Pronoia: A Better Way to Look at Life

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Yesterday I finsihed reading The Sell - The secrets to selling anything to anyone by Fredrik Eklund. Towards the end of the book Fredrik talks about the concept of Pronoia.

Pronoia is defined as being the opposite of paranoia, it is the sense that there is a conspriracy that exists to help the person succeed in life. 

I love the concept, the book gives an example of a delayed flight at an airport. Instead of getting upset like most people do, think of it as a chance to call your grandma and say hi. The universe intervined to help you get something you have been thinking of doing for awhile done.

If we all took that approach to life, perhaps we can be a little happier and less stressed. I am going to try this concept, but I am sure it will not always work.

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Content By: Stefan Winter

Stefan Winter runs a real estate team in Las Vegas called Winter Group at Keller Williams Realty.


Stefan and his business partner Blanca Barajas also own a successful marketing consulting firm, as well as a real estate Podcast & course called Keys To Real Estate Leads. Stefan now spends his time expanding his real estate brand to other cities including Chicago, Columbus, Dayton and in 2016 Dusseldorf, Germany. 


The Keys to Real Estate Leads Podcast (coming Oct. 5th, 2015) will focus on interviewing top agents and real estate professionals on branding, marketing, and becoming mega agents in any market. Keys to Real Estate Leads also offers a course that teaches agents how to dominate and stand out from the crowed in the noisy online world as well as helping agent NOT BUY LEADS! 


The course covers everything from building a professional website, building landing pages, and generating tons of leads from Facebook, Google and other online sources. If you want to succeed, it is a great investment that teaches you how to do every part of online lead generation and does not just keep selling you products.


Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

Stefan, how delightful for all of us to take a moment to re-think when we are offered an opportunity to look at something in a different manner, instead of seeing strife, we see it as opportunity. I loved your example! 

Aug 05, 2015 03:03 PM
Tamara Schuster
Naperville Glen Ellyn Lisle Plainfield Wheaton Illinois - Naperville, IL
Realtor Broker - Naperville

Wonderful the way to look at life.

Aug 05, 2015 04:24 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Thursday morning Stephan. I too like the concept. I will have to order this book from Amazon.

Aug 05, 2015 07:24 PM
Conrad Allen
Re/Max Professional Associates - Webster, MA
Webster, Ma, Realtor

Hi Stefan.  We are what we think.  Great concept.  I never heard the word before.

Aug 05, 2015 08:29 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

This sounds like a great book - we can't have a positive life if all of our thoughts are negative.

Aug 06, 2015 06:17 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Thanks for sharing the information  for the book . . . . The Sell - The Secrets to Selling to Anyone . . . . by Fredrick Eklund. The sounds like interesting reading.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Aug 06, 2015 08:31 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Pronoia is going to be my favorite new word.

Aug 15, 2015 11:12 AM