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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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Scott’s Thoughts: Succeed with Self-Compassion

“Notice the difference between what happens when a man says to himself, “I have failed three times,” and what happens when he says, “I am a failure.” -S.I. Hayakawa, Canadian-born American academic and politician of Japanese ancestry. We talk a lot about learning from failure, but this seldom diminishes the pain of failure when we [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Slowing it Down

“The slow philosophy is not about doing everything in tortoise mode. It’s less about the speed and more about investing the right amount of time and attention in the problem so you solve it.” -Carl Honoré, Canadian journalist who wrote the internationally best-selling book In Praise of Slow If you’ve never heard of the “Slow Movement,” [...]

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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: 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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Making the Most of 2019

An ongoing feature in Tuesday Tactics is our “Great Read Roundup” in which we highlight some of the best pieces we’ve read recently and why they might expand your mind or help with your real estate career. How to Build a New Habit: This is Your Strategy Guide (9 minute read) Why it matters: Okay, it’s [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Prevent or Create?

“I decided to spend my time trying to create the things we need as opposed to preventing what threatens us.” Bill Joy, American computer engineer, co-founder of Sun Microsystems. The above quote by Bill Joy was taken from a 2017 interview in WIRED Magazine (“Bill Joy Finds the Jesus Battery“). In the article, he expresses [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Hurt Locker

“When your legs scream stop and your lungs are bursting, that’s when it starts. That’s the hurt locker. Winners love it in there.” -Chris “Macca” McCormack, Australian triathlete. If you’re new to real estate, you probably haven’t experienced your first “down market” yet. Real estate is inherently cyclical, and if you enter during an upswing, [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: The Human Stuff

“There are a handful of things that don’t change. You have to be able to climb, power to weight is important, time trialling, aerodynamics for time trials, performing in heat and altitude. It’s great to look for details and marginal gains but not at the expense of core things. All the human stuff has climbed [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Deeper Honesty

“The most dangerous untruths are truths moderately distorted.” -Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, German scientist, satirist. As you pursue goals in your life, you need to be capable of measuring your progress and understanding your processes. By hitting reasonable, achievable milestones, and revisiting and revising your methods, you ensure that your time is well-spent. Feedback in the [...]

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