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Reseller Tips 14 • Try a New Thrift Store

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Has your favorite local thrift store been a dud lately? It happens once in a while. Why not change things up and check out a new shop? In the past, I’ve skipped over small non-chain thrift stores, consignment shops, buy/sell/trade stores, church thrift stores, flea markets, yard sales, and estate sales...just to go to the same old Goodwill. Most of the time, different shops have at least one cool item to bring home, and it is simply just a fun change of pace from the same old thing. Be adventurous and try a new spot today. Who knows what you might find?

Reseller Tips 13 • Stop Comparing

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Many years ago at a blogging conference in Austin (Texas Style Council, anyone??), a speaker included the now-possibly-overused quote in her speech: Comparison is the thief of joy. How true is it though, babes?? In literally every aspect of your life you can face impostor syndrome or low self esteem because you see someone else’s life and wish yours was like it. This is something I’ve been working on for a while and I’m not perfect, maybe 70%, but it has saved me probably tens of thousands of dollars and almost as many hours of stress. Now I do believe a little comparison can be a good thing. It inspires you to create something new or to be better than you were yesterday. But if we spend our days wanting what others have, we will never appreciate what we do have. So maybe you see folks on social media posting about how many sales they made this weekend, or a trip they went on, and you feel crummy about it. I suggest you reframe the comparison in a way that inspires you!

How to Unsubscribe from Paper Mail + an email template!

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After I started my monthly charity donations, I noticed I was getting a lot of paper mail from those charities and other organizations. I don't mind "junk mail" because I have a pretty good system of quickly recycling everything. However, I kept thinking that these organizations could better spend their money if they weren't sending me mail I was immediately throwing out. So I created a template to email and request to opt-out. It's so easy. Either check the mail for an email address or simply google it. Then email the following:  Subject: Opt-out from Mailing List Request Body: Hello there, I'm requesting to opt-out of paper mail deliveries for the following address: FirstName LastName Address City, State Zip Please let me know if you are able to do this, or please forward me to someone who can assist with this. Thank you so much! Best, Your Name You should hear back from them within a few days, and stop receiving mail within a few weeks! :)

Reseller Tips 12 • Don't Try, Do!

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To paraphrase the great Yoda: don’t try, do! I’m so guilty of saying “I’ll try to do this” or “I’ll try to get that done this week.” But what if I just said “I will get that done this week” or “I’m doing this!” So often, we find ourselves procrastinating on things, perhaps because we think it will be harder than it is, or because we want something done perfectly. But what if we stopped trying and started doing? (Is that the tagline for Home Depot or something?)

Reseller Tips 11 • Remember to Relax

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Something I see SO often in blogs and on social media is how to have a work/life balance, particularly if you’re a small business owner. It’s the age old question. And one I was actually discussing with my mom today! I told her that I wanted to work on cross-stitching and embroidery projects, but I feel like it’s a waste of time, unless I’m going to sell the finished products. Am I nuts?? I had a flashback to the many, many days spent as a kid simply making crafts and enjoying myself. Maybe we hung up the art, maybe we threw it away. Who knows? But I did it for no real reason, and I think I need to get back to that.

Reseller Tips 10 • Take a Walk

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Here’s another simple tip for you on this lovely day: take a walk! Even if it’s 20 minutes, get outside and get some fresh air. I struggle with this sometimes; I feel like I can’t leave my apartment without a destination and for such a short amount of time. But I truly never regret it when I do. If you don’t have someone to walk with, bring headphones and listen to a podcast. It will clear your mind and reinvigorate you for the rest of the day. What are you still doing here? Go take a walk!