When we think about education, we often think more about our children than we do ourselves, but with the trend of online learning showing no sign of abating, it’s never been easier or more convenient to learn from home in a way that’s perfect for stay at home moms and working moms.
You’ll have likely heard the saying “the more you learn the more you earn”, and this is true, for instance if you were to do an MSN program online, your earning ability in the field of nursing would dramatically increase, but learning is not limited to its financial advantage.
The expansion of one’s self in terms of your personal development and the impact this has on your self-esteem and confidence is one of the greatest reasons to learn more. Indeed, it’s important you dream big yourself if you are going to encourage your children to dream big, as kids often model what you do - not what you say.
There is a certain psychological power in progress, and it feels good to be achieving things because it gives us a psychological boost in the form of an endorphin rush. Indeed, there’s nothing more affirmative and empowering than taking on a challenging course and completing it.
The self-esteem hit you’ll get from learning something new is often a great remedy to deal with common mood ailments such as depression and low self-esteem.
Then, there are the financial benefits.
In today’s world, most mom’s can benefit from earning an extra source of income or improving their earning ability so that they can earn more money each hour for when they do decide to re-enter the workplace.
In terms of making more money, there’s a very simple formula to follow, as people are ultimately compensated in direct proportion to the value they create for another.
Therefore, gf you want to earn more, you simply need to create more value in terms of the end result and outcomes you are are to provide and one of the best ways to provide more value is to get more education.
It needs to be education that is focused on a particular outcome however, for instance, if you were a nurse that went onto do a masters degree and therefore were able to prescribe medicine, then the value of the outcomes you deliver is enhanced - meaning you will be compensated for your time at a higher rate of pay.
You want to have a laser focus, as education is ultimately an investment - both in time and money; so, if for example you were to study a course in holistic therapy, do this with an end goal in mind… as an example, to launch your own massage or holistic therapy business.
In summary, education is a great way to expand your mind, increase your earning potential, be a great role model to your children, improve your self-esteem, self-worth and self-confidence… but make sure you invest in a course or programme that provides ample return on investment for the time and money you are putting into it.
CANDY TAI is a wife to David and mom of 5 with a degree in Communications. She's a native Texan (Hook 'Em Horns!) who's been making her home in the Kansas City metro area for nearly 15 years. She loves being able to shuffle her kids from their various sports activities, piano lessons, and school activities. She enjoys fashion, beauty, reality TV, and moviegoing.