks (8 minute read) Why it matters: We often [...]

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Digital Decluttering & Digital Minimalism

Who owns your attention? Do you feel overwhelmed by the onslaught of app notifications and endlessly scrolling feeds? Maybe you’ve inadvertently become a “digital hoarder,” amassing a collection of apps which you swear you can’t do without. Do you actually need all this tech? Digital clutter is a real thing, and making the effort to [...]

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Reclaim Your Productivity with Freedom.to

You probably don’t fully realize how much time you lose to social media, frivolous apps, and online shopping. In a world where companies make money by keeping you distracted, there’s real power in reclaiming your time and protecting your focus. Freedom is an app which enables you block websites, apps, and other distractions across all of [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Permission to Specialize

“Clarity about what matters provides clarity about what does not.” Cal Newport, From “Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World” What would you say are the most important, productive aspects of your role as a real estate agent? I bet if you asked a hundred agents what they thought were the most [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Mindfulness, Convenience & A**holes

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. 4 Simple Exercises to Strengthen Your Attention & Reduce Distractibility (9 minute read) Why it matters: ”Tame the wandering [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Reduce to the Realistic

“Simplicity is a great virtue but it requires hard work to achieve it and education to appreciate it. And to make matters worse: complexity sells better.” -Edsger Wybe Dijkstra, Dutch systems scientist, programmer, software engineer, science essayist, and early pioneer in computing science In Tuesday Tactics we often feature a wide range of apps and [...]

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Quit Wasting Time Online with Cold Turkey

Ever find your fingers automatically typing the address of certain websites every time you open a browser window? Odds are your mind has been hijacked to check and re-check social media. According to Global Web Index, people are spending an average of over 2 hours per day on social media. Imagine how much you could accomplish if you [...]

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Keep Your Student Focused with Pocket Points

Ask any teacher of the smartphone age the #1 problem they see in class, and it’s likely to be student distraction. No longer content to stare out the window, the bored or inattentive student can quickly turn to the addictive little entertainment machine in their pocket. One app is looking to gamify student attention by [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Trimming Nonessentials

“Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of nonessentials.” -Lin Yutang, Writer and translator The middle of the year is a good time to check-in with your goals and your habits to see where a course correction [...]

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