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Scott’s Thoughts: Give it a Rest

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” -Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author. Whether or not you feel it winding down, 2018 is gradually coming to a close. If you’re on top of your game, you know the end of the year [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: On Naikan

“The inertia of the mind urges it to slide down the easy slope of the imagination, rather than to climb the steep slope of introspection.” Marcel Proust Clarity about our nature and our relationship to our community is not always easy to attain. So much can fog the glass we use to see who supports [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Signal Jamming

“Let reality be reality.” Lao-Tzu, Ancient Chinese philosopher If you can’t go for a run without your earbuds in, or survive a flight without an iPad filled with Netflix, you’re probably like most people. More often than not, any sign of boredom or irritation is a prompt to seek distraction. (Just try and stand in [...]

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Leverage the Genius of the “2-Hour Rule”

The tragedy of the relentless pursuit of an “optimized life” is that it leaves little room for what comes unbidden, during our daydreaming and our downtime. With the rise of the “quantified self” in our digital culture, we may risk the extinction of something essential, mysterious, and life-changing. This piece by Zat Rana for┬áBusiness Insider┬ádiscusses [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Cultivating Solitude

“Language has created the word ‘loneliness’ to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word ‘solitude’ to express the glory of being alone.” -Paul Tillich, German-American Christian existentialist philosopher and theologian Being social is natural for many real estate pros. And it’s easy to justify a busy social schedule, because every [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Longest Night

A reflection on the Winter Solstice and the dark days of 2008.

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