There are some logical steps to consider as you explore your search for home business ideas. These steps will help you to focus your choices before you create a plan. Some steps you might never have thought of, but will be the key to your future success. Take paper and pen (old fashioned way) or a computer document and write answers to the steps.
1.WHO are you? Do you know your strengths and stress points? It is easy to look in the mirror and see your face. But do you really know yourself and what people see and know about you? Do you really know your strengths and weaknesses ? Make a note of what you consider the strengths of your personality. Such as: Are you a “people person” or more interested in mechanical or data management than dealing with people face to face? Are you comfortable working alone or do you prefer to be in a team? Are you a leader or do you like to be told what to do? Be aware of conditions that would stress you and not be good for your personality. This would be unique to you. Ask a friend to describe your positive attributes! That could be fun!
2. WHAT are your skills and business or work experiences? List your skills training. List your current and past experiences with work or business. Also think of that dream you may have not fulfilled. What are the best home business ideas that come to mind that relate to your past experiences?
Think about your positive experiences, and interests you can access for your search for home business ideas. Also be aware of work situations that would stress you and not contribute to your ability to succeed. Make a list of ideas to narrow your search. Talk to your colleagues and friends and of course use the internet. Decide on a home business that will interest you.
3.WHY do you want a home business? This question some consider the most important step to complete for your success. Take some time to answer some questions:
Find out what motivates you and makes you want to get up in the morning and work. Is it all about money? What is it that really brings meaning to your life?
Imagine what you business 10 years ahead. What does it look like? Are you financially secure after 10 years? Are you feeling successful? How do you measure success, security and what you wish to achieve? What does that mean for you?
4. WHERE are you today? Your vision of the future 10 years ahead will likely be very different from the reality of where you are in your life today. Be brutally honest with your assessment of the present reality. This will help you plan how to get from here to where you want to be in 10 years. It may help you to be aware of some obstacles to overcome, and the steps you need to move ahead with your home business ideas.
5. WHEN will you take action and make this change? Now you know WHO you are, WHAT your skills and intersts are, and choices of a home business are emerging. You may be clearer on WHY a home business is important to your future and WHERE your life is today. You have gone beyond assessing ideas. Now its time for you to take action.
Next you need to decide WHEN to make this change. Can you decide to make this change today, tomorrow, next month. When is your start date? Create a Plan of Action, and you will be well on the way to having your own home business.