The past few years had been tough for most of us. Many people lost their jobs when many companies started downsizing because of the recession. However, there were those who, despite unemployment, were still able to continue earning. Even more surprising is the fact that some were earning money at the comfort of their own homes.Making money from home is something that’s not entirely new. However, because of technology, it has become easier for both employer and employee to work together even if both are located miles away from each other. This is why more and more companies are allowing their employees to work from home. However, you don’t have to be an employee to enjoy the benefits of telecommuting. There are many other ways to earn at home and we will explore some of them in this article.Micro-jobsOne of the most popular ways to earn money at home now is through websites that offer micro-jobs. The jobs offered in these websites can be done in as little as 10 minutes and once you finish, your work will be checked and you will get paid. In most cases, workers can simply apply for the job by bidding and if chosen, the worker is usually given a deadline to finish the job and once submitted, the worker gets compensated either through their respective banks or a money transfer service.Technical Work at Home JobsAll work at home jobs require both an internet connection and a computer so you need to have at least basic working knowledge in technology. This alone can already help you earn money. Knowing the basics of social media and a little bit of marketing skills can get you a job as a promoter. Also, if you have advanced skills in computers, you can also work as a website developer or a technical support representative. These jobs don’t really require an office so skills in these areas can get you a work at home job.Creative Work at Home JobsIf you are not exactly a technical person, a little knowledge in computers and a lot of creativity can also get you a work at home job. There are many writing jobs out there that are being outsourced so if you are capable of writing great quality articles, you can definitely find work that you can do at home. Also, graphic artists are in demand now in the work at home industry and if you have the skills and reliable equipment, you can also consider becoming one.The minimum requirement of work at home jobs is a fast internet connection and a computer. Even if you’re not technical or creative, there will surely be something for you out there. The work at home industry is booming and sooner or later, there will be a job for everyone. As of date, there are already plenty of ways to earn money at home and by honing your skills and marketing yourself properly, you should be able to find work that you can do at the comfort of your own home.
With the constantly changing environment of our communities that impact and make up our world, transformation is inevitable. The question is, are we leading this change consciously and doing what we can to ensure that our youth will be able to function as successful citizens and professionals in the future? In reality, this responsibility is shared among our school systems, parents and students to create a global platform of international education partners. Our educators and parents lead this transformational movement, which is required to connect our educational systems on a global level, as they themselves move with the winds of change to keep up with new processes and technologies to function in the changing conditions of our communities that link us to the greater world.How can we ensure that we are the leaders required to facilitate the global transformation needed for our educational systems?We first need to step back and ask, “What kind of life are we preparing our students for?” To take our students into the constantly changing future, we need to focus on the big picture while looking at the day to day, moment to moment here and now without losing sight of the fact that it is surely the here and now that impacts the bigger picture of the future. Our actions and efforts as leaders today will dictate the outcome of the transformation we seek. Utilizing clear personal values and beliefs to provide the purpose for setting this new direction, leaders help educators grow together to co-create the pathway to the new future.To encourage the success of any individual or enterprise in the future, we need courageous leaders willing to push boundaries and barriers to stimulate the change needed in our global educational system and who are willing to link the local and global business communities around the world when doing so. Endurance to keep up with the required change is also a necessity for the most optimal and powerful result for our students.The core success of this transformation that’s needed hinges on a leader’s ability to live strategically, which is different from strategic planning. Strategic living is an orientation of daily work that is driven by core values, a vision and mission, and a few big ideas. By living strategically, educators can respond to rapidly changing conditions, and become more nimble and flexible as they take advantage of emerging dynamics and their opportunities.To develop schools as the necessary global learning centers discussed here, there are seven organic competencies that facilitate the development of leaders. The “Seven C’s” are Confidence, Commitment, Co-creation, Connection, Communication, Celebration and Course Correction, and Caring, which together represent the characteristics of mature organizations.Leaders of this global movement towards developing our students for success requires the development of agile and responsive organisms that can only occur by discarding the elitist hierarchy, undoing the myth that it is natural for all organizations to have superiors and inferiors. This elimination of the elitist hierarchy begins with educators and parents who lead by example to emphasize this truth for our students.By stepping out, pushing boundaries and connecting our communities on a global level, we as leaders will be able to lead the movement reviewed here to transform our students into the individuals required to positively impact and succeed in organizations of our future for our world.