Posted on: October 5, 2020 Posted by: Jessica Rensing Comments: 0

Hello again.

Today I’m writing a post to challenge perceptions of growth and what that means.

If you’re keeping up with our daily vlogs (and if you’re looking into being a liquidation reseller yourself you absolutely SHOULD BE) then you know that a big antagonist in our business is space.

This is a hard line we have to balance in our personal story. Joe and I are very different in personality, but there are a few aspects of us that are very, very similar. We are builders and creators by nature, motivated by growth. I have learned in life that growth comes in many different forms, and sometimes, we are not patient or long-suffering enough to stick with the things that take a long time to thrive and flourish (and I’ve learned… the best things flourish with time).

I have been a lover of instant gratification all my life. Growing up, my brother kept his money and saved up for things he wanted and loved. And I grew up spending every dollar in my hand (not in my pocket, because I rarely had money long enough to need a place to store it).

I am someone who makes things happen and am found frustrated when they don’t happen fast enough.

But raising children has slowed me down.

Children take a long time to grow and flourish and you can’t rush that.

They require stillness, sacrifice, and long-suffering.

It is our children who teach us that good things come to those who wait for the right time and the right season.

I say all this to say that for us… there is such as thing as too much space.

I know we have received a bunch of questions from our audience, wondering…

Ain’t that the truth? We have everything we need.

If we say “yes” to growing our business, then all the time spent growing it there is time we’ve said “no” to our dream of having a family, growing with them, learning long-suffering and patience from three of the best little teachers Joe and I have ever met.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not opposed to growing the business outside of our home. Someday. When our children are old enough to grow outside the home with us.

Right now, they’re like little seedlings, growing safely inside the greenhouse their parents built, and someday they will be able to brave the elements and thrive. Soon.

But as for now, Joe and I would rather fight the battle of not enough room in the greenhouse, than fighting for time back in the garden.

Is there such a thing as too much space in reselling?

Every choice you make in your business affects you and your lifestyle.

My advice? Weigh them carefully.

I am never against growth in the traditional sense… such as a storefront, a warehouse, a YouTube channel, even. In fact, I LOVE growing those and it brings me great joy to do so.

I only implore, from one reseller to another, from one business builder to another, that with the choices you make… you weigh that cost.

Joe and I had a warehouse 9 months. We made a growth decision and it LOOKED GOOD. It was profitable. But, we suffered because we never weighed the cost.

So, I want to encourage you, my friends, to remember that growth doesn’t always look like what you think it does, what others think it does.

For me it’s easy to build an empire.

But, I really want a legacy.

So, I’m building that.

Happy selling!

– Jessica

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