By Julie Frost © 2002
"The most powerful weapon on Earth is the human soul on fire." -- Ferdinand Foch
Is your soul on fire when it comes to what you do to earn a living? For most, the answer is no. But if you're looking to start a home-based business, you should start looking at options that get you fired up. Anything else would be a manipulation of your life -- and your life's calling.
If you're living a life that is anything less than filled with excitement, fulfillment, and your "soul on fire" then you're living a life that is not true to the most important person in the world -- you. You're living a life that is in the best interest of someone other than you.
Many people do this, especially when it comes to their work. They feel as though they MUST do this job or start that business, because it's in the best interest of someone else (their spouse, their kids, their parents, etc.) What they don't realize is that, by making choices in that fashion, they are not only cheating themselves of a more fulfilling life, but they are also cheating those people whose best interest they have in mind. Because, when you’re not living your best possible life, you cannot share the best parts of yourself with those you care about.
In order to live your destiny, if you will, you must choose a home-based business that sets your soul on fire. It's one that is not only good for you, but it's one that is good for those you care about (particularly because it‘s so good for you), as well as those it serves.
The hard part is, it's not always clear what that "thing" is. That thing that you will turn into your business. It should either come from a passion you have, or stir a passion within you. When you discover it, you'll know.
You have so many choices when it comes to starting your own business. You can create your business "from scratch" or you can join a reputable "business opportunity." Each can be equally good, the point is, however your business begins, to last it must create a fire in your belly.
When you lay in bed at night, your mind buzzing with ideas . . . When you can't wait to wake up and get started on your day . . . When you find that niche that puts your life and your life in balance, you've found it.