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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



When I was in the army, every mission was immediately followed by an After Action Review. Most of the time, this review happened while still in the field – Stinky, dirty, worn-out soldiers craving a hot shower and a cold beer gather in a huddle and assess what happened. We knew that it was essent...
Many motivational speakers and/or authors of “Get Rich Quick” books pontificate endlessly as to the promise of miraculous results for those who invest in their “programs”. The reality is that achieving quick success is an “anomaly – Something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expect...
Every time I go out to eat with my friend Buck, I witness genuine interaction. Always and forever when Buck sits down at the bar or a table . . . as the Bartender or server approaches, Buck is the first to speak. “Hi! My name is Buck – What’s yours?” Instant interaction. Interpersonal interaction...
Greetings from Barry! For several years, I published a “Monday Morning Coffee” each and every Monday . . . and then it ceased. Why did it cease? I’m not sure I know the answer, but I am sure that it was a good thing that perished because of the “Opportunity Cost” of taking the time to write it ev...
We’re not striving for “Market Dominance . . . Market Proliferation”! We don’t want to “OWN” the market . . . That sounds like WAY too much work. Once you “own” something like a market, you become the largest target for anyone and everyone and thus find yourself shifting from Offense to Defense a...
Some people don’t like to be surprised. That’s a tough spot they put themselves in, because odds are good that surprises are gonna happen whether we like them or not. Being attached to preconceived outcomes is tantamount to setting yourself up for disappointment and maybe even FAILURE! You might ...
After years of having my hair cut at one of the franchise Hair cutting places, I decided to give a REAL Barber Shop a try. The truth is that I have been going to that particular place out of habit . . . There was NO other reason. As I look back through the years, I realize that I started going th...
Are you certain it’s over? After all, this quagmire could be a test of the Universe . . . just to see if you’re really committed to succeeding. I get it! Those times when everything seems to going South are the times we must forge through with all the intestinal fortitude we can muster or NOT! A ...
This morning, I started my commute earlier than usual,and traffic was clear sailing. At 6:15 AM, there are FAR fewer cars on the road than at 7:00. It was nice not to be stuck in traffic jams, As I entered Briley Parkway (A Highway with 55 MPH speed limit), the hair on the back of my neck stood u...
An inordinate number of new career starts FAIL within the 1st year. Why? This question was posed yesterday in a Facbook Group of Broker/Owners of Independent real estate firms across the country. As you might imagine, there were MANY passionate answers ranging from “Lack of enthusiasm” to “Treati...

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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