Working from home

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Finding the perfect working from home job is not an easy task but it is doable. The old adage” if first you don’t succeed you try again” defiantly applies here. As so often in life regardless of disability you may not land your dream job on the first try, keep trying. Seek out jobs or hobbies that you enjoy not those that just bring in a paycheck. Paychecks are a necessity and you may need to stay at a job with good pay for a while but continue to look for that one you really enjoy.

Working from home jobs for disable individuals is no different from someone that does not have a disability. In today s market, disabilities do not enter into job description. The glamour of the corporate world has faded and more and more people are looking for the stay at home work. Now that’s funny, I remember in high school I was not looking for homework, were you?

Narrowing the search

Being diagnosed with a disability is not a death sentence in most cases, so take the experience you have and the medication given and get on with your life. If you think about it, we all have a disability of some kind, whether diagnosed or not, it may not be obvious at first but Let’s be honest if your judge mental, if your self centered, condescending, narcissistic, arrogant, opinionated these are all people with disabilities not medically diagnosed, and these in my opinion are just a few.

There are many disabilities some are identified as illness but come on, anything that hinders us from leading a normal life is a disability, and by the way who defines normal? So Let’s look at mood disorders, anxiety, personality, PTS disorders, clinical depression, Bipolar these are all considered mental illness but when you think about it they all cause a disability. Anything that interrupts our lives whether intermittent or constant can be considered a disability.

Take inventory of what you have, your education, gifts, personality, creativity, drive and the things you enjoy.add these to your resume and think on them before your job search. A very wise man once said “as a man thinketh in his heart so is he” so unless your wiser than King Solomon take his advice.

The road to succes

The road to success is always under construction, so let’s get started. After you’ve sought and received help from the medical community, stay commited to taking any medications prescribed and following Doctor’s advice.Note* (some) Doctors fall into the listing above, thankfully not all of them but if you are dealing with one that does, try to find one that doesn’t.

Just because you’ve been diagnosed with a mental illness(disability) doesn’t mean your incapable of using your mind, in a lot of cases you can come up with solutions no one has thought of. Your imagination and creativity or still in play and can be used to your advantage.

If you have experience in or a degree in accounting, engineering, administration or office management to name a few there is no reason you can’t continue in those fields of employment As far as I know companies by law can not ask for medical history, they can only ask about job related job-searchcapabilities for the position being applied for. If the disability happens while already on the job the employer is required keeping medical records in a separate file and keep it confidential.

Success has many paths

Success can come in many forms and defined in many ways, money, power, socially, and fame. A simple definition of success is accomplishment of set goals or vision.

You can succeed in anything you have a passion for. The old adage of becoming a champion is “it’s not how many times you get knocked down, it’s how many times you get up” comes into play here. You haven’t failed unless you fail to get back up and try it again, maybe a little different this time, after all the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting a different outcome.

Bottom line

I know we’ve jump from finding employment to success but the main point regardless of what your looking for is that attitude will carry you further than a degree or experience That ” can do” attitude will push you over the top no matter what disability is dogging your trail, you can do this. Attitude is a powerful force don’t under estimate it. If you have not read the little book by John Maxwell called Attitude determines your altitude read it, it’s a great read.

If you have questions or comments please contact chuck@extendyourtents.com thanks for your interest, come back anytime.

  1. Thanks for sharing this article! You did a great job here. I like the book you recommend, Attitude, by Maxwell. He’s one of my favourite success ‘gurus’ out there. The man knows how mindset is important for success in life. A great communicator, much like yourself.

    I have a great suggestion for work from home jobs for the disabled individual. It’s an affiliate marketing training program called Wealthy Affiliate. They teach hundreds of people daily on how to start an online business. The best thing is that all you need is a laptop and internet. It’s perfect.

    Thanks again for sharing this article! Keep up the good work.

    Ivan

    • There are more than you may think Aetna, Capital One, Boeing, AT&T, Comcast, Disney, Dow, General Motors, Hilton, Procter and Gamble,Wells Fargo and T-Mobile to name a few. All of these and more are looking for people, good luck !!

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