Entrepreneurial Life – Balancing and organizing
Your entrepreneurial life does not have to be affected by your caregiving life. Furthermore, you can accomplish it all without stress or frustration. Not to mention, many caregivers can find it financially impossible to not do both. Also, caregiving is a term that addresses many different areas of caring for someone. It can address the living situation for a person, or it can be the care and nurturing that you give for an elderly parent. By the same token, entrepreneurial life is a term that describes the life of an individual who creates a new business. Someone who organizes manages, and assumes the risks of a business.
In addition, overseeing this can cause you to stress because you can’t be in 2 places at one time: taking care of your business and taking care of your loved one. Look into hiring some help, I am here to help. This will give you the opportunity to get some rest and also make sure your loved one is properly cared for. Or maybe you want to spend more time with your loved one while taking a break from some of the redundant business tasks like sending out emails, returning calls, or organizing files. Let’s chat about how I can be of service to you so you can take care of your business and your loved one.
Having the right information for your entrepreneurial life
Granted, caregiving and an entrepreneurial life are all about having the right information to do both jobs efficiently. With that in mind, both jobs require certain skills that are somewhat similar. Furthermore, do not be discouraged if you have a difficult time at times. This is a learning experience and just because you have a difficult time it does not mean you cannot take care of business and your loved ones. With the right knowledge, you can do this. Don’t forget about taking care of yourself and keeping your business going while you are caregiving. I’m here to assist you on this journey, schedule your planning session with me so we can look at how to keep your life and your business running smoothly.
- Time management
- Set boundaries
- Good communication
Organizational planning for your entrepreneurial life
Are you organized in your entrepreneurial life and caregiving life? It is extremely important to be organized in both aspects of your caregiving and entrepreneurial life. Your everyday life involves so many things, that you can get flustered and overwhelmed very easily. Here are some quick suggestions for your entrepreneurial life.
- Start your day with a to-do list for both
- Complete the most important task first
- Separate entrepreneurial life from caregiving life
Is there enough time in the day for entrepreneurial life and caregiving? You may be interrupted or pulled in many different directions while doing both. While you cannot stop interruptions, you can choose how much time you will spend on each. Try these tips:
- Spend a week keeping a journal of your time
- Set up a calendar and block out times for entrepreneurial and caregiving
- Take the first 20 minutes of every day or every Sunday to plan your day or week.
- Set realistic goals or hire some help.
By establishing some basic boundaries it will help you get some idea of whether or not you are doing everything you can. It will also make it easier to ignore those that may not be following through on their part. Here are some suggestions to help. With this in mind, check out these 13 entrepreneurs explain how to set boundaries.
- Accept that you will not always be perfect
- Recognize your limitations
- Instill accountability
To be good in your entrepreneurial life and caregiving, you need to have compassion. Compassion for what you are doing and who you are doing it for. It begins with understanding your goals and having the knowledge to do a good job. Here are some suggestions to help you.
- Ask questions and learn from what you are about to do.
- Understand the emotions of others you are working with to get a full idea.
- Have an impact on guiding and helping others.
Have you ever heard that “patience is a virtue”? Well, it is in every aspect of our entrepreneurial life and as well with our caregiving life. This day and age, everything is so fast and everyone is so impatient. Having patience can have a greater impact on your physical and mental life. Try these suggestions and tips to help you have patience in your entrepreneurial life and caregiving life.
- When you start to lose your patience, take a breath, analyze your situation, and ask a question to solve the problem.
- Change your perspective to see a different point of view.
- Rely on your past experience.
- Do not do too many things at one time to lose your patience.
How are you at communications? With anything in life, if you cannot communicate properly in your entrepreneurial life and caregiving, you will not succeed. Having good communication skills will ultimately be your biggest success. Here are some tips to help you with good communication.
- Talking to find out the problem, builds trust to find solutions.
- Master your facial and body expressions can allow better results.
- While writing or speaking, make your point clear.
- Always be respectful
- Be a good listener can help resolve hidden problems.
We need to take responsibility for our own entrepreneurial life, our futures and everything in between. It’s not enough to simply sit back and wait for success to find us. We need to take initiative to seek out and create that success for ourselves, whether it’s in our daily lives or in business. The same thing goes for caregiving, it takes initiative to be a good caregiver.
- Ask a lot of questions! Asking questions shows initiative.
- Recognize your mistakes! Learning from them can save you time.
- Set attainable goals! This will help you be successful in life.
- If you are unsure, ask an expert! A great way to learn is to ask someone who had already been there.
Having an entrepreneurial life while caregiving can be challenging, but not impossible. 70% of working caregivers suffer difficulties due to their dual roles. Many caregivers feel they have no choice about taking on caregiving responsibilities (49%). This sense of obligation is even higher in caregivers that provide 21 or more hours of care per week (59%) and live-in caregivers (64%). For more statistics, check out this site. Not to mention, dealing with this day out and being careful not to overwhelm yourself any further can cause strain on you, as the caregiver. Also, here are some tips for working and caregiving (or running a business) for a loved one.