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Scott’s Thoughts: Your Long, Strange Trip

“You don’t want to be the best at what you do. You want to be the only one who does what you do.” - Jerry Garcia, (August 1, 1942 — August 9, 1995) American musician with The Grateful Dead. Whether or not you’re a fan of The Grateful Dead’s music, there are a few interesting lessons [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Underdog Power

“The fact of being an underdog changes people in ways that we often fail to appreciate. It opens doors and creates opportunities and enlightens and permits things that might otherwise have seemed unthinkable.” - Malcolm Gladwell, (born September 3, 1963), Canadian journalist, bestselling author, and speaker.   It’s natural to feel like the underdog. Our minds [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Built to Last

“The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” - William James, (January 11, 1842 – August 26, 1910), American psychologist and philosopher

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Scott’s Thoughts: Gradual Greatness

“True progress quietly and persistently moves along without notice.” - St. Francis of Assisi, (b.1181/1182 – October 3, 1226), Italian Catholic friar and preacher.   True greatness is not the result of a single, monumental act. It is earned through continuously applied effort over time. This is a good news/bad news situation, depending on your perspective. [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A True Original

“When you come to a fork in the road, take it.”                     Yogi Berra, (May 12, 1925 — September 22, 2015), American professional baseball catcher, manager, & coach. Yogi Berra was perhaps the most colorful major league player and coach the game has ever seen. While a [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Smart Partnerships

“No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson, (May 25, 1803 — April 27, 1882), American essayist, lecturer, and poet. When you’re building a team, whether it’s in real estate, music, or sports, the players can’t be great at the same things. It seems obvious, but [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Deep Honesty

“The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.” - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, (July 1, 1742 – February 24, 1799), German scientist, satirist. As you pursue goals in your life, you need to be capable of measuring your progress. By hitting reasonable, achievable milestones, you ensure that your time is well-spent. Feedback in the form of an [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Silent Need

“The things which are most important don’t always scream the loudest.” - Bob Hawke, (b. December 9, 1929), Australian politician. We have a tendency to respond the fastest to those things which make the most noise. That which is urgent almost always can distract us from what is important. We’re often fooled into believing they are [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Imaginary Issues

“The future is always beginning now” - Mark Strand, (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014), American poet Uncertainty isn’t just a fact of life, it is proof of life. Everything alive changes… sometimes slowly, sometimes suddenly. There are changes we feel in real-time and those we only observe in contrast, as when an old photograph [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Planting the Future

Three simple techniques I use to make sure I’m always planting seeds for the future.

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