Since moving to Las Vegas, I have been trying to get unpacked, organizing my inventory, keeping up with listing, shipping, and still spending time trying to help Danni with all she has to do with her business and plan and cook meals for the whole family. It would be very easy to just say, “I can’t keep up with all of this; I don’t have time for all of this”, or “I’m ready to give up; it’s too hard for me…” I think we have all had these kind of thoughts from time to time, but what makes the difference between us is the actions we take and the accountability we accept for those actions (or inactions, as the case may be).
Danni has been providing the tools for all of us to succeed through her classes and special webinars and weekly newsletters and show, as well as her mootivational video every Monday and her coaching sessions. Nobody has more to do than Danni, with all her traveling to spread the information to eBay groups all over the country, her shopping Day with Danni trips, and the upcoming conference in May, More Fun Bigger Profits. Do any of us realize how much work and preparation she has to put in to accomplish all of her activities?
Being here in Vegas upstairs from her office, I get to see firsthand how much time and effort she is putting in for us all. And she is keeping her own eBay, Etsy and Amazon businesses running smoothly and profitably and spending quality time with her family. I can tell you it takes a tremendous juggling of her time to fit everything in.
So I can truly say it is nobody’s fault but mine if I do not succeed in my business and arrange my own time to fit everything in. If Danni can do all that she does, I have no excuses. I am accountable for my own actions. I made a goal of $500 for myself for this week of selling. I’ve already reached over ? of that amount in sales. At the time I made that goal, I didn’t really believe I could reach it, but I am now convinced that I will. I have made myself really buckle down and list new niche items and weed out the junk from my store, as well as revising existing listings every single day, whether I feel like it or not; and let me tell you, I have had many days this past hard week of moving into my new home I was so exhausted I didn’t feel like it, but my perseverance has paid off.
I held myself accountable and followed through, and the results have been great. I have sold lots of very old inventory and lots of bigger priced items than the past. I panicked last night because my dog figurines were still all packed in a tub, wrapped in my linens and clothing for protection. I had to carefully dig through them to find a dog that sold; it was on the bottom since it was a large heavy one. So today I made it a priority to hang my large shelf unit and put all my listed dogs on it. I did it and I can see my dogs from my desk. It is such a good feeling to do something so worthwhile for my business.
I have decreased my time on the social networks, like Facebook, and used my time on listing and getting things done that will benefit my business. I did go thrift store shopping with Danni once, but even that was for a specific purpose – finding costume items for Danni’s kids for their school project the following day. We did not spend much time in the store nor spend too much or buy too many items, other than those for which we went there.
I hope everyone who has mountains of unlisted inventory or who feel overwhelmed because they don’t have time for everything will take a moment to read this and say to themselves “I can do this; I don’t have more to do than Bobbie or Danni, so if they can do it so can I.”
Use the tools Danni has given us, stay out of the thrift stores until your unlisted pile is small, and don’t give up when you are tired or overwhelmed. Take a small break, do something else; and then tackle it all head on.
Keep your thoughts on your goals; nothing is standing in your way but you. Be accountable and own the responsibility.
Next week I will do a follow-up of my challenge to myself; all my personal and business items will be put away in their place. I will post my “after” pictures as well. Who else is challenging themself? You CAN do it.
By Bobbie Bushey – Danni’s mom who has this to say about her eBay success; My goal is to inspire other seniors who wonder how they will survive their golden years, to find something about which they are passionate and let eBay help them start to find that joy in their lives again. She sells on Etsy and eBay as GrannysSquare