New year, new goals! I just looked to see what my goals were at the start of 2016, wondering if I had come close to hitting them, but it doesn’t look like I posted any.
I love the new year, the feeling of starting off fresh, all the possibilities. Goals are fun, but of course they aren’t anything more than wishes unless I’m willing to put in the work to make them happen. Here are my current goals for 2017:
List 100 new items/week
This is actually a slightly toned-down goal from the start of the school year. I had HUGE expectations of what I should be able to accomplish with both boys being in school. I thought I would be able to use all of the time they were in school to list. Reality – notsomuch. I spend most of Monday volunteering at their school, and there are some other weekdays that I work at my “real” job, so I get little to no listing done. Also, there is shipping, photographing, and other life things that take up time I would like to be using to list. So, I am starting 2017 with a workable, achievable listing goal, with the knowledge that how many items I am able to list each day will probably change day to day, week to week, depending on how our schedules go. And that will be okay, as long as I am hitting 100 by the end of the week.
Sales average $150/day ~ $1000/week
I was hitting this for awhile, notsomuch lately. It’s totally doable if I am consistent with my listing.
Get organized, stay organized
I need to reorganize my office, it looks like an explosion of packing materials. And I had been letting my inventory creep back into our living areas. No more.
Inventory all totes
This is a long-term goal, because I usually wait for the obscene number of free listings to pop up, and then I go through totes and end listings, tweak listings, add Best Offer, sell similar, or just end them for good.
I’ve neglected it. I know it. I enjoy blogging, and want to feel like I have the time to dedicate to it. But it requires me getting my listing done first, so I can focus on more fun things guilt-free.
Become a morning person?
I think I’m gonna try it. I used to be a real night owl, but I feel like I am getting very little actually accomplished in the late hours lately. I’ve been moving my bedtime earlier and earlier, and I think when the boys start back to school I will head to be shortly after they do, and get up at 5 a.m. to get some work done before they get up. I am usually most motivated first thing in the morning. (We’ll see how this one goes.)
What are your goals for 2017? I would love to hear about them!