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The Personal Power That Comes From Education

by Jessica Amey

When we think about education, we often think more about our children than ourselves, yet education has the ability to enhance the sense of personal power we often crave, in the context of increased self-esteem and confidence.

With the new recent trend in online learning showing no sign of abating, it’s now easier than ever to learn from home in a flexible way that’s perfect for stay at home moms and working mothers.  Indeed, today, you can even study a graduate programs in leadership online that are sure to have some transferable skills in terms of being a parent.

The expansion in terms of your personal development and the impact this has on your self-esteem and confidence is one of the most potent reasons people are choosing to learn more, today, in addition to the enhanced ability to make money, as the term “the more you learn the more you earn” is often proven to be true.  

The key thing, when it comes to parenting is to set a good example for your children to follow, and it’s important you are developing yourself if you are encouraging your children to dream big and do they same… as kids often model what we do rather than what we say.

There is a psychological power in making progress and it feels good on a physiological level to achieve things, as it gives us a psychological boost in the form of an endorphin rush, similar to what people experience when exercising.

The self-esteem “hit” you’ll get from learning something new, and particularly upon completing a course is a worthwhile remedy to combat common mood ailments such as depression and low self-esteem.  

Then, as mentioned above, there are the financial benefits…

In today’s world, most people can benefit from earning an extra source of income, or perhaps improving their earning ability so they can earn more per hour (meaning they are able to work less) when they 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, if you want to earn more, you need to create more value in terms of the end result 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 enabling you to prescribe medicine, the value of the outcome you now are able to deliver is enhanced – meaning you will be compensated accordingly.

Education is ultimately an investment – both in time and money; so it should be focused on a particular purpose, for instance, to help you launch a creative business and sell your latest crochet projects, rather than being so generic you don’t end up doing anything with the education you have gained.

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.

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