Finally its 2021 and in January and it is traditional that we make goals or resolutions-
Well, this year my goal is different from years past of dieting and exercising daily. Don’t get me wrong, those are great goals but they need to have action plans-something I never did before.
This year my goals are related to my small business and my personal life because they tend to blend into each other. This year my goal is all about BALANCE.
This past year I restarted my online small business and with everyone being stuck at home, I found that the business took over my personal life. I still went to my Corporate Job every day, but the moment I got home, it was all about my reselling business. That was all I did, all I talked about. Before I started the business again, I did have a talk with my teenage daughter and she motivated me to do what I loved, but as the months continued, I was either sourcing, or listing, tracking inventory and on and on. All of my inventory was in my bedroom so I was constantly reminded of it. Sometimes even waking up in the middle of the night, checking email and packaging items to get them out with the morning’s mail.
Now I mentioned earlier that every goal, must have an action. So here is what I did.
January 2nd, I moved all of my listed inventory to a storage unit, only leaving items that needed to be reviewed. That still gave me a lot of inventory at the house, but I was able to easily sort these into donate to Goodwill, donate to a local charity, items to list and items to test before listing.
Taking the inventory away was a difficult task for me because I loved being able to pull and ship inventory at any time, but my home life was suffering because I had no balance.
I immediately felt a sense of peace once the items were removed from my bedroom.
I encourage everyone who wants to start a small business to begin with what you have and spend no extra money, however with this said, when you begin to grown and feel stress in your life, you have to take a good look at your business and personal life and decide what is important you your true self.
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