By far the most common conversation we have with the folks we interview is about work-life balance. Starting a business or pursuing a creative career makes finding work life balance really tough because there is no clear start and end to one’s work day. We’ve shared some of our conversations on the topic below.

Coco Coig Jorge Sanchez | Both are the, “Founder”

Coco Response: I was in a completely different industry and career direction, but I decided to do what I love and at the same time work for myself. You have to make a lot of sacrifices in this business but at the same time it’s extremely rewarding. I think it’s beautiful to create experiences, memories and a work atmosphere where people are excited to be part of and when they leave they are still part of it and somehow We’ve created an impact in their life’s. Read more>>

Juliana Narvaez | Founder of You Got Social

To be completely honest I have always been quite good with time management, so I don’t believe my work life balance has changed as much throughout the years. What has changed, or rather evolved, are the tools that I currently use to keep myself organized. Once I started full time with You Got Social the work has exponentially increased, not only with clients but keeping up with social media platforms and the company content is also time consuming. Read more>>

Stacey Marie Sanchez | Fine Jeweler and Designer

Work Life balance is an everyday struggle! My perspective has definitely changed since starting my own business but it’s something that I work on everyday. I’m learning how to shift my time and create boundaries between home life and work life. Setting a schedule on days the I can take care of my administrative work while on other days I can focus on my bench work. I also have certain times during the day where I usually will post on social media and respond back on comments and DM’s since a good 80% of my custom work and repairs are via instagram and Facebook it’s important for me to have a good response time with any clients and potential clients. Read more>>

Catherine Moncion | Licensed Real Estate Broker & Dental Hygienist

I have gotten better with balancing the two, because in the beginning I was so focused on growing my business, I dedicated every waking hour to it. I neglected my family and myself (30 lbs heavier in less than 3 months). That was my wake up call. I learned to schedule time blocks for certain tasks and even my personal life, which helped me focus and give more to a specific task, compared to trying to do multiple things at once. I’ve also learned to delegate, it is a must to enlist help. when you can. With a growing business, you can’t do everything by yourself and expect everything to be 100%. Read more>>

Hannah Gomez | Editor & Videographer

When I was working a 10-7 job, balance was the last thing I had in my life. My WFH situation wasn’t ideal, and my workload was overwhelming. I hardly had time to do anything for myself before it was time to clock back in. When I made the decision to quit and start freelancing, I had so much free time, I didn’t know what to do with it. I was feeling just as unbalanced, but on the opposite side of the spectrum. Once work started picking up, I got myself a planner, started utilizing Google sheets/docs, and got myself organized. Committing specific days/times of the week to tasks and activities has been a great way for me to balance my days and weeks, making sure that I’m efficient in my work while ensuring I have time to exercise, and do the things that make me happy. Read more>>