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    What has been on your mind, recently?

    Have you been thinking about writing a book, earning an advanced degree or looking to advance your career? If the hectic winter schedule got in the way, then the good news is summer months are here allowing us to slow down a bit affording us time to focus on what we would truly like to do.

    Tackle the bigger ones

    Over the course of my career, the slower months consistently proved to be the best time to tackle bigger projects that will make a difference in the outcome of your year. Additionally, I have become a big believer in listening to my intuition. As we allow ourselves to relax, our thoughts come forward with new ideas to move business forward. We must listen to the passion inside of us to follow-through on what our hearts are telling us to make the most of the summer months.

    How about you? Take a moment to reconsider what has been on your mind.

    photoShould you have a list of several items, take the time to prioritize the order of importance. Next prioritize the easy versus the more challenging ideas. For this step consider the learning curve, implementation and all help that may be required. Are there monetary issues to be considered too? You may need to re-prioritize once you consider all of the pros and cons of each of your potential projects.

    Win small, win fast

    I always advise you undertake the easiest projects first to get them achieved quickly. In turn, this will motivate you to take on the more difficult tasks. However, if you know full well that one particular idea resonates with you more than all the rest, then that is the one that you should pursue first. Get the help you need to bring it to life and create a project that draws attention to your business.

    Learn, experiment, assess

    The end result of continually setting goals in this manner and achieving one by one is that your clientele begins watching you in amazement. My own experience began 8 years ago. Within the first year, I was asked, “How is your business advancing at lightning speed?” Just today I was asked by a person much younger than I, “What kind of vitamins are you on?”

    These questions convey part of my brand in that I know how to get things done and people can count on me to help them move forward too. As a trainer, this is very important. And the projects themselves complement one another so that my brand becomes obvious to everyone.

    List the rewards you expect to see from the completion of the project. Are the rewards motivating enough to get you started? Expand your list of possibilities and reward. The next step is implementing your decision. Marketing your project begins at the moment of decision. Begin telling everyone about your project to generate interest and elevate your enthusiasm to see it through to completion. Celebration is awaiting your call!

    For months, the idea of a third book has been brewing in the back of my mind. With updated marketing techniques through social media and video, my first two books continue to sell well. My new story will tie the threads of those books together with the new and shed new insight on business strategies for today’s world. My goal is to have the book completed by end of summer.

    Your new projects and communicating the work together serve to build your brand and many ‘a Smooth Sale!’


    Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, LLC authored the International Best-Selling book, “Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results” and “HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews”. She provides team sales training, private coaching, and Inspirational keynotes for conferences to standing ovations. Elinor is available for consultation. Visit www.smoothsale.net / Call (800) 704-1499 today.

    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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