Entrepreneurs who want to start up a business, even if it’s in a different career field, and work from home should begin by first identifying their top values.

This is vital to the success of their business for two reasons.

1. Because your values and your Life’s Work (or purpose) are directly tied together in the work you are to contribute here on earth.
2. The ability to feel fulfilled from the inside out comes from your ability to walk your talk. If your values and your work do not match it is going to feel like you have a hole in your soul.

What are values? According to the book Discovering Your Life’s Work - How to Start Any Business from Home values are described as “Your personal beliefs and actions by which you live.” In other words, values are the way you walk your talk and live according to what’s most important to you.

Let’s look at a couple of examples of values and what kinds of businesses you could start from home.

ARGUING or PERSUADING: If you are really good at arguing a point or persuading others to change theirs, there is hope for your specialty. Chances are you’ve practiced your talent at home and the family is tired of being on the receiving end of it. Instead, why not redirect that powerful energy into a career you can get paid for? With the right education, you could make a very nice living working from home as an attorney or advocate. Just an aside, not every “personality defect” is a detriment when directed into a healthy outlet. Of course, there’s a time and place for everything, but if these are some of your best values you might also think about starting a business selling other people’s products and services. This is called an online affiliate business and can be quite lucrative.

RELATIONSHIPS: Another value that would open doors for your home based business would be the value of relationships. If you have a knack for helping to find solutions to problems in relationships, there are many businesses from home you could start. This has always been one of my favorites and I have built one of my businesses around couples in trouble find solutions to their problems. Here are a few other business opportunities you might consider:
1. Wedding Consultant
2. Non denominational minister
3. Honeymoon travel agent
4. Single parenting expert
5. Sex therapist
6. How to fight fair specialist
7. How to put the spark back in your marriage specialist.

As a Business Coach, my advice is this:
• Find an industry that matches your best values.
• Determine a niche within that industry you find interesting
• Get whatever accreditation you need
• Research the need for your business online
• Find a popular problem and provide a workable solution, then build your business around it.

Today it’s easier than ever to start a successful business from home; especially if you are working within a shoestring budget. There are lots of articles available to show you how to do it and you have access to excellent Business Coaching for one-on-one advice and step-by-step procedures.

Author's Bio: 

Kathi Calahan is a Syndicated Author, Certified Behavioral Therapist, Professional Psychic and CEO of two home-based businesses. Her first business, www.godseer.com, shows entrepreneurs how to start any business from home, even if they’ve never done it before. Her other business, www.AmericanLovePsychic.com, helps lovers heal their relationships by identifying the underlying problem and providing workable solutions, even if they’re thinking of throwing in the towel. Sign up now for her free helpful and how-to Newsletters.