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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



Sounds ominous, doesn’t it? Today is the last day of 2015. What’ll be different tomorrow, if anything? Will it just be more of the same? Is this a continuation? For the Optimists in the crowd . . . Is this a BEGINNING and NOT an end? Will we all experience the 5 stages of grief as we mourn the pa...
Twice EVERY day, I “go walkabout” with our dogs Apollo and JJ! We’ve been walkin’ together now for @ 6 years . . . 1.5ish miles first thing every morning and 1.5ish miles last thing every night. All 3 of us have lots of stories to tell like: Some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets God cre...
Mazda’s ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM ads made me want to buy a Mazda! Doesn’t “ZOOM ZOOM ZOOM” sound FUN? Just saying it gets me going. It’d be a great motivational quote to post on the bathroom mirror so as to be the first thing you see upon awakening each morning. I’ll even venture to say that this could ver...
Mother Nature sure can make a mess of things sometimes. Whether it be snow, sleet, rain, sunny, Tornado, Hurricane, monsoon, drought, flood, warm, cold, how able are we to continue with “business as usual?” We all know the Mail delivers regardless of the weather – always has. Do you? Even as the ...
Are you thinking about doing something radically different in 2016? Here we are 4 days from the the New Year, and I’m putting the screws to noodling around my successes and failures in 2015 . . . and imagining how things might/can be different in 2016. What I’m learning about myself and my trajec...
You Probably Think this Song’s about you! Carly Simon’s song hit the nail on the head for SO many people. This is for all of those folks out there who are Heroes in their own minds. while I reference REALTORS in this post, it certainly applies to ALL people. If the shoe fits, wear it . . . and co...
Tis the Eve of Christmas! Target stores are open til 11 PM tonight! My bank closed at Noon! I drove past Cracker Barrel @ 5 PM, and the parking lot was EMPTY – I don’t know what time they closed. Where’s the line between serving customers appropriately and denying employees time for celebration? ...
We’ve all heard: “Practice Makes PERFECT” throughout our lives. I, personally, have some philosophical differences with the reality of achieving “Perfect” because that something that seems to show randomly in the form of moments of brilliance. We might see a sports team pull off a FLAWLESS execut...
Right about now, I’m betting you’re in inner turmoil because you haven’t found that perfect gift for someone you love. Of course, I think the PERFECT gift would be a new house here in Nashville (and I’m poised and ready to help you pull that off before Christmas morning), but that might not mesh ...
Don’t Worry! Be HAPPY! For many people this time of year, choosing HAPPY might be easier said than done! After all, we’re in a hyper fast, hyper connected world of GO GO GO, and if we’re not moving all the time, we’re weirdos. or are we? We choose to immerse ourselves in the maelstrom of “Holiday...

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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