Recently I took a mini vacation for my birthday as many of you probably saw over on my Instagram. I got back last Saturday and I still feel like I’m not back to 100% with my routine. I thought I would put this post together in order to get my self-motivated and let you guys know how I stay motivated in order to help anyone else that needs it! If you guys have any other tips than these ones down below let me know because I could use all the help I can get!
1. Look at what others are doing
Whenever I lack motivation I look on Instagram to see how much other resellers are selling or what they are finding at the thrift stores. This gets me motivated the fastest because it gives me an instant visual on how others are doing and how I could be doing if I got my butt moving. You have to be careful with this one though because it can be really easy to compare yourself to others and get down on yourself if you’re not doing as good as you hope to be doing. Just focus on how you can be doing your best at that moment and work on that. I look at other resellers who are shipping out 40 packages on a Monday morning and yes I would love to get to that point someday, but I will be happy with my current 10 packages that I’m shipping out.
2. Set Attainable goals
I like to set daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly goals. Some of them are far out there so I push myself in order to work really hard to get as close as I can to the goal. If I don’t end up reaching that goal its okay. On a daily and weekly basis, I like to set attainable goals that I can reach in order to feel better about what I am accomplishing. Some goals I like to set are to photograph an entire stack of clothes in one day so I can start listing them throughout the next few days. Another goal would be to list a certain number of items in my closet one day or to list a certain dollar amount of clothing into my closet in one day. These things can be reached easily, but they help with my overall goals that are harder to achieve.
3. Look at how far you’ve come
This is one thing that I don’t do as often as I probably should. I’ve only been reselling for not even a year yet at this point, but I have come so far in that amount of time. I started a business at the age of 21 all on my own and I have been hustling ever since. There is a lot to be proud of when I look back and think about how much I have learned in the business as well as in real life in just the past year. Sometimes you need to look at where you started and where you are now to realize that even though you’re not exactly where you want to be yet, you are a lot closer than you were just a few months ago. So give yourself a pat on the back every once and a while. You deserve it!
4. Take your time off
It is important to know when you need to take a little break and its okay to take it. You cant run yourself ragged with working 24/7. When working a normal 9-5 job its easy to take a break because you have the weekend and nights to relax, but when you work from home you don’t have that luxury. So learn to schedule time off and take a vacation. I like to take the weekends off in order to get some time to relax and spend some quality time with my family. I usually share my closet once or twice over the weekend but otherwise, I am not working. I think this has helped me over the course of the past year to keep my head in the game and to keep a balance between working and relaxing.
5. Surround yourself with like-minded people
This is one reason why I like the reseller community so much on Instagram. This is similar to the first tip, but it is a little bit different. Make friends that support you and understand what you are doing. Most people at a 9-5 job are friends with their coworkers, so just think of everyone on Instagram as your “coworkers”. We are all trying to achieve the same goals and we all want to make some friends along the way. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it too! If you are struggling with something or need some advice feel free to ask for help! Asking for help doesn’t make you weak. It makes you strong because you can learn and grow from the situation.
I hope you guys enjoyed this post and it helps you stay motivated! If you have anything you would like to see me post in the future go ahead and leave it in the comment section down below!