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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



Just about anything that’s ignored degrades over time. Drive a car long enough without maintenance, and it’ll fall apart. Live in a house long enough without fixing things that break, and it’ll destroy itself. Being in denial about our physical health symptoms, and our bodies will shut down. Fail...
I’m not sure there could be such a thing as too much celebration. Of course, we do have to attend to our obligations and careers, so we can support our habit of celebration to the extent it deserves. Yeah! We toil so we can create and fund all of our reasons to celebrate. I dare you to find a rea...
I’m growing to appreciate coming from curiosity more every day. As I come to grips with the tragic truth that I don’t know everything and my opinion is not necessarily right for everyone, I am finding that I am learning more from other people than ever before. Yep! “They” are right . . . There IS...
This is for all those intrepid entrepreneurs who never give up. To all those folks who commute to “real jobs” and bring home regular paychecks and cannot fathom how these solo entrepreneurs make a decent living, here’s the reality. While it may appear that these entrepreneurs coast along through ...
We’ve all got “ToDos” on our list that we don’t want to do. Of course, we are able to put this thing off til tomorrow for several consecutive days with myriad “good reasons” . . . The bottom line, though, is that this must be done, if not by me, by someone other than I . . . or I need to fold and...
Within most organizations, there are small tribes of renegades deeply embedded in the mass of humanity  AKA “All of the workers and their bosses.” Most of the people in most organizations clock in and do their jobs just as they have done for years. Each of these folks know ways to improve the ope...
The enigma for most REALTORS (and perhaps most business owners) is how to efficiently generate more leads that provide income. Generating leads isn’t all that difficult. Heck! You can buy LOTS of leads . . . but how much effort does it take to convert them from lead to prospect to client to CLOSI...
Most home buyers don’t know how to buy a house.   After all, this is not something you do frequently.   Granted you’re plenty smart, but you’re good at what YOU do as you serve in your work/profession, and your customers and clients rely on your wisdom and advice to help them navigate your proces...
Mantra Groove Who you are What you stand for Your authentic self Know these and be true to them Always! This is the secret sauce to fulfillment. Creating your own destiny in every moment. It’s infectious – Others will model you. and the world will be a better place for it. igbbtok (it’s gonna be ...
If you snooze, you lose! Did you miss the boat? How many times in your life – Recent or past – have you missed a great opportunity because you “didn’t move fast enough” or didn’t move at all? My observation is that we all lean. Some of us naturally lean forward INTO opportunities . These are the ...

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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