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    Looking at the biggest picture possible for what you wish to ultimately accomplish will help you to develop a robust plan to make it happen. Notably, your grand vision is more likely to be achieved if it comes from a deeply rooted desire to see it come to life. It is something you carry with you each day and night.

    Goal setting has little meaning unless the process is attached to your ultimate vision.

    2 Essential Elements

    Follow up is the first element that gives meaning to the effort of goal setting. And it is the follow-through that demonstrates you possess a personal brand worthy of trust and an offer to move forward. This is when the more serious conversations with prospective clients will take place that lead to sales.

    Dealing with Setbacks

    When circumstances appear to be bleak however, it is helpful to listen to thought different from your own. The reason is our usual actions have us stalled while new thought will help to get out from under. Alternative action just might ease the burden and help to regain hope for an improved tomorrow.

    If you are struggling with a current situation, turn to your close friends with whom you may confide to ease the situation. Communicating with a trusted friend, and one who possesses entirely different thought may quite possibly give you the insight you need.

    Advance More Quickly

    Enhance your long-term vision with a comprehensive plan to acquire the skill sets still needed to be learned. Consider the one goal you absolutely wish to achieve by the end of this year. Write it down. Underneath list the keywords that come to mind for associated projects to be implemented.

    Your Plan

    Of all the projects that come to mind, which will require help or would make good use of a collaborative effort? List the people who share your values for conducting business and are able to help.

    Prioritize the projects, and then prioritize the people to contact. Before you launch into what you have in mind, inquire as to their new ideas for the coming year. By being the one to ask first, you might improve your original idea of how you may work together. Should this prove to be the case, synergy will develop and the project may find a life of its own.

    As you begin to learn and implement a new skill set, consider which aspects you find to be most appealing. Decide which are complementary and best-suited for what you already have in place.

    Your Big Picture

    Remember to not just add the newfound skills to your repertoire, but also embolden the entire plan. Always have your eyes on the bigger picture. In this case, it’s about having a well-run operation whereby each segment supports all the rest. This becomes known as your power branding program and will make an enormous difference in your outcome.

    Following these guidelines will enable you to achieve goals quickly and enjoy the Smooth Sale!

    Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, was honored by Open View Labs with inclusion in their international list of “Top 25 Sales Influencers for 2012.” Elinor authored the International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results”, Sourcebooks and the best selling career book, “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews”, Career Press. She provides team sales training, private coaching and highly acclaimed inspirational keynotes for conferences. Elinor is available for consultation. 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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