Today, I want to delve into a topic that challenges common perceptions of growth and success in the reselling business. As someone deeply involved in the world of liquidation reselling, I’ve come to understand that the concept of growth can take on various forms, and sometimes, the most meaningful growth is not the one that happens behind the scenes, in a quiet space.
If you’ve been following our daily vlogs (and if you’re aspiring to become a liquidation reseller, you definitely should be), you’re probably aware of a recurring challenge we face in our business—space. The management of space is a delicate balancing act that plays a pivotal role in our journey.
A Journey of Contrasts
My husband, Joe, and I have distinct personalities, but we share a common trait: a profound drive for growth and creation. In my family, it is a constant joke that my brother and I were always so different. My brother was affectionately nicknamed “The Bank”, because he saved diligently for the things he desired. I, on the other hand, used to spend every dollar as soon as it touched my hands. I was impatient and eager to see results immediately.
However, the arrival of children in our lives has been a transformative experience. Parenting has taught us the value of patience, stillness, and long-suffering. Children are a living testament that some of the best things in life flourish over time. They are our patient teachers, reminding us that good things come to those who wait for the right moment and season.
The Pitfall of Too Much Space
In the context of our reselling business, there is a surprising truth—we can have too much space. This realization challenges the conventional notion that growth should always mean expansion. We’ve received countless questions from our audience, asking if we plan to grow our business further.
While growth is undoubtedly important, every decision we make has a profound impact on our lives and lifestyle. It’s crucial to weigh the costs carefully. For us, excessive growth could mean saying “yes” to expanding our business while inadvertently saying “no” to our dream of raising a family, nurturing them, and learning invaluable lessons in patience from our children.
Our children are like tender seedlings, growing safely within the protective walls of the greenhouse we’ve built. One day, they’ll be ready to face the world and thrive outside. But for now, Joe and I are content with the tight quarters of our greenhouse because we’d rather grapple with the challenge of limited space than sacrifice precious time with our little ones.
Balancing Growth and Lifestyle
Is there such a thing as too much space in reselling? The answer, like many things in life, lies in balance. Each choice we make in our reselling journey affects our lifestyle, and it’s vital to consider the trade-offs.
Don’t misunderstand me—I’m not against growth in the traditional sense, whether it’s expanding into a storefront, acquiring a warehouse, or growing a YouTube channel. In fact, I wholeheartedly embrace these forms of growth when the time is right.
However, I implore you, fellow resellers and business builders, to carefully weigh the costs of your choices. Joe and I once had a warehouse for nine months, and while it seemed like a promising decision on the surface, we failed to fully assess the true cost.
Embracing a Different Kind of Growth
So, as you navigate your reselling journey, remember that growth doesn’t always look the way you initially envision it, or the way others perceive it. For me, it’s relatively easy to build an empire, but what truly matters is building a lasting legacy.
I encourage you all to consider the deeper implications of your growth choices. Be mindful of the impact on your life, your family, and your legacy. In the end, the most meaningful growth may not be the one measured by sheer size or numbers but by the lasting impact it leaves behind.