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3 Habits of Successful Off-Price Sellers

10 January 2020

Navigating an off-price business can be really stressful at times. It is very fast-paced and energy-consuming, involving hours of deal negotiations on a daily basis. How to cope with all the workload while preserving a positive spirit and productivity? Below are the 3 habits we’ve found in common among What we do.

3 Habits Off-Price Sellers Must Embrace

1. Read Books

It is not a coincidence that the most successful businessmen read dozens of books per year and spend no time on social media. The secret is simple: reading opens up new ideas and ways to deal with various situations while scrolling through the Facebook feed can only show how someone is spending his/her vacation.

According to Pew Research, an average American reads nearly 4 books a year. Bill Gates reads at least 50 per year or 1 per week. In his own words, “Every book teaches me something new or helps me see things differently. Reading fuels a sense of curiosity about the world, which I think helped drive me forward in my career.”

2. Respect Your Body

While one can always go the extra mile to secure more off-price deals, money will never buy health. Moreover, stress is one of the major reasons for various diseases. Therefore, it is crucial to respect your own body, if you want to stay in good humour and be productive. The rules to follow are:

  • wake up and go to bed at the same time – this helps reach the best energy levels;
  • exercise – any intense physical activity produces endorphins and thus releases stress;
  • take a hot-cold shower – switching water temperatures has proved to give a long-lasting boost to the immune system and ability to stay focused for a long time;
  • drink a lot of water – dehydration is the main reason we feel tired; a glass of water is the fastest way to cheer up;
  • get out to nature – feeling the connection to the environment has a healing effect on our mind.

3. Choose the Right People

People are the key to the success of any company. While an entrepreneur comes up with an idea and inspires others, his team is responsible for actually bringing this project to life. Therefore, it is crucial, at any stage of business development, to choose the right people. At work and beyond. Below are some hints that will help you understand that you are surrounded by the right people:

  • they believe in you and show their willingness to be next to you through sick and thick
  • you can reveal your secrets and feel natural fooling around without feeling any pressure
  • they teach you something you would never learn elsewhere

Key Takeaways

Staying healthy and productive takes some effort, but it really pays off.

We wish you to find the balance and reach success in your business affairs!