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Real Estate Broker/Owner - Pareto Realty - TN #251071
Tips and commentary For Home Buyers & Sellers and REALTORS with primary focus on LIVE - Work - Play - Life Rhythm - Life Performance Oriented thinking for regular folks

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2008 

I'm havin' a lot of fun these days challenging our associates to go out there and get RADICAL! After all - Whatcha got to lose? What I mean by "RADICAL" is to wake up each morning with a firm commitment to live the day on the edge of your comfort zone . . . Talk to strangers! Be BOLD and visible ...
10/21/2008
Over the week-end, I received a comment on one of my blog posts indicating "disappointment in me" of the reader when he discovered that I have been posting prolifically on Active Rain and have received many comments but was not an active public "commenter" on other people's Active Rain blogs. Hmm...
10/20/2008
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Some thoughts to start your week . . . Ending with a great little video clip. I'm reading Seth Godin's new book "Tribes - We need YOU to lead us" As usual, it's good stuff . . . a few quotes: "People admire the new and stylish" "Partisans want to make a difference . . . want something to happen (...
10/20/2008
I've been on a bit of a rampage the past week . . . I figured it was time to turn up the volume a bit, and I know that the real key to optimization boils down to Models, Systems, Tools, and PEOPLE. Seth Godin teaches me a flurry of fresh lessons every day. He can often be somewhat cryptic in his ...
10/18/2008
Is the patient breathing? Is there a pulse? How are we going to resuscitate? GET THE CRASH CART! CLEAR! BAM . . . beep - beep - beep - beep Ah! There IS a pulse . . . hmmm . . . OK! Now, let's focus on bringing this patient to health. When things go quiet in the market, it seems that many agents ...
10/16/2008
Have you noticed that many folks are a bit more edgy these days? . . . Less tolerant of dropped balls? I've always been an advocate of the "under-promise and over-deliver" club. In our daily business, we have many opportunities to make promises and either deliver as promised (or better) and emerg...
10/14/2008
That 80/20 Principle Rule befuddles me. I had never even heard of it until I got into Real Estate. I know it is not a real estate specific concept. My "business brain" simply awakened around the time I jumped into this business from the military (where it was more difficult for the 80%ers to disa...
10/13/2008
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Whew! I took a few days away from the blogging world as the kids had a long "Fall Break" Week-end. We frolicked around Middle Tennessee the past 4 days and literally spent most of our time outside . . . I LOVE this Fall Weather! As you are meandering through your days, do you have the sense that ...
10/13/2008
If you're not having fun, it's probably because you're not certain of where you are going? If the people around you "Bug" you . . . maybe it's time to move on. If you love what you're doing but aren't reaching a level of success that matches your potential . . . quit doing the same things. Every ...
10/08/2008
As I watched those 2 fellas talk about the state of the country and the world last night (The Debate between Senators Obama and McCain), I first made note of the subtle truth that neither one of those guys had any intention of answering the question that was asked. I think if I wandered along in ...
10/07/2008
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Stream of consciousness commentary on the real estate industry from the perspective of a Principal Real Estate Broker and Founder of Pareto REalty, LLC in Middlle Tennessee - Also a Career Development Coach with vast Organizational Development/Transformation training and experience - in the industry since 1993