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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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2015 

We learned this at an early age! In almost everything we’ve ever done, we been taught to be prepared . . . such that, when the time is right, . . . we can quickly get “set” mentally, physically, and organizationally to . . . GO! – LAUNCH! – TAKE ACTION! We know that our odds of success increase p...
11/30/2015
Don’t you LOVE it when your house is less cluttered? You know those times when life comes at you so fast that lots of things end up in places other than where they belong? When it’s cluttered, it feels dirty. Anxiety increases until you hit the wall and decide it’s time to STOP THE MADNESS (or pa...
11/20/2015
Most people are “Too Busy” to think About Thanksgiving today. After all, the day is not for another 10 days, so what’s the hurry? Besides . . . The Marketers all but ignore one of the most significant days of the year as they turn up the volume of driving people to the retail stores to buy their ...
11/15/2015
Partial Commitment is soft and weak! Yep! You can commit . . . or NOT! We’re OK with your choice not to commit. Just say: “No!” and we’ll move on to find someone who’s willing to give us full effort and resolve to FINISH! Don’t say “Yes” and then falter because the second you said “Yes” the team ...
11/15/2015
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Most everything we buy has a warranty. In my experience, the design of most warranties is to protect the warrantor from the warrantee in the event of failure of the product. AND said warrantors seems to have figured out how to engineer the product such that it WILL fail . . . a few days beyond th...
11/13/2015
So . . . Let me get this straight! Veterans Day is on every calendar with Federal Holidays. It’s celebrated on November 11 if that date falls on a week day . . . If on Saturday or Sunday, it’s the following Monday. this year, it was yesterday – Wednesday! I’ve heard two people say their real esta...
11/12/2015
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Halloween Happened . . . I wrote THIS blog post a few days ago, and it seems to have been prophetic. My auto-feeds of new listings plummeted this week. Everywhere I look . . . Christmas Decor. Starbucks is in trouble for rolling out a holiday cup that doesn’t have enough (any) Christmas. Today is...
11/11/2015
but first . . . Do you have a database? If your response is: “Negatory!,” I will argue that you DO, in fact, have a database. It may not be well formed or organized. You might be resisting calling it a “Database” because that may feel too sterile/corporate/businessy and not interpersonal enough ....
11/10/2015
Halloween kicks off a fantastic opportunity for a magnanimous slide in productivity at work. We have SO many great reasons in the coming weeks to take our eyes off the ball of maintaining our diligence in our respective work places. Yep! The scales have great potential of swinging from high energ...
11/09/2015
NECESSARY! Every successful sports team with which I’ve had the privilege of participating, coaching, and/or managing got successful because of HOURS and HOURS of the tedious and banal work of drilling the fundamentals ad nausium. In the Army, it was “Drill and ceremony” On the soccer field, it’s...
11/07/2015
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