Headspace + September Outlook

Running your own business can be detrimentally exhausting. You are a one wo(man) show and it’s up to you to bring home the bacon, per say.

This week my family and I are spending some time at the beach. Some quality time to clear your head. But how do you turn your brain off? How do you stop thinking about your business to the point where it’s stressful? Questions I asked myself while starring into the gulf with my four year old son. Looking at him, and thinking to myself I don’t want to fail you! How do you handle that?

This afternoon, while my son took his nap, I looked for ways and even tried listening to some spa music. Music I have listened to so many times only to come back to my stress when it’s over. I needed something more. I needed to declutter my stress.

That’s when I turned to headspace. I downloaded the app to guide me through my day to day grind. Handling it on my own just built up more stress in my life to the point where I feel the need to nag or complain when there is nothing left to nag and complain about. 🤨

Headspace so far is calming. From the second I tuned in, I knew this was something that I needed.

What I am hoping to achieve for the month of September is to focus on what is good for my business and shift towards it. Whenever I shift into something that I know is good for me, I self sabotage. Who doesn’t? I take it for granted. I don’t focus.

My accomplishment that I made in the past week was managing my inventory and creating a catalog for it. I haven’t felt so accomplished in my business in a long time. It was something I truly needed.

September is going to open my eyes to greater things and I am ready to take that leap with a clear and fresh perspective.

Feel free to share your goals with me on instagram. My username is heysheenathrifts

Hope this brings some value into your life.

Until then!

Inventory System

I started an inventory system yesterday and it was definitely a must. If I am planning to grow my inventory, I need a system where I can find each item without having to look in three places. My organize chaos was no longer going to cut it.

I did not invent this system, but it works for me. Try it out if you’d like!

Step 1:

Pull your inventory report from poshmark.

Step 2:

Copy and paste your inventory to a spreadsheet. I use google spreadsheet.

Create a master copy to add the entire inventory. Open up another tab to keep a small track of bins A-B or A-C (however you’d like to modify)

Step 3:

Filter out the master spreadsheet by category and then by size. That way, it’s much simpler to separate all the shirts/tops, sweaters, pants and jackets. (The spreadsheet below is under tab BIN A-B)

Step 4:

Use the SKU column to your advantage and enter your bin/location information your item.

Aside from searching for the item and placing them in the proper bin, there is really nothing to it. My shoes will remain in the same bin, since I do not have a lot of shoes. I am still working on it, and I am stoked! Please note that this will pay off in the long run!

Moving forward, I will be typing in the SKU in its proper spot on poshmark.

Feel free to ask me any questions. I am also learning as I go, but so far so good.

Hope this helps!

6:00 a.m thoughts!

Hey all!

First of all, where did August go? 😟😳

I sat down and wrote down my goals for this month and made some minor moves in hopes that it will make major changes for me in the future.

You need to have goals. For me, goals are written down on my notebook and placed on my desk where I can see it every day. Whenever I feel like I am back sliding or feel the need to self sabotage, I read my goals out loud. It not only brings me back to my state of mind, but it also calms my nerves, and the feeling of “this was a mistake going full time” attitude.

Reselling is an emotional roller coaster! It truly is. As much as we all help each other out, we all have our tips and tricks that will allow us to excel in our business.

Do not get distracted. There are plenty of distractions in this world already. Focus on your goal and keep your eye on the prize.

Need to take a break? Take a break. Regroup and then tackle your task once again!

Find a thinking place. You know where your happy place? Great! Now find a thinking place. My thinking place is my bike ride. Great, creative ideas will start to flow once you get into that mindset.

Create a business plan and guess what? It’s ok to make changes. Feel like you need to take it to the next level? Great! That’s where I am at. It’s scary, and it feels uncomfortable but it’s something I need to do to take move up.

Meditate or just be still. Appreciate the sounds around you in the great outdoors. It’s another great way to come back from and tackle the day strong.

Coffee. Need I say more?

Consistency. As long as you’re moving forward at whatever pace suits you best, you are making progress.

Be humble and give back. A lesson from karma that I will never forget.

My mind feels more calm and at ease writing down my thought process for the day. I hope this brings you value in any way, shape or form. Not just in reselling but also in life.