Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Work from Home

The area of work has always been a fascination to me and of great interest. As an occupational therapist, one important aspect of OT intervention in the area of work is the knowledge that enabling someone to be independent in earning an income that meets their needs empowers the person to live. When I was at university, in the introduction to Life Skills training, the lecturer shared the idea "give a person a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a person to fish and you feed him for life". 

Living a meaningful and healthy life costs in other words it requires money. How do we acquire money? The normal way of the world is to work. A large percentage go out to find a salaried job, but what happens when circumstances make earning in a salaried job difficult or impossible. It could be due to an illness, it could be due to economy resulting in cutbacks, it could be you were fired or moved cities or had a child or politics changed. There are any number of reasons why someone might find the need to work from home.

The wisest way to begin working from home is to have a stable income and begin exploring your options while you have some income coming in. We can take a look at a few options for this in another post. 

What I would like to address, is what one can do if you find yourself suddenly at home, needing to work from home without the luxury of an income coming in. Where do you turn? What are your options? How can you transition from the real and scary situation of having a need for income and a need to work from home without the cash flow to make that happen.

Have you experienced this situation? Please share your experience, I'd love to hear what lead to you working from home. What have you tried and what are you finding works for you? Do you have goals? Do you have dreams? 

I invite you to join me on a journey to discover the answers to these questions. I look forward to sharing many ideas, some of which I have tested and can share what what I have discovered from them, some I am still to explore.

If you are reading this post out of a need to increase your income by working from home, I hope you will find some support, tips and guidance in these posts.

If you are living in Israel and have a need for some assistance, do be in touch to make an appointment for a consultation.

Have a blessed day

Shoshanah Shear
Occupational Therapist, Healing Facilitator
Artist and Author

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