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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
I was feeling fat and lazy the past few months. The truth is that I had not been exercising enough and was in a spiralling down “food quality” trend. Please indulge me as I divulge my “excuse” for letting myself go . . . It’s been stifling HOT and HUMID here in Nashville for a LOOOONG time, so ex...
This is for anybody considering earning a Real Estate Sales License in Tennessee. I’m writing this today because I am aware that there are MANY newly licensed agents out there who did not do this essential part of launching a successful real estate sales career. Every Real Estate office is unique...
Is playing to win a short-sighted strategy? When we always focus on the WIN, we’re subjecting ourselves to the probability of many disappointments over time. This “WIN or BUST” mindset creates conditions ripe for “Roller-Coaster Performance”. When we win, we are high on life . . . When we lose, w...
The benefits of being “TOO BUSY”  You get to be choosy! When you’re “TOO BUSY”, it’s much easier to say “No!” to “Got a minute?”s. Suddenly the IMPORTANT things become more clear. Focus shifts from “doing what’s on the list” towards the things we “get” to do because they matter (more). You can un...
Who is this about?I took a deep breath (and a walk around the office) before sitting down to write this. I am a member of MANY on-line forums . . . and “real in-person” gatherings. All of them have clearly defined themes which serve a variety of populations. The ones relevant to me are about Open...
Always remember that every new week provides new possibilities. This is vibrant thinking . . . that you might not ever have thought of goals commensurate with your human potential. I’m thinking about “Goals” this morning. Goals can be “Limiting Beliefs” if not coming from the heart. Great markete...
The first time I brought a friend to visit my Father, the first words out of Dad’s mouth were:“Ask me anything – I know EVERYTHING.” Everyone in the family rolled eyeballs and left the scene, so my friend could receive the full “treatment”. Of course, Dad was right . . . He’s always right! Dad’s ...
This is an unapologetic plug for the power of “Time Blocking” Above is my calendar for next week. For years, I resisted the siren call of the practice of Time Blocking. After all, I was pretty much born an entrepreneur which (by definition) translates to being “FREE” to do as I please and ever im...
Don’t be smallAs I was doing my normal Monday “spool-up”, I was overwhelmed. I literally had a moment of panic when I looked at this daunting list of large projects I’m tackling simultaneously.   How can I possibly get all of this done?   Then I remembered that “We are all meant to shine”My panic...
Something breaks . . .You know it’s going to be an expensive fix, and you just paid all of your bills, and you know you don’t have the cash on hand to fix it now . . . What d’ya do? FIGHT? – BLOW UP and Blame it on someone else and make a scene. FLIGHT? – Practice denial and ignore it in hopes it...

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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