I had a great day today and am now laying in bed reminiscing over how much I accomplished today. It feels so good!
I woke up and set three attainable goals for myself.
1. Drink 8 water bottles
(They are very cheap at Sams Club if you are wondering.)
2. Take pictures of new inventory, edit pictures, and list till it hurts. (Listen to a podcast on reselling while doing the above)
3. Journal my day.
And….These three simple things tasks were going to be done after my kids were schooled and we talked about their future goals.
Oh! And after I cooked, got caught up on laundry, vacuumed the house, and organized my inventory.
See? There are enough hours in each day to achieve what seems to be a lot.
Did I have time for phone calls? No. So voice mail picked up two calls. This tends to happen a lot.
However, I have four kids who text & FaceTime me, so I do reply to their texts right away. As I know it’s generally important.
Today I had less kids because they were at music class. I used that extra time that I could have been chatting on the phone, or on social media, working.
Getting back to the podcast.
1. I learned that successful people tend to have less friends then unsuccessful people.
2. Your circle of friends should be uplifting and motivating to you and your journey through life. Even your relations. In fact, try to have your very close friends on the same page as you. Having the same goals as you. Because after all, iron sharpens iron. So audit your life. And your friendships. Less is more.
3. Stop complaining, and work for what you want! It doesn’t take all that long to get the life that you want. 3-5 years. Financially, that is.
4. The average person has 3k worth of stuff in their homes that they currently do not use. Stop saving junk for a rainy day. Sell it! Stop with all the Go Fund Me pages and sell your stuff. Whatever it takes! Do not get attached to materialistic things.
I love things, but would sell them in a heartbeat for a better life… which is, expirences.
This has changed dramatically throughout my years. In my 20’s and most of my 30’s I was all about stuff. Not to the hourder capacity though.
I have always been very frugal, yet a reseller of things. That all started in the 5th grade when I use to get free lunch and would sell my tuna boats and grilled cheese sandwiches for $2 each, to this boy Charlie. Meanwhile, I brown bagged it.
Later in jr. high I was piercing people’s ears in my bathroom for $20 and buying stuff on clearance at K-Mart, and selling it at retail cost to my classmates.
So you get the picture. Anyone can make money. I hate hearing that they can’t. Or that they don’t know how.
We have so many free resources at our fingertips nowadays. You can learn anything you want to. Not only that, you can master it!
The fact is, you need to put in the effort and time. That’s it.
Reselling can not be seen as a hobby if you want to be successful.
Which is how I first looked at it when I first started.
As soon as that mind frame changed, I started to reap what I sewd. But not without work.
Lastly, and again, this was heard on a podcast…
When you are at the end of your rope and feel like giving up, you still have 40% to give.
Wow! That is so inspiring to me.
It reminded me of a story my daughters BF’s brother was telling me last week.
He just got home from basic training.
While away, he had pink eye, strep, and pneumonia. He was going on Six hours of sleep each night, the whole sixty days of training…
And then during the last day….. when he was feeling his worst…. he had to run 12 miles to complete the training program.
With no meds and suffering, he hustled and did it!
Personally, I can not even imagine.
What a beast!
It’s amazing what the body and mind are capable of.
Do I desire to be able to do all that? Of course not. But it sure the heck impresses me.
My awe moment was one night last month.
I wanted to list one hundred things in a 24 hour period, and I told myself that I would not go to bed until I was through.
I had a date with myself, and I was going to honor it.
I got done at 3:30am. My hands hurt so bad from all the typing, but I did it.
I accomplished what I set out to do.
And… it paid off tremendously.
It was a very good week! 🙂
~So I guess what I’m learning is good time management. And as cliche as it sounds, Never give up. 😉