There are many different types of people in this world and each of us has our own unique abilities. The sad thing is that so many of us go through a lifetime without discovering what those unique abilities are.
Are you struggling with who you are, and what your talents (unique abilities) are? Have you tried your hand at many things and none of them just seem to be right for you? I think many of us go through this phase at some point in our lives. When you seem to have hit a rut and you just aren’t really where you had hoped to be at this point in your life. Then perhaps it is time to take a step back and re-examine what it is you really want out of life. What makes you happy? What makes you tick? What sorts of things do you really enjoy? What sorts of things are you good at?
What sorts of things are you good at and can you turn that around into something you can enjoy and be profitable at the same time? I guarantee if you search hard enough you will find a creative solution to make the things that you enjoy and that you are good at into your own business.
Perhaps you are saying, but I am a mom and I haven’t worked in years or maybe you’ve never worked. You’re asking yourself, ‘how can I possibly work’? What do I have to offer? Well you do have something to offer. You just have to figure out what that is. Do you enjoy scrapbooking, taking photos, and sewing or quilting, cooking, cleaning, doing laundry, do you enjoy children and creating fun and innovative ways to entertain and teach them… the list can go on and on. Each of the items that I listed can be made into a profitable business if you so choose.
I don’t have the magic answer or even pretend to know how to make each of those into a business, but what I do believe is if you can dream it, you can do it.
Love scrapbooking? There are scrapbooking companies out there that allow you to go out and while the goal is of course to sell their products you also get to be creative and teach others how to scrapbook in creative ways. If you don’t want to work as an independent contractor through another company then figure how to start your own.
Love taking photos? People love photos and love having their photos taken. Don’t want to take photos of people then take photos of what you enjoy and figure out how to market those photos and your unique ability to the community.
Love sewing? Then figure out what it is that you love to sew and figure out where the market is for that, and go sew.
Love children? Are you a creative and interactive thinker? Start a daycare, a special school, or a community center for teens or children.
Love cleaning? Find someone who has a dirty house. Take your vacuum cleaner and cleaning supplies and go clean it.
I know that there are some things that you have to do before starting your business like deciding on a name, getting it registered, learning the ins and outs of running a business, learning about taxes, insurance you may need to purchase, etc., but the thing is you can do them. Just do a little research or talk with someone who has been there before, or go to your local Chamber of Commerce and ask questions. Once you get it all lined up you will see that your dream is just waiting for you to reach out and grab it. So go Make it Happen!
So what’s stopping you? Believe in yourself and allow your dreams to be become a reality and Make it Happen!