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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



How powerful would you be if you knew more of what you don’t know? Most of us have learning boundaries. It’s as if we only have tolerance to learn beyond a self-limiting depth. Given that, how do we stretch ourselves with new thought – knowledge – wisdom? An even more mind bending thought: “What ...
Would you like to be INSANELY SUCCESSFUL? I’m gonna make this promise to you . . . If you follow these 10 rules each and every day – with every decision – you WILL achieve your desired level of success. From Richard Koch’s Book The 80/20 Principle – The Secret to Achieving More with Less Please n...
The cliche is “Time Flies when you’re having fun” and that is true, but just because time flew during all that fun, what got done? My favorite feeling is that of accomplishment . . . having achieved something important. Why? Because that’s where the passion resides. It’s not always fun. In fact, ...
When it comes to personal safety, only YOU can protect yourself. I know that’s an alarming proclamation. After all, we are all relatively comfortable that we are safe as we live, work, and play in our familiar routines. Surely, no criminal would attack us in a “Public” place in broad daylight, ri...
The entire world is conspiring to capture your attention. No matter how focused you want to be, “they” are clamoring for you to waver . . . to cave in . . . to shift your attention from the important things you have committed to yourself and others that you will accomplish NOW. Don’t get me wrong...
It’s OK not to jump when the world commands. Yeah! Sometimes we need to pause the madness and be a little selfish. It won’t kill them (or the deal) if you take a moment to gather your wits and do a self check-in. No . . . you don’t ALWAYS have to stop what you’re doing to answer the phone or emai...
2 years ago, Bought Owen Hollow for $231,000 with a 30 year VA 100% Mortgage loan at 3.25%. My Monthly payment including Principal, Interest, Taxes, and Insurance is $1,304.90 If I were to buy Owen Hollow today, I would still have the  VA 100% Mortgage loan, BUT the Mortgage interest rate would b...
The Leader/Teacher asks for a volunteer, and the whole tribe goes motionless and silent. Not even a twitch of a muscle or blink of an eye . . . even as if all have encountered Medusa . . . that monster, a Gorgon, winged human female with living venomous snakes in place of hair. None dare Gaze upo...
Such tragedy yesterday . . . Proper perspective is important. We REALTORS often, unnecessarily, put ourselves in jeopardy as "Soft targets" Protect yourself by being more aware and cautious . . .  Be aware and do whatever you can to present yourself as a “Hard Target” in the perception of a would...
So you want to get it “right” before you LAUNCH it? Yeah! I get it! You don’t want to put a half-baked idea or product out there. How will you know when it’s baked enough to reveal? Do great ideas and new business ventures have those little red buttons that pop out when the bird is “done?” I thin...

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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