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Today’s Thoughts: Self-Reflection for True Success

In real estate, money is the metric which motivates. Investors want deals. Agents want to be top producers. Sellers want the maximum return. There’s prestige in the numbers, and when people want proof of “results,” it’s almost always code for “let’s talk cash.” There’s no harm in chasing it, provided it’s only one corner of [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Slower Solutions

“Genius is nothing but a great aptitude for patience.” - Georges-Louis Leclerc, (September 7, 1707 — April 16, 1788) French naturalist, mathematician, cosmologist, and author Speed is highly prized in the business world. How fast can we grow? How fast do we get back to our customers? How quickly can we overcome obstacles? Progress is so [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Easing into the Dream

“Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.” - Aldous Huxley, (July 26, 1894 – November 22, 1963), English writer, novelist, & philosopher Passion always sounds like good fuel for chasing dreams. We’ve all heard of those people who describe their work as their passion, [...]

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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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