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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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2014 

“Habits, scientists say, emerge because the brain is constantly looking for ways to save effort. Left to its own devices, the brain will try to make almost any routine into a habit, because habits allow our minds to ramp down more often.” Charles Duhigg Offers: The Power of Habit: Why We Do What ...
12/31/2014
Because it checks off one of your New Year Resolutions After all – You’ve been talking about moving (or renovating) for a while now and just haven’t found the chutzpa to do anything about it. All the things you don’t like about your current place haven’t resolved themselves, yet you continue to s...
12/27/2014
Every person on this planet has potential for greatness. You have everything it takes to be a 1%er! Look at anyone you think to be an exceptional person. How is that person any different than you (or anyone else)? Have you ever looked at a “STAR” and wondered how THAT person made it to THAT level...
12/26/2014
I just thought of the BEST Christmas present most folks could receive this year. ANYTHING that would help her enjoy a better quality of life in 2015 . . . For some, this would require a “Light Rehab” of Habits . . . Others might need to scrape the lot and build from scratch. Here in Middle Tennes...
12/21/2014
“Turn the other cheek” “Take the High Road” How many folks take the “Ostrich Approach” and look the other way when they witness others committing professional or societal transgressions? When do we stand up for what’s right? How far do we let the offenders go before we intervene? After all, it’s ...
12/19/2014
Would you like to BLOW THE DOORS off personally and professionally in 2015? Let’s do it . . . This series of 4 two hour sessions is designed to take you from wherever you are now to a level of productivity and fulfillment that might just baffle even you. It’s a simple 4 part equation: 1. Who are ...
12/18/2014
Has the Holiday SPIRIT shown up yet? What’s your trigger? What’s that one thing that happens every year that sets off in your mind the series of mental hijinx that pull you out of your cacophonous life reality of working in the trenches and facing year-end to-dos and deadlines? (I’m very proud of...
12/17/2014
Being abandoned in unfamiliar territory can be terrifying. It seems even more onerous when the person who brung ya there is the abandoner. When you’re participating in someone else’s process, you’re lacking the one thing most people crave . . . CONTROL! So . . . How do you feel when the “Expert” ...
12/17/2014
Just in case you have any doubt . . . We REALTORS sincerely hope that EVERY new client “tells the truth” in entirety at the beginning of the relationship. The more we know up front, the more efficient and pleasant can we deliver a smooth process leading to smiles all around the closing table. Whi...
12/16/2014
There’s no such thing as a stupid question! Those who ask lots of questions tend to reach deeper understanding of the issues/topics at hand. Of course in our school days, most of the class would roll eyeballs and fidget while just 1 or 2 students would ask questions. With every question asked, th...
12/11/2014
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