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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
We all get into “FUNKS” occasionally! Think back to your most recent funk and think about how that affected you. Your mind awash with doom and gloom and negative self talk. Words like “Can’t” and “foolish” and “Stupid” and “I know better than to have done this” “What have I gotten myself into?” T...
When you’ve got a great reason to move! Around this time of year, all of us REALTORS go to parties and gatherings, and pretty much everyone we see asks: “How’s the Real Estate Market?” I respond: “The real estate market is GREAT! Why do you ask? Are you contemplating a move?” Often, the response ...
The World Happiness Festival 2020 is published to be March 16-22, 2020 . . .BUT . . . It’s already under way and gaining momentum in Nashville, TNI'm pinching myself to be sure this isn't a dream . . . I have earned the amazing opportunity to Host the World Happiness Festival 2020 - Nashville Ago...
Auto-RenewalThis week, 3 Auto-Renewal notices will save me over $500 in 2020. 2 of the 3 were services to which I knowingly subscribed . . . The 3rd was a service I didn’t even know I was paying. Apparently, I opted in to a “Free Trial” and failed to cancel within the prescribed 30 days. That got...
Let’s GO!When you stumble into a fabulous new “concept” that you’re SO excited about that you cannot suppress your enthusiasm, DON’T hold yourself (and others) back. A few weeks ago at the World Open Space on Open Space, I met a cool guy from Portugal. His name is Luis Gallardo , and he is the Ha...
Since 2015 . . . Seth Godin has posted this post on the Monday before Thanksgiving! Every year, I forward this to everyone I know because I believe that, whether you read any part of this message or do the whole gambit of reading it around the Thanksgiving Table, good will come.Happy Thanksgiving...
In short . . . Your “Bearing” is where you are relative to a known point. . . circumstance, condition, disposition . . . and so on. My first exposure to this homonym (Word with multiple meanings) was relative to “Military Bearing” (see below article from the US Army). Even as Boot Camp Cadets (19...
My personal rule is not to buy on impulse. Often, the Universe conspires to cause me to violate this rule. There are some times when I am unsuspecting and vulnerable to these “attacks”. I fall for the “GREAT DEAL!” or “If you don’t buy this NOW, you’re gonna miss a HUGE opportunity because suppli...
Inviting conversationIn your daily interactions, how many of the words you speak are inviting conversation? Monologue or Dialogue? Do you tend to talk TO – AT – or WITH most other people? Do you find yourself conversing differently with different people? For those people you talk TO or AT, why no...
Well – That digital experiment was entertainingIf you’re still playing the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) game, STOP! The odds are VERY slim that you’ll be discovered as a result of the time, energy, and money you’re squandering. Consider Seth Godin’s post this morning: The Google tax Here are ...

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