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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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My “Open Space Friend” Paul Levy is brilliant. He said the title of this post. With great efficiency, his stream of consciousness thoughts go places most other minds cannot conceive. He says cool stuff like: “Noticing all the versions of me.” I feel refreshed after every conversation with Paul be...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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As I was walking out of the office to fetch something from the car this morning, I had a frightening thought. The second I heard the office door latch behind me, I remembered that my keys were on my desk. I had departed from the usual routine because I’ve started doing 30 minutes of light exercis...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
The Real Estate Market in the past several years has lulled us into a comfortable state of complacency. We REALTORS could pretty much have our way (and let our home Sellers have THEIR way) when it came to pricing homes . . . It was pretty easy . . . Do a cursory Comparative Market Analysis mostly...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 7
Let’s start with a dictionary definition from         USLegal.com: ‘Imputed knowledge means the knowledge attributed to a party because of his/her position, or his/her relationship with or responsibility for another party. Such knowledge is attributed for the reason that the facts in issue were o...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
“When you’re marketing change, you’re offering a new emotional state, a step closer to the dreams and desires of your customers, not a widget.”(From This Is Marketing by Seth Godin page 78) 4 pages later, he offers some sage advice to REALTORS entitled: “No one is happy to call a real estate brok...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 6
It happens to all of us. Funk sneaks up on ya, and you just don’t want to do “it” anymore. The pile is getting deeper . . . The bills aren’t paying themselves . . . You’re not doing the good-for-you things you know you need to do . . . You feel like you’re spinning your wheels – treading water – ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
Oh my! Why do some people have make things SO difficult? Just when we start getting used to THIS way of doing things, someone feels compelled to CHANGE something. Why can’t we just leave things well enough alone? What we are doing now works . . . It does what it’s s’posed to do and has been doing...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
How many projects on your list are almost completed? Why are they ALMOST completed? What’s happened? At the beginning, you had such great energy for each of these projects and tackled them with vigor. As you approached the finish line, you took your foot off the gas? Was there some other slique, ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Most of the schools in Middle Tennessee are closed today due to the forecast of apocalyptic rainfall. It’s not so much the rain that’s the concern . . . It’s the VOLUME of water that’ll be deluging the creeks and Rivers and the low points. One might wonder why we Nashvillians can’t seem to figur...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
I relentlessly preach the importance of being held accountable. There seems to be some unwritten code that forbids the “followers” from holding the “leaders” accountable. I guess this is a perk of being the “BOSS”, eh? So . . . who, then, DOES hold the “leader” accountable? What leaders out there...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
When in your place of business doing your thing called “work”, interruptions of any kind are counter-productive, right? So . . . why do we allow them? My prescription for optimal personal and professional performance calls for 2-3 hours of FOCUS at a high level of INTENSITY during that time when ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
All of us have different ways to measure our success. For some, it’s fulfillment, Happiness . . . a feeling of accomplishment.   Some others are all about the numbers (Business-centric) . . . Number of calls dialed, conversations had, conversions to appointments, then conversions to client, then ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Thor got loose last night . . . Thor is the innocent looking one on the left. He’s got a great, loving disposition. Looks can be deceiving! There’s a veritable hellion imprisoned in that calm and endearing presence. 90% of the time, he oozes with love and affection. The other 10% of the time, he’...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Throwing money at marketing to see if it’ll stick ain’t the path of least resistance to a successful business. Every day, I “run the gauntlet” of ads and connection requests from “Marketers” on Facebook, Linkedin, Email, text . . . They all promise the same thing. If I give them (Enough) money, t...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
I arrived at the office at exactly the right time this morning. It was a smooth morning. The dogs and I had a great walk – Breakfast – Still a little “High” on a huge win yesterday . . . and LOTS of great things scheduled for today. I turned on the computer and entered my log-in PIN . . . The scr...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 1
Let’s go ahead and declare it to be Spring! Sure! We could get a blast of cold air during one of these Spring showers resulting in ICE or SNOW, but I’m thinking it won’t be much more than a 1 day inconvenience. My property (Owen Hollow) is full of buds and new growth popping up everywhere. There’...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
You know those days when you think you’re doing something (EVERYTHING) wrong? The results of your efforts don’t seem to be “all that”, and your perception is that other professionals in your field of expertise are knocking balls out of the ball park. Self doubt creeps in, and we crave validation....

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 4
You are your own megaphone! Who are you broadcasting yourself to be? Will you admit to being influenced by: Digital peer pressure? “Independence brings freedom, but also responsibility.” Seth Godin hits the nail on the head . . . AGAIN! Do you have an awareness that, in many ways, you choose to d...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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This is a bow to intentional living. A while back . . . in my younger days . . . I was in a very unhealthy cycle of life. I only had 2 speeds . . . Full-tilt and near-death. Working 80+ hour weeks and partying like a rock star . . . It was a veritable 24/7/30/365 all out pursuit to squeeze every ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 3
Every day I hear of another friend striking out on a new entrepreneurial pursuit/career. BRAVO! For sure, there’s plenty of opportunity for smart, hard working folks with great big, shiny new ideas. I know because I did it myself in 1993 as a full time Real Estate Sales Professional. Back then, I...

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