Tag Archives: mindset

Scott’s Thoughts: Toxic Assumptions

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” -John Quincy Adams, American statesman who served as the sixth president of the United States. In business, some virtues are held in the highest esteem. Rationality. Patience. Diligence. Shrewdness. Successful entrepreneurs and investors may place an emphasis on drive and passion, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Trip to the Airport

“A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.” -Laozi, Philosopher and poet of ancient China. Have you ever been to the airport when you didn’t have a flight to catch? I’m not talking about dropping off a friend or picking up a relative. I mean visiting the airport when you [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Seeing Sparks

“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while.” Steve Jobs, Co-founder and former CEO of Apple Inc. Specialization is a common way in many fields for [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Friendship Equity

“To often a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends.” Warren Buffett, American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. Networking is one of those words that makes some people bristle. This is especially true of the introverts out there who [...]

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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: Restart Your Day

“In doing your creative work, do not start your day with addictive time vampires such as The New York Times, email, Twitter. All scatter eye and mind, produce diverting vague anxiety, clutter short term memory. Instead begin right away with your work. Many creative workers have independently discovered this principle.” -Edward Tufte, American statistician and professor [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Why We Worry

Nothing robs us of today’s real joys like the worries over tomorrow’s disasters. In our attempts to predict the future, we short change ourselves of the moment we’re living. While there is a place for common sense preparation in our lives — i.e. preparing an earthquake kit, keeping an eye out for leaks, changing the [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Strength Through Simplicity

“The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.” -Hans Hofmann, (March 21, 1880 – February 17, 1966), German-born American abstract expressionist painter. Sometimes we feel pressure to demonstrate our “sophistication” to clients, co-workers, and ourselves in the strangest ways. You might be familiar with a few: Long meetings [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Managing Your Mindset

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. Mind Management (Not Time Management) (6 minute read) Why it matters: Writer David Kadavy believes “productivity is less about [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Quiet & Ready

People say “look on the brighter side of life,” but how do we find it in the midst of disappointments?

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