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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



For many years, I’ve had a “love/Hate” relationship with #Comcast. Actually more hate than love for most of these years. I have only kept them as my internet provider because they have the best (most stable) product (FAST and reliable internet). My beef is that I had NEVER had a stellar customer ...
Most folks hate – yes – HATE accountability!  Many will shun accountability because they say it doesn’t work for them. So if accountability doesn’t work, what does? Are you just in that delusion cycle of chasing your tail – spinning in circles and not getting anywhere useful? Have you adopted the...
Your first important decision of every day is the FIRST decision of every day! Yep! Even before our feet hit the ground, we likely define how the remainder of the day unfolds Will today be an AMAZING day with lots of WINS and very few losses? Is this to be a day chock full of HAPPINESS and JOY? W...
How often do you find yourself telling you to FOCUS? We humans have created a toxic environment for focus. Some might argue that maintaining focus on anything for any useful period of time is an impossible pursuit. Let’s just give up on focus and work on being better multi-taskers. or How ’bout w...
“IRL” = In Real Life Maybe I’m just a cantankerous curmudgeon, but I miss learning with other people in the same REAL place. For me, Virtual learning is less effective – less engaging – less “dimensional”. We miss the real nuances of the “material” sometimes because it’s so easy for us multitask ...
ibuyers are propagating in myriad ways, shapes and forms. We’re seeing them pop up in places we Realtors could NEVER, even in our wildest nightmares, imagine . . . Like on the website bearing the namesake of our National Association . . . Should we be alarmed? Whatever happened to the...
People who live low quality lives, by definition, underperform in their jobs. Stress, anxiety, exhaustion, always ON 24/7/365 are recipes for crash and burn. So often (especially in the Real Estate Sales Industry), I hear of “Professionals” who take great pride in the fact that they are working 1...
What if The darn thing isn’t doing what I bought it to do? When I buy a drill with all of the myriad bits, I expect each bit to reliably create a hole of the size promised on the etching. When the sole cashier gets in the weeds (too many people in line), we expect the management to do something a...
Have you watched many soccer games? I have . . . Literally hundreds in the period of over a decade of my 2 daughters playing. Throughout all of those years, I learned a LOT about focus. The really talented soccer players weren’t always the strongest or fastest. The high performers were the ones w...
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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