Let’s face it.
There is something in life that makes us fail.
It’s the belief that others aren’t really telling us the truth.
You know exactly what I’m talking about.
You know how your grandpa used to tell you that you had to put all of your tools away after a job is done?
Did you do it?
When you can’t find something, are you pissed?
When I give you advice like:
The next time you walk into a store, I want you to do the following:
- Purchase 1 item that is currently not listed on Amazon and list that item.
- Purchase the items needed to make a new bundle and create that bundle.
- Purchase an item that has a high rank but large profit margin.
- Purchase a product from a category that you don’t typically sell in.
- Scan 10 items you would never typically scan.
Did you actually go and do it?
My guess is no.
And that ladies and gentlemen is why you are going to fail.
The saying goes:
You can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make them drink.
If you translate that into the world of Amazon, you can say this:
We attempt to provide you with all of the resources (and most of them free), but we find that most sellers have the following attitude:
I know better already.
Well. You can say that, but then you can look at it through my eyes.
Today, I learned something that is going to change the way I source on a daily basis.
And it’s all because I listened and didn’t say: I know better.
Yeah. Something I would have overlooked, but I was enlighten by another member of our Congregation (you will hear more about it next week).
So if you ever think you are the smartest person in the room, that is the moment you need to take a step back and check yourself before you wreck yourself. You can learn more from someone with no experience than you can from someone who never thinks outside of the box.
That is all I have for tonight.