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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

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2009 

A good business practice is to lead with revenue. Those folks who don't "get" this concept are the ones who really fell flat when the market/economy shifted because their expenses were out of control and not in alignment with their Income. When the environment went caustic, the expenses continued...
09/29/2009
Our children know this . . . When my children want something, they'll talk about it incessantly. They will ask for it 1000 times. They will ask EVERYONE they see how they can get it. They'll call Aunts, Uncles, Grandparents and ASK ASK ASK. They'll find  out how much it costs and calculate the ta...
09/28/2009
If you were to read every book available about playing tennis, you would learn a lot of information . . . Will that make you a "Pro Tennis player" or will you also need to actually PLAY some tennis? Real Knowledge comes from real experience . . . "School of hard knocks" learning builds authentic ...
09/28/2009
"Success Through Others" can be very elusive to folks who have a bad habit of surrounding themselves with the "wrong" people. Change THAT habit and begin paying closer attention to who gets to hang with you, and I promise you'll reach your goals MUCH faster but only to the extent that those folks...
09/24/2009
Wikipedia has this to say about Credibility "Credibility refers to the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message. Traditionally, credibility has two key components: trustworthiness and expertise . . ." If you really DO want to find the highest level of succes...
09/23/2009
Guess what folks? We're not out of the woods yet. Don't let yourself fall prey to the misguided (IMHO) judgment of some folks that the economy has hit bottom and will be soaring any day now. There's plenty of crazy stuff on the horizon, and the fat lady is not even warming up to sing. This is NOT...
09/22/2009
Ever been on the highway cruising along @ 70 MPH and you come around a bend and see nothing but a  sea of RED Brake lights in front of you? Of COURSE you have . . . The first thought is one of avoidance . . . Like a mouse in a maze "How can I get past this?" How can I out-smart all these other po...
09/21/2009
Do you ever get to the end of a day with the feeling that you're just flat WORN OUT but not feeling like you really accomplished all that much? Doesn't feel very good, does it? Why did this happen? I'm betting that if this is your experience (Which if you are human in this day and age I think it ...
09/20/2009
Seth Godin wrote a provocative little blog post a few days ago Chai Wallah IN that blog post is this link http://chaipilgrimage.com/2008/11/28/what-is-a-chai-wallah/ Where you will find a fascinating verbal and pictorial explanation of of what  Chai Wallah is. It's worth surfing there and reading...
09/20/2009
Mo Anderson literally blew us away at the recent ALC Clinic in Atlanta. Her wit, intelligence, wisdom, charisma etc etc was infectious. She had a recurring theme . . . BE NICE! Each list of things to do ended with: "Be Nice!" Whenever there was an issue to resolve, the solution always included: "...
09/19/2009
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