Friday, March 30, 2018

My Second Small Item Haul (From Target)

Yesterday I decided I was going to go out and try to find some more items to sell on Amazon since my recent small success.  My original plan was to go and check out Marshalls again but I decided out of the blue to go to target for whatever reason.

I have been to Target two times before this with no luck.  I literally found nothing that would make a profit, and if it was something good, it looked like someone else already swiped it all.  My plan was only to spend about an hour in Target and I did just that.

I ended up spending more (close to double) than I did at Marshalls for a little bit more profit, but I did save more time.

Small Haul Target

My total spent was about $108 but I also bought some Quest protein cookies, and a case of water.  I think I ended up getting lucky since I only scanned a few items in the store.  I ended up finding 2 different things.  One being some earbuds, and the other being a little surprise jewel.  The earbuds should end up selling extremely fast since the selling rank is between 400-500 and the jewel's should sell within a week or 2.  I bought about 8 jewel packs and 4 earbuds.

Sadly it looked like someone ended up beating me to most of the earbuds but I was lucky to find the ones that were left.

All I have to do now is package them off and ship them to Amazon over the next day or two and I will make an update blog after this sharing if I had success or not.

Speaking of success, I ended up selling the cassette, cabinet cleaner, and fitbit on the same day making somewhere between $20-30.  I ended up returning the Iron Man figure and pestle and mortar because Amazon wanted me to ship them separately and it wasn't going to be worth it for me.

Closing thoughts.

I hope this has been of inspiration to you.  Finding items for retail arbitrage can be challenging, especially if you don't have much time, but it can be a great way to earn a couple bucks here and there if you end up finding a couple good items.

Thank you so much for reading, as always,
Make the best of today,


Friday, March 23, 2018

The Power of Empowering Vs. Diempowering Questions.

I am currently re-reading Awaken The Giant Within by Tony Robbins and today I read something in the book that really spoke to me.  This is a problem everyone has and most of us don't even realize we are doing it until we consciously think about it.  We have the power to change our outlook on any situation just based on the questions we ask ourselves during certain situations.

The problem is most of us (me included) can get stuck in a loop of asking ourselves negative questions or questions that aren't really too meaningful.  The funny thing about why I am even writing this blog right now is that I switched my focus and asked myself a great question.  I asked myself "what is something I learned today that I want to share with the world to help spread this message to you?"

I could have sat here and kept saying "I wish I could come up with a blog post that was good to share with the world!"  Which is something I do pretty often if my mind is blank and I don't feel like I have anything to share.  It gets pretty frustrating, but as you can see here, just by changing the question I asked myself, I am here sharing this blog with you right now!

Some problem solving questions from the book that Tony says to ask yourself are:

 - What is great about this problem?
 - What is not perfect yet?
 - What am I willing to do to make it the way I want it?
 - What am I will to no longer do in order to make it the way I want it?
 - How can I enjoy the process while I do what is necessary to make it the way I want it?

These are just some broad examples of questions you could ask yourself about a tough situation you are in right now.  Obviously you can make questions of your own that will empower you and make you think of actual solutions for the situation you are in.

Using my life as an example for how you can use one of these questions.  Being a hard gainer I can complain and ask questions like "why is it so hard for me to gain muscle fast?" or "why can so and so put on muscle faster than I can?" These question won't get me anywhere except for where I don't want to go.

On the other hand if I ask myself "what is great about being a hard gainer?"  my mindset shifts and I actually become inspired.  Even as I write this I feel my mind saying things that are actually blessings about being a hard gainer.  There are many other hard gainers out there who are having the same trouble I am having.  Being a hard gainer is a blessing because as I gain muscle I can share what is working as well as what isn't to make the path easier for other hard gainers.

Closing Thoughts

Using empowering questions most likely isn't easy for most of us.  Most likely you are not where you want to be, and part of it is because of the language you use on a daily.  Most of us don't even realize the questions we ask ourselves are kind of ridiculous and not bringing us to our full potential.  The second we decide to ask ourselves empowering questions our life starts to change more and more each day.

What are some empowering questions you are going to ask yourself from now on?

If you gained value from this blog be sure to share it with a friend that would also gain tremendous value.

