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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



Here we are – transitioning into December . . . the final stretch for 2014. What will you do with this month? Is it time to slow down, relax, and coast? Is this the right time for imagining and strategizing new ideas for 2015? Will you PUSH for a STRONG finish? Will lead generation activities inc...
I LOVE THANKSGIVING! It’s time to take a break and reflect on the magnitude of the Harvest from our efforts (Fruits of our labor) throughout the year. There’s no “PC” (Political Correctness) surrounding Thanksgiving because it’s simply a time for giving thanks . . . PERIOD! Sure! I guess some fol...
Confession – I know that Evernote could be instrumental in simplifying many things in my everyday life . . . BUT am having difficultly adding it to my rhythm. I’m currently using Google Drive (and Gmail Contacts) to do most of the functions I imagine that Evernote would help me do. I wonder if sh...
The long ball can create MIRACLES! In virtually every sport (and in life), the momentum of the game can shift as a result of a successful Long Ball Play. In Basketball, it’s the 3 pointer . . . or the Fast Break. Football – “Hail Mary” passes or 98 yard kickoff returns. Golf – the Hole in One Soc...
Sharing Horizons that are new to us . . . I was thinking about all of the change happening in Nashville after hearing SO many people buzzing about it. It seems that a BIG, NEW project starts popping out of the ground every day . . . or we hear about a huge imminent change, like: Hillsboro High l...
West Nashville Home Buyers are HUNGRY for new and interesting houses. As we wind down the 2014 year, the flow of new houses in the HOTTEST locations has dwindled to a trickle. Any Buyer looking for a newer house with a Master Bedroom Downstairs, in a well established neighborhood has her work cut...
“Originality is local.” Seth Godin offers a POWERFUL personal call to action towards the end of this post “We’re asking you to be generous and brave and to matter. We’re asking you to step up and take responsibility for the work you do” It’s easy for us to feel very small in this great BIG and ev...
Stagnant Ponds (and minds) stink stagnant not flowing or moving foul from lack of movement: said of water, etc. not active, alert, etc.; sluggish: a stagnant mind They pollute themselves such that no living thing (person) wants to come anywhere near . . . from sheer repulsion. What they need is A...
Practice the rare art of Constructive Feedback It doesn’t do anyone any good to hear whining, complaining, sniveling, bitching, temper tantrums, or other displays of disaffection in response to requests for feedback. I figure that if someone ASKS for feedback, that person wants to know the TRUTH ...
“Shipping something without instructions doesn’t mean it’s a great design.” AMEN Seth Godin! (From this morning’s blog post: Staffed by mimes) It seems like “Assembly instructions” have dwindled to single sheet pictograms. These are fine as long as everything works just as planned, but what if so...

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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