Light the Path for Others to Follow

Similar to the delivery of the lyrics below, others hear and see your power when you no longer question being successful. Many of us have experienced our darkest night and needing to walk through the seemingly endless tunnel.

Readjusting to the new normal requires new strategies. Taking this seriously, there will be no need to question being successful. By being up-to-date on the news and the markets, ideas for the next possibilities begin to emerge. The only caution is the new thought is to coincide with our reality.

Upon entering the sales profession, I had no clue how I would ever succeed. Worse, I wasn’t permitted training because it was apparent I would fail. Laughable later, it proved to be good news that sales training wasn’t an option. The sales mandates at the different companies were offensive, in my opinion. Had I been their prospect, I would have slammed the phone down as hard as possible; and today, I would block future calls.

“Successful sales do not occur with active selling.

Solving problems and collaboratively improving circumstances are the higher priorities of clientele. Staying up to date on all of the news is essential for having intelligent conversations.

While some changes may not affect us today, one day, they might. More importantly, the more we remain abreast of news and technology, the better we can build our clientele.

Long ago, Bob Dylan wrote the lyrics, The Times They Are A Changing.
‘Come gather ’round, people
Wherever you roam…
And keep your eyes wide
The chance won’t come a
And don’t speak too soon For the wheel’s still in spin
And there’s no tellin’ who
That it’s namin’
For the loser now
Will be later to win
For the times they are a-changin.’

As an entrepreneur, can you fine-tune what you offer to apply to new industries associated with robotics, artificial intelligence, or the block-chain industry? One article spoke of robotic nurses able to deliver medication to patients in ICU. No matter what industry we represent, it is essential to be up to date with the change occurring around us.

While some changes may not affect us today, one day, they might. The more we remain abreast of news and technology, the better we can build our clientele. Our motivation to stay on top of the news helps to eliminate the need to question being successful.

Many industries are in trouble; they will need to change, or they will no longer be. The one example below include how a savvy restaurant owner is readjusting, and also raising the bar.

Question Being Successful Story:

A Michelin rated restaurant has a unique idea, according to the Washington Post. To maintain both the ambiance in dining at the establishment and social distancing, their thinking out of the box may save them. The owners are bringing in beautifully dressed mannequins and are placing them at specific tables. Diners will feel they are in elegance as they dine while keeping within the distancing guidelines.

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Analyze Do You Question Being Successful?

You will do well to read insights from people like Bill Gates, Elon Musk, and Jeff Bezos. You don’t have to admire them personally, but there is no arguing that the three men built highly successful businesses. The common thread is they are ahead of their time and contribute to a new tomorrow for all of us. As a retail establishment or an entrepreneur, how can you transform your effort into the new world?

As you begin to read about highly successful people and how they built their business, consider the following song lyrics:

I Believe, Mahalia Jackson
I believe for every drop of rain that falls
A flower grows
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night
A candle glows

The power of positive thinking pushes us further than otherwise thought possible. As you continue to tell yourself you will be successful, the determination increases to help make it happen. The only exception is the ability to remain flexible because not everything works out well the first time. And other times, unwanted surprises may hit after the fact.

For example, your dream is to write a book. You are in an excellent environment for alone time and writing what is bottled up inside. The feeling of unleashing your thoughts into a manuscript is exciting and appears to be fulfilling. However, there is another side to becoming an author. Are you prepared to build social followings and become a student of branding, marketing, and search engine optimization?

The bottom line is, are you willing to do what it takes to be successful? As you seriously think about our leaders’ insights, reflect on the ideas you have that were deemed by others as impossible. Is it time to revive those thoughts and create something unique?

The ultimate differentiator is do you question success or believe that you will be successful? When you to come the realization that you will be successful, the doors of opportunity begin to open. Smile with appreciation, as you graciously walk across the threshold.

Sales Tips: Do You Question Being Successful
1. Research new technology and consider how it applies to your work
2. Read the latest of what thought leaders in your industry are doing
3. Keep abreast of the markets and the industries most affected
4. Enjoy a walk in nature while reviewing matters important to you
5. Create a plan to implement new ideas
6. Capture your a-ha moments as you recognize valuable lessons
7. Investigate the better approach
8. Begin the process of trial, error, and revision
9. Omit the question; believe you will be successful
10. Celebrate Success!

Author's Bio: 

Breaking Barriers
Elinor Stutz broke through barriers long before doing so was popular. She defied the theme, “women can’t sell” to become the top producer at every company she ever worked while ignoring attempts to get her to quit.
As 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.
• 2019 Global Business Insights Award ~ Marketing-Communication
• The Wish: A 360… mentors readers on how to build influence.
• 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”