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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
There’s a distinct difference between moving away from something or someone VS moving TOWARDS something or someone. Is your goal to do or undo? Are you creating or destructing? How’s your energy when you’re in the mode of moving away? Is it wildly different than your energy as you move forward? W...
I remember getting my first set of walkie talkies. That was SO cool. I could give one to a friend, and we could roam the neighborhood talking to each other. It added a whole new dimension to our play. Every summer, I spent the mornings at the swimming club and the afternoons playing outside with ...
Buying a house is likely the largest financial transaction of most people’s lives. The stakes are high and the complexity of arranging financing, finding the right house in the right location at the right price that’s available when you want or need to move is nothing short of mind boggling. We R...
Within a nano second of completing any purchase, an email will arrive with a request for you to “complete a short survey regarding your recent experience”. This request is showing up before you have even had the time to consider your opinion of the service you just received (or failed to receive)...
Don’t say “Yes” until you’re sure it’s not “No” You probably think I’m crazy, but before you judge me, read the rest of this short story. I’m “Throwing a party” next week. Well, it’s not really a party . . . It’s a Mastermind Meeting for a group of relatively “high profile” people gathering to di...
Not all of us are wired for working a room. I’m that guy who enters a room full of people I don’t know and heads for the remote corner avoiding making eye contact with anyone and everyone. My preference is to have only a few good conversations that have some real substance . . . talking about one...
Years ago, I decided to forbid any and all Impulse purchases. Of course, I “fall off the wagon” once in a while and buy stupid and impracticable  stuff that I don’t need, but we’ll chalk that off to being a human in a 1st world country. The Marketers sometimes win over my will to be “responsible”...
When you tackle that architectural marvel of a Thanksgiving plate of food, what’s your way – your strategy for getting the highest level of fulfillment? There it is all on a single plate – a 1/2 dozen (or more) of your favorite foods right there in front of you to devour. Imagine the savory smell...
Many REALTORS drive fancy cars and seem to party like rock stars most of the time. The public image is one of a care free public figure who is willing to work 24/7/365 with no need for pesky little things like “quality of life.” Much of this is affirmed in local and National advertising. So . . ....
If you’re not being offensive, you’re not moving forward. You’re treading water or rocking in a rocking chair expending energy and going nowhere. or You’re being defensive with your primary mission becoming an all out pursuit of not much more than survival. In that defensive posture, the main obj...

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