“Remember, it is not about luck. It is about doing the right things the right way.” ~ Jack Canfield
We’re a bookstore. The most fundamental thing we do is buy books and sell books. Period.
Obvious right? Well you would think so. And yet, if we allow it our days can be filled with doing things that just don’t matter that much e.g. answering emails & messages. This is especially prevalent in today’s instant social media culture.
Doing what is essential first to move the needle in our business i.e. the act of buying books (if you don’t have a daily budget yet, you can set Keepa alerts) and selling (daily repricing) is key.
“Either you run the day, or the day runs you.” ~ Jim Rohn
We begin our days with this every day. Once this is done, then we have time to answer emails and return messages etc.
With this wonderful Book Arb business so many of our tasks can be automated i.e. Keepa alerts, trade-in alerts, refunds, follow up emails to customers to emails, feedback requests. These are one time set & forget tasks that take care of so many daily duties.
We have discussed the power of automation & systematisation in previous blogs but it is important to remember that compounding success means doing the basics really well i.e. showing up every day to buy & sell books.
In time we will be able to outsource these tasks too but for now we are happy building our 6 & 7 figure business and really getting to understand the art & the science of this business.
There are many beautiful nuances to master & opportunities to grow this business that makes it fun to be where we are & to grow as we choose.
“Everyone wants to live on top of the mountain, but all the happiness & growth occurs while you’re climbing it.” ~ Andy Rooney
Where’s the most fun when cycling your bicycle? Is it in being at the bottom of the hill or is it when you are freewheeling on your way down the hill? It’s the same in business & life.
The most fun is in the living of it & because the Book Arb business is so easy & predictable (when compared with any other business I’ve done) there is no guess work, just progress.
That just leaves doing the tasks that are necessary every day (buy & sell books) to grow our business. Easy.
Next, I will discuss the gift of Local Sourcing in this lucrative business.