Today is the day I saddle up and ride into town to visit the Tennessee Real Estate Commission to acquire the new firm license for Pareto Realty, LLC.
Sure! There’s some trepidation, and I have had several people ask me questions like:
“How could you even THINK about opening a new real estate firm in times like these?”
“How do YOU know how to do all of this setting up a company stuff?”
“How sure are you that your concept will succeed?”
There have been times when I’ve asked myself these questions and the truth is that my vision of what this company represents in the landscape of Real Estate Firms across the lands has been consistent and unwavering. I SO believe in this concept of creating a home for “The Vital Few” REALTORS whose commitment in life and business is one of performance, that I have had little fear of gaining enough traction to get this baby off the ground . . . Even in the worst of times.
In my view, “performance” is about a LOT more than how many sales a professional completes . . . it’s about finding a personal and professional rhythm such that life is in a state of FLOW . . . with fluidity and agility and ease of adaptation in an ever-transforming environment.
What better time to introduce an “animal” like this than a time of uncertainty?
Pareto Realty will be an anchor, a home base, a safe place, a harbor . . . where folks can come to rejuvenate and re-supply, and re-tool, and find camaraderie with other professionals of like mind.
Our office (when completed) is designed to be a “Mini-Google office” . . . Check out this video tour to catch the flavor
So . . . How do I know how to do all of this?
Funny thing is . . . I don’t . . . I started with this big vision because every one of my mentors has always told me that great things comes from taking responsibility for what you care about . . . and are fueled by pure passion.
My Father Harrison Owen developed a concept known as Open Space Technology (which he says is simply something he discovered that is always (and always has been) present in the world). His premise is that everything is in perpetual transformation and the world is one in which self-organization is the natural order of business.
the “problem” with humans is that they keep getting in the way of self-organization by their incessant (egotistical) need to CONTROL what simply cannot be controlled.
Open Space Technology has 4 Principles:
Whoever comes are the right people
Whenever it starts is the right time
Whatever happens is the only thing that could have
When it’s over, It’s OVER
and 1 Law – the Law of 2 Feet
If at any time you find yourself in a place where you are neither contributing nor receiving anything of value than it is YOUR responsibility to take yourself to a place where you CAN contribute and/or receive.
I also tend to mix in the ideas from Angeles Arrien with her fourFold Way
The Way of the Warrior or Leader is to show up, or choose to be present. (Take Responsibility)
The Way of the Healer or Caretaker is to pay attention to what has heart and meaning. (Follow Passion)
The Way of the Visionary or Creative Problem Solver is to tell the truth without blame or judgment. (Be Authentic)
The Way of the Teacher or Counselor is to be open to outcome, not attached to outcome. (Let it go)
Optimum health is expressed in most cultures as a balance in all four areas: Leading, Healing, Visioning, and Teaching.
so . . .
What I’ve learned from all of this is that when the vision of something is clear and passion is high, we tend to worry less about how we are going to get “there” . . . Some folks would say it’s dependent upon “Faith” or luck . . . that we just turn it over to God . . . which goes right back to Dad’s notion that when we stop trying to be so darned controlling of everything, things WILL simply happen through self-organization.
Besides . . . Isn’t luck when preparation meets opportunity?
It’s never crossed my mind that Pareto Realty will not succeed because of the roots from which it derives. I believe the right people will show up . . . that this is EXACTLY the right time for it . . . Excitement is high . . . and the “status quo” is OVER with respect the way things have always been in this market and economy.
I say that in times like these – If you have an itch . . . SCRATCH IT!
Do you have a vision of something great that you are suppressing “for a better time”?
Have you considered the notion that NOW might be the right time?
I’m just sayin”
Looking forward to serving home Buyers and sellers in Middle Tennessee impeccably and creating the quintessential environment for real estate professionals at Pareto Realty