Tag Archives: decision making

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: 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: 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: The Ladder of Inference

“Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right.” -Laurens van der Post, Afrikaner author, farmer, war hero, political adviser. I wanted to set aside some time this week to introduce a decision making tool you might find helpful as you develop your real estate career [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Step Zero

“To think is easy. To act is hard. But the hardest thing in the world is to act in accordance with your thinking.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, German writer and statesman Making decisions feels good, especially after long periods of deliberation. There is a real relief which comes with breaking a cycle of indecision. With [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: A Wisdom Engine

“We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely.” -Edward Osborne Wilson, American entomologist and biologist known for his work on ecology, evolution, and sociobiology. Easy [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Off the Beaten Path

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. The Flaws a Nobel Prize-winning Economist Wants You to Know About Yourself (9 minute read) Why it matters: Richard [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Innovation, Decisions, & Scams

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. Airbnb Has Started Building its Own Listings — Will Planning Cities Be Next? (10 minute read) Why it [...]

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Scott’s Thoughts: Guarding Judgment

Right now there are many powerful forces in the culture designed to make decisions for us. From pundits and pollsters to marketers and advertisers, we are besieged on a daily basis by “information sources” which, in fact, would like to short-circuit our own judgement. Judgment in this context is “the ability to make considered decisions [...]

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Great Read Roundup: Vacations, Creativity, & Decision Making

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. Test Your Business By Taking a Vacation (4 minute read) Why it matters: One of the hardest thing for [...]

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