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Scott’s Thoughts: Protection from Procrastination

Here are five sure-fire ways to defeat procrastination. Read them today, not tomorrow!

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Scott’s Thoughts: Minding Your Momentum

“I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.”  Frances Willard, (September 28, 1839 – February 17, 1898), American educator, temperance reformer, and women’s suffragist Life is not easy. Nor would we want it to be. Arguably, it is the salt of struggle that enables the sweetness of success. [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Routine Inventory

“The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.” - Samuel Johnson, (September 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784), English writer   We are but a couple weeks away from the start of 2020, and now is the time when many of us begin reflecting on [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Kingdom of Service

“Not what I have, but what I do, is my kingdom.” - Thomas Carlyle, (December 4, 1795 – February 5, 1881) Scottish philosopher, satirical writer, essayist, historian and teacher. Building a career in real estate is less about the tools or inventory at your disposal than what you do with them. This basic truism is so [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Valuing Your Holiday Time

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” - Charles Buxton, (November 18, 1823 – August 10, 1871) English brewer, philanthropist, writer and member of Parliament. Where is it written we have to do it all? In case you need reminding, you absolutely have permission not to participate in [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: On Journaling

“Writing is thinking on paper.” - William Zinsser, (October 7, 1922 — May 12, 2015), American writer, editor, literary critic, and teacher   If you typically think of writting as corresponding via email messages or crafting MLS descriptions, you may be missing out. One doesn’t have to “be a writer” to access the many intellectual and [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Learning from the Aftermath

”Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.” - Bill Gates, (born October 28, 1955), American business magnate, philanthropist, investor, computer programmer, and inventor.   It’s hard for us to hear what we don’t want to hear. Sometimes our selective hearing is a defense mechanism that keeps us positive and keeps us moving forward. [...]

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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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