I've been seeing this for a while now and it's still happening. Let me know if this sounds familiar, "I'm doing well for a side hustle" or "I'm doing well for just starting out" or any variation of those statements. Statements like these are detrimental to your mindset because it's limiting. The thing is, when someone makes statements like these, it has no negative effect on me whatsoever; I just hate seeing people limiting themselves.
What You're Really Saying
...for a side hustle
...for just starting out
This stack of orders may not seem much but...
When you add this to the end or beginning of a statement, you're essentially qualifying the statement. Truthfully, I see insecurity when I see these statements. Are you trying to buy a verbal insurance policy by adding these extra words? If you're really proud of where you're at, then just say you're doing well. Let me put it this way, you want to claim you're doing well with sales but deep down inside, you're really unsure if you're doing well. If that's the case, you're better off just not saying anything. Save the "I'm doing well" statement for when you're positive you're doing well. There are many variations of this offence, but they all mean the same thing.
Why Is This A Problem
MINDSET...you're limiting your mindset. What you're doing is you're talking and thinking small which will lead to you putting limits on how much you can really do. I personally came into Poshmark with a mindset that I will outwork almost everyone out there so at the end of the day, I KNOW I'm doing well. There's no way in hell I will ever use my short time on Poshmark as a crutch to make excuses. I knew I was going to kick ass and I'm actually doing it. Ask yourself do you have that same conviction. If you do then talk with more confidence in yourself.
If you're spending so much time sourcing, cleaning, steaming, shooting and listing, then quit speaking so lightly of yourself. What really confuses me is when the Poshbosses and Ambassadors are saying these statements. Really? Even though I find those titles to be a joke, I still don't think the two are compatible.
Be Your Biggest Cheerleader
Don't let anyone outdo you when it comes to cheering for yourself. Honestly guys, quit thinking so small of yourself and really go after it. Not with just Poshmark but with everything else in life. I don't care if you just started reselling last week, there's no excuse for these words to come out of your mouth. When you really harness this idea, you'll start looking at your current situation differently.
Let me end this with an example:
Would you want to eat at a restaurant if you heard the chef said "My cooking is good for me just cooking for 2 months now."