And if you’re otherwise SUPER busy and want to grow your home business but can’t find the time, these tips will help you as well.
So here’s the story…
Last month, my wife Rosemary’s parents came to life with us from Puerto Rico.
Her Dad was having health issues that they couldn’t put their finger on and we felt he’d get better healthcare here in the States.
With just one visit to the Emergency Room and a few diagnostic tests, we had the answer and it wasn’t good…
Advanced metastatic cancer.
We’ve been his primary caregivers ever since and are working to get him the treatment he needs, as well as doing our best to keep him as comfortable as possible.
I’ve heard it said that cancer pain is one of the worst you can experience, and from what I’ve observed there must be some truth to it.
We’re doing our best, but to be honest most of the primary caregivers role falls on my wife.
She is a rock.
She is amazing.
I am in awe of the job she is doing with her Dad and also helping to care for her Mom.
5 Tips For Primary Caregivers Building a Part Time Business
This experience has caused a lightbulb to go off concerning my Part Time Business Training…
I have been ignoring a part of my target market (primary caregivers) who need help in building a business with very limited and sometimes unpredictable time.
With this in mind, I did the following Facebook Live training to help…
Primary caregivers must be extremely flexible with the time they can devote to their business.
Sometimes the best laid out schedule can change on a dime due to the need of your “patient” and you must be able to roll with the punches.
If you’re too rigid in your schedule, you’ll end up getting very frustrated at times.
Attach every work plan with a “tentative” label to put yourself in the right frame of mind.
Tip 2: Don’t Forget The “Me” Time
As a primary caregiver, you need to be sure to allow yourself some “me” time to feed your needs.
It’s not selfish…
It’s necessary to rejuvenate yourself to be the best caregiver you can.
So whether it’s a walk in the park, a visit to your local nail salon, or a night out with the guys, make sure you give yourself the time to relax and replenish your energy.
Tip 3: Don’t Beat Yourself Up
Understand that what you’re doing is extraordinary and don’t beat yourself up when you don’t get as much done in your business as planned.
Your primary role at this stage in your life is as caregiver; your business is secondary.
That’s not to say you don’t want to put as much effort into your business as possible…
Just don’t get too down on yourself when your business suffers from lack of time.
Tip 4: Leverage Technology and Outsource As Much As Possible
It’s crucial that you outsource whatever you can if you’re in the situation as primary caregiver.
Having a personal assistant to help during the days when you just don’t have time to breathe can mean the difference between your business moving forward or standing still.
Hiring others to do the tasks you just don’t have time for can make all the difference.
And don’t forget about technology!
Using the internet to find prospects for your business can be a lifesaver!
Tip 5: Employ the 15 Minute Rule
I teach my students to employ the 15 minute rule when a time crunch exists.
The essence of the 15 minute rule is to ask one very specific question…
What’s the one thing I can do right now for my business that will have the most impact?
When you’re prepared with the answer, you can get an amazing amount done in your business in just 15 minute spurts.
Read Related Post: How To Build Your Business in 15 Minutes/Day
I hope these tips help you out. If you’re a caregiver, I couldn’t have more respect for all you so.
And if you know someone who is a primary caregiver, please be sure to give them a big hug.
They deserve it!
To your success!
Creator of The Part Time Business Blueprint
P.S. If you struggle with finding enough time to build your business… and what to do with the time you have for maximum impact on your business, you should have this course.