Do You Use Inspiration To Move You Forward ?

Upon finding yourself facing stress, it is best to use inspiration to move you forward. The goal is to eliminate allowing negativity to dominate our minds and potentially harm our health. By maintaining a positive mindset during the worst of times, possibilities may occur that otherwise would remain non-existent.

Inspiration to move you forward can arrive in many forms. It’s up to each of us to recognize what will inspire us to continue our momentum. As we focus on a hobby, exercise, or nature, and allow our minds to roam, ideas come forth for improving tomorrow. Like-minded friends and peers are also an excellent source for driving concentration on our future.

Never Give Up! Find a better way to proceed, and persevere until you prove to yourself, Yes, I Can!

Entrepreneurs and those in the sales profession can use their everyday conversations as primary examples for speaking with clientele. A relaxing and inquisitive style promotes a more in-depth discussion. Accordingly, you also build a better pipeline of opportunity. Soon others will turn to you to be their source of inspiration.

My Story

Music has always been my go-to source for taking my mind off of the mundane. Even when I exercise, lyrics come to me as I attempt to relieve the repetitious regimen. As I listened to the news, I thought about the lyrics, ‘Up On The Roof’ by The Drifters. Oh, how I wished that I could escape up on the roof!

“When this old world starts getting me down
And people are just too much for me to face
I climb way up to the top of the stairs
And all my cares just drift right into space
On the roof, it’s peaceful as can be
And there the world below can’t bother me
Let me tell you now…”

Combating A Lack of Focus

I find the following three factors help me to overturn any lack of focus:

1. Recalling my long-distant future goal

I then pay attention to what is in place today and what needs to change for tomorrow. For this reason, I suggest always having a flexible plan of action in place.

2.  Keeping up to date on the latest technology updates

First, I attempt to read and understand news articles each day regarding the newest developments and trends. Next, I ask younger family members in the know about their perspectives. Not everything matches my initial understanding. But similar to negotiation, I attempt to co-join the ideas the best I may.

3. Last, I attempt to incorporate what I hear, see and read into an updated business approach.

I wonder how companies will include a standard of ethics with robotics, artificial intelligence, and blockchain. I frequently read that there is a dilemma around implementing ethics into the latest technologies. Years ago, there was concern about ‘big brother watching you.’ Today, the reality is here as we read more about facial recognition and cameras on the streets, watching people wherever we may go.

We can find the news terrifying and depressing, while others can take action by putting the dilemmas to better use. Some are working on how they may best incorporate a standard of ethics into the new technologies. The more creative and activist types can work with government officials to regulate how the latest developments maintain a standard of integrity and ethics.

Apply The Good and Bad To Client Conversations

Upon meeting with clientele, apply the principle of using inspiration to move you forward. it’s good to ask how they adapt to the new, and concerns they may have with moving forward. For a more robust conversation, inquire how their employees are adapting to the updates. As the conversations grow to be more in-depth, the possibilities for business grow, too.  The reason is, it appears that everyone is in need of inspiration.

We can further the conversation by inquiring about our prospects’ goals and timelines. Just as we review what may be holding us back and uncover the fix, we can discuss the same with clients. Everyone craves attention. Upon asking thoughtful and caring questions, we stand out from the many other representatives.

When others see us as doing our best to understand their circumstances, they begin paying attention to us. A thoughtful conversation and follow-up, as we promise, leads to our desired returning and referring clientele.


Elinor Stutz
Elinor Stutz
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”.

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