24 hours in a day, 168 hours in a week. Junior investment bankers regularly work 80-90 hours a week. Many other high profile professions require the same level of commitment. Often those on the outside claim that working 80-90 hours a week is bad/wrong/terrible/silly/etc but we’ve spoken with so many folks who say working that much has been the best decision of their life – it allowed them to develop a deep and strong skill set far faster than would have been possible otherwise. In other words, by working 2x the hours, they were able to generate 5x or more the rewards. And depending on where you are in your career, investing heavily in your skills and competence can pay dividends for a long time.

Alyssa Hamilton | Abstract Artist and Mother

I got married last year and I am now 7 months pregnant with my first baby. I think it’s important to go with the ebb and flow of life. This year, my priorities have definitely been different than they have been in previous years, and, because of the flexibility in my career, I get to spend that extra time dedicating myself to my new, growing family. Read more>>

Eileen Silverberg | Author, Mentor, Angel Therapist

The concept changed tremendously . From just being a giver, now I understand the gift of giving myself. Allowing myself to receive as well. This isthe bases of a balanced healthy approach to life. To Give and Receive is an energy worth learning. Making time for yourself as a priority is an important message. Read more>>

Kara Duncan | Copywriter

The idea of Work/Life Balance has constantly changed for me throughout the last five or so years in business, with the most dramatic shift happening this year after the birth of my first baby! For the first three years, I was constantly in a state of “hustle” thinking that “one day” I won’t have to anymore. Read more>>

Anthony Scott | Producer, Engineer, Recording Artist, and more

Work life balance is a tricky one, for me. I thoroughly enjoy working with my own essence and with the essence of my friends. Whether it’s helping build a soundscape alongside an artist, making instrumentals for myself, helping finalize music for my brothers, making cover art… it all comes very free flowing when it’s born out of love. With that being said, it’s tough for me to clock out. Only recently have I really been giving myself time to breathe… but even that only lasts so long. I believe balance is a key that I’m still figuring out in real time but burnout isn’t fun so I’m for sure more mindful. Read more>>

Fernanda Arias | Graphic Designer

I’ve learned that achieving a balance is not being able to do everything, for me is about learning to be at peace with doing less, when I need to. I think balance can mean different things to every person because the concept of work, family and self care is also changes for everyone in every stage of your life. Read more>>

Dakota Crawford | Realtor

The work life balance is something that I think about often. I’m a 39-year-old father of a soon to be seven year old and soon to be five year old. Before they were born and when they were very young I used to work roughly 70 hours a week. Getting ahead to invest and create a stable future by increasing my finances was my primary goal. Read more>>