Do You Think About Community?

More than ever, many of us do think about community during the pandemic.  Restriction on activities has more people than ever in need of support and knowing that others care.  The opportunity is here to provide our support however we can.

We each can provide support for a community is similar to goal setting for business, getting hired, and what we wish to achieve in our lifetime.

As we think about community, the top goal is to give thought to the one that will be most appropriate for our talent and then drill down to find a better connection.

My Story

I wrote about the corporate world in a previous post—my reward for being the top sales producer by tripling my quota for the next year.  Dealing with job interviews became a yearly event.  In my mind, the job interview process is very similar to making a sale.  Accordingly, I helped many people acquire the jobs they desired.

But there are other elements of the corporate story that continue to have me think about community.  The time is now to work on the change I wish to see.  Three of the factors that hold importance to me are:

  • Equal Pay
  • Inclusion
  • Diversity

As a white woman, I was beside myself about the corporate setting’s lack of equality (s).  The pay was so insulting; I was advised to take a 100% commission, knowing that I was fully capable of selling.  And there were times where I should have asked how do you spell ‘Inclusion?’

However, my concerns must be minimal as we compare experiences to varying ethnic backgrounds and skin color.  The question here is, how does each company define ‘diversity?’

Our New Year is underway, and it is time for significant change.  Complaints never accomplish anything other than people wanting to stay far away.  Each person can make a difference, whether small or huge.  And together, we can hop over the roadblocks standing in our way. Our voice counts, and it’s time we speak up.

Elinor Stutz
Elinor Stutzhttps://smoothsale.net/
Elinor Stutz broke through barriers long before doing so was popular. Against all odds she defied the theme, “women can’t sell” to become the top producer at every company she ever worked all the while ignoring attempts to get her to quit. Faced with an irreparably broken neck, Stutz paid attention to two visions as they appeared before her while on the stretcher. In the moment, she negotiated a full recovery with the promise to be of service to communities at large. As the CEO of Smooth Sale, Stutz adapted the motto, “Believe, Become, Empower.” Stutz is a motivational/inspirational speaker, author, and sales trainer. Stutz’ first book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building that Gets Results is an International Best-Seller. Her second book, HIRED! has helped many secure their desired jobs. The Wish: A 360… mentors readers on how to build influence. 2019 Global Business Insights Award. Marketing-Communication 2019 Top Salesperson Listing. The Smooth Sale blog is rated as a Top Sales Blog. Kred declared Elinor to be A Top 1% Influencer. @RiseBoarders ranks Stutz as a Top Sales Guru. Tenfold lists “Top 65 women Business Influencers”. CEO Magazine Declares “One of the brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter”.