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  • Don’t Try to Stop Me!

    How well do others know you?

    Have others ever questioned the why and how you behave in a particular way? Is there a consistency to your behavior that has resulted in a methodical routine for you? Once you recognize this about yourself, you will have defined your personal brand. And upon so doing, it will become easier and easier to achieve your goals.

    Obstacles to what we are trying to accomplish arise more frequently than desired but it is the creative and positive mindset that allows us to overcome what is standing in our way. The biggest differentiator for success is to not allow frustration to get in the way. Frustration is the half-way point of either being blocked or possessing the ability to achieve what is next required in order to move forward.

    “Joanne” required assistance from a State Representative because she was caught “in the system”. Not able to get an explanation as to why a new State license did not come through, although she had passed the required examination, Joanne decided her next step was to stop by the Capitol building to ask for help. Everyone familiar with Joanne knew not to discourage her made up mind to make a bold statement. However, the assistant did admonish Joanne for having interrupted the normal routine. Be aware that interruption frequently finds a solution.

    In this case, the interruption paid off. Joanne waited in the office while the needed calls were made by an authority figure. Once completed, the assistant helping agreed Joanne was well within her rights because otherwise she would have been forever stalemated. Now Joanne is able to move forward with her career and help put food on the table for her family.

    To further enhance this theme of becoming unstoppable, I ask if your grand vision is scary at all? Over the years, leaders have said if you aren’t the least bit scared, your vision isn’t grand enough.

    Most of us have deeply held visions that we do not share with others. Many go about their day-to-day activities without a direct connection to making that vision achievable. But when you strive to take miniscule steps each and every day such as education, trial and error, and pursuit to get to that vision, eventually all of the pieces put in place will come together as a complete puzzle.

    The question becomes, what will the picture of your puzzle look like? When you know the answer to this question, it becomes far easier to craft all the pieces of the puzzle to keep you headed in the right direction. The picture or vision begins to come into focus and the fear begins to subside.

    Now that you have the entire vision mentally pieced together, and you determine to become unstoppable, those who once stood in your way will step aside.

    In the end, when you look back to see what you have achieved, it will all seem as if it were a Smooth Sale!


    Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, (800) 704-1499; was designated as a “Top 25 Sales Influencer for 2012.” Elinor authored the International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results”, Sourcebooks and best selling, “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews”, Career Press.


    Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored three books: The International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results”, and her second best-selling book, “HIRED!” stems from community service. Stutz' newest book, "The Wish: A 360 Business Development Process to Fuel Sales" provides readers with a comprehensive plan for building a global audience. Kred ranks Stutz as a Top 1% influencer; CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter”. She speaks and consults worldwide.

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