We become what we think about

Hey there! Let’s discuss another topic that’s been on my mind… yet again. After all, what is this blog for anyway?

I’ve been getting the case of the social media envy and I’ve briefly discussed this throughout my blog and how important it is to continue to do your thing and to not compare your level one to someone’s level 50.

Behind the scene of all this envy, there is this voice inside my head telling me I really need to get it together. If I want to make it to where I want to be, I need to make it happen. What benefits am I going to get lollygagging at someone’s instagram account, wishing I was shipping out 100 packages? Yup! Nothing! It’s all up to you to pep talk yourself out of this funk.

If you continue to think negatively about your business model and wish that you had someone else’s business model and are constantly second guessing yourself, then you will continue to just stand there and think that way. Nothing will get accomplished when you are making up excuses for yourself and thinking that your reasons are valid about how over saturated this path can be. Throw some caution to the wind and take a small risk or two. I know I have, and believe me, I am waiting for the payoff. (Gotta be patient!)

I am clearing out over 100 items that I feel will not benefit my resell business in the long run, and cutting it out for good just left a small void for me and made me wonder “now what?” It’s a process that I need to embrace and remind myself that this is all going to be good for me in the long run. Again, only you know what’s best!

I am currently on vacation and it has made me think a lot about what I want to do when I get home and what I want to accomplish. I have a gorgeous view of Central Park and New York City in front of me and it can’t feel anymore encouraging! I hope that everyone out there can find their why, their reason, their motivation to keep doing what they love and to keep doing it with that fire still burning inside.

Focus!

Hey there! I wanted to discuss some things that has been bothering me a bit. With today’s technology, everyone has access to everything literally at their fingertips. From clothes to food, to cars and pets, you can order them all online! We are moving at lighting speed. So what if you have items sitting in your closet for over a year and you just can’t take it anymore wondering if it’s going to sell or not? My OCD kicked in the past two days for sure and did nothing but purge out the old and got extremely (EXTREMELY) picky with items I will be reselling moving forward. So far, I have over 100 items that are going into a thredUP bag and cutting my loses with whatever I get in return.

The thing is, I want it done now! I want my bag, I want all 100+ items in that bag and processed and I want it now! I want it now! I. Want. It. Now! I’m so impatient and I’m so annoyed with this death pile of clothes that is waiting for its ride to thredUP. I need to be patient and I need to breathe and keep calm and collective. I’m a very rational person for the most part but when it comes to things that are out of my control, I can’t help but get anxious. I am going to practice to be patient and hope things all work out in the end.

For the month of June, I decided to do something different with my thrifting hauls. Decided to pay up a bit more for higher end items, and did extra research, figuring out not only if the items are a good brand, but also asking myself if it’s a brand that’s in demand. I think every 2-3 months, I will review my inventory and purge out items that are not selling well. It’s given me a bit more breathing room and also more room for more inventory in the future. I still have some items that I will keep but will never purchase again. I am done ranting, this was all something I needed to get off my chest. Now I can sleep. That’s all folks!