And “rich” doesn’t count. Forget about the money right now. You can think about that later.
Just picture being a little kid, and someone asks you what you want to be. You can pick anything, as long as two things are true:
1. You can relate it to something you can do from home.
For example, a “doctor” helps people get better from their sickness. You may want to help people who are in some difficult situation.
2. It’s something that you can picture yourself being.
For example, you could picture yourself as a “comedian,” because you like to make people laugh.
My Two Reasons for Asking This
If you don’t have a home business yet (at least not one that’s working for you), here is my reason for asking you what you wanna be:
I want you to be on guard against any program or product that would try to get you to buy into it because of a promise that you can earn a lot of money with it.
If someone starts feeling faint at the sight of a wound or injury, but they hear that doctors make a lot of money, it would make no sense to head off to medical school.
You get the idea. If you know what fits you, you’ll be better able to find the right path.
Some of you already have a home business. For you, here is my reason for asking:
I would really like your help. Please.
If your home business fits who you are, and if you would like to share that with others, I would really appreciate it if you could tell us about yourself and about your business.
At the end of this article, I will give you some questions to help you think of how you want to comment. So look for that at the bottom.
But first, here are some questions to ask, to help you figure out who you wanna be (or clarify who you are, so you can explain it to others).
Ask Yourself About Your Personality
Do you enjoy working alone, or do you prefer frequent interaction with others?
Are you a plodder, or do you like to finish things as fast as you can?
Are you self-motivated, or do you thrive more when others spur you on?
How do you encourage and motivate others — through talking, writing, showing, doing?
Which do you like better — computer work, or working with your hands, or…?
Do you prefer to be in the house or outside?
Do you need to move from one task to another frequently, or could you do the same thing for hours?
What Are Your Strengths?
Are you a strong leader?
Are you a good learner?
Are you thorough and detailed?
Are you fun to be with?
Are you positive and optimistic?
Are you diligent?
Are you a good writer?
Are you a good speaker?
Do you like being in front of a camera?
Are you good at computer work?
Do you have specialized skills? What are they?
What Do You Like To Do?
Talk? … Listen?
Write? … Read?
Make music? … Listen to Music?
Look for bargains? … Make your own stuff?
Drink milkshakes? (Never mind.)
What Kind of Impact Do You Want to Make?
Do you want to help other people solve their problems? Any specific problem?
Do you want to help other people succeed?
What kind of example do you want to set for your kids?
How do you want people to remember you?
Something to Keep in Mind
In a home business, there could be minor parts of it that you don’t enjoy. These may be things that you eventually outsource to others who do enjoy it and are good at it. At the beginning, you’ll probably be doing almost everything. But that could change as your business develops.
In choosing a business, though, it would be wise to find something where you can thrive. A business that gives you the opportunity to be who you are, and to have the maximum impact.
Now Pick What You Wanna Be
Here are some examples… or come up with your own.
Remember, you’re looking at the characteristics of these professions that relate to a home business.
Some are easy to see, like writer or teacher or coach. Some take a little more imagination. For example, if you want to “rescue” people who are “drowning” in some type of problem, you would be like a lifeguard.
Make a “Portrait” of Yourself
Here’s an idea:
Take your answers to some of the questions above, and write them down in a real creative way. Or, if you’re not creative yourself, have one of your kids or a friend do it for you.
Maybe use colored markers to do fancy handwriting. Or draw a picture and put words around it. Or type it on the computer and use different fonts, colors, and sizes. Just something that will show who you are, and look really nice.
Keep it somewhere around your desk, or by your mirror, or some place where you’ll see it often.
Whenever you find out about a work-at-home opportunity, whether it be here on this site, or anywhere, look at who you are.
Don’t look at somebody sipping lemonade on a beach.
Don’t look at somebody driving a fancy car.
Look at yourself. Ask yourself, “Could I see myself doing this?” Be real. Be honest.
It’s not all about the money, although the potential for making an income has to be there, or the opportunity wouldn’t be a real opportunity. But it has to be something that works, which means it has to work for you.
As For Me…
I have always loved to write. When I was about eight, I wrote some silly poems, and a little story that’s embarrassing to read now.
I’ve loved working on different writing projects all through my life.
Words come to my mind all the time. Even when I’m sleeping, sometimes I wake up and have to go type something on the computer.
So when I found an opportunity to write for a living… wow! I’m so thankful!
How about you?
If you’re still looking, what do you wanna be?
If you have a home business already, here are the questions I told you about.
(This is just to give you some idea of how to comment.)
What is your home business?
What is your website?
How does your business fit who you are?
What profession (e.g. teacher, writer, etc.) would you compare your type of work to?