New areas and possibilities for work
Incredible Business Opportunities Outside the Traditional Market
Present-day generations have a completely different employment profile than previous generations. In the past, your parents probably went to work at a pointless nine-to-five job in a corporation, bank, banking institution, or whatever. It may have paid the bills, but it’s safe to say that it was a struggle. With the digital explosion and technological advancements, there are more than ever opportunities for us to become online entrepreneurs using digital technologies.
There’s a multitude of opportunities where we can work our own hours and do something we actually enjoy doing. There has been a remarkable shift in valuing freedom, flexibility, and innovation. Most days of being stuck in a dead-end job are disappearing as the business market changes daily. It’s an exciting time to get involved in opportunities outside of the traditional job market.
Traditionally, young people were told to go to school, attend a good college, get a degree, and find a stable job providing financial security. This is all good and well, but with the COVID-19 blow-up, people lost their so-called financially secure traditional jobs and realized they couldn’t rely on one source of income anymore.
If you find yourself in an unrewarding nine-to-five job and feel unmotivated and stuck, or you want to create a second income stream to generate more financial security, you’ve come to the right place. This article will share some of the best incredible business ideas that may just change your life!
Coaching involves helping people to develop their human skills. Professional coaches supply people with specific techniques and tools that they can apply in their personal and professional lives to achieve certain goals. Coaching can be done one-to-one or in groups in a classroom or online.
If you have specific knowledge, expertise, or experience in a particular field, you can become a professional consultant to teach unprepared or inexperienced people to acquire these skills. There are various forms of consulting. Opportunities are available in information technology, the food industry, the fashion industry, the financial industry, and many more. You can work from home and run your consulting business online with tools like Skype, Google Meet, and more.
Freelancing is a fantastic option to earn extra cash on the side or even full-time. This is another opportunity that offers you the freedom to work your own hours and work from anywhere. Our growing need for autonomy and independence has allowed us to manage our careers and establish our own income by doing something we enjoy.
Freelancing opportunities include content writing, proofreading, editing, logo design, graphic design projects, transcribing, copywriting, ebook writing, and many more. Some sites specialize in advertising the portfolios of freelancers. These sites (Freelancer.com or Fiverr.com) are also used by businesses or individuals to advertise their available opportunities.
Several other digital business opportunities are available outside of the traditional job market that you can start today. The internet has more than enough room for dedicated and talented entrepreneurs. The trick is to find something that you’re good at and something that you enjoy doing. It will help you to stay motivated and keep you devoted to researching and studying to improve your online digital service.
Compulsive use of a substance known by the user to be harmful
Addiction has affected millions of people for many generations. When we think of addiction, we usually think about drug addiction. However, there are many other things we can get addicted to, like social media and gambling.
What else can we get addicted to? What causes addiction? Can we treat it? We’re here to answer those questions and more here.
Type of Addictions
When we talk about addiction, we tend to think about drug or alcohol addiction. While those two are the most common, those aren’t the only addictions. Other addictions are-
- Social media
- And more
Addiction is a slippery slope. When we first use or do something, our brain releases dopamine as a reward. This reward causes cravings, the first sign of addiction. When we continue to use or do something, we eventually tolerate it, which produces less dopamine. That means we’ll have to use or do more to get that high.
We lose interest in what we used to love because those interests don’t release as much dopamine as what we’re addicted to. Eventually, we lose control. This results in job loss, relationship problems, health issues, and more.
There are two types of addictions- chemical addiction and behavioral addiction. Chemical addiction refers to the usage of substances like drugs and alcohol, while behavioral addiction refers to compulsive behaviors that we carry out even if there is no benefit.
What Causes Addiction?
Many factors cause addiction, but the main three we’ll be looking at are genetics, mental health disorders, and environmental factors.
Genetics are traits passed down from parents to children, accounting for around 40 to 60% of our risk of addiction. Addiction is considered moderate to high in heritability, meaning our genes can impact risks the closer the genetic relationship is. Some substances, like cannabis, have a higher genetic risk than others.
What is also genetic is a mental health disorder. Those with said disorders are more at risk for addiction than other populations. Mentally ill people tend to use drugs for self-medication to cope with their mental health issues. Those with anxiety, conduct, or mood disorders are twice as likely to deal with addiction.
Of course, genetics do not always play a role in addiction. The environment matters, too. Living in an unstable or abusive household makes us more likely to become addicted. Other environmental factors that may cause addiction include-
- Peer pressure
- Presence of drugs at home/school
- Community attitude and influence
- Poor academic achievements
- Parental drug use and criminal activity
- Trauma (abuse, witnessing violence, divorce, etc.)
There are many ways to treat addiction and its root causes. Some of the most popular treatments are residential treatment centers and therapy. Most residential treatment centers offer psychotherapy and addiction counseling to help with recovery. There are also support groups where we can recover with others dealing with addiction.
In some cases, medication can prevent relapses for those dealing with substance abuse, but it’s typically used in combination with other methods.
There’s no one-size-fits-all method for treatment, so we must try some methods to see which ones will work best for us.