The Last Few Weeks Have Changed My Life

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The last 45 days have changed my life a lot. In early November my girlfriends dad was diagnosed with colon cancer. We spent most of November visiting various doctors and specialists with surgery happening on November 30th. The surgery went well, the cancer had not spread yet so all in all it went very well. This week after my girlfriends mother went to the hospital and ended up having surgery to remove her gallbladder.

The entire thing really got me thinking about my own legacy, what I want to accomplish and how quickly everything can change.


The biggest take away is to give more value to all of you with more free training to hopefully help everyone improve business. My believe is that we as real estate professionals can help our clients the best, it is not the Zillow's, Trulia's or's of the world that can help.


So this coming week stay tuned for some great and free training that can hopefully help you in 2016, follow me on Facebook here to be the first to know. 


The other thing that has changed is to just make sure I reach every goal I have in life and not procrastinate another day. 

As we learned in Ferris Buelers day of "life can move pretty fast, if you don't stop and look around once and awhile you could miss it"

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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.


Comments (21)

Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Stefan, I'm glad that everyone's surgeries turned out good and I'm sorry that your family had to endure so much in such a short period of time.

Dec 12, 2015 10:34 AM
Stefan Winter

Thank you Ryan!

Dec 13, 2015 01:16 PM
Ed (Edward) Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

Those are some eye opening events that are too close to you.  It is the passage of time but some of the diseases are just too scary

Dec 12, 2015 11:37 AM
Stefan Winter

It really is, hopefully 2016 brings a little less stress.

Dec 13, 2015 01:16 PM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

Stefan Winter, I'm glad that the surgeries went well.  I think your training will be a great asset. 

Dec 12, 2015 12:31 PM
Stefan Winter

Thank you, hope to see you at some of our free trainings coming up!

Dec 13, 2015 01:19 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Life many times will show us what is really important if we stop and listen

Dec 12, 2015 12:48 PM
Stefan Winter

Life really does, thank you.

Dec 13, 2015 01:19 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Stefan. My take away is different. Life is short and precious so value people the most.

Dec 12, 2015 10:49 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

Wishing better health for your loved ones Stefan and for a prosperous 2016 in business!

Dec 13, 2015 12:31 AM
Stefan Winter

Thank you Wanda, we will make 2016 an amazing year and I hope you do the same.

Dec 13, 2015 01:18 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your experience. Those of us who enjoy good health need to count our blessings every day.

Members of ActiveRain will benefit from your new training.

Dec 13, 2015 09:33 AM
Stefan Winter

I hope they do Roy, thank you for the kind words.

Dec 13, 2015 01:18 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Stefan the dominant impressions in our lives change our relationships and improve our outlook on life....Endre

Dec 13, 2015 10:01 AM
Stefan Winter

They really do, it has been stressful, but I think it will lead to a better 2016 for everyone.

Dec 13, 2015 01:18 PM
Claude Labbe
RLAH / @properties - Washington, DC
Realty for Your Busy Life

Glad it went well.  A few days ago, I was telling someone I was profoundly happy, and he wanted to drill and ask "why".

It really is the truly simple things....knowing I've helped someone, made someone smile, taught someone, protected someone (or their interest), been an audience for someone.  Truly simple, if you think about it.

Good luck to your g/f and to her Dad.

Dec 13, 2015 10:24 AM
Stefan Winter

Thank you Claude, the simple things you don't even notice until things go wrong.

Dec 13, 2015 01:17 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Good to see that your back on tract.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 13, 2015 10:56 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Not always, but sometimes the older you get the faster these things happen too.

Dec 14, 2015 01:09 AM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

Hello Stefan Winter 

Life can change in the blink of an eye.  Wishing you and yours a healthy 2016, and the very best to your business too!

Dec 14, 2015 09:22 AM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


Focus forward . . . . and stay strong.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 14, 2015 12:28 PM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Life can definitely change in a blink of an eye, Stefan. Glad to hear things went well.  

Dec 15, 2015 12:32 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

My dad was diagnosed with colon cancer at 90 years old. He elected to not go through surgery or chemotherapy. He lived to almost 94 and was not in pain. He loved living and set a good example for making the best of every day. 

Dec 18, 2015 10:52 PM
Roger D. Mucci
Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092 - Euclid, OH
Lets shake things up at your home today!

Oh how I can relate.....your loved ones and you and your girlfriend are in my thoughts and prayers Stefan.

Dec 19, 2015 01:02 PM
Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC


I hope everything is going well.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 20, 2015 09:43 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Best wishes to you and your family for a very happy holiday season.


Dec 20, 2015 07:41 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Life does move pretty fast Stefan, amazingly fast, I do regret all the days that I have wasted over the years.

Dec 21, 2015 12:25 PM
Geoff Horrocks

Does anyone know what happened to Stefan? He disappeared a couple months ago.

Aug 20, 2016 07:38 AM