Craig Proctor Seminars
“There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” -- Beverly Sills “Traditional science is all about finding shortcuts.” -- Rudy Rucker When Red Riding Hood took a shortcut through the woods to get to Grandma’s house, it was both good and bad. Good because it got her there faster. Bad because it led her straight to the big bad wolf. Bad because horrific disaster ensued. Good because it all ended well thanks to the loyal and fearless woodcutter. So I guess you could say that shortcut....

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“I have been up against tough competition all my life. I wouldn't know how to get along without it.” -- Walt Disney “Competition has been shown to be useful up to a certain point and no further, but cooperation, which is the thing we must strive for today, begins where competition leaves off.” -- Franklin D. Roosevelt There’s a bit of a fight in my market between the Competition Bureau and the Real Estate Board. “The Competition Bureau is picking a fresh fight with the real estate ....

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“To flee or not to flee, that is the question.” – Associated Press (regarding state evacuation orders in anticipation of Hurricane Irene) “Our daddy may have advanced delusionary schizophrenia with involuntary narcissistic rage. But he is a very gentle person.” – from Me, Myself & Irene It is said that successful people make decisions quickly and change them slowly. In contrast, those who fall short of success make decisions slowly and change their minds all the time. With the ....

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“What you need to know about the past is that no matter what has happened, it has all worked together to bring you to this very moment. And this is the moment you can choose to make everything new. Right now.”– Author Unknown “Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.” – Wayne Dyer Woody Allen’s film, Midnight in Paris, is about successful but distracted screen writer Gil Pender (Owen Wil....

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“If you don’t have a competitive advantage, don’t compete.” – Jack Welch in·sid·er trad·ing: the practice of trading to one’s own advantage through having access to confidential information  Remember when one of Warren Buffett’s top executives resigned amidst a swirl of insider trading controversy? Former MidAmerican CEO David Sokol bought $10 million worth of Lubrizol before he suggested a Berkshire-Hathaway buyout of the company to Buffett. Lubrizol stock jumped nearly 3....

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“‘Axel,’ replied the Professor with perfect coolness, ‘our situation is almost desperate; but there are some chances of deliverance, and it is these that I am considering. If at every instant we may perish, so at every instant we may be saved. Let us then be prepared to seize upon the smallest advantage.’” – Jules Verne, Journey to the Center of the Earth I recently made reference to all the natural disasters that have taken such a cataclysmic toll in recent years: earthquakes, ts....

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“He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.” – Harold Wilson Many agents preoccupied themselves with how brutal the real estate market was over the last few years. Certainly those years were harsh on those on both sides of the real estate transaction, and by that I don’t mean buyers and sellers, I mean sellers and the agents who represent them. It’s pretty tough to get around the financial hardship sellers across....

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“If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25 cars that get 1,000 miles per gallon.” –Bill Gates “Indiana Jones is old school. We’ve moved on from Indy … sorry Harrison Ford.” – Dr. Sara Parcak You may remember hearing about some pretty amazing findings a couple of years ago where “seventeen lost pyramids [were] among the buildings identified in a new satellite survey of Egypt. More than 1,000 tombs and 3,000 ancient settlement....

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“I wouldn't have seen it if I hadn't believed it.” -- Marshall McLuhan “The past went that-a-way. When faced with a totally new situation, we tend always to attach ourselves to the objects, to the flavor of the most recent past. We look at the present through a rear view mirror. We march backwards into the future.” -- Marshall McLuhan Marshal McLuhan is widely remembered as a media visionary, “an academic whose writings changed the way the world thought about the media and its influe....

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"Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them." – William Shakespeare Remember the movie The King’s Speech? I wouldn’t exactly call it a feel-good movie, but it was certainly inspiring. It’s the kind of movie that has you on the edge of your seat, not for the thrills and chills of a high speed car chase or a psychotic killer, but for the hidden greatness inside the soon-to-be-king (played by Colin Firth), willing his gr....

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