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Scott’s Thoughts: On Realignment

“Choices are the hinges of destiny.” - Edwin Markham, (April 23, 1852 — March 7, 1940) American poet If you look back on your life’s achievements, you’ll probably notice that seldom has there been a linear path to your successes large and small. Progress tends to be a mix of grit, luck, and occasional self-correction. While [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Longest Night

“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.” – Hugh Prather, (January 23, 1938 – November 15, 2010), American self-help writer, lay minister, and counselor. Last week we witnessed the winter solstice. For those of you unfamiliar with the winter solstice, it is the precise moment the Northern Hemisphere is tilted [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Mastering the Approach

“Whatever we plant in our subconscious mind and nourish with repetition and emotion will one day become a reality.” - Earl Nightingale, (March 12, 1921 – March 25, 1989) an American radio speaker and author, dealing mostly with the subjects of human character development, motivation, and meaningful existence. How we approach important moments in our lives [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Just the Good Stuff

“There are a thousand reasons to live this life, everyone of them sufficient.” - Marilynne Robinson, (b. November 26, 1943), American novelist and essayist   Regular readers of Tuesday Tactics know that the newsletter tends to be one of those places where I try to gather up some of the most promising and interesting things my [...]

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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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