Thank you so much for reading, as always,
Make the best of today,


Friday, March 16, 2018

Retail Arbitrage Side Hustle.

If you have read my side hustle blog post you know that over winter I made a little under $500 shoveling snow.  Although an actually pretty fulfilling side hustle, it is one I cannot do until next winter unless it snows a good amount before then.  I leaned a lot of lesson and hard work lessons from doing it but now that shoveling snow probably won't work to earn money till next year, I will have to do something different.

I have decided to go into retail arbitrage.  My current plan is to use Amazon FBA for retail arbitrage.  The reason I am using FBA is that the process is pretty straight forward to get started and that I don't have to deal with returns since Amazon does all that.  Also learning is very easy since there are tons of videos on youtube teaching ways to profit from retail arbitrage through FBA

I have already started doing this, however haven't had much luck with it yet.  It seems to be the biggest problem is finding the products at stores to flip for some cash.  With the FBA fees and not being eligible to sell some items on Amazon it can be a real pain.  Sometimes you will find a product with a great rank that would have a good profit margin but that you aren't eligible to sell on Amazon for whatever reason.

The next couple of months are going to be more of a learning process of whether or not this will work for me or not.

I also want to do some videos of when I go shopping at stores and the products I find, or even if I have days I go and I find nothing.  I want to be 100% open about my experience with retail arbitrage. Hopefully this will be motivation for you to go out and try this for yourself, and even make it a big stream of income for yourself.

Closing thoughts

As I stated above this is going to be a test to see if this is a form of income that I like or completely despise.  From my little experience so far retail arbitrage seems like a pretty hard way to make money through Amazon.  However I am not too experienced with it, and many others have had massive success with retail arbitrage through FBA.  I believe any side hustle is what you make of it, so if you want to spend a few hours per day in a store scanning items, I am sure you will have massive success.  It is time consuming but if you find a good selling item with a good profit margin you will make money.  I wish the best of luck to you if you are going to try out retail arbitrage.  I am also looking forward to sharing my journey and shopping hauls from stores with you so stay tuned for that.

Thank you so much for reading, as always,
Make the best of today,


Wednesday, March 7, 2018

A New Workout Experiment for Hard Gainers. (Split Workout)

If you are new to the Ganifit blog, you may be just clicking on this if you are a hard gainer in the gym and would like to build muscle.  If you already have been following the blog, or know me you know I have been experimenting over the past few months with gaining muscle as fast as possible as a hard gainer.  And let me tell you, this is one tough thing to do.

So the other day I came across a comment on a video where I went in depth on my bulking workouts.  The viewer gave me a suggestion to try a upper/lower body split.  This is something that I have heard of but have never thought to try.  But since a viewer suggested the split I am going to give it a shot.  

I know that there is a ton I can learn and experiment with, and you should have the same mindset even if you are new or advanced.  I really like where I am headed right now with my workout routine so moving away from is it kind of hard, but I am going to trust the process of this split routine for building mass.  

Split workout routine
Click here to view the mass building split routine to try it for yourself.

The program is 8 weeks long and I am hoping to gain at least 2 pounds of muscle over the next 8 weeks while following the program.

If you are a hard gainer let us work together to grow as much muscle as possible over the next few weeks.  I know that you can often feel discouraged as a hard gainer when you aren't seeing growth as fast as you would like, but there is something I learned and this mindset will keep you motivated while starting out with barely any muscle.

The mindset you should have while starting out is being honest with where you are right now and where you would like to be.  There is nothing wrong with starting even if you are skinny right now you must not let that stop you.  Picture where you will be in 5 years if you start today.  

Another thing skinny guys as well as people who are overweight will think is that "everyone is going to judge me when I am working out".  This is also total BS.  Everyone who is at the gym is there to work out and get to where they want to be, they could care less if you are the skinniest guy in the gym and can only do 5 pound curls.  In fact what will likely happen is people will encourage you to keep going because they want to see you win.

Closing thoughts.

If you are a beginner I really hope you focus on the mindset portion of this blog, as it is a huge factor in staying consistent in the gym and with you workouts.  The rest will fall in to place but it will take time, nothing great will happen overnight.  You body isn't a lottery and shouldn't be treated as one.

Thank you so much for reading, as always,
Make the best of today,