Resizing errors due to where 3D Manipulator is located

Not sure if anyone else had this issue, but at the end of the mayan temple build when he was scaling out the top of the temple, he moved the cursor to the center of the selected faces. I did not catch that and was really struggling with it for awhile because the cursor was placed away from the temple to keep it out of the way. Maybe making a point of the change (i caught it on the 3rd time I watched him do it) might have saved me and maybe others a google search and rewatching the video multiple times. Hope this helps anyone.