Notice the three words with all capital letters in the thread title. Those are the three words I want to focus on in regards to each short phrase.
WORK from home. - I think way too many people skip over the first word of that phrase and focus on the last word. You can't skip the WORKing part of WORKing from home. It just won't lead to success.
Businesses only make money when they provide a product or service that someone values more than the money they have in their wallet. In order to provide value, there is pretty much no way around WORKing.
be your own BOSS - I really think this is the one people screw up on the most. Being your own BOSS is not a job title you have, it is a responsibility. Just like your old boss at your old job. He didn't just get to say he was boss, he had to do the things a boss is required to do.
Now that you are your own BOSS, you have to take on all those responsibilities of being a boss.
Remember when your old boss would direct how you used your time everyday when you came in to work? Remember how he seemed to have a plan for his workers everyday that would help the company earn a profit? Now that stuff is your job.
When you woke up this morning, not only were you the worker who had to complete the tasks of the day, but you were the BOSS too. You were the guy who was supposed to have a plan for you (the worker).
If you don't provide a plan for you (the worker), more often than not, the worker in you will act like the boss is on vacation. Is he?
I can promise you that if you fail at your job of being your own BOSS. You will fail at your job of being a productive employee.
Get started NOW - Nike had it right...Just do it. You are going to make mistakes, but none of them are going to actually kill you. So why are you so afraid of making these mistakes?
A year from now, those small marketing mistakes or web design mistakes you make today will be a distant thing of the past. Unless of course you don't start making them until a year from now.
If you continue to wait until you are "ready" to start this project or that new system, that day will probably never come. Don't look back and wish you had done more. Do more NOW.