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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



IN? or OUT? Isn't it exciting to be part of a group which is getting things done? When people are engaged in something they care about . . . Does that engagement breed happiness? or Does Happiness foster engagement? Why are internet social networks (Facebook, myspace, linkedin, activerain) so pop...
My wife Deb and I were talking this morning. She's embarking on a journey in a few minutes to a town @ 2+ hours from Nashville to meet a client for an inspection of a cool little cabin the client is buying as a vacation hideaway. The deal had gone very quickly and smoothly because the client foun...
A book appeared on my desk a few weeks ago . . . It fell from the sky out of Jan's hands who had bought a copy for each of our staff because it had been recommended to her . . . and she likes to share :-) Clearly, we are all experiencing various degrees of "engagement" in our work. There are plen...
You're a big man with a big heart, and we all love you. We know it absolutely breaks that big heart of yours to see all of this economic turmoil . . . and that you are doing everything you can do to fix the mess we're in. First, it was the banks - Then Wall Street - and the Real Estate Industry "...
"A treat for your feet. Made from all natural ingredients, it neutralizes odor-causing fungi and bacteria. Plus, You'll like the tingle." My Daughter Jessica is a voracious reader. She reads everything she can get her hands on. We think she got this genetically as we look at her heritage. Deb (Mo...
It's all about your mindset. Which is "Better"? Are you "more important" if you are the leader? I found myself in a conversation the past couple of days in an off-line blog-site, and it looked a bit like the "chicken or egg" discussion. We were exploring the above questions in depth and came to s...
You're a part of a team or Lead a team of professional REALTORS. When the team started, there was much synergistic excitement, and since the day the team gelled, business has been great, Now the market has shifted . . . and everyone on the team continues to work along . .  . But there's a new ten...
About a month ago, Our team leader Alice Charron announced a new class for our training schedule. The original title of this class was to be something along the lines of "The "Shift" Book Club" . . . The concept of the class is for Alice to work through the Shift book from start to finish with wh...
I think we're all feeling a bit of pain - especially as we head into the holidays. Our kids came home from school yesterday very excited about the fact that there will be NO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK! My first thought was: "What happened? Must be something BAD for schools to close for a full week. I don't...
Another lesson from the Tennessee Titans football team . . . I not a rabid Football fan, but am finding plenty of learnings from the way this coach and team are working. The Titans are still undefeated 10-0 . . . and they are still playing VERY strong opponents each week. Yesterday, that opponent...

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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