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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



Have you found yourself in a RUT? Of course, you didn’t mean to confine yourself to this rut . . . It just happened! Kinda like boiling a frog . . . When you started doing what you’re doing, the water was cool and energy was good. All was well and over time the water gradually went from cool to w...
I believe in you SO much . . . I’m inviting you to knock out your plan for 2019 before Thanksgiving. New Habits Yield Stratospheric Business Success in 2019 (Click the link above to learn more about the workshop on facebook) THIS. Your opportunity to set yourself up for personal professional fulf...
“I’ll find out if I like it when I get there . . . ” This morning, I was “inspired” to talk about the “Business Decision” to move to a different Firm. My observation of REALTORS and Mortgage Loan Originators hopping from firm to firm mystifies me, and it occurs to me that pretty much everything I...
Every day is a great opportunity to step up our game.   Maybe it’s time for some new (better) habits?   I often hear the question: “What can I do NOW to improve my business?”   Interestingly, it always boils down to a mantra of the same 2 habits and 1 project which I’ve been “preaching” for years...
Today is Pareto Realty’s Birthday! Yep – Our firm license “posted” September 14, 2010. Our baby is growing up. 8 Years old 23 Vital Few REALTORS STRONG! Broker the $million Gross Annual revenue mark in 2017 . . . will hit $1.5M in 2018. Our brand is getting noticed more and more every day . . . S...
I had a profound revelation at last night’s soccer game. Playing the game isn’t ALL about winning. If we make it ALL about winning, there must be a loser. Most folks make a big about this “Competition” as if it’s the end-all/be-all for all things in life. So . . . If you don’t WIN, you’re a FAILU...
Ah! The perils of uncertainty! When you buckle into that airplane seat for your flight across the country, you’re literally staking your life on the pilot’s ability and confidence to safely make the journey . . . and more importantly . . . be able to trouble-shoot any complications that might ari...
Indeed, I could make a great argument that ALL Real Property buyers are investors. Whether it be House(s), Condo Unit(s), Multi-unit Property(ies), Raw land, Commercial Property . . . All of these purchases are “Investments.” From  investment noun  in·vest·ment  \ in-ˈves(t)-mənt \ : the outlay o...
Most folks aren’t very worried about Cyber Crime . . . This is worrisome two-fold! First, I’m worried about what these criminals might do that could TOTALLY wreak havoc on our personal and professional lives. Second, I’m worried that you’re not worried because when you are vulnerable, everyone wi...
Threatening lawsuit is NOT the path of least resistance to conflict resolution. In fact, the threat of lawsuit will almost certainly result in immediate cessation of anything akin to useful dialog. Spirited debate is healthy (I think of watching puppies as they figure out their hierarchy of domin...

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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