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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┬ábenefits 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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Scott’s Thoughts: Beyond the Algorithms

“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” -Friedrich Nietzsche, German philosopher. The new year is here, and with it comes 365 [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: See You in 2019

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” -From “Little Gidding” by T. S. Eliot, Poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic. Well, we’re wrapping it up for 2018. Thank you to everyone who has continued [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Just for the Record?

“In the journal I do not just express myself more openly than I could to any person; I create myself.” Susan Sontag, American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, teacher, and political activist. How was your 2018? Did it exceed your expectations? Did you struggle? What were the highlights? The low points? Do you know, or was it [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Give it a Rest

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.” -Peter F. Drucker, Austrian-born American management consultant, educator, and author. Whether or not you feel it winding down, 2018 is gradually coming to a close. If you’re on top of your game, you know the end of the year [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Emotions are Predictions

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion.” -Dale Carnegie, American writer and lecturer, author of “How to Win Friends and Influence People” Every single Realtor knows that buying or selling a home is an experience fraught with emotion. It also just happens to be one [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: How to Make Time

“You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.” -Charles Buxton, English brewer, philanthropist, writer and member of Parliament. These holiday months are chock full of social obligations, both formal and informal. Add to this preparations for travel, parties, and your regular work duties, and all of the “relaxation” [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Giving Your Life Away

“The purpose of life is to discover your gift and the meaning of life is in giving it away.” -David Steven Viscott, American psychiatrist, author, businessman, and media personality. In your quest for new business, you might want to consider what you can give instead of what you can buy. Specifically, your time. Raising your [...]

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