“Are sales slow for you?”
Can we really compare our closets?
- I have been more strategic with what I list
- My photos have vastly improved
- Listings are more competitively priced
- I share my closet more effectively
- Consistent promoting through Social Media
But don’t limit yourself to 25% growth.
How do you effectively compare yourself to others?
To determine your success, you have to compare yourself to… yourself.
Yes, some users may be on their 4th, 5th, or 6th hosting gig. They would probably be the first to tell you that it isn’t as big of a deal as you think. Hosting a party doesn’t mean uncontrollable sales rolling in or massive amounts of new followers. I will say, your first party is the most exciting, then the next party to really look forward to will be if you ever get the chance to host with a PFF. All hosting opportunities are an honor and I am not downplaying that fact BUT it’s nothing to lose your self-confidence (or should I say “closet-confidence”) over.
The Suggested User program does mean more followers, but like I have been screaming – it isn’t the direct flight to sales and wealth. I can’t tell you how many times a PFF gets the announcement email and their friends are scratching their heads saying “You aren’t already a Suggested User?” You can be awesome without this status. Be a leader, a mentor, a trustworthy seller and SU status will follow.
You really can’t judge and compare based on how many listings someone has displayed in their closet stats. It certainly doesn’t mean they have sold that many items! Some users have so many “fluff” posts (closet announcements, sale posts, chit-chat listings) that if they cleaned up their listings their number would be far less! I personally keep my closet mostly down to only SOLD banner listings… for me it’s more of an obsessive thing. Still, I have had to remind myself of this fact when I see closets with leaps and bounds more.
Yes, I am bringing it up again… But I’m not just talking about percentage of growth.
This is the easiest one to get caught up with… we all have fallen victim. One word that can sum up why you shouldn’t compare things at face value: MARGINS.
What do I mean? Well, you may have picked up an Anthropologie sweater in a dollar bin at your local thrift store and sold it for $40. But that huge bundle someone else sold… you know the $260 bundle you are envious of? She may have paid full price and LOST money because she was selling something she owned and didn’t wear any longer. Technically, you are the winner here with your smaller sale. There are sooooooo many aspects to a sale that are private and we just don’t know. You can’t take everything at face value
But doesn’t this apply to life too?
There will always be someone who gets promoted faster, seems to have achieved more, has better hair, has better relationships… But we don’t know what is going on behind the surface or that Facebook and Instagram account.
The best person to compare yourself to is truly YOURSELF.
If your closet doing better than last year? What have you improved on? Are you hitting your personal goals? Working out more, reading, spending more time with family?
I would challenge everyone reading (including myself, for sure!) to sit down before the New Year and figure out which goals are most important and make a plan on how you will get there!
For more posts on this topic to help get you started:
Do you get caught up with comparisons? How have you overcome the urge to compare and gained closet-confidence?