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Scott’s Thoughts: What Do You Value?

“It’s not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.” -Roy Disney, Partner and co-founder of Walt Disney Productions. Do you know what your values are? What do you hold dear? Have your values changed? Is there a mismatch between your behavior and what you believe are your values? Living a life [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Self-Reflection for True Success

“Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you. That’s what it means to be true to yourself.” Michelle Obama, American writer, lawyer, and university administrator who was First Lady of the United States from 2009 to 2017. In real estate, money is the metric which motivates. Investors [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Dangerous Drama

“Never wrestle with pigs. You both get dirty and the pig likes it.” -George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. The happiest top producers know that being a people person makes a huge difference. Though introverts can make great real estate agents, it helps to be someone who genuinely thrives in the day-to-day [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Toxic Assumptions

“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” -John Quincy Adams, American statesman who served as the sixth president of the United States. In business, some virtues are held in the highest esteem. Rationality. Patience. Diligence. Shrewdness. Successful entrepreneurs and investors may place an emphasis on drive and passion, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Transactional Life

“Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It’s the longest-lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs.” -Stephen Farris Saint, Ecuadorian-born business entrepreneur, pilot, and author. The nature of real estate is, on the surface, transactional. A seller needs a buyer for their home. A buyer hunts for that [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Shoulds vs. Coulds

“Problem-solving leaders have one thing in common: a faith that there’s always a better way.” -Gerald M. Weinberg, American computer scientist. Recently I came across an interesting article by Francesca Gino for the Harvard Business Review. The piece focuses on problem solving in what I thought was a particularly innovative–and yet simple–way. How does one generate [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Steady On

“We should manage our fortunes as we do our health–enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity.” -Francois de La Rochefoucauld, French author of maxims and memoirs. “Steady on,” is one of those calming British phrases which urges sensible equanimity in the face [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Qualify Yourself

“Never take a job for which you are qualified. You won’t grow.” -Esther Dyson, Swiss-born American journalist, author, businesswoman, investor, commentator and philanthropist. Do you have at least one listing right now that scares you? No? Why not? You may be wondering what could possibly scare you about a listing. There are the obvious “problem” [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Richer Reading Life

“I’ve never known any trouble that an hour’s reading didn’t assuage.” Montesquieu, French judge, man of letters, and political philosopher. Did you resolve to become an all-star reader in 2019? I don’t think I need to stress the benefits of reading. Sure, it heightens brain connectivity, develops empathy, rewires connections while creating new white matter, increases [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Time to Ride Fast

“You can’t get good by staying home. If you want to get fast, you have to go where the fast guys are.” -Steve Larsen, Professional mountain biker, road biker and triathlete. Ten years ago this July Oakley Signs & Graphics launched Tuesday Tactics in the wake of the worst global financial crisis of the 2000s. [...]

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