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Are You Ready to Apply the Brakes To Your Career?
Elinor Stutz  --   Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru Elinor Stutz -- Top One Percent Influencer and Sales Performance Guru
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Dateline: Washington, DC
Friday, January 20, 2023


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Are You Ready to Apply the Brakes To Your Career?

Applying the brakes to your career refers to stopping to examine it from all angles to determine if you are on the track you desire. But it does not imply quitting, as that may result in deep regret.

Typically, we move through life in stages as we embrace maturity, education, and our careers. But it is never a straight path to achieving all that we desire, and often, it is due to interruption without warning. The buyout of Twitter last year created the need for many employees to seek work elsewhere. Today, the announcement is that Google’s parent company, Alphabet, will cut 12,000 jobs. The only control employees possess in this environment is to answer the question, is it time to apply the brakes to your career?

Applying the brakes to your career does not necessarily translate to quitting, although that is an option. It can also infer taking the time to give a more meaningful approach to your work. For our sanity, we must continually review our values and priorities to ensure we match them with the work others expect of us.

The main caution is entrepreneurship, or retirement may sound like glorious dreams, but the reality is not always the case. The irony is that many who retire too early or choose entrepreneurial work now glorify being back in the corporate workspace, forgetting the other side of reality that may include dark spaces.

My Story

Before entering the sales profession, I was advised that I have the personality of a salesperson. Of course, I had to ask whether the statement was a compliment or an insult, but over time, if nothing else, it was accurate! Selling was always a natural style of communicating for me. 

Goal Achievement

Achieving my goals for any endeavor comes naturally, as I prioritize them daily. Forgetting one goal is inconceivable, and the constant reminder puts each at the forefront to save wasting time for completion. Doing so adds emphasis to focusing on what matters most. The twice-daily review (morning and evening) entails underlying advantages; most notable are the underlying efficiencies. Each strategy plays into the next; the extra efficiencies allow for an increase in productivity. The rise in productivity contributes to brand recognition and further business growth.

In the sales environment, the essential factor behind goal achievement is to earn substantial commissions and earn recognition plus awards in the office. However, as an entrepreneur, goal achievement is vital to attract collaborative partnerships and selectively grow networks for branding, marketing, and sales. Note that ‘selecting’ does not mean being discriminatory but working with those with similar values, goals, and ideals. On the other hand, we need to be aware of opposing thought to keep our eyes, ears, and mind open to missed details and ideas that can spur further growth. Inclusive thought for refining our belief systems is also essential for achieving our foreseeable goals and moving far beyond.

A Return to Entrepreneurship

Relief was mine the day I realized the need to re-enter corporate sales faded away. Through the years prior, I enjoyed a couple of varying entrepreneurships; the joy being in the people I met and with whom I worked. One big part of the enjoyment was that my talent was appreciated and recommended to others instead of meanly dismissing my ideas. 

Revising Methods

We all recognize that methods, technology, and society change more rapidly with time. Building a business used to be straightforward with less stress involvement. Today, we need to combine disciplines, cross-training skill sets, and understand the A.I. updates and how they may affect us tomorrow.

Give and Receive

It is more crucial than ever to associate with people who seemingly have more experience and talent than us. Doing so allows us to learn beyond all expectations. Joining a specialized network, contributing to a community, and deliberately seeking insights from people globally put us on an accelerated path to learning.

Your Story: Are You Ready to Apply the Brakes To Your Career?

Before making a drastic change to your work, it is best to realize whether you are currently gaining expertise and receiving some enjoyment at the same time. If the time is now to create a new work lifestyle, give due consideration to all the benefits versus the concerns about doing so. It’s essential to have a positive score sheet before you begin because the future is unpredictable. Moreover, one critical ingredient to always be in your possession is the motivation to continue moving forward no matter the experiences we do not see coming.

Whatever you decide to do, embrace it entirely to grow possibilities, networks, and clientele. The outcome may provide you with results beyond your initial expectations. Although some may say your ideas are ridiculous, as long as you give everything you have to it, you are the one who will be stepping into something better than you initially expected. 

In Conclusion: Are You Ready to Apply the Brakes To Your Career?

By giving due consideration to the insights above, it is possible to put the brakes on your career to accelerate in the direction you most desire! Moving with the sales slogan of knowing your client’s needs, wants, and desires and embracing the same, you can create an entirely new business model and enjoy the new you!

For More Insights:   Visit Elinor’s Amazon Author Page

“Communicate to Attract Interest”

Nice Girls DO Get the Sale is an International Best-Seller and Evergreen: A Classic! https://amzn.to/39QiVZwHIRED! How To Use Sales Techniques To Sell Yourself On Interviews is a best seller. https://amzn.to/33LP2pv and helped many to secure the job they desiredVisit Elinor Stutz's Author Page on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Elinor-Stutz/e/B001JS1P8S

Authentic Relationships Are Essential

Be A Story-Teller

As the CEO of Smooth Sale, after her near-death experience, Stutz created the motto, 

 “Believe, Become, Empower

 ” Nice Girls DO Get the Sale is an International Best-Selling and Evergreen Book – among the classics;

HIRED! Helped many to secure the job they desired.

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Sales Tips: Are You Ready to Apply the Brakes To Your Career?

  1. Before you apply the brakes to your career, review whether you are receiving some satisfaction in what you do.
  2. Review ideas you may want to act upon to improve your endeavors.
  3. Simultaneously, consider which aspects are not so enjoyable to delete from your routine.
  4. Consider how you may enhance your current endeavors if you enjoy the overall effort.
  5. All strategies are to complement one another for a more robust effect.
  6. Before quitting a job, examine the pros and cons of doing so.
  7. If the time is not suitable to leave a job, chart a timeline to get everything in order.
  8. Before creating an entrepreneurial endeavor, research possible classes that may help you ahead of time.
  9. Whichever way you decide to proceed, include the element of enjoyment to make the experience more pleasant.
  10. Celebrate Success!

Today’s insights are provided to help you achieve the Smooth Sale!


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Elinor Stutz, CEO of Smooth Sale, delivers inspirational keynotes at conferences and authored: The International Best-Selling Book, Nice Girls DO Get the Sale: Relationship Building That Gets Results.” In addition to being translated into four languages, it reached the remarkable and unique level of being hailed Evergreen. Stutz’ commitment to community service led to the writing of her second best-selling book, HIRED! How to Use Sales Techniques to Sell Yourself On Interviews.”

Kred proclaimed Stutz as a “Top 1% Influencer for Social Media,.  CEO World Magazine named Stutz as one of “The brightest sales minds to follow on Twitter”.  Bizzhum and NowISeeIt both named the Smooth Sale Blog as one of the “Top 100 Most Innovative Sales Bloggers.”  Stutz consults and speaks worldwide.

Connect with Stutz:

Twitter: @smoothsale  
LinkedIn: Elinor Stutz

Youtube:  Elinor Stutz

Elinor Stutz (she/her/hers)
International Bestselling Author, Top 1% Influencer, Inspirational Speaker
Smooth Sale 



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