Let’s “philosophize” about a home biz for a bit, let’s talk about the why in a big picture way…
While the goal of working is money, as humans, there are many layers interwoven into the feeling of being happy. Maslow’s famous “heirarchy of needs” is a good check point. It’s pretty obvious how money weaves through all the different layers, and it’s also pretty clear why traditional jobs are becoming even more a source of stress.
More people are accepting jobs that are only supplying money for the basic needs part of the pyramid. I’m confident in making this inference because of the unprecedented, astronomical increase in part-time jobs, which are almost by definition not a career path. This Forbes article calculates the ratio new part-time jobs to new full-time jobs as 4.3 to 1, compared to a baseline of about even.
Any wonder why 77% of the population says they regularly experience physical symptoms related to stress (according to the American Psychological Association), or that 76% say money and work are their main causes of stress?
How is a home biz the cure? Do you really need to ask? 🙂 Besides providing money for basic needs, finding the right self-employment opportunity opens up the pathways to the higher needs — peer relationships, feelings of accomplishment, self-fulfillment, all those levels where a “do you want fries with that?” job misses the mark.
So, a home-based business is a great path forward to a richer life, and even better, you can make the transition gradually! Here’s the key and you’ve heard it before — the key is finding your joy, your passion. Approach the search openly, it could be an activity, a process, or a product that you love– maybe it’s helping people, or connecting with people, or creating things which delight or add value. But do something — if you’re not actively pursuing the Self-Actualization tip of the pyramid, and a home biz can be a big part of it, your missing your life!