Hi Erik, welcome to the community :-)
We hear this question so often, and I think I recall seeing a topic where there was a book out there to help. Perhaps some other folks remember.
The bottom line is to sit down and do some thinking (and imagining) about your life. What do you want out of life? Why are we here? These are philosophic questions, avoided now for so many decades they almost sound silly. But they`re not.
Unless you have a sense of what you want from life, then you`re just drifting along, reacting to events rather than acting on your own.
Another problem in today`s culture is that "business" almost always associates only with money, and making money. Unfortunately, that`s not enough. Nor is it really the meaning of business, when you get right down to it.
A good way to get the old brain moving and think differently about business is to ask yourself, "What would I like to create in the world that people would enjoy?"
It`s quite simple to figure out ways to make money from things we do. It`s NOT so easy to figure out why we want to do something that`s generating money. It`s why so many people ask, "Is that all there is" after they`ve become financially successful.
Music, cooking and dogs all offer a relatively clear way to get into something creative. Video gaming and sports aren`t quite as easy to see. That`s not to say the latter don`t offer many creative ways to have a good time with a business; only that it would take a bit more thought.
So: If you were limited only to 1 sentence, how would you describe what you want from life?
Hm...I got to thinking, reading the question, that it may not be clear what I mean, so here`s my answer:
I want to go fishing and eat great food whenever I choose, and not have to worry about how to pay for it all.
The key here is that "paying for" stuff subsumes the idea that you`ll bring in money of some sort. But why? What would you DO with that money?
The concept of "whenever I choose" applies to the freedom to act however I see fit, not being limited or constrained by too many obligations and demands. There are many implied pathways to the answer, all of which can be extracted with a bit more discussion.
But to start, 1 sentence should pretty much cover it. :-) What`s yours?