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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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People who live low quality lives, by definition, underperform in their jobs. Stress, anxiety, exhaustion, always ON 24/7/365 are recipes for crash and burn. So often (especially in the Real Estate Sales Industry), I hear of “Professionals” who take great pride in the fact that they are working 1...
08/11/2020
What if The darn thing isn’t doing what I bought it to do? When I buy a drill with all of the myriad bits, I expect each bit to reliably create a hole of the size promised on the etching. When the sole cashier gets in the weeds (too many people in line), we expect the management to do something a...
08/10/2020
Have you watched many soccer games? I have . . . Literally hundreds in the period of over a decade of my 2 daughters playing. Throughout all of those years, I learned a LOT about focus. The really talented soccer players weren’t always the strongest or fastest. The high performers were the ones w...
08/07/2020
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08/06/2020
You can’t waste something you don’t possess. We have full access to ALL of the time all the time. Time is always free and available for all of us equally. We cannot hoard, save, squander, buy, sell, give, take, offer, steal, burn. bend, shape . . . time. For eons, we humans have boldly named and ...
08/05/2020
I’m aging but feeling younger. You might wonder if I’ve found the fountain of youth? Nope! I’ve substantially minimized worry in my life. What’s the secret sauce? It boils down to expectations. When we expect to be surprised, we’re more apt to let go of limitations. This is mere acknowledgement t...
08/04/2020
3 important players for any/every project . . . The Visionary imagines some potential in a scenario. The timing seems right to explore the possibilities, so the Visionary does what visionaries do with all exciting new ideas . . . A few days of dreaming . . . putting some pen to paper . . . playin...
08/03/2020
When something seems too good to be true, it’s time to investigate. Often, these “too good to be true opportunities” turn out to be all hat no cattle. I don’t take pleasure in being the party pooper who doesn’t immediately CELEBRATE these apparent windfalls, but it’s in my DNA – I’m wary of happe...
07/31/2020
We humans like to think we are worthy. We live our lives toiling to bring value to other people and myriad “enterprises” worthy – having or showing the qualities or abilities that merit recognition in a specified way enterprise – a project undertaken or to be undertaken, especially one that is im...
07/30/2020
How Many Decisions Do We Make Each Day? In this Psychology Today article, Eva M. Krockow Ph.D. says: “In fact, some sources suggest that the average person makes an eye-popping 35,000 choices per day. Assuming that most people spend around seven hours per day sleeping and thus blissfully choice-f...
07/29/2020
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