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By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 6
Every day, each and every person on this planet encounters myriad issues and opportunities as we tumble through this thing called life. Even those with the most steadfast commitment to moving forward on a well defined path can easily “lose their way” (or momentum) when confronted with distraction...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
Exuberance is contagious! Exciting stuff (and people) are fun! Fun is infectious . . . attractive and even beautiful. We want to be all that, and we crave hanging out with with people who are lovers of life. Where do we sign up for this exclusive club? This part is the most difficult yet easiest ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 6
When you’re opting in or enrolling in a new subscription, convenience is amazing. On-line enrollment is FAST and EASY and EXCITING! One click from the front facing sales page is the Credit Card entry portal. A few more “selection” clicks, and you’re DONE! Later . . . When you don’t need the servi...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Two kinds of 9 to 5 job Seth Godin NAILED some thoughts I’ve been thinking that I was having difficulty articulating: “The eight-hour workday is precious and humane, and difficult to find in an era of always-on communication.” “the contributor who brings so much emotional energy, thoughtfulness, ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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The Perfection TrapEvery morning, I do a Facebook Live broadcast while driving to the office. This is “raw” (unedited) stream of consciousness thinking spilling out of my (not quite fully awake) brain. Some days are better than others. Here’s a link to Http://BarrysDriveTime.com where you will se...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 7
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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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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 ...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 11
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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 5
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...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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I see far too many people choosing this path of most resistance. These folks age MUCH faster than those who opt for the path least resistance. Not being who you are is exhausting. As is true with all lies, whether they be “innocent little white lies” or “persona/lifestyle lies”, the most difficul...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Pay attention to your surroundings. Be aware of subtle shifts and recurring happenings. Be curious when new and different ideas surface. Be a great “defensive driver” always honing your peripheral vision. Notice new patterns and themes showing up in your life experience. Often, the best opportuni...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
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Some folks might think this happening to be unconscionable! For sure, it does tend to lean towards heresy in the world of Real Estate Sales much less for a Principal Broker embroiled in the day-to-day operation of a highly productive group of elite Home Selling Professionals. Rather than “recreat...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
No matter how dialed in our systems and processes are, we’re still fluid. This is not a choice because everything is always moving. We’ve gotta let go of rigidity and accept the value of being light on our feet – Flexible – nimble – adaptable – adoptable – and less attached to preconceived outcom...

By Barry Owen
(Pareto Realty)
Comments 2
WORTH: the value of something measured by . . . its qualities or by the esteem in which it is held – a literary heritage of great worth –  moral or personal value MERIT, EXCELLENCE What is YOUR worth? What is your worth to others? What is the worth of others to you? Is considering the meaning of...

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