1st day of Fall – Turn the page

Many folks use this Fall and Winter season creeping up on us as an excuse for lots of things.

“Business ALWAYS slows down after schools start.”

“Just one holiday after another disrupt the normal flow for most people.”

“These dark months bring on seasonal depression . . . What’s the point in working when everyone is depressed?”


All I can say is:

“Do NOT let this happen to you this year!”

You’ve got WAY too much to gain by staying 100% on your game beginning NOW . . . Harvest your fields now and evaluate your yield. Think about where you’ve been and where you are going . . . and how you intend to get there.

The best “BLAH killer” I know is hanging out with good people, so I am going to prescribe some medicine for you . . . Start this routine and you’ll strike a pace and a momentum that will carry you and your business through whatever motivational challenges await in the coming Fall and Winter months.

Simply . . . BE WITH PEOPLE! (and be nice)

Don’t let a day go by when you haven’t met face to face with a minimum of 2 PEOPLE  . . . a REAL encounter (30 minutes to an hour) to talk about . . . well, ANYTHING.

I’m not all wrapped up in these meetings being about business or personal . . . I’m actually OK with a meeting that has no defined purpose other than to meet.

It’s fairly common knowledge that humans need social stimulation to maintain sanity. Prisoners in isolation lose their minds in a matter of days . . . We need to be with other people in order to sustain our effectiveness.

So . . . no matter what’s going on in your life . . . pledge to yourself that every single day you will intentionally meet with 2 people . . . This “BLAH free diet” will do wonders for your psyche . . . and your personal and professional effectiveness will stay sharp.

With practice comes excellence – Get out there and practice Human interaction every day 🙂

I’m just sayin’



OBTW – Facebook, Texting, IMing . . . none of those count . . . Get OFF the computer and go hug someone 🙂


About Barry Owen

Residential Real Estate Principal Broker and Founder of Pareto Realty, LLC. Creating the quintessential real estate firm with emphasis on "Live, Work, & Play" balance . . . and a true Performance Oriented environment for Real Estate Professionals. Serving the Real estate needs of Home Buyers and Sellers in Middle Tennessee.
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