You would be surprised where inspiration comes from. Thank You For Firing Me!, written by Kitty Martini and Candice Reed (as far as I know, those are their real names), talks about second careers for people, how to re-enter a chosen field, and what industries are crying out for entrepreneurs.
It is important to keep up to date on industry trends. Where will there be a labour shortage? Is there something I can offer businesses now? Are there skills I need to dust off and present?
While you might wonder what value I find in a book written by, among other talents, an “expert on being fired” and a “ghostwriter for a former president,” there truly are nuggets for me to take away.
Another bonus point for this book is their reference list with a plethora of website to trawl, looking for possible client ideas. The authors are American and they have even included a section on living and working in Canada, although some of the benefits they believe are offered to those who live and work here are sorely under researched. Hmmm.
What I am saying, basically, is that you have to read and research. Don’t just look in the logical places. Try that old “thinking outside the box.” Think about fields that you might have earlier discounted. You will have spent some time but it might be worth it in the end.